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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 307
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best food in Avalon!!!

Everything was excellent! From the service, to the Manager checking on us. It is a little pricey, but very well worth it. My next meal at a resturant has very big shoes to fill.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Ernesto S
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San Marcos, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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545 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Marcos, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Everything was excellent! From the service, to the Manager checking on us. It is a little pricey, but very well worth it. My next meal at a resturant has very big shoes to fill.

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Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The service was top of the line ! Very friendly, efficient, and all around perfect. The food was very good! The signature drinks are over the top good.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I want to wax lyrical about the dinner experience I had last night at this understated restaurant right on the front esplanade of Avalon in Catalina Island. Wow oh, wow, the food was amazing! Had a spectacular dinner here. Stylish food and to die for desserts. Service was AAA+. The other restaurants are good but meal sizes were overlarge and... More 

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Lindsay, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came for appetizers, and the three of us split sea salt fries with black garlic aioli, sautéed brussel sprouts in balsamic vinegar, and pork parfait. The dessert menu was somewhat limited, and we were too full to eat more without going for a walk first. The atmosphere is simple and elegant, comfortable, not pretentious. The food we ordered was... More 

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Monticello, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I would like to start out by saying that this restaurant has had its up and downs throughout this last year, I've had the pleasure to return just recently and it went from a 5 to a 10. Food and service is excellent, some of the best I've ever had. Thanks Kris K for the outstanding service. The food is... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took my date here for her birthday. Made a reservation through Open Table. They called me to confirm two days prior to my arrival. I thought that was great. Beautiful view of the habor if you get to seat by the window. There is an enclosed patio with space heaters as well for chilly nights. I had the Buffalo short... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've eaten here twice on separate visits to Catalina Island and had a great experience both times. It's a bit pricey, but it's easily the nicest restaurant in Avalon. They offer a great variety of menu items and the food is excellent. The restaurant is immaculate, decorated with modern touches. This place is well worth eating at for lunch, or... More 

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San Clemente, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were served by Kris K at the Avalon Grille for Super Bowl event and my birthday! The food, service and venue excellent! We are return guests for many years to Avalon Catalina Island. The raffle added to the fun.

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Bakersfield, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A few weeks ago my wife and I took a short trip to Catalina to celebrate out 20th anniversary. It is kind of an odd time to visit the island, I think, but neither of us had been there before. We took it as an easy adventure. I booked a food tour on the day of our anniversary which takes... More 

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

Dear GrayMatter, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at the Avalon Grille. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you back in the future. The food tour on Catalina Island is a private enterprise and we have not been invited to participate. Sincerely, Mike General Manager More 

Burbank, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We came here every day of our 3 day trip to Catalina. It was 'off season" so some of the bigger restaurants weren't open. You can't help but spot this place right as you walk into town, in it's great and convenient location. First night - romantic dinner, which was delicious. Drinks were good too. Second night - just drinks,... 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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?