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Buffalo Nickel

57 Pebbly Beach Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
(310) 510-1323
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Ranked #33 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $10 - $16
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
46 helpful votes 46 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 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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Fremont, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the place where the locals go and is very affordably priced for the island. They situated in the Pebbly Beach area. This is the area where the utilities are located in many of the workers on the island live. Free shuttle service from the main part of Avalon is provided. It is also next to the helicopter pad.... More

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Burbank, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Take the complimentary shuttle to this location. You seat yourself inside or outside. Monday is Pasta Night! For $12 a plate you choose a pasta, meat/seafood, and sauce then it's cooked right in front of you outside. I don't know if it was all you can eat because one serving is pretty filling in itself. Great food and it's fresh.

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El Monte, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went for daughters 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. My daughter had the flauta's and and I had the Mexican appetizer platter. The chicken... More

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