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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
Closed now
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 79
    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
Most recent review
Very Good Coffee Shop Downtown

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Bensus
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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284 reviews 284 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Breakfast was great, but if you want to get in quick you may want to get here early. This place is famous for its breakfast so 1 to 1.5 hour waits are not uncommon. The staff is friendly. The interior decor is dated and gives the place great charm. A must-visit while in the Island. Prices are reasonable as well.

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a fav of ours. Best Chicken Fried Steak (and I mean chicken). Great service, place is always packed...we feel like a local when we are there

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Culver City, California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Another favorite breakfast coffee shop in Catalina that can get crowded. I arrived early and sat at the counter. They have great mimosas - and provide you with a bottle (split) of champagne to add to the orange juice. I can highly recommend the chorizo and scrambled eggs. The service is great - Ana is a fantastic waitress!

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Monrovia, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our post 50 mile run breakfast place, good food and portions. Excellent service. The unique Avalon decorum is really cool. Nice size, not too small of a diner, the booths by the window are great. Very popular with the tourist and locals.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?