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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 58
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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
Great taco special

Had the happy hour taco special and loved it. Great location, too, as it's right across from the pier. They had all the windows open so there was a great breeze, too. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Ventura, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Ventura, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had the happy hour taco special and loved it. Great location, too, as it's right across from the pier. They had all the windows open so there was a great breeze, too. Highly recommend.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Tendered at Catalina Island here on a Carnival Cruise. Catalina Island ended up being the best destination we visited. Restaurant has an great atmosphere. Best outward and interior appearance that we could find along the very touristy beach plaza where this restaurant is located. Food and drinks were excellent. Service was quick and helpful with menu recommendations. Will return here... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent food and service! Overall ambiance is relaxing with a touch of sophistication. Great way to unwind after an activity on the island!

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went here for lunch,it looks a bit expensive from the outside,compared to places around it.It was very slightly more expensive,but the detail in the service you receive makes it a must if you find yourself here at hungry times.

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Redwood City, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are a foodie, and you love good wine, and you appreciate excellent service with great ambiance and views, you can't go wrong with Avalon Grille. We started out by sharing the roasted beet and fresh tomato salad, served on a bed of creamy fresh goat cheese and topped with pistachios and crispy kale. Gorgeous and delicious. We shared... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There were eleven of us visiting Avalon for my 40th Birthday... we tried over ten restaurants and this was our favorite by far! It has a good bar and the bartenders know how to make a good Moscow Mule and other cocktails. The food for both lunch and dinner was excellent! Great burgers, fish, deserts... you name it... we all... More 

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Mechanicsburg
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great location. Excellent fine dining lunch menu. Nice enclosed open air seating. Great service and friendly staff!

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Redondo Beach, California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was disappointed with all aspects. We were early for our 1pm reservation but there were plenty of tables so we asked if we could be seated early. We were told they needed 5 minutes to set the table and it took much longer. Yet when we asked for another table that appeared to be set and ready to go,... More 

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Temecula, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Really good food, great service, 5 star ambiance. Loved the bread straight from the oven. The beet salad was beautifully presented and delicious but needed salt and some lemon juice or balsamic to liven it up. Steak was delicious and cooked to perfection, but again needed salt. Cheesecake for dessert was light and very good. Staff was warm and welcoming.... More 

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Tracy, California
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a really nice place just to sit and people watch. With a cruise ship in port, you can sit for hours just people watching and enjoying a very good meal. The staff was friendly and seemed willing to help in any way. Although a little pricey for an overcooked burger, the cost did not come unexpected. I liked... 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, 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 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?