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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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Cloverdale, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Good Food, A great atmosphere, friendly staff, and an excellent slection of fresh seafood, and many other choices as well. Our favorite was the clam chowder and the smoked salmon sandwich.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Friendly service, generous portions and good value. only one short block off the main street and very few tourists!

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San Clemente, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Walked in pretty late.. They were starting to close the kitchen! Felt like a jerk even askin if the kitchen was open.. The bartender, who poured a pretty stiff drink assured us that it was ok! I had the sashimi and fried calamari! Both were to die for!!! Went back the next night and had their epic clam chowder and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I had the clam chowder and the fish and chips. The clam chowder was great, super creamy and rich. The fish was not too greasy or heavy. Service was good, and the place had a fun atmosphere.

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Santa Paula, CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Lobster at the Lobster Trap-not even a question about it-had to have it. Huge lobster with lots of meat-I like it whole. Had the bacon scallop appetizer-succulent. For the price, excellent food, drinks and fun. Noisy, crowded, shouting people, singing birthdays, sports on TV, all packed into a small place. Of course we'll be back.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Service was nothing special. We ordered the Ahi stuffed mushroom for an appetizer and after that we decided not to order anything else. It tasted like something frozen they bought and then fried it. This was highly recommended by the waitress. It just didn't taste like anything they had prepared fresh.

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Mission Viejo, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Ceviche was generous and fresh, nice spice level. Fish sandwich offered with any of the catch of the day. Sword fish was meaty, firm and cooked to perfection. Husband had crab salad which was huge. Nice vibe.

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Cathedral City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband came here based on a suggestion from another couple we met while visiting....alli can say is I find myself daydreaming about the beyond excellent dinner we shared here! We ordered the monkey balls as an appetizer. Funny name but delicious. We had the sea bass, blackened with rosies sauce.....TO DIE FOR!!!!!! I can't wait to come back for... More

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Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were glad they were open for late lunch and were famished when we arrived. The food was pretty good for two hungry people. I found that the crab cakes were a little bit on the saltier side but other than that great service and good food.

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San Diego, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were not terribly hungry one evening for dinner, so we just came in for a late snack. I ordered the spinach salad, which was very good, followed by the clam chowder, which was tasty and thick. I was already mostly full when I finished my salad, so my partner helped me finish the generous bowl of creamy soup. This... More

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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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