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“Take Steve's advice...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Steve's Steakhouse

Steve's Steakhouse
417 Crescent Avedddd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-0333
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Ranked #1 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
San Diego, California
1 review
“Take Steve's advice...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Family of 4 (including 2 teenagers) had the best dining experience ever at Steve's Steakhouse a week ago. Spent 3 nights in Avalon and this was the best restaurant of all by far. Ambiance was ideal (great live guitarist/vocalist), drinks outstandlng (perfectly strong), service impeccable (Jose), views enchanting (balcony front table within 5 feet of the gorgeous and live island Falcon (perched on Steve's signage) that polices the gull and pidgeon-free beach just below and across the sidewalk), food fresh and absolutely delish (fish caught off island that day?), and owners (Steve and Margaret) present and keeping aware of the flow. Interesting part was when Steve came by as we were perusing menu's and introduced himself, followed by asking each of us about food likes and dislikes. After our responses, he made individual suggestions, which we agreed to go with. He then move on but apparently gave that mental list to our waiter, as salads and appetizers (sashimi, jumbo coconut shrimp, and calamari) begain arriving moments later. Dinners (Sea Bass, Swordfish, Steak, and Kabobs) arrived right on time next. We could not have been more pleased or satisfied, and we all agreed that it was a dinner we'll remember and appreciate permanently. Will continue to make this our first stop on our annual viacations here.

  • Visited August 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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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Wow. I don’t even know how to begin to respond to your review on TripAdvisor except to say thank you very much. I must say that while almost all our reviews are positive, and we greatly appreciate every single person taking the time to write their comments on travel sites, getting such a positive and detailed review such as yours makes our day, week, year! It is truly satisfying to all of us to know that your dinner at Steve’s Steakhouse will be remembered and appreciated by your family and that we will be your first stop on your annual trips to Catalina. Again, thank you for the 5 star review and we look forward to serving you and your family next year!

With warm regards from Steve’s Steakhouse,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's
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San Diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best Hamburger on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The hamburger was so good at lunch we skipped dinner and just had some cheese at the hotel. Came back on our last day and quality was just as good and waiter hurried our meal as we were cathching the ferry

Visited August 2013
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing a review about your dining experience with us on TripAdvisor. It is nice to read that you enjoyed your hamburgers and came back another day for another meal! And thank you for giving us 5 out of 5 stars. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Catalina and hope you visit us again.

With warm regards from Steve’s Steakhouse,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's
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Poulsbo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Hits all Marks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Good service (though a little slow when it comes time for the check), okay drinks, good food... No big complaints, other than they have 1 table they probably need to nix. It's right by the kitchen. Servers were constantly bumping into my handbag, knocking it off the back of my chair, as they came and went from the kitchen. Just too close to the kitchen, but get a table with a water view! You won't be sorry!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience at Steve’s Steakhouse on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your nice review, giving us 4 out of 5 stars even though your table wasn’t in the most desirable location. I appreciate you pointing this out and will see if I can adjust the location of the table so this doesn’t happen in the future. We hope you dine with us again on your next visit to Catalina and to ensure a more pleasant experience we highly recommend making a reservation to guarantee bay view seating. We look forward to serving you on your next visit to the island.

With warm regards from Catalina,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's Steakhouse
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice anniversary dinner - for vegetarians!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Lovely spot on the beach, nice decor, service was a bit slow but food was very good. We are vegetarians and found some good options - yummy artichoke, fabulous wedge salad, great veggie platter (off menu).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience at Steve’s Steakhouse on TripAdvisor. Even though we are a traditional steakhouse, it is nice to read that you discovered our menu has an array of dishes suitable for vegetarians. In addition to vegetarian dishes, 75% of our menu is gluten-free for those who are on a gluten-free diet. We are glad you liked the artichoke appetizer, wedge salad and our popular veggie platter. We are glad that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us and hope you dine with us again on your next visit to Catalina.

With warm regards from the Island,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's Steakhouse
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Murrieta, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great meal and a view to match.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

As I walked along Crescent, the main pedestrian walk, I encountered Lily, in front of Steve's. She offered suggestions to the menu that was posted and made me feel welcomed. I walked up the flight of stairs & was greeted by a friendly staff. My order of swordfish on a bun came quickly and cooked perfectly. You can't go wrong with this place. Excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about your dining experience at Steve’s Steakhouse on TripAdvisor. I will be sure to share your comments with Lily as I am sure she will be pleased to read it. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Catalina and hope you dine with us again on your next visit.

With warm regards from the Island,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's Steakhouse
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