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The Cottage Restaurant

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615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-0726
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6:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfasts at a place run by a great woman

Few of Avalons original quaint restaurants have survived the refacing of Avalon. None, except this gem have survived AND re-emerged on the waterfront as the waterfront is now reserved for " trendier" restaurants with their roots on the mainland and their names readily recognize able ... The Pancake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Mark R
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Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Few of Avalons original quaint restaurants have survived the refacing of Avalon. None, except this gem have survived AND re-emerged on the waterfront as the waterfront is now reserved for " trendier" restaurants with their roots on the mainland and their names readily recognize able ... The Pancake Cottage is still run by Muriel, the remaining part of a tradition... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Open view of the water, very clean and light, excellent menu, fresh fruit, plates cooked to order, healthy food but not trendy. Good service. Many locals eating here. That's a good sign. Reasonable prices for the quantity and quality.

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San Clemente, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A must for breakfast and family friendly ! It can get busy especially on weekends and summer holidays. Great waffles and omelettes ! Great service and extensive menu. My husbands favorite at Catalina!

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Oceanside, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Although they said 30 minutes we got seated in 20....pointless. Sunday 11:30 Took 20 to get drinks....another 10 to place order. Did noticed when we walked in that is was a very large space and in my opinion as a restaurant manager, very understaffed. Waiter agreed but said: more money for me! 45 minutes later and after two other tables... More 

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Came here with friends for breakfast and we all enjoyed our feast. So much food. The biscuits and gravy were like heaven. Service is on par with the rest of the island, meaning just sit back and relax, no one's in a rush. But really good comfort food.

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Sparta, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

So the portion sizes are big, but the food is only ok. We went for breakfast and were very disappointed. Coffee was very watery and the pancakes and waffles both were heavy handed with the baking soda. Not someplace I would return to on Catalina.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was a bit pricy for breakfast, but the portions were big. We stopped here first thing in the morning, after getting off the ferry, and the food was enough to fuel us for most of the day. The food was fantastic, as was the service. It's a nice place to relax and have a meal. We sat inside because... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I order coffee but the half and half was spoiled. So yea, no coffe for me. My eggs benedict was under cook and my potatoes was cold.I will never eat here again And almost thinking about calling the Food Health inspector..... DO NOT EAT HERE...

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Culver City, California
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216 reviews 216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Cottage has an extensive breakfast menu and can get very busy in the morning. It's probably the first restaurant you will see when arriving by boat and leaving the boat docks. The restaurant opens early. You may see their opening hours posted on websites as 6:00 AM. I believe this applies to peak summer hours. When I was there... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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172 reviews 172 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a nice breakfast and lunch spot located on the end of town towards the ferry docks and heliport. Service is great with friendly waiters. Food was good as well and the portions were large! I had pancakes and they were huge! Well worth taking a look at!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: (310) 510-0726

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?