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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 46 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Irvine, CA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

So many breakfast choices to choose from on the menu. Everything is delicious. Be sure to use the homemade salsa on your eggs. Seating is great for people watching.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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