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Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant

306 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+(1)310-510-3474
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Ranked #7 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse, Fish & Chips
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Redondo Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were seated on the patio. It was a freak storm, thunder and lightening. The staff was not prepared, however they did a great job and remained professional while helping everyone get under some kind of cover. Food was nice, bar drink very weak -blah bloody mary. Nice lunch selection.

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Scottsdale
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268 reviews 268 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Although they do not take reservations we called half an hour ahead to request a waterside table for four. On arrival a very pleasant young lady took us to a perfect waterside table so we were off to a great start. We were immediately brought a basket of warm delicious sourdough bread. We ordered a nice merlot that was even... More

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Palos Verdes, CA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great place to eat and view the bay in Avalon. Good menu with lots of choices and reasonable priced. Both indoor and outdoor seating.

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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was great, but the location was better. Sit outside on the rail to experience true Catalina beauty. We were able to watch fish swim below us and the occasional stingray. Beautiful listening to the sounds of the ocean while eating delicious, fresh seafood. The oysters are a must!

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Carlsbad, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Bluewater has replaced our favorite eating place in Avalon, Armstrong's. While it's new, fancier and sees itself as happening (especially by the crowd at the bar), we were left wanting. There is not enough covered eating space outside, so unless you want to roast and watch your ice cubes melt, this is a problem. Service was pokey and seemed disorganized.... More

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Oak Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

very nice menu, quality seafood, very reliable service. The bread is delicious too. Sit outside for a pleasant experience and harbor view.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Although this is a Southern California chain, it has the feel of a chef owned restaurant located in an historic building right on the water. Sit out on the patio (heaters provided) to listen to the waves, birds, and see the seals. Order fresh fish and drinks, all wonderful. The view and the ambiance can’t be beat. Great for late... More

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Park City, Utah
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My son and I ate at the Bluewater last night expecting outstanding seafood; after all this is an island. My catch of the day was grey, dry and un-edible. My son had lobster that could only be cut using a steak knife and a lot of pressure. When I complained to the 3 young women at the hostess stand they... More

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Anaheim, Ca
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It has such a fantastic view, we stopped in just for drinks. The food looked so good, and we had stayed so long we ended up eating here as well. The crab dip so good, but the halibut was fantastic! So glad we stayed for dinner.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We came here twice -- once for cocktails, once for dinner. Javi and Sean are two great guys mixing really good cocktails. We returned with a large group for dinner, sat outside to enjoy the amazing view, and had really nice seafood. They have a nice selection of fish caught fresh that day -- nothing better than that!The service was... More

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