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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Slow service, but good food ! Would definitely go back! It was my first time and this was recommended. For sure worth trying. It was very busy so prepare for long time to be served possibly .

Thank Andrea N
Painesville, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at breakfast and lunch were EXCELLENT. Breakfast was home cooking at its best. Lunch was tasty and fresh. Super friendly staff. I have recommended this restaurant several times since my visit.

Thank Sherry J
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here twice; once for lunch, once for breakfast. The decor in the restaurant is very charming. The tables resemble picnic tables, there is a revolving pie display, diner bar, old timey photographs, and a huge red neon "Kona Coffee" sign inside the restaurant. Everything I ordered was very good and nothing to complain about. The chicken fried steak was... More 

Thank Rommel D
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at this restaurant was mediocre at best, we were sitting there eating and finishing up our breakfast, when the waitress comes over to us and said I have a mile line of people outside and starts cleaning up our table and asks to leave since we are almost finished. How RUDE!!! Terrible experience. I can't believe this. I... More 

Thank Larry P
Garden Grove, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good breakfast fare. We had eggs hash browns and pancakes. The pancakes were large and stayed hot for the whole meal. Was impressed. Eggs were done perfectly. Very busy. Plan ahead.

Thank KATHY1002
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, super waiter!! Everything here is good. We eat here every time we come. Avoid the times the boat docks...it gets very crowded then. A favorite in town.

1 Thank c k
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stooped at Jacks for lunch. Liked the decor. Very extensive menu. Lots of choices between breakfast, sandwiches, salads, burgers, etc. Settled on a salad with shrimp and crab. Good portion.

1 Thank YellowCrocs
Vista, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 3. Ordered bacon and egg platter (includes hash browns and 1 slice of toast), chicken and waffles and Hawaiian French Bread with 3 beverages (coffee, pineapple juice and soda). Hash browns were fresh and bacon was thick and crispy. Scrambled eggs were flat, not fluffy but tasted good. Chicken was crispy and spicy. Waffle was fresh, flaky and... More 

Thank vmez1
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few restaurants from old Catalina. I much prefer it to newer, louder, more expensive places that seem to be replacing old favorites.

1 Thank RLH_7
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group had an apple fritter, a crepe, chicken fried chicken, Hawaiian French toast and a Lox platter. All was good. Mimosas are served too. The decor is fun. The bathrooms by the kitchen have racy 1950's photos. It was fun to look at all the retro stuff in there.

Thank amranja

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?