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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 80
    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
Great food and service!

Finding good food on Catalina can be rather difficult. Things are generally overpriced and even the fish os likely to have come out of a freezer, but at least you can get your day started right with a hearty breakfast at Jack's! This place fills up fast, especially on cruise ship days, so be sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Erica F
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Finding good food on Catalina can be rather difficult. Things are generally overpriced and even the fish os likely to have come out of a freezer, but at least you can get your day started right with a hearty breakfast at Jack's! This place fills up fast, especially on cruise ship days, so be sure to get there before 10... More 

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Oceanside, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Arrived at 11:15...45 minute wait. Well, now I know it is worth it!!! After bust at pancake Cottage (read review) went back here. Of course , given the wasted time, now, there is no wait. Excellent service. Beautifully decorated....all American Dinner My chicken strips were dry on the outside juicy in the inside. My friends loved the chicken friend steak... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We came in for a very late breakfast, early lunch (unfortunately, after a bad experience elsewhere) and the waitress was awesome! She seated us immediately, and gave us good recommendations on the menu - then made sure our food came right away! Cute little place. Check out the little pin up pictures from the 50's in the restroom!

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Norwalk, California, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Breakfast is awesome. French toast is very good and so is the country breakfast. Staff is very friendly too

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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302 reviews 302 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went here our last morning, not having ventured out for breakfast before as our hotel had a pretty good breakfast. This is right down town and open only for breakfast and lunch. It's an old fashioned coffee shop. The service was very good and the breakfast was traditional, big and tasty. We had fast service and good food. We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stopped here in the afternoon and enjoyed ice cream and root beer floats. Great service, and a great place to stop and relax for a bit!

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Sparks, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A place for breakfast with okay food. Oatmeal was good but had to ask for additional brown sugar (served with a sprinkling on top); no cream, only 2% milk. One of our party ordered the biscuits and gravy...his comment 'they were really salty".

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There aren't that many places for breakfast in Avalon but this one is just fine. Had the veggie omlette with hollandaise sauce. Very nice.

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San Marcos, California
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269 reviews 269 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Walked up and got lucky only table was for 6 and fit us perfect. Great service. Prices slightly high, food was good. Would return

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Bypassed the crowds waiting for tables by finding a few spots at the counter. Plus, it was fun to see all the hustle and bustle of this busy breakfast place. Service was prompt and friendly. We had the Delmonico Cut Pork Chops and Eggs (highly recommend). Great flavor and portion size was generous. The Dungeness Crab Cake Benedict was a... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?