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Descanso Beach Club

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American, Bar
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1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7410
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

beautiful view of the water. Fast service and good well cooked fast casual food. The wait staff are friendly and good at what they do. fast service and good fst

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Thank 646galen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish tacos were dry but flavorful. Beautiful view. Serve staff was very nice and responsive. Just an ok lunch.

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West Coast
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ants in the changing area. THANKFUL for the shower to rinse off grandsons after they were carried into the rocky water and dirt sand to wash off the boat gas and dirt

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy our time at Descanso. While the price is a bit steep, the service works hard to make up for it. We especially enjoyed having Hannah wait on us while we were using the lounge chairs and umbrellas. She regularly asked how she could help us, promptly got our orders to us and did all that she could... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Salads were not so great, the chicken in the salad tasted like frozen chicken that had been microwaved, but the ice tea and avocado hummus were fantastic

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Essex, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

On the advice of a friend we spent the day on Catalina and walked over to the Descanso Beach Club for lunch. It was very relaxing and the food was delicious. The waitstaff was friendly and efficient; they didn't mind when we lingered over our cocktails and again after eating. The views were wonderful.

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Thank booradleysx
Pasadena, California
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337 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Food and drinks are passable but not memorable, but there certainly are plenty of wait staff to keep the party crowds here happy. Lots of options in the location: tables with shade umbrellas, tiki-style bar, more upscale padded patio furniture, etc. See and be seen.

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Thank Ray Q
Aliso Viejo, California
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233 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great place to hang out and rent a cabana and swim, snuba, zipline, get a massage, or have food and drinks ordered out to your hideout.

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Thank CaribbeanFan79
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Make sure you pass the casino so you don't miss the fun. They have kayaking, they have delicious drinks on the beach and cute ice cream shop made with liquor and a little further they have zip lining. The view, the layout and service at Descanso beach club was everything.

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Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a light lunch and cocktails on a beautiful day. It's all about the atmosphere, like you are on the French Riviera! Food and service were good and there's a fun drink menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7410
Description
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue Pacific Ocean, Descanso Beach Club features Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy appetizers, entrées and signature cocktails, like our famous Buffalo Milk. For the ultimate beach club experience, you can have your food and drinks delivered to your own private cabana or chaise lounge. Descanso Beach Club also serves as the Base Camp for the Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Falconry Experience, Sea Trek, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, Snuba and massages are also available. Seasonally, Descanso Beach Club's party scene is well known among locals and visitors alike, DJ tunes and live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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