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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
Price range: $16 - $32
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
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
Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

My title says it all! This place is pricey but has a nice upscale atmosphere and is located in a great location. However, I was not impressed with the food they served. It looked pretty but did not fill us up. The portions are small and we felt like we just had a snack. I ordered the ravioli (6 small... More

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great restaurant, recently redone very classy. Love the leather wrapped posts, the high bar chairs and the video that plays locations in Catalina you really want to visit. The food is a bit expensive, but the location and views are worth it.

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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is one of the Better Restaurants in Avalon, California. They have good Happy Hour Prices and the Food is Really Good!

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Keaau, Hawaii
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'll start with the good stuff. Antipasto Plate appetizer was excellent with salami, Parma ham and spec (no prosciutto). The cheeses, marinated artichokes and grilled zucchini were delicious as was the mango chutney. We also had Jorge's cold tomato soup with Spanish ham and chopped egg that was very flavorful but intense. Don't think I could have finished a whole... More

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Elk Grove, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Got caught in a shift change or break time-so service was a little a miss. Food was good, not great. Would try here again, but would be 4th or 5th choice.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I went to Avalon because I had the opportunity to check off my "bucket list" a stay for a night at the Wrigley Mansion. Little did I know that a meal at the Avalon Grille would be the peak experience of the trip. The night before we had a mediocre meal at Steve's Steakhouse next door and the waiter was... More

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Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a beautiful just across from from Avalon Harbor. have a really nice enclosed outdoor patio so you can people watch as well. The food is great, however a little pricey for those watching their pennies.....well worth it for a great lunch or dinner!

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great dining experience in Avalon, good food and wine list. Doors open to allow the sea air to enter the restaurant, nice way to spend an evening on Catalina.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The atmosphere drew us in. Beautifully lighted, open air and great wrap around bar. We came here later in the evening for a few appetizers and cocktails. The food was very good. It is expensive and the portions were small but we enjoyed everything. The best part was the bar. Our bartender looked like Tom Selleck. I kid you not.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Luckily we made a reservation for this popular and almost-elegant restaurant along the Avalon Boardwalk. The martinis were perfect, the charming Megan served us efficiently, the caprese salad (even though basil-free) was tasty and abundant. Their Bacon Risotto alone is a reason to return, but so is their excellent wine list, and their eager-to-please staff. Full five stars!

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CatalinaSCICo, Guest Relations Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Hi Kirk, We are delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable experience dining at the Avalon Grille. Please come back and see us again for some more martinis, caprese salad and bacon risotto! Sincerely, Guest Relations More

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