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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 47 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Lancaster, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went here on a food tour, we were served white rice with shrimp with vegetables. It was ok. I liked the sundried tomatoes in it but not my favorite food on the tour, but the atmosphere was fun and they had a bar.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are searching for the best fish served by proud locals in an atmosphere of " welcome to paradise", you have found the right place. Try any of the fish dishes. And the references to Rosie are references to an incredible lady who in addition to raising lots of kids and running the Green Pier for years, always went... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Big disappointment! I ordered the Ahi tuna stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and it tasted like something that was in the freezer. My friend got the lobster tacos and they were tasteless. I should have finished and not ordered anything else, but the waiter suggested the Clam Chowder soup so I decided to try. Ugh, I could taste the cornstarch.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The freshest swordfish I have eaten. Excellent food. The waitress needs a NotePad- she kept forgetting my Corona! :-P Ambience a bit lacking but the food was remarkable!!

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Richardson, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner twice at The Lobster Trap and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. The locals like this place, since it's located a half block from the bay and doesn't cost as much as the tourst restaurants.

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San Anselmo, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

So you will not pay for the atmosphere here, but save your money for the local lobster as it puts that stuff from Maine to shame. A wonder sweet flavor that is tender. Create your own surf and turf. This is a locals hangout.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The lobster was great....big enough to share with some appetizers and they have Lost Coast beers on draft!!!!! Ask for Omar as your waiter. He is great!

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Located about 1/2 block from the Main Street, so it was conveniently located. The place was jumping when we got there around 4 for a late lunch early dinner. I would say you generally have to wait for a table. The food was good, service not so good.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My family stopped in for dinner. The staff were very nice. We were very pleased with the food. I ordered the Scampi, and although it was tasty, I did not expect it to be sitting in a boat of butter. I prefer scampi on rice (which is what I thought I ordered). Flavor was very good though. My nieve ordered... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed on Catalina for 3 nights and enjoyed eating here every night. The burgers were very tasty and the Great White beer was great. All of the staff that we met were friendly and helpful and the place has a great atmosphere.

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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: Seafood

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