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Avalon Grille

423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7494
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Ranked #8 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
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
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from on the Island but Avalon Grille is a favorite that is a must eat. The setting is classy. Location is central, view is superb, and food is great. It is a little pricey, but this is Avalon where everything is pricey.make this one your special night out when visiting.

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San Francisco, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

One of the newer hip restaurants on the strand, Avalon Grille has a hopping bar, an elegant interior, and glass walls that open to the boardwalk. Views from all directions, but ask for a table nearest the promenade. The preparation of the dishes was superb. The octopus starter was the best I’ve ever had, the yellowtail was sweet, and the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also appreciate you posting about your experience on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your octopus starter and the rest of your meal. Please come back and see us again soon! Sincerely, Tricia Martinez Avalon Grille More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ok, this is a must do. This was my favorite dining experience on Catalina Island. It is really good. First, the location is perfect. It's in downtown across from the pier with an amazing view. The entire restaurant is open and the ambience is great. Second, the service from Jeremy and the food was just perfect. We lingered here because... More

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CatalinaSCICo, Public Relations Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at the Avalon Grille on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We loved having you as our guest. My team and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us I will be sure to pass along to Jeremy that we helped to make your meal great!... More

Bay View, WI
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have eaten here both times I have been to Catalina. Location is perfect. A friend had seafood and it was very good. Seems to get pretty busy, so that says a lot for the place in its self.

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CatalinaSCICo, Guest Relations Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for returning to the Avalon Grille. We loved having you dine with us again. Also, thank you for posting about your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. My team and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Avalon. Sincerely, Tricia... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had the halibut. Deserts amazing. Well worth the wait. Jeremy is a great server. Our 5 kids were agaga over him. Big tip for him. Great experience. Great atmo. Great service. Highly reco.

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CatalinaSCICo, Guest Relations Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at Avalon Grille on TripAdvisor. We very much appreciate your feedback. Jeremy will be happy to hear that you mentioned him in your review- I will be sure to pass along to him. Please come back and see us again next time you are on Catalina Island. Sincerely, Tricia Martinez... More

Glendale, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Another fantastic experience at Avalon Grille! We eat there everytime we are in Catalina. We had a large group of 8 this fourth of July weekend. Britany was the hostess and April was our server. Both of them were warm, welcoming, attentive and the food was delicious!

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CatalinaSCICo, Guest Relations Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at the Avalon Grille! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and your party. We very much appreciate your feedback on TripAdvisor. Please come back and see us again soon next time you are on Catalina Island. Sincerely, Tricia Martinez Avalon Grille More

Fontana, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I visited for dinner when we stayed on the island in July14. The staff was extremely unfriendly and our waitress failed to check on us on multiple occasions, when I asked her questions about the menu she was unable to answer basic questions about the menu such as how many ounces the steaks were. The food was... More

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CatalinaSCICo, Guest Relations Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at the Avalon Grille on Yelp. I very much appreciate your feedback; however, I am very sorry to hear about your meal with us. I would love to hear more about your evening with us. Please email me more at social@scico.com. I hope that in the near future we can... More

Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Been here before, and the luster is off the finishes. We arrived the Thursday before 4th of July for a 7pm dinner and that night they were already out of the Market fish and another one of the entrees. Pricey dinner for pan fried rib-eye steak. I hope they improve their quality again. Will try again, but it is clearly... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We dined here for our 7th anniversary and came prepared to enjoy a delicious, expensive meal. The service was okay and the atmosphere very pleasant - love the plantation-style architecture and revealed beams. The food however was fairly underwhelming. The artichoke appetizer a nice twist (though I would have preferred the whole artichoke rather than several bites) and the muscles... More

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

Dear Morgan, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your meal at the Avalon Grille. I am very sorry to hear that your meal was not up to our high standards. We would love to hear more about your experience. Please email us at social@scico.com. I hope that in the near future we can restore your confidence in us again.... More

Redondo Beach
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We always stop for a meal at the Avalon Grille every time we visit. It has beautiful ambience, and especially love the outdoor patio on a warm summer night. The food is always first rate with a good menu and drink selection. Also, the service was very good and with a reservation we got seated very quickly.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for stopping by the Avalon Grille on your recent trip to Catalina Island. My team and I loved serving you. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and time with us. We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Tricia Martinez General Manager More

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