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The Cottage Restaurant

615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-0726
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Ranked #13 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our first stop after disembarking from the Catalina Express. The service was good and the portions were generous. My husband had the breakfast combo of french toast, scrambled eggs and sausage, and I ordered two eggs over medium with home fries and toast. The home fries with onions and peppers were especially good, as was the homemade salsa... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were here on the 4th of July, so the wait was expected. Even after sitting, we probably went another 40 minutes before food was served. I had pancakes, which were delicious! They leave a carafe of coffee on the table, which suited me just fine... I could top myself off whenever I wanted! Hubby got the pigs in a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had such high hopes for this "breakfast all day" restaurant based on the crowd out front. After waiting about 15 minutes for a table, the service was relatively prompt. However, the food was really disappointing: my over-medium eggs were very runny, the "famous potatoes" (diced hash browns with a few miniscule specks of green pepper) were cold, and the... More

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you plan on visiting Catalina and are looking for a great breakfast, check out The Cottage Restaurant. They have some of the best pancakes I have ever had. The restaurant was super busy, but we only had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table. It took a while before our server actually came over to our table,... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

If you like home-style food, this is the breakfast place. Portions are large, full bar, and friendly service. The Pancake Cottage is family owned, Murial, the owner, still works. She always has a happy face, and keeps an eye on the service. Today we were fortunate enough to be served by Murial. They have excellent Mimosas' and Bloody Mary's! NOTE:... More

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Cahersiveen, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Great menu..really looking forward to it. But........pecan pancake was pure stodge, could have been cardboard.My wife left nearly all of it, server said nothing. As for my eggs Benedict ? Really revolting, looked and tasted like custard spread over the eggs. Also expensive for what you get. Never again. Caters obviously for the day trippers. Gallaghers much better quality and... More

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Pawcatuck, Ct USA
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204 reviews 204 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

walk straight into the Pancake Cottage, very welcoming staff, airy, and the breakfast service was. Great. Easy and smart choice to make to begin your day.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

So, to get the basics out of the way, the food here is really good. Best sausage I've had in ages and my husband loved their corned beef hash. You could just go for just the food and be completely happy and glad you made that choice. But, if you happen to be lucky enough to meet Muriel, you'll never... More

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San Gabriel, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The food at the Pancake Cottage is wonderful. The portions are huge, so think about sharing, especially the "everything goes" omelette. It is big enough for four people. The pancakes were outstaning. Did not eat lunch here but will certainly try it on next visit. The wait staff were great and my first visit to the Cottage was most pleasant... More

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San Marcos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Both of us had breakfast menu at about noon. We had eggs and potatoes and shared the four slices of bacon that came with one of the dishes. The potatoes were excellent and among the best we ever tasted! I had a biscuit and it was good. Wife had toast but had to ask for jelly tray but they did... More

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