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Avalon Grille

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423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Catalina Avenue)
+1 310-510-7494
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a reservation for a special dinner on the 3rd of December and arrived early so our table wasn't ready. The hostess said she thought two of the tables near the front windows would be finishing shortly and agreed she would call us when they had. We went outside and waited for over half an hour with no call.... More 

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Thank johnstruswell
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, your feedback is very important to us. I am sorry that you felt our hostess was rude, I sincerely apologize for the confusion. We would never like our guests to feel this way. I hope you will give us another try next time you are in Avalon. Sincerely, Donato General... More 

Laguna Beach, CA
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Avalon many times and I generally really like this restaurant. However, Thanksgiving dinner was a little disappointing this time. Overall, the food was good. My husband ordered off the regular menu and I had the Thanksgiving meal. However, our meals were warm to cool when they brought it out and some things were just disappointing like... More 

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Thank Hotel-Designer
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Hotel-Designer, Thank you for being a loyal customer of the Avalon Grille. We appreciate your feedback and I am sorry to hear that Thanksgiving dinner did not meet your expectations. I will bring this matter up to the Chef. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked inside to get a table all,the staff was friendly, courteous, and attentive. The food was excellent, with multiple layers of flavor a and unique combinations made for a very enjoyable meal. It is pricy $$$, but well worth the splurge for a great atmosphere and excellent meal.

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Thank James B
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We value your feedback and appreciate you sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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434 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 3 evenings this was the only dinner we felt was good. In fact it was VERY good. Our hotel texted me a special of a free movie pass at the Casino with each dinner entree. Given the steep pricing at the Grill this was a welcome benifit. Both of our dinners were flawless and tasty. Atmosphere was splendid. Service... More 

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Thank Bill H
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Bill, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and please accept my apology that your server did not check in after your meals were served. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress was wonderful but the food was a huge disappointment. Ceaser salad had a very bland dressing. I ordered the scallops, taste but the serving for my entree were only three. My cousin ordered the salmon on grits. Crispy skin is good but this was so burnt you lost a lot of the fish. And the grits were lumpy... More 

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Thank Chefjandance
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Chefjandance, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. I'm sorry to hear that your dinner was a disappointment. I appreciate your feedback and will look further into the matter. I hope you will give another try next time you're in Avalon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every plate was present like it was painted and it tasted as good as it looked. The tomato soup is excellent, the chicken tortilla soup was good as well but had way too much tortillas and too little soup for my liking. The Grilled Octopus was an absolute masterpiece- cooked for three hours to get the texture right. We tried... More 

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Thank Yoda005
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Yoda, Thank for you choosing the Avalon Grille and taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upscale restaurant on waterfront with a limited menu, pricy for the meals. Food however was amazing. Nice place for a special evening.

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Thank Alan C
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, but found the menu to be limited. We're constantly adjusting, updating and creating new menu items. Please come back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

Orcutt, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party arrived at 8:00 sharp with reservations made two days before. Upon arrival there was no hostess to greet the two parties waiting in front of us. After about 5 minutes, a person appeared and both of the parties ( a single man and a couple) were seated at window seat tables. We were then told it would be... More 

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2 Thank barry m
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Barry, Thank you for sharing you feedback on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner, but that you were disappointed with the service that you received. I apologize for that. We strive to provide exceptional service to every guest at the Avalon Grille. I do hope you will give us another try in the future. Sincerely,... More 

Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We had been told that the Sunday Prime Rib special was delicious, so we went for it. It comes as a 10 ounce, but can increased in 2 ounce increments. The 12 ounces we shared was plenty and good. All the staff were friendly and efficient.

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Thank Gotbookscat
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Gotbookscat, Thank you for joining us for our Sunday Prime Rib dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back again son. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We came here last night and the food was so good we came back today for lunch! Great bufalo burger, fish and chips

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Thank Andrea D
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Andrea, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. The Buffalo Burger and Fish & Chips are two of my favorite menu items. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $32
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Contemporary, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
    (Catalina Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7494
Description
Avalon's waterfront dining, located at the foot of the Green Pleasure Pier, is open seven days a week for lunch (Fri-Sun) and dinner with a lively, central bar and open air dining. The Avalon Grille features American regional dishes with a seasonal approach, paired with a world class selection of wines, micro-brew beers and cocktails in a casual and fun "al fresco" atmosphere overlooking Avalon Bay. The Avalon Grille boasts a fabulous menu including Miso Cured Bass, Lavender Roast Chicken and our famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

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