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Avalon Grille

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423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Catalina Avenue)
+1 310-510-7494
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Avalon's waterfront dining, located at the foot of the Green Pleasure...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yes, We'd Go Back

First, a call out to our server, Brenda. She was great. She spent just the right amount of time with us and gave us great recommendations. I had a Wrigley Martini. It was one of the best martinis I have ever had. It wasn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. I had scallops. They were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Tucson, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

First, a call out to our server, Brenda. She was great. She spent just the right amount of time with us and gave us great recommendations. I had a Wrigley Martini. It was one of the best martinis I have ever had. It wasn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. I had scallops. They were very tasty, with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great view and food is Ok. Did not like them charging for water because there is a Draught!! Really we live in California!!!!:(

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Newbury Park, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great view & good food! The seafood appetizer spread served in a jar was to die for!! We had a great Anniversary & they treated us special!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had one of the most delicious lunches we've ever had visiting Avalon Grill on June 28, 2015. We started with the seafood parfait, which was just incredible. A unique mix of flavors including fresh seafood and herbs, and the creaminess of the cheese. The toasted bread really added. Then we shared the tuna burger, and we're again delighted. Every... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant in 2011 just after they opened. We had bad service and have not been back. Well, we were in Avalon again this month and decided to give them another try. This time the service was excellent along with the food. We did not have reservations but were seated promptly anyway, but we were there on a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had the best service on the island. We had Betty as our server. She was exceptional, kind, attentive and gave us some good recommendations and a coupon for island spa where we ended up going later that day. Get a table looking out at the ocean. Definitely recommend for lunch. I'm sure dinner is good as well.

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Savannah area, GA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had reserved well ahead and were greeted warmly and shown to a table overlooking the bay. Was surprised how cool it was there with the glass walls pushed back until the evening breezed died down. I had the side of Brussels sprouts as my appetizer and they were really good. My husband had the tomato soup and even tried... More 

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Riverside, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The place looks great, "upscale" look with a great view of the bay and boardwalk. The house wine was very good (we each had a glass) but the rest of the experience was a real waste of both time and money. First off, the hostess who "greeted" us didn't smile. She seemed irritated that we asked for a table to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful dining experience. The local sashimi was as fresh as it gets & a beautiful presentation. The scallops were amazing! The Brussels sprouts are highly recommended, although I enjoyed them more than my husband. We requested a window table when making the reservation, & were promptly seated @ the best view in the house. Our server Chris was very friendly... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The wine selection was excellent, the bar was lively and fun, the food was great. Who expected such a fun place on an island!

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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, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
    (Catalina Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene

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.
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

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