We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Descanso Beach Club Dining

Claimed

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

Menu

FOR THE TABLE
8
Add: Guacamole 2
Chips and Salsa
Corn Tortilla Chips and Roasted Tomato Salsa
14
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Diced Tomatoes, Avocado, Onion, Cilantro, Tortilla Chips
13
Hummus Trio Plate
Roasted Red Pepper, Roasted Garlic and Roasted Eggplant Hummus, with Toasted Pita and Garden Fresh Vegetable Crudité
13
Thai Sweet Chili or Traditional Style Buffalo Wings
Half Dozen Chicken Wings of your choice, served with Celery and Ranch Dressing
9
50/50
Bowl of Sweet potato and Sea salt fries
SIGNATURE BURGERS & SANDWICHES
Choice of Fries, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries or Coleslaw
13
Bun / Bacon / Avocado / Cheese (Each) 2
Veggie Patty: Add 4
DBC Burger
Angus Beef, Lettuce, Tomato, Artisan Pickle and Thousand Island Dressing on a Amish
14
Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Marinated Breast, Grilled Pineapple, Lettuce, Tomato, Artisan Pickle and Sesame Aioli on a Hawaiian Sweet Roll
18
Togarashi-Seared Ahi Sandwich
Seared Tuna Loin, Creamy Sesame Coleslaw and Wasabi Aioli on a Sesame Seed Bun
CHILLED ACCOMPANIMENTS
12
Add: Chicken 5
Add: Steak 7
Add: Shrimp 8
South of the Border Chop
Crisp Romaine, Sweet Corn, Cotija Cheese, Tortilla Strips, Black Beans, Heirloom Tomato, Red Onion, Cilantro and Lime Vinaigrette
16
Cobb Salad
Grilled Chicken, Applewood Bacon, Spinach, Tomatoes, California Avocado, Blue Cheese, Hard-boiled Egg and Dijon Dressing
18
Chef Kapo's Poke Bowl
Fresh Ahi Tossed in Traditional Hawaiian Marinade, with Seaweed Salad, Maui Onion, Green Onion, Furikake and Crispy Wonton
11
Spiced Seasonal Fruit Salad
Pineapple, Watermelon, Cantaloupe and Strawberries Tossed with Tajin and Mint
ISLAND SPECIALTIES
13
Street Taco Trio
Three Carne Asada Tacos, Prepared Street Style with Onion, Radish and Cilantro
17
Shrimp Tacos (2)
Shrimp, Cotija Cheese, Mango Pico de Gallo, Pickled Red Onion, Cilantro Crema, Corn Tortillas, Tortilla Chips and Salsa Verde
16
Tricia's Nachos
Carnitas, Melted Queso, Cotija Cheese, Black Beans, Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos, Sour Cream, Avocado Purée and Corn Tortilla Chips
FLASHBACK FAVORITES
11
Wrigley Dog
The same one served at Wrigley Field in Chicago. All-beef Dog, Addison Relish, Diced Tomato, Onion, Pickle, Sport Pepper, Mustard and Celery Salt on a Poppy Seed Bun
Prime Rib Sandwich
First served at Hotel St. Catherine on August 4, 1930. Sliced Beef, Swiss, Caramelized Onions and Creamy Horseradish on a Toasted French Roll, with a Side of Potato Salad
About
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, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and snorkeling are also available. Seasonally, Descanso Beach Club's party scene is well known among locals and visitors alike, DJ tunes and live music
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
Reviews (543)
Filter reviews
538 results
Traveler rating
293
152
59
21
13
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
293
152
59
21
13
Show reviews that mention
All reviews nachos lounge chairs zip lining an umbrella catalina island great drinks off season great view cabana rented sand towels destroyer rental water sara loungers
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 538 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walked along the bay and coast from Avalon to Descanso Beach Club. It's an easy and beautiful walk, but you could rent a golf cart, but not necessary. Outside dining is both shaded and unshaded, which is great since temps fluctuate. Drinks and food were...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Lisa W
VisitCatalina, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review Lisa! We appreciate you takin gthe time to write a review, and hope you'll come hang out with us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter and four friends to Catalina for her 16th birthday getaway. One afternoon ate a late lunch at Descanso Beach after ziplining. Service was super slow but friendly. The food was good but the drink prices are high (Coke $4 and virgin...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank anitan434
VisitCatalina, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hope you all enjoyed a happy birthday celebration! If you would like to submit feedback about pricing, please email us at social@scico.com with your concerns. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed April 7, 2019

