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The Lobster Trap

128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-8585
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Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If it's great seafood you crave, this is the place. It's very lively with a nice bar and fantastic menu. I can't list what's the best to eat as y is wonderful. It can get really crowded and noisy, but that just adds to the fun atmosphere.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As the only place serving dinner at 10pm on Saturday night, it was truly good food. The ambiance was loud from the weekend party goers, but the portions were large! Service was a little slow, but that was likely due to the volume and the hour. A modestly ranging menu, this is a place I would go back to, if... More

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Fillmore, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The place gets hopping at night and music is loud but the food is great. They have a great seafood menu cooked the a lot of different ways.

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San Bernardino, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Lobster Trap has the best food on the island AND one of the best chef's on the island! Casual atmosphere, relaxed, loud, a lot of regulars. The Sea bass is one of the best items on the menu, with choices of toppings but most impotatanly its alwasys cooked to perfection AND they never run out. If you are lucky... More

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yes, the lobster was excellent! The small order was BIG.. Fun place, middle of the week was very busy. People waiting. Noise level LOUD.. Food very good tho.

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So-So Cal
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Don't let the crowd and the noise scare you away. By no means fine dining, however this is a wonderful restaurant that serves excellent food. I recommend the swordfish. Reasonably priced, too.

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Santa Clarita, California
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We went to a restaurant in this location several years ago and it was awful. Since then we have avoided the spot remembering our experience. Our B&B recommended the Lobster Trap and since they had recommended another restaurant that was excellent, we gave it a try. We should have gone years ago! If you ambience, go some place else. This... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We used Trip Advisor for a recommendation on the best place to eat in Avalon on Catalina Island. The Lobster Trap didn't disappoint at all. They had great chowder, and there were plenty of delicious fish options on the menu. With great prices and a relaxed atmosphere, it was the perfect sojourn after a nice stroll around the island. I... More

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Irvine, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Family friendly great fresh fish. Ate lunch here and took fish to go for two evening dinners at home. Must visit the trap next time you are on Catalina

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were searching for a place to have dinner and checked The Lobster Trap as recommended by some of the locals. The atmosphere is loud and fun and extremely family friendly. They had a kids menu and lots of choices for the adults as well. We had to purchase water to drink due to the water shortage but that seems... More

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