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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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to this restaurant for dinner while staying in Avalon with another couple. The drinks were excellent and loved the bartender however, the food was good but way overpriced. Also service at our table was extremely slow. We had to flag down the waiter several times to get his attention.

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Mission Viejo, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Avalon Grill two times, the first to take advantage of happy hour in the bar. Flatbread was tasty. Oysters were disappointingly small. Nice that they took off $10 of the price which seemed fair. The night we had dinner I had an excellent halibut, cooked well but arrived a bit on the coolish side. Drinks were good... More

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Encinitas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I would highly recommend the halibut with the browned butter excellent, excellent, excellent! And the Risoto with apples, beets and bacon. The ambience of the restaurant is wonderful!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Pretty restaurant. Good menu. My fish was a bit over cooked and over priced. The asparagus and green beans were excellent! Too bad it was all priced separately! Good bread and wine. Good service.

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Santa Cruz, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We didn't have the opportunity to try the food, but this place is really nice. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a glass of wine, the wine selection was very good. Looking forward to trying the food next time I'm in Catalina.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

So glad we chose the Avalon Grille for dinner last night. Delicious dinner... one of us had vegetable ravioli and one had teriyaki short ribs. Lively atmosphere and excellent service. Will definitely go back there again!

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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great location, terrific open air atmosphere, delicious food and incredible team work for a relaxing customer experience. If you're lucky enough to be there when Megan's working, ask for her as your server! She's a pro at handling all situations and got a 7yr old with us to go from full meltdown mode to coloring and laughing. Classy place all... More

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Orange
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Amy R, We are sorry to hear of your experience at Avalon Grille. It is our goal to make each and every guest feel special, and we did not accomplish this. We can understand your frustration completely. Unfortunately, there are times when people dine for longer than we anticipate. In instances where a guest has a reservation but we... More

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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