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Luau Larry's

509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-1919
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Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Palmdale, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to Catalina Island so we we're sure what to expect. I had read a few reviews on restaurants so I knew I wanted to try Luau Larry's. This place didn't disapoint! I was celebrating my 51st birthday and I of course HAD to have the Wiki Wacker drink so I could get the straw hat... More

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Redding, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had the fish n chips and hubby had the soughdough french dip sandwich. We'd been to a few other places that week and this was real food! service was quick and steady. It's like a sports bar atmosphere, but not too loud. It was a great experience!

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Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is the best (meaning lively)bar on the island. You can get your "Wicky Wacked", which is a specialty drink that comes with your own straw hat. The food is great and I recommend the fish and chips or buffalo burger.

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michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For drinks, its just your average island bar. My husband got the drink that gives you a straw hat. Some rowdy people were in there. We didn't try the food. Great location

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to Luau Larry's during their happy hour. We were drawn in by the crowd leaving with crazy straw hats and big smiles on their faces. Food was good-especially the burgers. And seriously who can turn down a giant straw hat after a few cocktails on an island?

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good buffalo burgers and fish tacos! Small, but fun and good service. Great for take out or a quick and casual meal or a drink. Will go back again next trip!

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Brentwood, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What do fun place to hang out with great views. We hung out here for a couple of hours enjoying happy hour. I of course had the Wiki Wacker which was yummy and came with a hat! The bartenders were fun and friendly. Everyone was having a great time! The margaritas are really tasty too!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'll just state this up front: I love tiki bars. Let me repeat, I {less than symbol} 3 tiki bars. That being out there, I liked Larry's because it has all the right stuff. Firstly, it's on an actual island. Secondly, it has bamboo and palm fronds all over the interior. Thirdly, they have a cave inside that you can... More

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Los Gatos, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I have been to Luau Larry's on every one of our trips to Avalon, usually multiple times. Great drinks, great island attitude, great food, great people watching, wonderful decorations, puts you in the vacation mental attitude immediately upon entering. Not too busy to be fun and still get your meal and drinks on time.

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Huntington Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good drinks, fun atmosphere, decent food. Great for people watching. It is a must stop for a drink or lunch when visiting Avalon.

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