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Avalon Grille

423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7494
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Ranked #11 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
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
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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English first
Orange
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I expect that food on the island will be a bit pricey, but I didn't enjoy the Avalon Grille at all. First off we made a reservation, but they acted like this was a problem and tried to get us to take a seat at the bar. I was pretty quickly annoyed because I took the time to make a... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went to Catalina not knowing where to eat (nor did I know just what a fantastic day it would be!) and chose the Avalon Grille. The service was great, I was served by a young gentleman who was chatty and courteous and he was giving me tips on where to go for the day. The food was delicious and... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was really nice and romantic here. We had the best seats in the house. We ordered the scallop and pumpkin pasta. It was light and delicious. They even gave us free champagne for our anniversary! Very sweet and helpful staff

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Pinecrest, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My and 6 other girlfriends came here just for a drink. The prices were reasonable and the beers were nice and cold. Due to the Islands drought, they served 50 cent water bottles. Great place to go and hang before going out to town. We also had lunch there the next day and the burgers were really good, big and... More

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Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My title says it all! This place is pricey but has a nice upscale atmosphere and is located in a great location. However, I was not impressed with the food they served. It looked pretty but did not fill us up. The portions are small and we felt like we just had a snack. I ordered the ravioli (6 small... More

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great restaurant, recently redone very classy. Love the leather wrapped posts, the high bar chairs and the video that plays locations in Catalina you really want to visit. The food is a bit expensive, but the location and views are worth it.

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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is one of the Better Restaurants in Avalon, California. They have good Happy Hour Prices and the Food is Really Good!

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Keaau, Hawaii
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'll start with the good stuff. Antipasto Plate appetizer was excellent with salami, Parma ham and spec (no prosciutto). The cheeses, marinated artichokes and grilled zucchini were delicious as was the mango chutney. We also had Jorge's cold tomato soup with Spanish ham and chopped egg that was very flavorful but intense. Don't think I could have finished a whole... More

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Elk Grove, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Got caught in a shift change or break time-so service was a little a miss. Food was good, not great. Would try here again, but would be 4th or 5th choice.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I went to Avalon because I had the opportunity to check off my "bucket list" a stay for a night at the Wrigley Mansion. Little did I know that a meal at the Avalon Grille would be the peak experience of the trip. The night before we had a mediocre meal at Steve's Steakhouse next door and the waiter was... More

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