Great beach to spend your day. Rent a shade space and have lunch deliveried to you. There is a beach bar, water sport toys for rental.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank OnAir474199
VisitCatalina, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Thanks for the review and come again!

Reviewed March 19, 2019

We were here on.a temperate but windy day in March. Only seating outside and a bit chilly in the shade. Not enough servers, so service slow but friendly. Service so slow we stood up to bring our check to the bar to pay. Food was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 11douglast
VisitCatalina, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Hello, Thanks for your feedback! We'd like to hear more about your experience. Please email us at social@scico.com to tell us more about your time.

Reviewed March 19, 2019

This is a nice place to get a table by the water and enjoy the view. I think they focus more on the bar than the food. The menu is pretty simple, and the food is unremarkable, but fine. We had tortilla soup, a cobb...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank cookpias
VisitCatalina, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Hi there cookpias, Thanks for your feedback, we would love to hear more about your time with us, your input is welcome! please email us at social@scico.com

Reviewed February 15, 2019

I always like to have a beer and bite at this location. It is a walk from town, but the snorkeling is good down by that area.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank N5475TCwilliamm
VisitCatalina, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Glad to hear to you took advantage of the natural amenities as well! Thank you for coming to Descanso Beach Club!

Reviewed January 15, 2019

We spent an afternoon enjoying the oceanside seats and sipping the most excellent margaritas! Service was friendly, did not try the food but the atmosphere was very relaxing in december without the summer crowds.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rancholobo
VisitCatalina, Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks for dining with us! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed November 26, 2018

so relaxing to sit for a couple of hours and have a few cocktails with the Casino visible to the right and the beautiful bay and Pacific in front of us. Such a mellow bar playing reggae. Bloody Mary was spicy and strong with great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ryan N
CatalinaICO, Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Ryan! Loooking forward to having you come and relax again with us soon!

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We rented two beach lounges and an umbrella for the day. The chaises are very comfortable. The rental included waters and a welcome smoothie. The drink and food service was fantastic! We also ate at the porch area. The food and service was very good....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank loveabeachvaca
CatalinaICO, Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and we are looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed September 29, 2018

Our family spent 2 days being spoiled here and loved it all! we ordered all sorts of dishes and every one was wonderful . Our cabana boy Julian was fabulous as well

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LauraLaRue
CatalinaICO, Manager at Descanso Beach Club Dining, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Laura! We look forward to your next visit!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Aurora Hotel
471 reviews
.39 miles away
Portofino Hotel
615 reviews
.41 miles away
Catalina Boat House
151 reviews
.41 miles away
Hotel Catalina
213 reviews
.42 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 57 nearby restaurants
Steve's Steakhouse
1,301 reviews
.53 miles away
Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co
275 reviews
.45 miles away
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
1,322 reviews
.46 miles away
Lloyd's of Avalon Confectionary
237 reviews
.49 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 105 nearby attractions
Catalina Island Casino
828 reviews
.21 miles away
Avalon Theater
281 reviews
.21 miles away
Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
288 reviews
.17 miles away
Catalina Island Museum
225 reviews
.50 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
birdiem2016
February 27, 2018|
Answer
Response from birdiem2016 |
Is there DJs that play on the weekends in March ?!
0
Votes
Jacqueline V
January 2, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
Contact them, not me.
0
Votes
tlbristow1
June 25, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from FBonesJones | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can make a reservation. I made it through the hotel where we were staying. You may want to make one well in advance of your stay if going over the summer.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing