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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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Torrance, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Just try this place once and you will be back each time you visit. This is Lobster season! Cooked perfectly.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The clam chowder was hot and tasty, the clams were plentiful. Sorry I did not get a chance to go back.

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Long Beach, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
493 helpful votes 493 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved the service provided by Miguel and Juan. These guys exude happiness. Miguel recommended the Catalina Island Lobster and said it was enough to share...it was...we each had half a Lobster and a baked potato. The Lobster has a shrimp stuffing in it that was to die for. We went back a second night to have it again. Paired... More

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McDonough, Georgia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the more enjoyable meals we have had on this month long trip. We had Lobster taco, monkey balls appetizer and blackened sea bass sandwich. It was very delicious and reasonably priced. The setting was interesting. A small skip hanging from the ceiling for a great photo op.

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Grass Valley, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The fish was outstanding. The bartender, Israel, watched the tables and when not busy came from behind the bar to make sure everyone was taken care of. This is one of our must eat at restaurants when we visit here.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a great place to eat! A little noisy, but on a Saturday night I think all of Catalina is noisy. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I reccomend the Scampi.

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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had a lobster taco which was tiny and the lobster was delicious but it was cold-the tortilla and cheese were cold-not even warmed up. My husband had a chowder bowl and it was just average. It was kinda noisy too.

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San Diego, ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The atmosphere was warm and friendly. The place was recommended by the locals as having the best seafood in town and it lived up to that reputation. The fresh sea bass was outstanding as was the calamari steak. Prompt and friendly service as well. One of the best deals in Avalon.

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Riverside, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a very popular place to eat, and the food is good, but on the pricey end. They have seasonal fish choices and are prepared well.

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The reviews were spot on : a funky and cool spot with good food, good service and just all around goodness. After doing all the touristy stuff, this was the perfect place to sit down, relax and enjoy where the locals hang out. Hands down the BEST crab legs. So much so, we ordered a second round lol

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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
Cuisine: Seafood

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