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Buffalo Nickel

57 Pebbly Beach Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
(310) 510-1323
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Ranked #31 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $10 - $16
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Santa Clarita, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We always walk out here when we are in Avalon. It is just over a mile from town and is a beautiful walk if the road is open. They do have a free courtesy shuttle. Food is average, Mexican, burgers etc. Mostly locals since it is out of town. Right next to the heliport. We always get a Bloody Mary.... 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I went on my birthday and was delighted with the quality of the food and drinks. It was a free birthday offer and it was better than I had expected. It's a ways out of town but on a crowded day in Avalon, it's worth the trip in a taxi or their own shuttle. They were really busy but still... More

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

Good hamburgers! A fun and popular place for a group!. Easy to get to in a Buffalo Nickel taxi. There are tables indoors and outside on the patio. Don't miss it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Buffalo Nickel is on the outer edge of Avalon. It is a cute little unique place to eat. Locals and boaters converge especially on Monday with all you can eat pasta and salad. Good News: the pasta is made to order with plenty of choices of ingredients and pastas. Salad bar also has lots of variety. Ban News: the lines... More

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San Francisco, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We just discovered buffalo nickel has a pasta and salad Monday deal. The pasta was excellent prepared by two chefs with scallops shrimp clams and whatever kind of sauce you wanted! It also included a salad bar. The price is $14.95. The restaurant also serves great Mexican food, and there are shuttle service from town if you need it. Very... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was lucky enough to be treated to a free buffet meal here for the time I spent volunteering on the island and thoroughly enjoyed it. Plenty of options for vegetarians, good food, great drink and a lovely setting. I'd definitely recommend this for families and any other group you are with.

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El Monte, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went for husbands birthday meal and we got the Mexican food. We had asked some of the locals and they said told us the Mexican food was good. They serve hamburgers and sandwiches but I have to agree...I am glad we got the Mexican food. We had the flauta's and the Mexican appetizer platter. The chicken taquito's were really good... More

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Hesperia, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The staff of a local golf cart rental booth were very friendly and helped us get the free shuttle ride to the Buffalo Nickel provided by the Buffalo Nickel, what a MISTAKE!!! I don't think these drivers are certified, our driver was passing others on full on curves risking our lives. There was hardly anybody there as I waited for... More

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Yuma, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

While we thought the visit out to the helipad was good, the food and service at the Buffalo Nickel was not good. They do provide a car that you can call that will drive you to and fro, and that was great. However, the waiter messed up our order, forgot utensils, dressing and then when we finally got our food,... More

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Oakland, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This place, right by the heliport, looks like nothing special, but the food was really good. I had great mahi mahi fish tacos. Drinks were also excellent

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