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The Lobster Trap

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128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-8585
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 300
    Excellent
  • 212
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    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

it seemed to be the place to go. Great food, cold drinks, and great atmosphere. All of the food was good, service was great. Seemed like the place the locals enjoyed also. Definitely a must visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
joenalissa
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Spring Creek
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Ugh I can't expressed the frustration I had with this place. Everyone on the island rants and raves about it, but I just don't get it. My husband ordered the Lobster roll and it was gross. The lobster was dry, flaky, and tasted super bland. What made it worse is that I stepped out for a call and saw a... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was good, atmosphere was good, the service was good, the $2 happy hour beer was great! Good place to take the family. Stop here when you visit Catalina.

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Spring Creek
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

it seemed to be the place to go. Great food, cold drinks, and great atmosphere. All of the food was good, service was great. Seemed like the place the locals enjoyed also. Definitely a must visit!

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Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place was recommended by our tour guide from Catalina tours. And she was right. Such a good place for sea food!

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Hemet, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We ended up eating here 3 times! The lobster salad was awesome. I went back for dinner. A fast paced high energy restaurant. Getting the bill taken care of was a challenge though. Very busy place!

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Elk Grove, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stopped in for a few snacks as we were having big dinner later. We had a few appetizers and shared a lobster roll. Appetizers were standard pub fare, lobster roll was above average. Lots of meat! Interesting decor inside, you can dine in a boat. Service was prompt and helpful.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was really good. For the price, the portions are very large. The atmosphere was light and fun and a little noisy. However, it didn't take away from the enjoyable experience. It was one of the few places open for dinner after 9:30, so it was a little crowded. Overall the service was good.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This restaurant is a super casual eatery with odd table arrangements/set up. My husband and I sat at long rectangular table for six however it was just the two of us. I noticed though there weren't any tables for just two or four people. The food was "okay" nothing to brag about and the service was super slow.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Food flavors were good execution needed work. Bun and taco shells were soggy, all they would need to do were to somehow keep them separate with a taco holder or use less liquid. Lots of noise, crying babies (not the restaurants fault mind you) but it wasn't as highly rated in our minds. Go for a beer....

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North Saanich
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Right up front we were greeted and seated at a big family style table w/ other folks who were really enjoying what seemed to be everything on the menu! Our brilliant selections came on time and in proper order. All wait staff were extremely attentive and really knowledgeable. Prices were great and most of all it was a really fun... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 310-510-8585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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