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The Lobster Trap

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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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

This place was a cute little hole in the wall with good food. The reason I only have it 4 stars was of slow service. We tried many different foods; swordfish tacos, fried scallops, fried fish, fried calamari and grilled bacon wrapped scallops. The table next to me had quick service so there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
rowley848
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Plano, Texas
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  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Plano, Texas
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This place was a cute little hole in the wall with good food. The reason I only have it 4 stars was of slow service. We tried many different foods; swordfish tacos, fried scallops, fried fish, fried calamari and grilled bacon wrapped scallops. The table next to me had quick service so there are good waiters there. Definitely worth the... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The live Maine lobster was fabulous! Hubby's mahi mahi was excellent. He really enjoyed the sweet sauce (Rosie...mango). Waiter & waitress were both attentive & very helpful. Brought lots of butter & did not charge for water, like others said.

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Yucaipa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Ian was a great bar tender -- thanks for helping to make my birthday memorable -- looking forward to returning

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Camarillo, California
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were seated promptly and the waitress delivered our drinks rather quickly and she was very attentive to providing refills and making sure we did not need anything. Yes, the lobster roll was delicious. I've had better...in New Hampshire...but nowhere else have I tasted such a good roll. My husband had the fish and chips which he enjoyed. We would... More 

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Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Lobster Trap is a family friendly, island style restaurant. The outside is painted to remind one of a tropical paradise. The neon sign in front and the wall mural on the side wall also add to the island laid-back mood. My husband and I ordered the Alaskan King Crab leg dinner to share and found it to be just... More 

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Big Bear City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Yes, it can be noisey with all the Happy People ! But the food and drinks are awesome. Great seafood.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We brought in fresh caught fish from an excursion earlier in the day. They cooked it up and served it family style. We ordered sides and drinks and it was an amazing meal for the whole family!

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Yorba Linda, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a find! Every place we went and asked for a recommendation...it was always "the Lobster Trap"! excellent food, efficient but casual attitude of staff...made us feel right at home! Yummy fresh fish!!!!! The best value on the island. Cant go wrong when it is the locals hangout!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Friendly waiter (Omar) who gave great suggestions! Delicious food. I had the Cioppino and it was perfectly spicy and seafood tasted fresh!

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Fallbrook, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The food was great and the service. The part that was not cool was a $21 burrito. The pricing on the menu in the window said $5, so yeah let's order a burrito. Didn't know until it was eaten and we got the bill that it was $21.

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Additional Information about The Lobster Trap

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

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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: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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