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“great food and prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cottage Restaurant

The Cottage Restaurant
615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-0726
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Ranked #15 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Aliso Viejo, California
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“great food and prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We ate lunch here and it hit the spot! Huge menu and portion sizes, great food and prices. I had a club sandwich with fries and the husband had a burger, both were great!

Visited March 2013
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“FANTASTIC BREAKFAST ON MAIN STREET!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This cheery high ceilinged restaurant was our find after arriving in Avalon from Dana Point on the Cataliner Flyer boat transfer.

Our breakfast included Buckwheat pancakes, and French Toast with bacon. Both were excellent and French toast thick and fluffy with big scoop of butter. Two kinds of syrup offered; maple and boysenberry. Buckwheat didn't taste that much different from regular pancakes but were a little bit denser, they were also delicious.

Bacon comes with 5 or 6 pieces of bacon so one order enough for two. Very good.

So good we went back for a second day. Once again French Toast delicious but also ordered oatmeal and banana/chocolate chip pancakes. Oatmeal plentiful and delicious but the pancakes arrived with wonderful chocolate chips sprinkled on top as well as melted inside the pancakes. Decadent! Oh don't forget it comes lathered with whipped cream.

I wish this restaurant was on the mainland! The menu offers omelettes, Eggs Benedict, etc. Very extensive with something for everyone. Very recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent choice for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We went for a late breakfast at this place. Food was excellent as was the service. The pancakes and eggs are delicious. Prices were very reasonable and also quite fair. They were happy to provide us with substitutions - as there were some things that came in our plates that we did not want. The waitress was awesome - a local from Avalon. She gave us excellent service and provided us with useful information about the island and some of its history. I strongly recommend this place. Do go in early though because from our experience a lot of the restaurants close early - by 1 or 2 PM during the week. Not sure what the weekend hours are. Definitely go to this place and have a bite to eat. It is also on the beach,- right on the water front on Crescent Avenue. You can see the beach from the restaurant's windows. Enjoy.

Visited February 2013
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“Great breakfast! Inspiring owner Muriel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Had the Belgian waffle w/great strawberries & bananas. I rarely order this & would order again! Bacon was perfect. The owner Muriel was so amazing. The view perfect. Would definitely go there again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nothing like a morning mimosa w an ocean view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I usually only go to the pancake cottage because I love the owner, Muriel. She is an absolute firecracker! The menu is huge, I don't think I'll ever try everything, its that long. Huge selection for breakfast or lunch. Try the Monte Cristo for brunch, tasty... Omelette's are good and I like the coffee. The location is good as you have an ocean view from pretty much every table. Summer days are usually busy in the early am but thats the case with every restaurant in town.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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