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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

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large portions for a reasonable price.

We ate here twice and both times were fantastic. Our two favorites were the huevos rancheros and the chicken fried steak. Generous mimosas were only $5. The restaurant is open and you can look out at the harbor from most tables. Great spot to people watch as the arrivals from the mainland walk by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Samndjsdad
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Orange, California
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  • Families with children
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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice and both times were fantastic. Our two favorites were the huevos rancheros and the chicken fried steak. Generous mimosas were only $5. The restaurant is open and you can look out at the harbor from most tables. Great spot to people watch as the arrivals from the mainland walk by into town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had chorizo and eggs rice and beans. Would have liked waitress to offer mimosa or any other drive k. Food great would recommend

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Breakfast was awesome. My husband had the pancakes with sausage and eggs and I had the waffles with strawberries and whipped cream with bacon and eggs. Very filling. They were busy but we feel like they handled everything very well. We will definitely go back next time we are on Catalina

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is one of the beat chicken fried steak I have ever had. The pancakes were also good. Above average service for a restaurant in the island. It started to get crowded after 9 so if you don't want to wait then go early.

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Perris, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great food for breakfast. The service was a little slow. Seems like there was only one person waiting tables. Other than the wait the price was fair. The food was good. Had three large pancakes which filled me up. The place was clean and more than enough seating in the entry room and the larger side room. We went to... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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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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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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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?