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“Welcome sight after a hike!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar
501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-2505
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Ranked #23 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Santa Monica, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Welcome sight after a hike!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Sandtrap Restaurant is a welcome sight after hiking the Hermit Gulch Trail. The drinks/food here are good but about half the price of what you'll find in restaurants in the heart of town. The Sandtrap has Happy Hour 2pm to 7pm daily.

Visited August 2013
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English first
San Gabriel, California
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181 reviews 181 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Such a Deal and Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Located across from the 9th hole of Catalina Island Golf Course, this is a delightful place. Every day from 2PM until 7PM there are special prices on beer and drinks and tacos are $1.00. Outside seating is very relaxing and the restaurant has a great breakfast and lunch menu. Service is walk-up and order window and then the food is brought to your table. Draft beer by the glass as well as pitcher, bottled domestic and imported beer, and Margueritas by the glass or pitcher. Breakfast 8A-12P and Lunch 2-8P, with Happy Hour 2P-7P. Nice friendly staff and just a fun place to eat.

Visited July 2013
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“amazing breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The sandtrap had the best breakfast I've had in a while. It's right in the middle of a golf course, and it's very casual, and it seems like a great local place.

Visited July 2013
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Palm Desert
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Popular happy hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This place is packed for happy hour and it's easy to see why...$1 tacos and cheap beer - woo hoo! We stopped in to re-hydrate after a long hike; the place was hoppin'! We tried the chicken and the chorizo tacos - both good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rosarito, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Best happy hour on the island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We never miss the daily happy hour when we visit Catalina...$2. tacos, pitchers of margs for $20., excellent atmosphere and friendly service. Once you try it, you'll be back again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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