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“Late lunch on our last day on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Avalon Grille

Avalon Grille
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Ranked #6 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Catalina Avenue
Description: Avalon's waterfront dining, located at the foot of the Green Pleasure Pier, is open seven days a week for lunch (Fri-Sun) and dinner with a lively, central bar and open air dining. The Avalon Grille features American regional dishes with a seasonal approach, paired with a world class selection of wines, micro-brew beers and cocktails in a casual and fun "al fresco" atmosphere overlooking Avalon Bay. The Avalon Grille boasts a fabulous menu including Miso Cured Bass, Lavender Roast Chicken and our famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Late lunch on our last day on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

our wait time was 10 min. The prices are above average. The menu choices were not too large. We sat on the patio, and watched all the guests from Princess Cruises roam the street. Our server was great. He kept our drinks filled and checked on us always. The food was great. we hope to dine here again on our visit back to Catalina.

Visited March 2014
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Thank zwicked
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for dining with us on your recent visit to Catalina Island. My team and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope that you come back and see us again on your next trip to Avalon.

Sincerely,

Markus Mrakovcich
General Manager
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Wonderful staff and superior food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Our server was fun, professional, and knowledgeable! We had a few of the specialty drinks, lobster macaroni, and salmon along with a burger since one in our party doesn't eat fish and everything was delicious. The atmosphere was beautiful and clean as well.

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Thank Case90
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

We loved having you at the Avalon Grille on your recent trip to Catalina Island. Thank you for writing about your experience on TripAdvisor as well. My team will be very happy to hear that you found them to be knowledgable and helpful! I will be sure to pass this along to them.

Please come back and see us when are back on the island!

Sincerely,

Markus Mrakovcich
General Manager
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SoCal
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pretty setting, but uneven and spendy food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the Santa Catalina Island Company's flagship restaurant and they didn't scrimp in putting it together. Great central location, not waterfront but close enough. The problem is that they're just not very consistent. Some meals are great, others blah. All are pricey and there always seems to be a problem at the front desk. A good choice, but not my first.

  • Visited March 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unbelievably bad”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

I ordered the "catch of the day" and got frozen Mahi Mahi. The bread was so stale my wife and I could literally not break it. So very very bad.
Go to Steve's Steakhouse next door. We went the next day and we were quite happy

  • Visited March 2014
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting about your recent experience at the Avalon Grille. We very much appreciate your feedback and would love to hear more about your experience. Please email us at social@scico.com .

Sincerely,

Markus Mrakovcich
General Manager
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Simi Valley, California
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Avalon Grille Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great meal with excellent service. The New England Clam Chowder is now the best on the Island in our opinion. My wife's steak was just outstanding cooked perfectly & tender enough to cut with her fork. My shortribs were also delicious. We were not there on a super busy evening service was prompt & excellent.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Dick H
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate you posting about your experience at the Avalon Grille on TripAdvisor. Thank you for dining with us on your recent trip to Catalina Island. I am happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the Clam Chowder-it is a favorite here. We hope to see you again soon at the Avalon Grille!

Sincerely,

Markus Mrakovcich
General Manager
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