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All 46 Avalon Restaurants

The Cottage Restaurant

615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-0726
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Ranked #16 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Santa Monica, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Be sure to ask for Terri - she's the best. She has worked there for years. This used to be The Pancake Cottage and was located on Catalina, 1/2 block north of the pier. They are now on front street between the pier and the St Catherine Hotel. Same great food and people. Be sure to get the sausage. It's... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We went in to eat breakfast as was recommended by locals and was pretty full with patrons. However, for me, bathrooms are an indicator of overall restaurant (and kitchen) cleanliness and this one was disgusting! We were there at 9am with no way for them to get that dirty by then. To me appeared to have nit been cleaned in... More

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Sugar Land, TX
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My breakfast was HUGE...making it well worth the slightly high price. Good food and a great waitress. Definitely recommended.

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Howard Beach, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Sat on the patio area and had a relaxing morning looking at the marina while enjoying a nice breakfast. The service was smooth, we never felt rushed and the food was good. The portions were huge too! While the wait was a bit long, this place was worth it and we will definitely be back.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

stopped in here for a good, big breakfast and we weren't disappointed. Big menu, all the traditionals and a whole bunch of Mexican favorites, huevos rancheros, chorizo, etc. Good food and good service at a fair price.

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