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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Early risers looking for a good breakfast here's your place to go ! The majority of the restaurant's do not open early so your left with few choices at 8 am. We were surprised with all the breakfast options they do serve breakfast almost all day, the service was great very attentive.The coconut syrup the best thing we experienced during... More 

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La Quinta, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's delicious, but EVERYBODY knows it. The prices are some of the lowest in Avalon. During summer, the line to get in can be long. It might be worth a half-hour wait, but no more. I hope you get in.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The food is fantastic. Extra large portions, I would suggest sharing your plate. Service was good, bit of a wait. Very busy and crowded for breakfast. So if you are looking for a quiet bite, then purchase your food to go and walk 50 yards to the beach.

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Costa Mesa, Ca
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Additional Information about Original Jack's Country Kitchen

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

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