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The Lobster Trap

128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (130 reviews)
“monkey balls” (25 reviews)
“ceviche” (37 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 yesterday via mobile

This is definitely a must stop if you are in Catalina. The food was some of the best I've had in a long time. We found out that the owner catches his own seafood, and actually harpoon the sword fish. I don't think you can...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great lunch. It was a full house and the service was not compromised. The food was well presented and hot!

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was given such a build up by some locals then we got the fish and chips and it turned to be three fish sticks sized pieces of fish the chips were good but that was it.

Thank Triker T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved the Lobster Trap, The seafood from tilapia with mango salsa to lobster was the best! We were repeat customers during our weeklong vacation! We will be back!

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the best or the worst food. Pretty average food with an active, loud bar scene. Rather limited seafood choices, lobster was disappointing

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

So nice to know that they will cook your fish you catch the same day. And with only one minor glitch on our part (cleaning not totally complete) they still took great care of us and it was an amazing meal.

Thank mmwebsurf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lively restaurant with EXCELLENT food. We had this restaurant referred to us by our taxi driver, and was he ever right! We each (all 5 of us) ordered something different and not one of us were disappointed. Service was good, food wad EXCELLENT. A...More

Thank Nanaqlts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friend had lunch at Lobster Trab at the recommendation of the hotel staff at the Pavillion Hotel. The service was very good in a busy environment. The seafood was average. Not special enough to go back as there are other seafood restaurants...More

Thank ppkoch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chartered a yacht to take us to Catalina Island. The captain recommend the lobster trap for lunch. He said it was one of his favorite places for lunch. The food was good most had sandwiches I had the seafood pasta. The only problem I...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for an early lunch. Both had Lobster Rolls which were among the best we've had. The Mrs had a cider she had never tried, and it was very good. When we arrived on Friday at about 11:30 AM it was about a...More

Thank bjaronoff
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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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