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“A feast for the eyes, as well!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Galleon

El Galleon
411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-1188
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Ranked #27 of 47 Restaurants in Avalon
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A feast for the eyes, as well!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

A fun old place, with quick friendly service, yummy food (love the way they set the tables!)...a real 'character' of the Island!

Visited February 2014
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Plattsmouth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stopped for lunch here because the motif looked fun. We had the fish and fries special and enjoyed it. The fish was cod which was nicely seasoned and so were the fries.

Visited January 2014
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Placentia, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fun eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had margaritas (16 oz., $6.50) after getting off the boat and decided to have New Year’s Eve there. The cover charge was only $10/pp. We got a bag of goodies and a hat. Had appetizers and strong drinks, handsome bartender, good friendly waitress and not so good Karaoke.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Duluth MN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good Enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We ate here after traveling all day and we were looking for an informal place to crash and have some drinks and dinner. El Galleon, with its high ceiling and open front served perfectly. The service matched our mood and the food was good enough (see the title). Prices were higher than the food deserved, but nothing I resented.

Visited December 2013
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Minnesota
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31 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Relaxed bar, but go elsewhere for food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We ate at El Galleon the first night we arrived in Avalon. We were tired and just wanted a relaxed bar/pub to eat in. El Galleon did suit our mood completely. It was relaxed and not crowded. The menu was fairly standard pub fare. I had the Kansas City ribs which, of course, never saw Kansas City. They were tough and the slaw didn't get past my lips after one bite. The food isn't great, but it was good enough. The server was nice and the holiday decorations were fun. We did go back after our one meal there, but only to have drinks.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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