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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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Ranked #7 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Costa Mesa, Ca
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Jack's had a lot of great reviews which is why we tried it. I have to say, it was just average diner food. We waited about 40 minutes for a table, and it was not worth the wait or the expensive price for eggs. The service was friendly and quick to get our food to us once we were inside,... More

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Santa Paula, CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Who knew, a cruise ship would come to town, and I'd compete with 90 others for a pancake? Oh well, the food is great and breakfasts plentiful. See and be seen at Jacks.

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Cathedral City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband came here for breakfast and we are both big fans of old time diners, this place hits it right on target! Awesome diner feel and I don't think I've eaten anywhere cleaner than this place, everything gleams here! Service and food very good, a little pricey but that's what you come to expect on Catalina.

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Irvine, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had breakfast here. The pancakes were great! Fun 50's atmosphere with nostalgia covering every inch of the walls.

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Torrance, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I really like the food, service and atmosphere here but it you don't come early (6:30-8:00) Be prepared for a long wait. Only one other place for breakfast on other side of town.

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newport beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went here because it was a busy weekend and the wait wasn't long since they have plenty of room. The breakfast was just fine, but I don't really have anything else to compare it with. You can sit at the bar if you have just two in your group. ...if I go again with just two I would probably... More

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Riverside, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Banana crepes in the morning is a sweet way to start the day. Coming off the 1st boat in the morning we found a 45min wait at this place. But with only 2 breakfast places and the other one being more crowded, we endured the wait. I guess you have to be the first ones off the boat and walk... More

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Long Beach, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

I had eaten here several years prior and I remembered the great multigrain pancakes they had. I decided to order something different... and so ordered a breakfast sandwich..which was just ok. My husband's pancakes came out late and he was almost done with his eggs. Perhaps we ordered the wrong thing. There wee a lot of locals there and so... More

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Grass Valley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Best full breakfast stop we found. A large menu and quick service. Although we attended the weekend of the Jazz Festival they have enough seating so seat everyone quickly without a long wait. Smiling, happy waiters. A morning pleasure,

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Claremont, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

tasty, hot, well prepared breakfast. great Kona coffee down home atmosphere. the locals as well as the tourists go there. We ate breakfast there both mornings instead of the meager pick- up breakfast offered by our hotel.

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Additional Information about Original Jack's Country Kitchen

Address: 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hawaiian

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