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Avalon Grille

423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7494
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Ranked #9 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
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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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 NEW

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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Fontana, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Redondo Beach
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Blacksburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped in for a late lunch. The restaurant was not crowded, the table had a pleasant view, and the service was excellent. The menu was fairly limited, but the choices were good ones. Not a "touristy" restaurant, this is a good place for a relaxing and tasty meal.

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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. We also appreciate your comments about your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Please come back and see us again when you return to Avalon. Sincerely, Tricia Martinez Avalon Grille More

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The hours vary but if you happen to be there at the right time you will appreciate the food. it is healthy and good.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for stopping by to see us on your recent trip to Catalina Island. My team and I were happy to serve you and glad that you enjoyed your meal. Next time you are on the island please come back and see us again. Sincerely, Tricia Martinez Avalon Grille More

Sandbach, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were half way through our starters when the waiter brought out our main meal which we were clearly not ready for. The place was practically empty so I'm not sure why they felt the need to rush us on. At this point we told them we would like to have a pause between courses- so not to bring the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at the Avalon Grille. We appreciate your feedback as we use this to improve upon the quality of your experience in the future. Please email us at social@scico.com . Sincerely, Tricia Martinez Avalon Grille More

Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stopped in at happy hour. The decor is lovely and upscale. They had very good drinks at reduced price for happy hour. Food was not reduced in price. But, the food was unique and delicious. My husband was very excited to order the braised octopus. I wasn't keen to try it, but thought I should be daring. I tasted,... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for joining us for Happy Hour at the Avalon Grille. The staff and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails and and cheese. Please come back and see us again next time you are on Catalina Island. Sincerely, Tricia Martinez Avalon Grille More

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