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Luau Larry's

509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1919
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“wiki wacker” (31 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

They have a small room in the shape of a cave that I named the cave of love. This place is high energy, excellent and affordable food, live music, and stays open late. Melissa was my waitress that was very warn, friendly, and accommodating. Will...More

1  Thank nykkie84
Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is a small bar with a big Catalina tourist reputation. Thay have some seriously big/strong drinks called Wiki-Wackers. If you order one, they give you a wild straw hat you can wear as you stagger around town. You can always tell who has been...More

Thank res02krs
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I've been going there for years! Although it may look like a bar from the outside, it is very family friendly. Great food and service with a local vibe. A must when visiting!

Thank vinniesanchez
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Touristy, kitschy fun. Nothing elegant, but if you're looking for beer or sweet cocktails and burgers or pizza, this is it.

Thank avalon2020
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Before visiting Catalina Island I looked up "Things to Do in Catalina". Visiting Luau Larry's was on the list and I was not disappointed. It's a fun atmosphere with a friendly bartender. I ordered their famous Wicki wacka (hopefully I wrote that correctly) and not...More

Thank Nailah C
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing! They know how to prepare their fish! The tuna salad was really nice and the albacore sandwich was really good. Would go back for well prepared fish!

Thank Ornella B
Reviewed November 23, 2016

I may or may not have had too much to drink when we went there, but I did order a drink that came with a funny straw hat, and the burger I ordered was delicious.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Hungry, waited 10 minutes, didn't even take our drink order. Not that busy. One bartender only. Walked out and went to Steve's steakhouse

Thank ScubaManage
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

1.5 days in the island...3 visits to this spot. I'm a sucker for tiki bars....and this is a great one. Vowed to try all of the concoctions on the menu--didn't even get close. The front table is everything!! Gimme that Wicki Wacker!!

Thank Aryn B
Reviewed November 16, 2016

A loud sloppy bar. DON'T get one of the straw hats that come with an expensive drink, or at least don't wear it around town -- makes you look like a geeky tourist.

Thank Carol S
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1- How much is a Wiki Wacker? 2- How big is it? 3- How many people can sit at the "Cave Table"? 4- Do you take reservations?
May 30, 2016|
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Response from DebbieDM | Reviewed this property |
1. The drink was $9 when I was there and comes with a hat. 2. It is served in a tall hurricane glass so about 12 oz. 3. I think 6 at the cave table. 4. Email Lisa. Trip Advisor does not allow me to post her email address.
Hello Everyone: I will be going to Catalina (solo) for my birthday on Sept 9th and was wondering if Luau Larry's is still a fun place to celebrate? It's been a while since I had a Wicki Wacker and want to celebrate in tropical style. Free shot for anyone who gives me some honest advise. Thanks for any input.
September 5, 2015|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
It was still a rousing good time when I was there. Very noisy, very packed and very fun.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene
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: +1 310-510-1919
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