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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Biscuits and gravy that melt in your mouth

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Oceanside, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Houston, Texas
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were told this is only place where one can get a Bloody Mary at 6 AM – and that information was spot-on! And aside from the full service bar, this place serves a wonderful (and HUGE) omelet, made to order with your selected ingredients. And flying saucer sized pancakes. Enough food for two people to take the left-overs home... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This small quaint place is great! The Eggs Benedict and omelets are to die for! The portions are large, service is excellent and if you are lucky enough to get a table outside the view is awesome! Highly recommended!

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Seal Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a great breakfast restaurant located close to where the ferry docks. The service is fantastic, the food is great and you even get your own pot of coffee at the table.

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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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