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Luau Larry's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
9:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 am
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited with my mother and we decided to grab lunch here. We waited a very long time to get any sort of service, which was the real downside, but the food was good. It definitely caters towards a party crowd and certainly delivers on that front. So if you're looking to kick back a few fun and strong drinks,... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live music on the weekend. Very popular touristy bar and unfortunately always crowded. Typical bar food.

Thank Robert M
Hesperia, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is kick-back and fun! Got a seat by the boardwalk so we could people watch. Grabed a beer and wiki-wacker plus the free straw hat. (Got to have the wiki-wacker). Food wise i ordered a clam chowder in a bread bowl and a buffalo burger. The buffalo burger was delicious!!! Music was great and service was perfect. I... More 

Thank Jason V
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shared the $25 zombie drink. They are not stingy with the booze here and the place is loud and fun with kitschy decor. Food was good. My sisters had swordfish tacos that were not breaded. The coconut battered shrimp was good too. Staff was fun and laid back. Great fresh off the boat start to our weekend in Catalina.

Thank amranja
Lomita, California
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151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a GREAT old Tiki Bar from the past and is a fun place on the Island to add to the flavor. They have a full bar and serve some good food. This is a really fun stop.

Thank 707clayg
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Love this island retreat. Luau Larry's gives a nice Island vibe to the Catalina experience. If you have the chance while in Avalon, get over to this spot.

Thank Joe Y
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Went here based on recommendation from divemaster to get our "wiki wacked" and on the fact the had wings. Was not disappointed in neither regards! Great drinks, good food, and friendly atmosphere. Make sure you visit this place before you leave Avalon. Food: 3.5/5 Service: 4/5 Atmosphere: 4/5

Thank namsiu
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Total fun. Sure, you make a spectacle of yourself, but that's a bit the point here. Best is that you get to keep the hat with the drink :)

Thank Flanders A
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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305 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My husband & I stopped by Luau Larry's over lunchtime during our Catalina Island mini vacation in August 2016. Before our trip to Catalina, we read how Luau Larry's is like an institution on the island, so we had to stop. Not a fancy place, but it's a pretty decent beachfront bar. They're known for their Wicki Wacker mixed drink... More 

Thank Taryn O
Newport Beach, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

You have to stop in at Luau Larry's for the amazing drinks, to get your WIKI WACKED, and to hear Gil sing all the hits! Do not pass go, do not collect $200 as we used to say, but you HAVE to go to Luau Larry's at least for a few minutes while in Avalon. I always stumble over to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 310-510-1919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?