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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (67 reviews)
“french toast” (36 reviews)
“coconut soup” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Extensive menu for breakfast and lunch open until 3:00pm. Good for families with plenty of seating. Sit down bar available.

Thank Mary Jo C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate breakfast here, it was average American breakfast food. Service was good and friendly. Building needs some updating.

Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think it’s owned by the same people who own Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant. Terrible food and the service was awful. Sorry.

Thank LorrieLarryM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good version of your typical American diner: huge breakfast menu, good value, decent portions, tasty, quality food carefully prepared, but not gourmet. Bottomless coffee like any good diner should provide.

Thank familyvacationerr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch before we went zip lining. I had a turkey sandwich and my friend had the crab cake eggs Benedict. She LOVED it!

Thank Shana W
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We had a lunch here, decent food, plenty of it. Interesting local photos decorating walls. Nice wait staff. Typical diner food with Mexican touch.

Thank frugalshopper
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We chose this place for a casual lunch before leaving the island. We got seated right away, but the table was sticky. As other reviewers noted, they refuse to serve tap water upon request, offering only bottled water. Our server was pleasant but not particularly...More

Thank Anita8IceCream
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Had a breakfast here and the food was okay -- eggs, hash browns, French toast. They serve standard coffee shop fare at a hefty price. The wait staff seemed very friendly, though. We did not like that Jack's would not serve water without charging us...More

Thank trishthedish100
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Surly waitress but the breakfast was fine with large helpings. The coffee cups are awful really thick and just not good. Ok place funky diner decor

Thank Lorna P
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We came here as a big group and was able to get all of us at one table. Everyone had something different and some said the crepes were fantastic. The pancakes were fluffy, beans and tortillas were good too. My hamburger patty I had was...More

Thank timteresa0
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Alexx M
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Yes Jack owns a few properties
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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