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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
Orange County, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere can't be beat. We sat at the front table with the perfect view of the passing foot traffic and the beach. The service was great and everyone stopped in for their signature drink - The Wiki Wack. It was about lunch time so we innocently ordered clam chowder in a bread bowl. Hands down the best ever. We... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I'm glad I looked up Trip Advisor reviews before eating lunch on the island. Luau Larry's was excellent. Our wItress was super friendly and attentive. We had a large party and she did a great job with all of our different requests. The food was excellent. We had fish and chips, burgers, tuna melts, and sandwiches. Everyone was really happy... More

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Palmdale, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
40 helpful votes 40 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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