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“Perfect post dive libations spot”
Review of Luau Larry's

Luau Larry's
Ranked #7 of 50 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast
Reviewed July 1, 2014

The atmosphere here lends itself to seem like locals might belly up regularly. Maybe they do...
The staff were very nice and generous with the pour.

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

I recently visited Catalina and stayed for 4 days. Luau Larry's is the ONLY restaurant that I visited every day while I was there. The food was average with some of the meals being slightly above average, but the cocktails were my main motivation for going there so many times. The back side of there menu lists a wide variety of tropical themed cocktails. Each one is $9 which is pretty reasonable for a mixed drink (especially in Catalina). I managed to try about 8 or 9 of them over the 4 days that I was there and loved every one of them. Their special drink is called the "Wiki Wacker". Upon ordering it, you can either get a luau style hat OR a sticker that says "I got Wiki Wacked at Luau Larry's". If you aren't feeling tropical cocktails, the bartenders can whip up anything to your heart's content! Step in and check it out! The place has a great Tiki feel and really brings in the tropical feel to your getaway.

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

If your idea of a good weekend is drinks, music, and socializing. This a the first bar to hit when you get off the boat!
Bartender, Jose, is personable, and keeps the drinks coming. If you want a seat at the bar, arrive by 6:30, by 9pm it is packed. There are severs house drinks, the fun ones come with hats!

The wings were delicious, we like them served dry, sauce on side, makes for crispy wings!
Oh, lets not forget the shots, HEAVY pours, definitely your $$ worth

The music is Classic Rock, there is live music Friday & Saturday. This weekend he played everything from Van Halen Eruption to B52s Rock Lobter

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Thank Jzolman
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were in Avalon for four days and either had just drinks or drinks and a meal three of the four days. Service and food were awesome first visit. Try the bison burger - really good! The other visits, the drinks and food were still pretty good, but the service not so much. The make a great Mai Tai and they are famous for the Mexican Lollipop, for good reason! I highly recommend sitting in the windowsill at the end of the bar on a hot day with a nice drink.

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Thank Arland V
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

What's better than a great beach bar looking at the ocean? Luau Larry's is a hoot. Tiki atmosphere, and just a flat-out FUN place! We loved the Mai Tais and the "Hat Drink" if for no other reason than to get the straw hat that half the people in the place had on in a variety of "styles". Excellent buffalo chicken wings and coconut shrimp to go with the cocktails. Very friendly accommodating service. So the "5" is for the overall great fun of the place....it's not a Michelin Three Star of course, but you knew that already. If you go the "26 Miles Across The Sea", you don't want to miss this place! I did hear the reference to this being the "noisy bar" of Crosby Stills & Nash "Southern Cross" fame. So if you're into the whole Beach Music scene, another reason to enjoy a libation (or two) at Luau Larry's. Great logo shirts also! Be there, Aloha.

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Thank Conseiller99
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