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DC-3 Gifts & Grill

1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2196
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“cookies” (17 reviews)
“tacos” (2 reviews)
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1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The runway is a little rough but it’s a fun landing! The shuttle to town is $32/person, but I recommend it if you have time. If not, DC-3 is a perfectly wonderful spot to enjoy your ‘hundred dollar hamburger.’ They offer a range of options...More

Thank TarheelMD
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Take the shuttle or a taxi the 10 mile drive to the airport from downtown Avalon. It is a very windy road and my sister was mad and scared but it was worth the drive to eat the big cookies and have lunch at dc3....More

Thank kathyh303
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Filling (if ordinary) food is not the reason to come up here. It's a 35 minute drive from downtown Avalon or a half-day walk. Either way, the setting is really stunning and you can watch the small planes come and go off of the somewhat...More

Thank Poochkin
Reviewed March 20, 2018

This is a great spot to go if you want to get away from the city of Avalon. Make sure to try a cookie. They are the best! Great spot if you want to get away from the city of Avalon and explore the inner...More

Thank woahwoahsam
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

This is not how much you'll really pay, but celebrity pilots and other private pilots have been known to fly over to the island just to grab a burger, cookie or even just a cup of coffee at this historic location. If you don't fly...More

Thank LifesaSnap
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Take one of the tours that stop @ the airport great history & good food. I've eaten here many times & everything was good.

Thank YardSaleLdy
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast, delicious buffalo scramble, recommended, its worth the trip up for the scenery and for the food, really enjoyable outing

Thank Rocky W
Reviewed December 10, 2016

I ordered a Buffalo Burger -traditional style. It was hot, very tasty and a really good size. There are many food and drink choices. You can sit and eat inside (fireplace) or outside on the patio.

Thank Reginald S
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

The food here is always good and I always get a homemade cookie- large in size and tasty! The staff is always kind and helpful.

Thank OneOrchidLover
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Fly in, shuttle in, hike in. The buffalo burgers and cookies are famous and rightly so. Yummy. There is a severe drought, so no refills and bring or buy water.

Thank Marie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2196
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The DC-3 is a restaurant and gift shop located 1600 feet above sea level atop the magical island of Santa Catalina, 10 miles outside of Avalon. Stop in for a buffalo burger and killer cookie or just to enjoy the view from our patio. We are also a great resource for hikers.

Fly, Ride, Bike or Hike - we look forward to welcoming you!

For information on getting to the Airport-in-the-Sky, please call us. (310)510-2196.
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