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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

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118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Andalusia, Alabama
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in just to see what it was like and it was neat inside. Service was good. We got a deli sandwich which we shared it was so big. They had pie by the slice on a moving glass turntable which was cool. We sat and ate and talked for hour or so. Atmosphere was inviting and was like happy... More 

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Thank Misty B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are early risers, and arrived at this restaurant before it opened. Double check the hours of operation, as we arrived earlier than a time we had read on line. The food was plentiful and tasty. The service was friendly and courteous. We would go again if we return to Avalon.

Thank amymR6133XS
Garden Grove, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was the only culinary bright spot of our trip. The food was hot and of decent quality. I had the Hawaiian French Toast which came with coconut syrup. Having never heard of such a thing, I just had to try it. It was truly indulgent. I felt like it had taken hold of me in some kind of... More 

Thank tiffanyastokes
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come hungry and during off peak hours. The food is plenty and the waitstaff is very attentive.This place is popular - with good reason!

Thank LouiseASL
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for breakfast and the staff was friendly from the hostess to the server. The food was pretty good - we had the pigs in a blanket, eggs benedict, and corn beef hashed. We all enjoyed our meals.

Thank Candice C
Kansas City, Missouri
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247 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The burger was excellent and the pie yummy!!! My husband loved the fish and chips. Loved the historical diner and all of the pictures on the walls. The old rotary pay phone and calendars from the 1950's in the restroom added to the ambiance. Service was great and attentive.

Thank littlepepita
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Got pretty much the typical diner foods. I had their country fried chicken and eggs. I laugh at the size of that piece of chicken probably, it's like less than a size of your palm (<3oz). Wish it was bit more like maybe 6+ oz? I looked at the other people's food and their plates were packed....just seems I was... More 

Thank Nathan C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Lox and bagels were great. Generous portions, good service and coffee. The restaurant is bright, cheerful, and clean. Large and varied menu with so many delicious choices.

Thank earlya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious, service was great. Did not wait long to be seated and food was brought out quick

Thank juanita78
Santa Clarita, California
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218 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This place is ALWAYS busy. There is always a line and you have to wait out side most of the time. We went for breakfast one morning as our lodging was not serving breakfast on Thanksgiving day. We got there fairly early as we knew about the lines. Inspire of the restaurant being packed and a line, we got seated... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?