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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (62 reviews)
“french toast” (35 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great down home cookin', friendly and attentive service, prices are not inflated. I'm a Chicken Fried Steak with Biscuits and Gravy guy and it has always been great when I've eaten here. Omelets and Pancakes are the same yummness as I have been told by...More

Thank GregJ1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was great and it was well worth the wait. Biscuits and gravy well worth a try. Great Coffee as well.

Thank Scott_0100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical old fashion breakfast place We went there while on vacation in Avalon. The food is awesome, the service is perfect, it was very crowded but the service was fast and friendly anyway. A perfect way to start your day I highly recommend the Eggs...More

Thank Danny V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very popular spot for breakfast. Although this old-school style diner was very busy, the service was good and attentive. Portions were big and the food was good. The French toast sounded good - made with Portuguese sweet bread- but I thought it...More

Thank JulieinCali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely country style breakfast. Turkey burger was yummy. Poached eggs and hollandaise also yummy. Can eat healthy or not here. Larger portions, friendly staff, clean

Thank 639499LizW330
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

2nd time in Catalina...2nd time having breakfast here. Food was great! My only recommendation for this restaurant is to not advertise you serve dinner if you close at 3pm daily. Other than that, food was great. Service wonderful. I'll keep coming back for sure!

Thank Jade C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A large menu and good selection but we only went for the excellent pie and coffee after lunch at the Lobster Trap next door. It was perfect and delicious. Great service and comfortable

Thank 6sandy6
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We had a proper big american breakfast seating at the bar.the cafe is extremely busy but out waitress was the best,very chatty,she poured us lots if coffee and entartained us with tales about the island.

Thank fedartuk
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It's a diner, but the food is good.....service very accommodating. From hot cakes to eggs, hash browns, bacon.....all of our party of four enjoyed their brunch. Prices are relatively reasonable.

Thank Love vacation time
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is the kind of place I look for when traveling. The atmosphere was charming, the menu was varied and had many good options, the food was very good and plentiful. Being on an island, the prices were higher than would be seen on the...More

Thank BonsallBilly
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Nearby Attractions
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118 reviews
.08 km away
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98 reviews
.08 km away
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.12 km away
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Questions & Answers
17 October 2016|
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Response from Babybdaddy | Reviewed this property |
Yes Jack owns a few properties
19 November 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
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