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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

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American, Cafe, Diner
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118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delightful breakfast. Great Kona coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, waffles with peaches. Seated promptly. Reasonably priced.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurants on Catalina are pricy, but this was reasonable for a large family. It's small and busy, expect a little wait

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Jack's for breakfast and noticed the workers spraying raid all over the booths for ants. They even tried to seat us in the same booths but we said no way and seated ourselves on the other side of the room. The bacon and eggs were good as was the Kona coffee.

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Oregon
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a short wait but got into Jack's for breakfast. Very good service and great food. Fun atmosphere and lots to look at. We had a table with a view of the street which had lots of fun tricked out golf carts.

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rivetside
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here several times and always enjoyed. It's a busy crowded place but that's cause it's good. We go for breakfast at least twice during our 3 day stays. Love the coconut syrup and Mona coffee.

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Moorpark, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Avalon regularly and always try to hit Jack's Country Kitchen for breakfast. They open at 6:30 am and there is usually half a dozen people waiting to get in. The breakfast is good, served hot and fast, and the coffee is poured regularly. I have only had breakfast there so I cannot comment on the quality of their... More 

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Thank Tom F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the wait. Great selections and surprisingly good Kona coffee plus refills. Service was also good. I had the fresh toast, others tried pancakes, crepes and everyone was happy with their selection. Picture is worth a thousand words.

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Thank ACJai
disney70
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Very fun and great food. My friend had the Elvis waffles and loved them. I had the breakfast sandwich and also loved it. They have amazing coffee too! I can't wait to eat there again.

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Thank disney70
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good and service was excellent! Good food for fair prices in a courteous and timely manner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our five day trip, we visited Jack's three times; two for breakfast and once for lunch. The food is simply amazing, and the diner-like atmosphere added the right touch. The staff was very friendly and attentive. This place is definitely worth checking out!! Check out the Elvis Waffle... Awesome!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

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