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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: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 40
    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 Breakfast

Its amazing how much of the island food is overpriced and underwhelming, but this place got it right. Perfect portions for the price and pretty tastey too. We would eat here again EASILY.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Kat R
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Mesa, Arizona
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  • Families with children
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Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Its amazing how much of the island food is overpriced and underwhelming, but this place got it right. Perfect portions for the price and pretty tastey too. We would eat here again EASILY.

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Pasadena, California
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is your local Mom and Pop place. It is run by the locals and is thoroughly enjoyable when not crowded. The food is good but not great and the results have been mixed over the years. I was a little annoyed this year when I specifically asked for fresh cracked scrambled eggs and received the premixed liquid eggs.... More 

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El Monte, California
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am hoping this is the right place. I thought it was called The Pancake Cottage. Had Biscuits and gravy for breakfast and it was sooooo good! Husband got the breakfast sandwich which was also very good.

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Pasadena, California
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great food and LOTS of it!! Place usually has a waitlist, but it's worth hanging out. The salsa is homemade and very tasty. I had the Portuguese spicy sausage with eggs and potatoes. The menu said two eggs but half my plate was eggs. They had one item with six eggs for one person - that sounds scary after seeing... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Hope you are hungry! We stopped here for breakfast after checking out of the hotel and on our way to the boat dock. The menu is extensive and everything we ordered was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love that we were seated by the owner or whom seemed like she was. Her face was very familiar on the pictures and business card. I was a little skeptical because I SPACED looking at Tripadvisor first! We had went on a lovely walk the night before and I some how missed this entire restaurant! Guess, I was too... More 

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Long Beach/Los Angeles
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I tried to review this place by the name I know The Pancake cottage and couldn't find it. Finally saw it as this name. An absolutely great place for a nice enjoyable breakfast. I went there recently for breakfast and ordered coffee, orange juice, a Denver omelette and hash browns with an english muffin Way too much that I could... More 

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Los Angeles
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I'm really not a breakfast person, but when I come to Catalina this is the first stop I make. The wait staff is the best and the food - makes my mouth water just thinking about it. You will usually have to wait for a table, but once you're seated it ready, set, go, cause the menu is extensive. This... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Located a few doors down from the golf cart rental shop, we decided to have lunch here due to it being conveniently located. The place was clean and kept well. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was good, filling, and tasty......and lots of it. I had the buttermilk pancakes. They were so light and airy. Instead of the typical... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Wonderful breakfast and lunch place. You can get in and out quickly or if you like to linger over breakfast you can do that as well. There is a full bar for those who want to start the day off with a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa. The worst thing about this place is having to make a decision on... More 

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Additional Information about The Cottage Restaurant

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

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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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