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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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was our number one spot during our day and a half on Catalina Island. The menu selection and portions met everyone's wants needs and desires. The seafood was exceptional. The service more than met our needs. The value--perfect. Some folks may lower their ratings of this place because the restaurant is not on the water. That was no problem... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Breakfast in a Shotglass, Lobster Tacos, and the kids were happy too? This was one of my favorite dinners on the island and the prices are reasonable too. Hot Tip...sign up about an hour before you are hungry...the wait was miserable because we were already really starving!! :)

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Fort Bragg, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great food and good service. Everyone loved their meal and appreciated the birthday cake. Will go everytime we are on the island.

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Cypress
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is not a fancy place but it does and a sort of fun décor and a lot of island character. The service was good but it was the food and reasonable prices (for the area) that will and has kept us coming back. The lobster roll was not outstanding but was good. The linguini and clams in cream sauce... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you have the time to sit, this is a fun place to visit and they serve very generous portions of fish. Service was a little slow but worth the wait for the food you get. The location is down one of the streets and is not across from the beach so if you are looking for a view this... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You may not know it, but the Lobster Trap sells fresh fish to take home and cook yourself. I purchased swordfish yesterday and brought it back to the boat to grill. It was wonderful! So fresh and spoon good!

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I have been coming to Catalina for over 30 years but had never eaten at the Lobster Trap, so after a friend recommended it we decided to give it a try for dinner. When we arrived the place was full but there was room at the side bar where we were promptly greeted and given menus. Everything... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Holy howling Moses, does this place turn out a great meal and a ridiculous value. The only reasons not to eat at the lobster trap: (1) allergy to their incredible seafood, which is cooked to perfection; and (2) snobbery, since it's a local place and not fancy.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good food, relaxing casual atmosphere. Great menu! Recommend for lunch or dinner. Maybe a little pricier than expected, but was worth it.

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