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423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7494
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Ranked #11 of 47 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Catalina Avenue
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.
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place to have a drink with some snacks in down town It's very crowded and lively The staff is humble and friendly We enjoyed our drink there

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Brea, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a lively bar and grill with modern-loft décor (exposed brick, beams, mirrors) with raised booths in the back so you can still enjoy the harbor views. The food was so excellent - I cannot overstate how much we enjoyed our steaks and ribs. HOWEVER, the portions were so very, very, very small. Did I say small? SO so... More 

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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

what a great deal they offered, free tickets to the movie with the purchase of an entree! The food was good with service good but not great. They have outside seating but it was a cool evening so we sat inside. I would say you definitely should have reservations at this popular restaurant.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We enjoyed a nice dinner at the Avalon Grill. We ordered the crab cake as an appetizer, nothing special, but good. My husband ordered the Buffalo Ribs. They were very tender and falling off the bones. I ordered the angus hangar steak. It was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it. My only negative comment would be it has the atmosphere... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Angiehall, Thanks for dining with us at the Avalon Grille. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Catalina Island is experiencing a severe drought. We're in stage 2 water rationing. To save water on dishwashing, we serve some beverages in plastic cups. We hope to welcome you again! Thank you! More 

Boone, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was a wonderful evening. First off the host, William was very nice and professional. He was kind and polite while seating us at our table, which had a great view of the Marina. Our server, Brenda was such a joy and she made our dinner experience such a delight. She was very kind with taking our orders and got... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited for our honeymoon and had a lovely night. Wonderful sirloin and wine. Kind servers. Right on the main drag with an ocean view. Recommend!

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Fresno, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Went here on Christmas Day and found they had a delicious Christmas menu.The French onion soup was to die for. Prices a little on the high end, each dinner was $45.00 for soup, entrée, single side and dessert (tax and drink not included) but I knew that before hand. Restaurant was accommodating (last min reservation on my part). Nice ambiance... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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137 reviews 137 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was by far the best place we ate in on Catalina! Great atmosphere, wonderful serve staff, great food and we loved the portion sizes that were perfect and not huge! Great view for dining whether inside or onthr outside patio! A definite place to return to eat!

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit and our service was top class (thanks Kris!). Food quality is sort of upscale chain. Not bad, not chef quality in my book but very good and the value quotient was really attractive compared to other restaurants and sites we visited on the island. Recommended for burgers all the way to top steak choices. Good beer... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This was the best meal we had in Avalon. Unfortunately this is not saying much. The staff was very nice though. The resturant as well was nice and had a nice atmosphere

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Additional Information about Avalon Grille

Address: 423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 310-510-7494
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
Cuisine: American

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