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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very surprised

In port for the day and we decided to try this place based simply on the TripAdvisor reviews and against the recommendation of a local. It's a neat place with all kinds of nostalgic decorations and music, but it didn't look like much for food...just typical American fare. Much to our surprise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
GOTYER6
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In port for the day and we decided to try this place based simply on the TripAdvisor reviews and against the recommendation of a local. It's a neat place with all kinds of nostalgic decorations and music, but it didn't look like much for food...just typical American fare. Much to our surprise, the food was pretty good. I got the... More 

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Cambria, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

With all my food allergies I was extremely happy to learn that Jacks cooks their food in olive oil. The hash browns are handmade and delicious. Everything is fresh and homemade. The service was great. The price is fair and the decor is vintage awesome. Highly recommended.

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Thank Vespagal27
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Catalina for the day on a family trip and stopped here first. What a great start to our day! The food is fantastic, the service quick a and polite. With the decorations including various movie stars you feel as though you're stepping back in time and taking part in history. I would highly recommend dining here! Kid... More 

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Thank Kris F
San Jacinto
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat breakfast here each time we go to Avalon. The food is great homemade taste . Each time we go this is the place we really enjoy. You can not go wrong here!!

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Thank jerryjfm
Greeley, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait was definitely worth it for the great breakfast that we were served. Food was great and atmosphere was very much a small town feeling. Wait staff was awesome.

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Thank Shelly T
Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptionally clean. Quality products and food! Staff always smiling and they work fast! Owners are genuine people. We met Jack and his wife who was doing dishes in back! We visited for tea and breakfast next morning! Bravo

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Thank kade1067
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of choices for breakfast in the menu and we went twice so we tried a few choices but let me tell you the pancake are delicious and the syrup is great.

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Thank Anamaria V
oahu
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything sounded good on the menu but when I saw macadamian nuts over french toast with coconut syrup, decision was made. It was so good and along with kona coffee was amazing. Service was excellent too.

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Thank grandma of 6
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the Hangover Omelette (with Chili, jalapeños and onions) and Ham/egg Benedict. Hearty portions. The staff was great...smiling, friendly and very attentive.

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Thank Michael S
Washington DC
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Original Jack's Country Kitchen served up the perfect brunch with warm, welcoming employees and delicious food delivered hot, fresh, and fast. The huevos rancheros hit the spot for me, and across the table, the food was devoured too fast to get a picture. Was that a waffle? Pancakes? The plate is clean!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?