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El Galleon

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1188
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Benicia, California
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2015

Horrible. Turkey was hard and totally dry. The rest of it was just bland. Had to pull the turkey out of the Dagwood (I think) special sandwich. Service was bad. No apology till we left and it was "sorry" and that was that. We had gone in for the Scalone - a mix of Scallops and Abalone. Of course they... More 

Thank Cathy H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 28, 2015

Kind of a dive bar but we went for drinks and karaoke at night and it was a blast! They had a lot of songs to choose from and the drinks were good. Only downside- if you ask for a water, you get a bottle and it's $4! Only complaint.

Thank Melissa S
Venice, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 14, 2015

The food is ok here but definitely come for karaoke. We went on the weekend of the outrigger race so it was packed! It was great fun tho.

Thank MaggieMay925
Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had dinner at this restaurant with a recommendation to try a specific beer. The beer was great, but the menu was too big, and the seafood previously frozen. I'm not sure what the rest of the food is like, but I would skip the seafood options.

1 Thank Shmoopy_12
Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place was pretty cool. Lots of stuff to look at and good German beer. The fish in the fish and chips was only okay (kind of thin), but the scallop chowder was good, and there was a huge menu, so I may have just ordered poorly. I'd go again.

Thank Anne E
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food was good and the service was friendly. Interesting decor and lots of decorations for Xmas and New Years.

Thank Clarissa B
1 review
Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

As a large group visiting we ended up here after dinner for drinks and fun. To our dismay they closed at 10 pm signage said midnight. Party was just getting started and they close. Perhaps if you didn't charge so much for water and drinks (watered down) you might have more business.

Thank Sue W
Fresno, California
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We were in Catalina for Christmas. About half of the restaurants were closed so we kind of fell into the place. This place is good for families with different cravings. It offered everything from sandwiches, salads, Mexican, seafood and pasta. The food was good and service fine. My party consists of my wife and me (mid 40's) so we probably... More 

Thank Terry M
Imperial Beach, California
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2015

Kitschy restaurant with a pirate theme. Came here for dinner and had rosemary chicken with rice. It wasn't bad but not the greatest meal I've ever had. Maybe I should try something else. The place is quite loud and the service was decent.

Thank Chrissy D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2014

The service was horrible. Very rude servers. The Food was sub-par fried awful tasting and very overpriced. I would never eat there again.

Thank WelovetotravelCL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1188

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