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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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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
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Avalon's waterfront dining, located at the foot of the Green Pleasure Pier,...
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
Lovely lunch and staff

We popped in here for a quick lunch and enjoyed it very much. The ahi tuna burger and fish sandwich were both great. I did not care at all for the onion soup, but the pleasant waitstaff made me feel comfortable and at home so I didn't mind. Really liked this lunch spot and especially the people who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We popped in here for a quick lunch and enjoyed it very much. The ahi tuna burger and fish sandwich were both great. I did not care at all for the onion soup, but the pleasant waitstaff made me feel comfortable and at home so I didn't mind. Really liked this lunch spot and especially the people who helped us... More 

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Thank stacy9558
Costa Mesa, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful location, friendly staff and a great menu. Lots to choose from and very good presentation.

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Thank Brigide D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the newer restaurants, they have great happy hour specials. We were there for margaritas and tacos, both were excellent. We sat at the bar and the service was attentive. We were there during the off season, so we had no problem getting seated. I would think it gets busy during the summer months. It is nicer than some... More 

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Thank DebbieDM
Quincy, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent find on a cloudy off-season visit to Catalina Island.Tuna tartare and Brussels sprouts with pork belly as appetizers. Both chose a burger as entree. Great Amish buns and cooked as requested. Buffalo blue burger well balanced by a garden salad. Cocktails, wine and beer.

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Thank paul h
Laguna Beach, California
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the classiest spot in Avalon IMHO, but not overdone. Fine Diverse menu with well prepared meals and deserts. Good wine selection. We stopped in for dessert after dinner and were treated fantastic by barkeep. Nice view especially after cruise boats leave

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Thank John D
El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were wonderful. Pair the Syrah with the Red Trout and you will not be disappointed. The red beet hummus was a delightful starter. This is a definite must!

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Thank Phil P
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Phil, Thanks for dining with us at the Avalon Grille. Red beet hummus, red trout and Syrah sound like the perfect pairing! Glad you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Elizabeth S. Manager More 

Johnsburg, Illinois
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is maybe the 4th or 5th time I've been to the Avalon Grille for dinner and each time the food and service has been excellent. This time we were there on New Year's Day (were supposed to be there on NYE but there were issues with weather/mooring in the harbor). The service was a bit slow however the atmosphere... More 

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Thank Mary Ellen S
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Mary Ellen, Thanks for choosing the Avalon Grille and for being a loyal patron. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Elizabeth S. Manager More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're visiting Avalon, you really should plan on a meal here. It so happened that I ate twice on a recent visit - for lunch and for dinner - and I really enjoyed both meals this time as I did the last time I ate herem on a previous trip. For lunch, I had a flavorful burger topped with... More 

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

Dear John, Thanks for choosing the Avalon Grille. The burger and the Brussel Sprouts are two of my favorite menu items! I'm glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Elizabeth S. Manager More 

Morro Bay, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was delicious! Awesome thick perfectly cooked filet mignon...steak came with scallop potatoes that were just ok...but did not come with veggies!!! Ordered a side of asparagus and it was super small...bummer...the ambiance was beautiful though...and our server was very sweet...we enjoyed ourselves

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Thank KCJC808
Orange County
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a couple nights in Avalon as part of a package through the Santa Catalina Island Co. Part of the deal was a $100 credit at the Avalon Grille. This has to be the best restaurant in Avalon. The service was fantastic. The atmosphere inviting. The food incredible. To make it even better, on Wednesdays they cut the... More 

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings

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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 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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