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The Cottage Restaurant

615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-0726
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Ranked #12 of 42 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Always passed this and never stopped but did this time. Food was good, they are only open for breakfast (their specialty) and then for lunch. The owner, Muriel is a cute little hard working owner whose husband passed away. She is a busy hard worker that wants her customers to be happy. Food came out fast once ordered.

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Santa Monica, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Be sure to ask for Terri - she's the best. She has worked there for years. This used to be The Pancake Cottage and was located on Catalina, 1/2 block north of the pier. They are now on front street between the pier and the St Catherine Hotel. Same great food and people. Be sure to get the sausage. It's... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We went in to eat breakfast as was recommended by locals and was pretty full with patrons. However, for me, bathrooms are an indicator of overall restaurant (and kitchen) cleanliness and this one was disgusting! We were there at 9am with no way for them to get that dirty by then. To me appeared to have nit been cleaned in... More

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Sugar Land, TX
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My breakfast was HUGE...making it well worth the slightly high price. Good food and a great waitress. Definitely recommended.

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Howard Beach, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Sat on the patio area and had a relaxing morning looking at the marina while enjoying a nice breakfast. The service was smooth, we never felt rushed and the food was good. The portions were huge too! While the wait was a bit long, this place was worth it and we will definitely be back.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

stopped in here for a good, big breakfast and we weren't disappointed. Big menu, all the traditionals and a whole bunch of Mexican favorites, huevos rancheros, chorizo, etc. Good food and good service at a fair price.

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Los Angeles, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

What a nice little place. Delicious food and excellent service. We were fortunate enough to sit at one of the tables near the sidewalk, so we had breakfast with a waterfront view. Doors were opened, so it was nice - felt like we were at the beach. The Pancake Cottage has great food - although their portions are a little... More

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Torrance, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We always make it a point to eat breakfast at the Pancake Cottage whenever we are in Avalon. Faithful staff and sweet, long time owner make this a welcoming place. Their portions are very generous. We especially like the Country Squire breakfast with buckwheat pancakes. Their orange juice is fresh squeezed and every table has a container of the most... More

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El Cajon, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This small restaurant on Catalina Island was Awesome ! You would never expect some of the things which we received on our visit there this last weekend on a Cruise Ship visit. The Pancake Cottage is open for Breakfast and Lunch everyday. And yes, it has a Bar in a Pancake House ! The drinks were great, and at a... More

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Colorado USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Very nice service and nice menu with a great location. The pancakes were so yummy and the service was prompt and friendly..

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