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The Lobster Trap

128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“monkey balls” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful family dinner here and quite enjoyed the ambience. Nice to see a good selection of craft brews on tap. Due to the fact it was a Wednesday there were quite a few restaurants in town closed for the night. Good thing...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good seafood in a very casual, laid back, local spot. This is not a quiet, romantic dinner spot, but good for a quick bite in a fun, noisy environment.

Thank bravehearts120
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place had the best clam chowder I have ever tasted. I would return to the island just for another bowl. Also had the lobster roll which was so yummy. If you are on the island stop in here for luch

Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great lunch of lobster roll and fried shrimp. Sides were coleslaw. Would go again. The seating area was a little crowded but well worthwhile.

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in about 7:15 pm but did not get food till well after 8:30. Seems the ticket printed and fell to the floor in the kitchen so never got made. They did give a discount to make it right once they figured out what occurred....More

Thank Barb P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here. Highly recommend the swordfish!! Prices are reasonable for high quality food. Paid extra for asparagus. Well worth it.

Thank teacherbetsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with three friends and each had poor quality food. The fried calamari steaks were just deep fried slices from the squid body. No flavor. Very tough. The teriyaki fried shrimp were over cooked. One person had a lobster roll which apparently was...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved sitting at the bar with the local guys at happy hour. Drink prices were good, but the $3 steak tacos were the real bargain and super delicious! Really nice staff and the regular patrons were also super friendly. This is a great place with...More

Thank TurkeyTravelingGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't horrible but can't recommend it * Atmosphere was kind of dumpy. Felt like a beat up bar. * Service a bit slow * Food was just okay, but not special

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best food I had on the island and not just the seafood! The lobster claw taco is a MUST! They make awesome bacon wrapped scallops, 8 to an order off the appetizer list. They are also famous for their monkey balls - ahi stuffed...More

Thank obiboo
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Brenda S
27 February 2017|
Response from Caleb L | Property representative |
Hi Brenda, Thank you for your inquiry, but unfortunately at this time we do not have the capability to fulfill gift card purchases on-line. We can however, complete your purchase over the phone and mail the gift certificate... More
Lydia V
31 January 2015|
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Response from Melinda S | Reviewed this property |
it depends on what you order. Fresh steam veggie and choose of baked potato, fries, sweet potatoes fries. Soup and salad extra but not to much
30 January 2015|
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Response from 02Racer | Reviewed this property |
They do -- their menu is available online: can't write you the URL here, but Google catalinalobstertrap and look for the menu tab.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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