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Avalon Grille

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423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Catalina Avenue)
+1 310-510-7494
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Avalon's waterfront dining, located at the foot of the Green Pleasure...
Avalon's waterfront dining, located at the foot of the Green Pleasure Pier, is open seven days a week for lunch (Fri-Sun) and dinner with a lively, central bar and open air dining. The Avalon Grille features American regional dishes with a seasonal approach, paired with a world class selection of wines, micro-brew beers and cocktails in a casual and fun "al fresco" atmosphere overlooking Avalon Bay. The Avalon Grille boasts a fabulous menu including Lobster mac n' cheese, Cioppino and our famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts. No reservations necessary.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 318
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Birthday Dinner

We had a reservation of course and were seated immediately. Brittany, our server, and Mike, the manager, both greeted us in a timely manner. The food was delicious. Our teenage boys had either fish or steak, and I had the lavender chicken. I'm not a fan of lavender, but believe me when I tell you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Svignolo
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had a reservation of course and were seated immediately. Brittany, our server, and Mike, the manager, both greeted us in a timely manner. The food was delicious. Our teenage boys had either fish or steak, and I had the lavender chicken. I'm not a fan of lavender, but believe me when I tell you it was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We were impressed with the Grille's food! We were also impressed that it wasn't overly priced! The food combined traditional American cuisine with a unique blend of chef masterpiece, making it a delight to both pallet and wallet! The desserts were off the Charts. So call early to reserve a spot because this place fills up fast!

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Laguna Hills, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant had a nice ambiance with tables facing the water. It was a great romantic place for my wife and I celebrating our 36th Anniversary. The wait staff was excellent and food came in a timely manner. The food was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been here a year ago and was like, whateves. Last month me and my carnal's decided to take a trip to Catalina to get our swirl on. During our weekend of getting our bronze on we ended up at Avalon Grill. We sat at the bar and got our drink on! I forgot the bartenders name but I thought... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Excellent food, atmosphere, ocean view. The seafood selections were outstanding and the wait staff was top notch.

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Hemet, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

They have a Tuesday special of Prime rib. Very well done and generous portions. We were able to have a window seat to enjoy the view. The was nothing we didn't like.

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Richmond
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We choose this restaurant based on the menu and good reviews. Good call for us. We visited in March so it wasn't the busy season. We had booked our reservation for 8:30pm and our arrival found most of the room empty except for a few of the window tables. Considering how things tend to close on the early side I... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Had a pleasant lunch, we were treated well, food was fresh, well seasoned and quick. Room is open to the outside and a bee landed in my beer. The bartender immediately replaced it. Would recommend for lunch especially with the central pier location.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had drinks and a fine dinner at The Avalon Grille. Four of us had completely different entrees and all enjoyed them. The wait staff was very pleasant and outgoing, very helpful as we perused the menu and made our selections. I had an appetizer (duck drumsticks) with a vegetable side as my entree, and it made a great dinner... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great location, nice ambiance, not busy so we had plenty of attention. The Stellas were frosty ($3) and the flat bread delicious ($7). I ate here once a while ago and while the food was good, the service was poor, but they were crowded that night. Happy Hour 4-6PM.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
    (Catalina Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Avalon's waterfront dining, located at the foot of the Green Pleasure Pier, is open seven days a week for lunch (Fri-Sun) and dinner with a lively, central bar and open air dining. The Avalon Grille features American regional dishes with a seasonal approach, paired with a world class selection of wines, micro-brew beers and cocktails in a casual and fun "al fresco" atmosphere overlooking Avalon Bay. The Avalon Grille boasts a fabulous menu including Lobster mac n' cheese, Cioppino and our famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts. No reservations necessary.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?