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Bluewater Avalon

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
Oysters on the Half Shell*
Mix and match a ½ dozen. Ask for today's selection!
USD 17.5
Mussels with Spanish Chorizo
Catalina Sea Ranch mussels, grape tomatoes, garlic, white wine, grilled bread
USD 16
Steamer Pot of Clams
Steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
USD 19.5
Combo Bucket of Mussels & Clams
Steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
USD 18.5
Jumbo Prawn Cocktail
Housemade cocktail sauce
USD 16
Seared Scallops with Roasted Jalapeño Aioli*
Tomato oil, chopped cilantro and bacon
USD 16.5
Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip
Topped with grated Romano cheese served with corn tortilla chips
USD 14
Calamari Fritti
Sweet chili sauce and cajun remoulade
USD 15
Thai Chili Chicken Wings or Buffalo Hot Wings
USD 12
GREENS
Mediterranean Ahi Salad*
Seared ahi tuna, romaine, cucumber, Kalamata olives, marinated onions, tomato, feta and house vinaigrette
USD 19.5
Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts, anchovies, fresh grated parmesan with housemade lemon caesar dressing
USD 9.5
With Ahi*, Shrimp, Salmon or Chicken USD 19.5
Wedge Salad with Bacon
Blue cheese dressing, grape tomatoes, and red onion
USD 10.5
Add Bay Shrimp USD 8
TODAY'S FISH
Our fish is cut on premise daily to meet our quality standards. Choose Two Sides: Seasonal Vegetables, Coleslaw, Sautéed Spinach, Dill Rice, Housemade Potato Chips, Scalloped Potatoes, French Fries
Mahi Mahi, Pacific
USD 27.5
Salmon, Scottish
USD 27
Ahi Tuna, Pacific*
USD 28.5
Swordfish, Local
USD 29
FAVORITES
Prawn Linguine
Grape tomatoes, basil, garlic and spicy tomato broth
USD 22
San Francisco Cioppino
A zesty marinara sauce, clams, mussels, crabmeat, shrimp, scallops and fish
USD 29
Fish Tacos
Your choice of blackened mahi or shrimp, or crispy fried cod. Corn or flour tortillas, avocado, shredded cabbage, tomato, tomatillo salsa and cotija cheese
USD 18
Grilled Mahi Mahi Sandwich
Brioche bun, roasted tomato, jalapeño aioli and housemade potatochips
USD 18
Angus Cheeseburger
Your choice of beef or veggie burger. Traditional works, choice of cheese, and housemade potato chips or french fries
USD 16
Add Bacon USD 1
Angus New York Steak
Blue cheese butter, wilted spinach and scalloped potatoes
USD 35
Chicken Under a Brick
Herb-crusted with parsley, rosemary, lemon-thyme and garlic, served with scalloped potatoes, grilled broccolini and asparagus
USD 24
FAMOUS HOUSEMADE NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
New England Clam Chowder
Awards Winning
Cup USD 8
Bowl USD 10
FISH & CHIPS
served with fresh coleslaw and choice of fries or housemade potato chips
Beer Battered Fish & Chips
USD 19.5
Panko Fried Shrimp
USD 22
Fisherman's Platter
Panko shrimp, sea scallops and beer battered fish
USD 26.5
HANDCRAFTED DESSERTS - TREAT YOURSELF
Housemade Key Lime Pie
USD 9
Crème Brûlée
USD 8.5
BOTTOM'S UP
due to catalina's limited water supply, we provide water by request only
HANDCRAFTED
All cocktails are individually made with housemade sour mix and organic agave nectar. **Available "skinny"
Captain's Mai Tai
Goslings Black Seal and Gold Rum, Cruzan Rum, pineapple juice, lime, triple sec, almond and simple syrup
USD 12.5
Served in a Souvenir Enamel Mug USD 16
Napa Gin and Tonic
DamWelle Gin, Fever Tree Tonic, rosemary simple syrup, fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice, rosemary sprig, served over ice
USD 12
Miel Ahumada (Smoked Honey)
El Silencio Mezcal, lime juice, honey syrup, served up
USD 12
Te-Killa Time
El Tequileño Reposado Tequila, Copper and Kings Barrel Rested Absinthe, fresh lime, fresh pineapple, simple syrup, served up
USD 13
Apple Pie Old Fashioned
Old Grand Dad 100 Bourbon, Liquid Alchemist Apple Syrup, Angostura Bitters, served over ice
USD 12
American Mule**
Blue Ice Vodka, Amaro Averna, ginger beer and fresh lime
USD 12.5
Pilikia Margarita**
Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila, De Kuyper Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, orange bitters
USD 12.5
Cucumber Mojito**
Myer's Platinum Rum, fresh cucumber and mint, fresh lime juice and soda water
USD 12
Serrano Margarita**
Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila, De Kuyper Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, splash of fresh orange, organic agave nectar and hand-crushed fresh serrano chili
USD 12
Fisherman's Mary
Blue Ice Vodka, housemade Bloody Mary mix, served with bamboo skewered shrimp, pimento stuffed olive, lime and pickled green bean
USD 13
BREWSKIS
About
Come in and get hooked on the best in fresh, sustainable seafood. Enjoy a waterfront patio, full bar, happy hour, stunning views and a pet friendly space. Bluewater Avalon is a must-visit favorite located right on Avalon Bay, over the water in the historic waterfront terminal building. Enjoy the stunning view and all that Catalina Island has to offer. We specialize in seafood but also feature salads, pastas, chicken and steak with a kids and vegetarian menu!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping to have an amazing lunch here and sadly, we were a bit disappointed. The restaurant advertises itself as being vegetarian and vegan friendly. However, for those who need to avoid shellfish, it was nearly impossible to find something to eat as everything...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Danielle N
Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We apologize for your experience Danielle. Our menu does offer vegetarian/vegan options but we are mainly a seafood restaurant. We will take your feedback into consideration. Thank you.

Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

We passed this place while walking along the Avalon waterfront & were attracted by the outdoor patio on the seafront so decided to try it for lunch. Lovely cocktails & fish tacos, friendly servers, efficient and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank 923lesleyt
Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for this awesome review! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

We ate here on new year’s Eve. The food was ok, average at best, nothing outstanding. However there is nice seating on an outdoor patio for lunch. That is a plus.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank 965pamb
Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your response. We pride on providing fresh pristine quality seafood, which is sustainable and prepared classically with a modern twist. Please visit us again for a better experience.

Reviewed December 30, 2019

I suspect that they are, like many restaurants, short staffed, becasue we we seated quickly but server kept beaming by us saying 'I'll be right there' quite a few times. Sopmeone else finally took our appertizer order and gave us bread. Main server finally arrived...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank NH_Joe
Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We truly apologize for your experience. We pride ourselves in making your dining experience smooth and satisfying. Thank you for your feedback as we will use it to improve.

Reviewed December 29, 2019

This restaurant was recommended by ferry staff and it did not disappoint. The servers are friendly and the food is good. I recommend that you check them out during your stay.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank luvlelin39
Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are pleased you had a wonderful experience on your post Christmas Getaway! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 28, 2019

The device was slow and terrible from the beginning, and the food was mediocre, especially for the price.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank dougb76
Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Doug, we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience. We would love for you to come back and give us another try.

Reviewed December 6, 2019

I ordered a grilled mahi mahi sandwich for lunch. The bread that was served before my order arrived was warm and fresh. The sandwich was tasty but a bit messy in presentation with arugula piled on. Had to eat the sandwich in sections with a...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your response. Much appreciated.

Reviewed November 25, 2019 via mobile

We were on the island for the day since it was a destination on our 4 day cruise. We chose to eat at the Bluewater Avalon for lunch because of its amazing location. Our server was attentive but our drinks were super slow because they...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you for your business and appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed November 20, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful stop after hiking around Avalon and surrounding hills. Food and service were good. Fish was well seasoned and cooked well. No one rushed us and we enjoyed a late afternoon by the water.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank whistler4me
Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for stopping by after your hike! Stop by again anytime!

Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

Our party of 4 enjoyed our lunch with a view. There was a beautiful artichoke appetizer suggested by the waiter. Food was beautifully presented. I would just suggest not sitting by one of the heaters when the sun is out, much too warm.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank disneydutchess
Bluewater_Management, Marketing at Bluewater Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sounds like a perfect afternoon. Thank you for letting us serve you.

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March 29, 2017|
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Response from TruthandWineSeeker | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I don't recall of a specific "special" with pricing if that's what your specific question is. Unfortunately I'm a pescatarian so the best burger is only something I dream about! You won't be disappointed with this... More
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February 26, 2017|
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Response from islandruth | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest contacting the restaurant directly. They will be happy to let you know their policy of gift certificates.
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Yes, seating until 7
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