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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, Lunch, Brunch

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast place

You know when you see locals filling a restaurant that it's good. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Diana K
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

You know when you see locals filling a restaurant that it's good. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I ate with a larger party - 8 of us total and the staff seated us after only a short wait. Food was great and the staff was very efficient and courteous. Bonus points: They allowed us all to stash our luggage at the front while we were eating which made things super convenient.

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I loved that they served breakfast all day. The portions were big. Eggs Benedict was amazing! It must be a pretty popular place because it was crowded. However, we were seated with 2 minutes and our service was great.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I ate here one morning for breakfast and ordered a few different things. We got the monte cristo, blueberry pancakes, and an egg and cheese sandwich. These were quite good. The staff was friendly and the food came out pretty quickly!

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Ferndale, California, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a great place to eat. Lots of variations on breakfast! Lacto-ovo vegetarian options available. It is very crowded and loud and we had to wait a bit, but staff was pleasant and helpful in spite of being very busy!

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Solvang, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If your hotel does not include breakfast or you've slept in late, this is a great spot for breakfast. Good food and wait is never long even when they're busy. Eggs Floentine and the "feed a crowd" special are flavorful.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Loved loved the ambiance, the service, the food is amazing, and even the customers. This place gets super busy in the morning but the wait is worth is. The menu offers an extensive variety off plates that overwhelms you pretty much but anything you choose will not disappoint. I had a mimosa with build your own omelet it was delicious.... More 

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CA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a great breakfast at Jack's. It seems popular and was very crowded when we arrived. It did take a while to get waited on perhaps because of the crowd, but the waiter was very pleasant and the breakfast (eggs benedict) was delicious. Definitely would recommend this spot for a hearty breakfast.

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Alpine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was our second trip to Catalina and we went here for breakfast last year and both days we were here this year. The staff is great and so is the food for breakfast. Lots of choices and hard to decide.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

So we walked all around looking at the different restaurants and their menus before deciding on Jacks. Part of our decision was based upon the people waiting to get in and part of it on the variety offered on the menu. Prices were fair and comparable to others in the area so that was not a factor for us. I... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?