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Avalon Grille

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Steakhouse, Contemporary, American
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423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Catalina Avenue)
+1 310-510-7494
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 Miso Cured Bass, Lavender Roast Chicken and our famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
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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
Wonderful restaurant!

I thought the restaurants on Catalina would be touristy and awful. I was very wrong. The food and service here was wonderful, plus you can bring your pet if you eat on the patio. We ordered multiple things from the menu, mainly sushi. The presentation was fabulous (see photo), it was almost too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Entomophila
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After reading all the reviews, I have to admit this place is incredibly overpriced. But the food was good (not great) and the atmosphere was very romantic. Right off the beach, you can watch the sunset. I'd go there again, just because I like the views, and the wine list was decent.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I thought the restaurants on Catalina would be touristy and awful. I was very wrong. The food and service here was wonderful, plus you can bring your pet if you eat on the patio. We ordered multiple things from the menu, mainly sushi. The presentation was fabulous (see photo), it was almost too pretty to eat. It was fun to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The staff was excellent. The food was good, but took a while to come out. Reservations would be required for a weekend dinner. Nice interior with a view of the bay outside the front windows.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a fine seat near the walkway. For the first few minutes service was very slow but then...excellent. Our meals and drinks were very good. Love this place.

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El Cajon, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant and a great dining experience. The atmosphere is a bit like that of a private club; a bit sophisticated, but not stuffy. Our server was a very nice young woman from Scotland who did a wonderful job. My husband enjoyed the scallops which were perfectly cooked and not at all tough or dry and I... More 

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Avalon, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Arrived around quarter til 5 for after work drinks with some co-workers. We were seated, ordered a round of drinks and at 5:20 we were advised that another reservation was scheduled for our table. The entire restaurant was EMPTY; however, the manager, Elizabeth Scheller, wanted to let us know that we either needed to move or leave because another party... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is my third visit to the Avalon Grille. I would say it's the nicest restaurant in Avalon. The food was OK. A bit overpriced. We were not impressed with the appetizers salad or dessert. Most entrées were between 28 and $36. Portions aren't large. Average dinner with wine 50$+

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Enjoyed the appetizers, had scallops entree and they were perfectly cooked- get Brussels sprouts I can eat those alone! The atmosphere of restaurant was very nice we sat at the bar and met some fun people, seems like one of the nicer places to eat in town. Good wine by glass!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Like the Avalon Grille for lunch, particularly at weekends when the place is full of yachties! Good buzz.We enjoyed excellent burgers and salty fries, good pints of beer and a little Rusack wine. Have to say the server, a Scottish girl was most pleasant and helpful.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Have always loved this place!! Great place to eat and drink!! My daughter n I have been eating here for years and still love it! The food is fresh and good as well as the service!

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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 - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary, American

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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: Steakhouse, Contemporary, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 Miso Cured Bass, Lavender Roast Chicken and our famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?