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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

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American, Coffee Shop, Hawaiian
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118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Be prepared to wait but worth it

Although breakfast was a little pricey ($12-13/plate) for eggs, toast, hash browns and bacon the portions were a good size. We really enjoyed the Kona coffee. On Mondays and Tuesday's when the ships are in town you can wait up to an hour for a seat but if this is your only option the food is good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Gabby92399
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Yucaipa, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Yucaipa, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Although breakfast was a little pricey ($12-13/plate) for eggs, toast, hash browns and bacon the portions were a good size. We really enjoyed the Kona coffee. On Mondays and Tuesday's when the ships are in town you can wait up to an hour for a seat but if this is your only option the food is good and worth the... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very noisy and crowded most of the time. Also, very expensive for a breakfast, but we shared. Service was excellent in spite of the crowded place. Fun collections of bric a brac. Very clean.

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I went in for breakfast. I had chicken fried steak and eggs. If you have it here, nowhere else will do. It is real chicken breast, not some mashed chicken. Great service, friendly staff. I will return for sure.

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San Clemente, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Nobody goes hungry at Catalina! Great menu, pie and desert selection and family or group friendly. Busier at certain times weekends holidays and summer!

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Best breakfast and lunch in town. Nothing fancy, just a good old fashioned diner with good food. Friendly professional severs. Prices will seem high but everything in Avalon cost more than on the mainland.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Original Jack's is well run, has a fun atmosphere, a lengthy menu, and is very close to the Pleasure Pier. Some notes: -The breakfasts with fried chicken are phenomenal. -Be sure to get a breakfast with pancakes so you can take advantage of the coconut syrup. -Marmalade is super sweet One negative: -Decor in the restroom, while not any more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our breakfast here! He had the country fried chicken steak...to die for! Perfect gravy and quality chicken. I had the French Toast combo, which is made with Portuguese bread...delicious! We are very specific with our orders...over medium eggs, crispy bacon, crispy home fries, and everything came exactly as ordered. Lastly, the portions are big... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went there at a time where there were no lines and ordered the Hawaiian special with portuguese sausages, french toast with coconut syrup, and eggs over easy. It did not disappoint. We also got the fresh squeezed orange juice and that was super good as well.

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Elk Grove, California
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54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Above average breakfast-ginormous menu. Biscuits and gravy were only average offering from what we sampled-but then I make that dish every Sunday so I am a little biased.

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Richmond
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great place to grab breakfast outside the hotel. Quick and friendly service, big menu selections. Good Food. Perfect Island spot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?