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The Lobster Trap

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128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Lobster Trap a Place for Great Food. Don't miss this fine little place fro great food. Good menu selection including meats and seafood.

Thank King B
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I always come here anytime we're in Avalon. We love it! We've never had a bad meal! We shared the fish and chips and buffalo wings and we enjoyed both!

Thank lissamarri
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small, go for an early dinner before 6pm. Great crab cakes and king crab. Service was ok. Prices ok. Could be updated.

Thank Tonia T
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have an Artichoke item on the menu that is NOT to be missed. I ordered it and a Crab Cake, which really looked good, but the Artichoke was so good, I only ate it and my beer. We had been traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles along CA1 for the last eight days and this was the BEST... More 

Thank rebusinessforms
Seal Beach, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Funky old seafood restaurant with a great menu, outstanding quality, and reasonable prices...even the locals eat there. Many interesting and historical decorations with friendly and efficient staff. Located about a block from the waterfront.

Thank Ed T
Huntington Beach, California
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone told us, you must eat at the Lobster Trap it's sooo good, so we did, but wish we hadn't. Yes, there was a wait-no big deal, we walked over to the park and listen to a band until we were called. We got our table and ordered our food, my husband and I got the Clam Chowder and YES... More 

Thank dwchatt33
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Lobster Trap for lunch and ordered the lobster rolls and some lobster tacos. The lobster meat was great and fresh, roll could have been better. The coleslaw was not great, french fries were yummy. The restaurant has a large menu and many patrons were ordering a whole lobster which was nicely cut for easy eating. There were... More 

Thank Pamela H
Henderson, Nevada
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a whole lobster for my birthday - what a treat! They were very sweet about helping me cut it up a little smaller. Lots of locals! Hubby had halibut that was delicious and a huge piece cooked just perfect! Can't go wrong!

Thank jan o
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lobster trap is a casual dine, great for lunch to hang out and eat great food with friends and family. Highly recommend fitting this into your visit to Catalina.

Thank Wendy P
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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125 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here one night and really enjoyed it. It was a fun spot to stop and eat. We actually sat up top where they have part of a boat with 3 tables. The bar looked fun!

Thank Art M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-8585

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