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Avalon Grille

423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7494
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Ranked #12 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $16 - $32
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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
Kapaau, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We stayed 2 minutes away at the Pavilion Hotel that has no restaurant, but is the sister company of the Avalon Grill. We had our first lunch at the Grille, ordering the hamburger and salad and fish sandwich and salad. My burger came lukewarm with a 1" thick slice of iceberg lettuce and a thick hard bun that was cold... More

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Corona, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here for our anniversary to Avalon over the weekend. Although many people suggest we go to Steve's Steakhouse I felt that Avalon Grille looked to have better service and a better menu for my particular taste. We had the most terrible host. she never paid us attention and attended the people behind us first! once... More

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Irvine, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was our second time dining at Avalon Grille and our most recent experience exceeded all expectations when considering you are on an island in a very touristy area. I had stopped by the restaurant earlier in the day to confirm my res which was made on Open Table and requested an outdoor table. We arrived promptly for our reservation... More

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Pasadena, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A little noisy but there is bound to be something for your taste. Professional wait staff and a classy interior. They really know how to grill vegetables to perfection - something rare.

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Smokey Point, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We enjoyed the several meals ... breakfasts and lunches ... well prepared food and drinks. Good service and prices.

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Tustin, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The restaurant is in the most advantageous location, is decorated most invitingly, however, I twice came in to drink and eat and was told either that we missed the serving hour or that the table in the front was for food only and not drinks at 2 PM. This is not how customers want to be treated at anytime but... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Come to Avalon a few times a year and always stop here for dinner. Small menu but everything is always incredible- especially the scallops with pumpkin noodles!!!!!!!!! Recently visited with my extended family & must give a shoutout to Katherine, who provided excellent service. Thank you for being so patient as I translated the menu to my family, giving excellent... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

nice location, cool little bar, happy hour not bad. But the dinner service and steak I had was terrible. Third time there. Had a great meal when they first opened but they have gone down hill since. I eat two bites of my 30.00 steak. Server asked about why I told him that it was tough, and most of it... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

it is right on the beach and has a lot of windows that were always open, so it provided a nice breeze. the drinks were great. Shawn the bartender was awesome. He was very knowledgeable of the island and its history. We went here twice and he remembered our names, and what we liked to drink. it made for a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As I've written elsewhere, Avalon Grill is in a beautiful location with upscale decor, but those qualities are overwhelmed by poor service, a mediocre food, and exorbitant prices. I strongly suggest you do not waste your time or money in this place unless and until they overhaul their service. Four of our party ordered soup; three of the four received... More

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