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Luau Larry's

509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-1919
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Ranked #5 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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San Francisco, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Everyone has to have the special drink, Wiki Wacker, at Luau Larry’s just to get the Huckleberry Finn straw hat. Tropical drinks, small bites, Hawaiian atmosphere, and lots of amusement right on the Promenade near the pier. Always busy because it's an island paradise.

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St. Helena, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Felt like Hawaii. Great drinks and food too. The restaurant is located right on the main street. Great to people watch while drinking a cocktail or two.

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Mission Viejo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I enjoyed the different drinks they offered, but my favorite was the free beach hat drink. Don't remember much after that one!!! :-D

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The atmosphere here lends itself to seem like locals might belly up regularly. Maybe they do... The staff were very nice and generous with the pour.

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I recently visited Catalina and stayed for 4 days. Luau Larry's is the ONLY restaurant that I visited every day while I was there. The food was average with some of the meals being slightly above average, but the cocktails were my main motivation for going there so many times. The back side of there menu lists a wide variety... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If your idea of a good weekend is drinks, music, and socializing. This a the first bar to hit when you get off the boat! Bartender, Jose, is personable, and keeps the drinks coming. If you want a seat at the bar, arrive by 6:30, by 9pm it is packed. There are severs house drinks, the fun ones come with... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were in Avalon for four days and either had just drinks or drinks and a meal three of the four days. Service and food were awesome first visit. Try the bison burger - really good! The other visits, the drinks and food were still pretty good, but the service not so much. The make a great Mai Tai and... More

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Roseland, New Jersey
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232 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

What's better than a great beach bar looking at the ocean? Luau Larry's is a hoot. Tiki atmosphere, and just a flat-out FUN place! We loved the Mai Tais and the "Hat Drink" if for no other reason than to get the straw hat that half the people in the place had on in a variety of "styles". Excellent buffalo... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been going to Luau Larry's since 1992. The burgers and drinks are great and the atmosphere is fun! The view of the boardwalk and ocean from the front table is wonderful. We have enjoyed many fun trips to Catalina and never miss eating at Luau Larry's every time we go.

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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really... you would not expect this 'dive-ish' looking place to have good food... but they really do! Great drinks and 1 man entertainment that lends to even more fun when folks get up to squeeze in a 'dance' floor! Definitely go... the drinks are great too!

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