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The Cottage Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-0726
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Enjoyed the view from our table. Had the Chicken Fried Steak Lunch...Just like Mom made it. They offer mexican dishes too. Friendly staff, attentive and the Owner herself stopped over to say Hi and offered some tips on what to do while in Avalon.

Thank Melinda S
Key West, Florida
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I was just in Avalon last week. I have eaten at this restaurant before. This can be a very busy place. The food is good, severs good- a little busy when we were there.

Thank keywestelaine
Helendale, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

How we ended up with a $60 bill for breakfast is beyond me. The chairs were falling apart, the walls were filthy, the bathroom had no toilet paper AND no soap - so what were the employees washing their hands with??? Our waiter appeared to be irritated & lacked people skills. The food was good. Not the best, but good.... More 

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Ventura, California
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

First of all, do not believe the menu you see posted here on Trip Advisor or various other sites. I had done my homework in advance and checked out menus of several restaurants in Avalon, and picked this one specifically because of the generally good reviews and the modest prices. Well, the prices are nearly double what's listed on the... More 

Thank VtaTraveler
Sun City West, Arizona
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172 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

Nice views overlooking the beach here. Good menu selections and food was prepared as ordered. Liked the feel of the place and the service. Eggs were fine and came out to us without delay.

Thank ScubaLadyK
San Clemente, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

The Cottage is on the corner as you are arriving on the boat! Great menu and fast service...very nice waiters!

Thank TheOnlyAngell
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Every time we come to the island we have to stop in here at least once. The 7 grain pancake topped with fresh fruit is wonderful!

Thank Garuba3
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

Stopped by two times in 3 days, great bloody Mary's, first place open early, tried the basic to test it out, 3 eggs over easy ( perfect) Hash browns, perfect, nice spice, sausage, light rich spice,hot and soft, not dried out, Great recommend on Catalina, staff, just ask, and it's there.

Thank hoodhkr
Imperial Beach, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

Every time I have been to Catalina the owner of this place has been there, I don't know how old she is but she has been around for sometime. And she is awesome! good food good drinks.

Thank Lissette1962
Orange, California
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455 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

We ate here twice and both times were fantastic. Our two favorites were the huevos rancheros and the chicken fried steak. Generous mimosas were only $5. The restaurant is open and you can look out at the harbor from most tables. Great spot to people watch as the arrivals from the mainland walk by into town.

Thank Samndjsdad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: (310) 510-0726

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?