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The Lobster Trap

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128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Huntington Beach, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone told us, you must eat at the Lobster Trap it's sooo good, so we did, but wish we hadn't. Yes, there was a wait-no big deal, we walked over to the park and listen to a band until we were called. We got our table and ordered our food, my husband and I got the Clam Chowder and YES... More 

Thank dwchatt33
Durango, Colorado
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Lobster Trap for lunch and ordered the lobster rolls and some lobster tacos. The lobster meat was great and fresh, roll could have been better. The coleslaw was not great, french fries were yummy. The restaurant has a large menu and many patrons were ordering a whole lobster which was nicely cut for easy eating. There were... More 

Thank Pamela H
Henderson, Nevada
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a whole lobster for my birthday - what a treat! They were very sweet about helping me cut it up a little smaller. Lots of locals! Hubby had halibut that was delicious and a huge piece cooked just perfect! Can't go wrong!

Thank jan o
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lobster trap is a casual dine, great for lunch to hang out and eat great food with friends and family. Highly recommend fitting this into your visit to Catalina.

Thank Wendy P
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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125 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here one night and really enjoyed it. It was a fun spot to stop and eat. We actually sat up top where they have part of a boat with 3 tables. The bar looked fun!

Thank Art M
Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was disappointing after having read the reviews. The food was mediocre and the service slow. A bit of a tourist trap.

Thank Ken P
San Diego, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish is every bit as good as one should expect in a harbor town! Reasonable prices and very cool nautical decor.

Thank supremeruler
Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy place, friendly atmosphere, good food. Not on the main drag but close by. I had clam chowder in a bread bowl, which was delicious.

Thank Linda C
Henderson, Nevada
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my birthday and had the Maine lobster. Delicious! Hubby had the crusted Halibut that melted in your mouth

Thank tucsonjan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Lobsters Trap. The feeling is that of a locals favorite eatery. The staff was great, the food was awesome, and the prices fair. Recommend the breakfast shot, it comes wth bacon and orange juice. Best ever!

Thank Kathy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-8585

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