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Avalon Grille

423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7494
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Ranked #5 of 41 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Medford, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

we were lucky enough to be in Avalon on a quiet couple of days. we were just strolling, looking for a place to have some dinner... and we bumped into the Avalon Grille.... at happy hour. we really enjoyed the very reasonably priced drinks but just loved the appetizers we ordered at the bar. The caesar salad was fabulous... and... More

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came here for dinner in the middle of the week. We were seated as we walked in, we chose the patio. The service was wonderful, everyone was very nice. I ordered the Lobster Mac & Cheese. It sounded absolutely delicious so I was excited to try it. When the food arrived I was disappointed that my... More

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Avalon, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Avalon Grille is one of my favorite spots in Avalon. The food is delicious - try the brussell sprouts! They also have a great selection of wine. It's a nice spot to chill out at the bar or have dinner with friends.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining at the Avalon Grille and for your response on TripAdvisor. We appreciate that you took the time to post about your experience here. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the brussels sprouts, they are definitely a favorite here. Again, thank you and we hope to see you back here soon! Sincerely, Roshan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited catalina last weekend and it was gorgeous, we got to try most of the dinner restaraunts in avalon and Avalon grill was by far the best, in service, quality and environment. Our servers name was Jessica and she seemed to genuinely care about us getting great service and also recommended fun bars and activities to... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine at the Avalon Grille! We were very happy to serve you on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also appreciate the feedback that you provided on TripAdvisor-thank you. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Jessica, she will be very happy to hear this. Please come back... More

Irvine, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place is the best. great food and very service oriented employees. Try the Cioppino - the best I have ever had. Our waitress Catherine was delightful.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at the Avalon Grille on your recent trip to Catalina Island. Your feedback on TripAdvisor is much appreciated. My team will be very happy to hear that they helped to make your experience memorable. We hope that you return to Catalina Island soon! Sincerely, Roshan KC General Manager More

Nashua, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had called them, and asked about dietary needs. They said yes, but since it was close to where we were on the beach, I decided to drop in. There wasn't a huge selection on the menu, and it didn't look like they could meet the needs well. The owner passed me to someone else who didn't seem like he wanted... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dining experience. The food is very good by any standard. We had catch of the day (yellowtail) and seafood linguini, both excellent. Bread and soup were hot and fresh. Not wishing to wait 20 minutes, we ate at the bar and still enjoyed good service. The restaurant atmosphere is nice too, with open windows to the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for dining with us at the Avalon Grille. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the ocean air and your dinner at the bar. The Yellowtail has been a favorite. My team and I appreciate you taking the time to post about your experience on TripAdvisor. Please come back and see us... More

Huntington Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Avalon Grille. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were very attentive and helpful. We will definitely go back.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining at the Avalon Grille on your recent trip to Catalina Island. Also, we very much appreciate you taking the time to comment about your experience with us. My team and I look forward to seeing you again on the island. Sincerely, Roshan KC General Manager More

San Antonio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

One of the nicest place to eat in Avalon. Very nice atmosphere, steaks, seafood, all good. Good service. I recommend.

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Herculaneum, MO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had the opportunity to have dinner at the Avalon Grille recently. As my wife is gluten intolerant (she has celiac disease) we made it a point to inquire how the dishes were prepared. At first, it sounded like the short ribs would be ok for her, but when they brought them out they appeared to have a gravy on... More

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

Dear Guest, We appreciate you posting about your experience at the Avalon Grille on TripAdvisor. Thank you for dining with us on your recent trip to Catalina Island. I am happy to hear that we are happy to help make your dinner memorable. We hope to see you again soon at the Avalon Grille! Sincerely, Markus Mrakovcich General Manager More

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