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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 42 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I didn't go to all the restaurants on the island but we were there for 4 days and I couldn't find a better seafood meal at a fair price. not busy when we were there & service was attentive and friendly. they offered 7 different kinds of fish for their taco's. I ordered the sea bass & mahi,mahi taco's &... More

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Murrieta, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Calamari & the Artichoke appetizer were yum, yum They were able to accommodate our large group of 32 at dinner, when we had made reservations.

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Newport Beach, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I'm not a big seafood lover but the other 3 in my party are. I was impressed how good my Cajun chicken sandwich was. The others got fish sandwiches and said they were great. The lobster bisque was excellent. I even tried some. Our server was prompt and friendly. I would go back again.

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Coronado, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I really liked the scallops, but my daughter said the clam chowder was average. Would dine there again.

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Big Bear City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

What a place! Amazing chowder, steaks, and fish tacos. Doesn't get much better than this. We will recommend this place to anyone going to Catalina. Very good bloody Mary's as well.

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San Diego, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I saw the reviews thought I'd give this place a try! I had the lobster roll which was great full of chunks of sweet lobster my son had the burger which was good and my daughter had the fish and chips which was good as well. The happy hour was great $2beers had the great white their house beer which... More

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This place is were the locals go. I can see why, nothing fancy just great seafood. The local lobster was split, packed with crab stuffing, and drizzled with butter. Came with two sides. I had the grilled asparagus and side of cole slaw. What is not to like about that. Very Competent wait staff and cooks. Washed it down with... More

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were walking around Catalina and strolled upon the the pier. It was late in the day when we looked at the window at the scuba shop there. It said "closed for the day, see you at the Lobster Trap!". Anyway, later we went to verify our appointment for the next day massage. We asked the lady there were we... More

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Corona, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Wonderful food. Our family comes to Catalina for the marathon in March and we like this restaurant for before and after. I go with the pasta with red sauce for before, and it's good, and then after we go with whatever we want! We had crab cakes, chicken tenders, mahi mahi with macadamia nut crust, swordfish, fish n chips, chicken... More

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Burlington Flats, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Went for dinner, and talked with other travellers and also the staff, who gave us good recommendations of what to see and do while on Catalina. Less than a block from the main drag of town, very popular with the locals.

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