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Avalon Grille

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423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Catalina Avenue)
+1 310-510-7494
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16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 20:00
Fri 15:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Seattle
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great host,who was very friendly. White sangria is delicious. We chose the roasted Brussels sprouts for a starter and we're not disappointed . Main courses were great.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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198 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a restaurant credit at The Avolon Grille included with our hotel package, so we went there for dinner. The food was spectacular! I'm happy we had the credit because the entrees were quite pricey. My wife had the scallops with a wonderful sauce which they wouldn't reveal the ingredients of. I had the filet Mignon and it was... More 

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Chico, California
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Avalon Grille for dinner. The atmosphere is excellent, the food teriffic. I had the best crispy grilled octopus I have ever had. My wife enjoyed the signature chopped salad with shrimp. More than satisfying. Would go again.

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Thank max1111111
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Max, Thank you for dining with us at the Avalon Grille. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato Ricci General Manager More 

Pacific Palisades
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has modern clean decor and some great views of the harbor if you are up front- the service was top rate and the food was very good-

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Thank Lifeisgood5255
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Lifeisgood, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato Ricci General Manager More 

Torrance, California
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great , food delish & we enjoyed our time together remembering Mom,Grandma,Auntie. Great bar and view of the water.

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Thank YardSaleLdy
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear YardSaleLdy, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille as the spot for your special celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato Ricci General Manager More 

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here every single day of our trip. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. The White Sangria was absolute perfection and the breaded fish tacos were to die for - seriously. The Calamari and Artichoke apps were fantastic and the service was good (a little slow, but good). Some of the prices were above average but you can't beat the food and the view... More 

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Thank Crystal N
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Crystal, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience enough to visit every day of your vacation. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato Ricci General Manager More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited Catalina with friends and because of the menu options and review photos we chose this location to dine. upon entering everyone from the hostess to management staff was very inviting. the experience was timely and my dish accommodations were made with ease. the chef even came out to see how his creations went over. I am in... More 

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Thank Tysha W
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Tysha, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato Ricci General Manager More 

Folsom, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Way overpriced and nothing compared to other spots. My wife's scallops and clams....3 scallops, 3 clams,,,,,no it wasn't an app, really for $36. Go for it if you like but there are much much better seafood spots than this. Had two meals at a much more local spot and I think this one could take a few cues on truly... More 

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Thank Bruce C
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Bruce, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. I'm sorry to hear that your wife's meal did not meet with her expectations. All of our seafood is local and fresh. We hope that you will give us another try next time you're in Avalon. Sincerely, Donato Ricci General Manager More 

Coronado, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Easily the best restaurant in Catalina. We came for both a Friday night dinner and an Easter brunch, and enjoyed every single bite. Service was great and the quality of the food far surpassed everything else we had on our weekend visit to the island (including dinner at another place that is considered the #1 restaurant in town but doesn't... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Scadazzle, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille, dining with us for dinner and for brunch during you stay. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We really appreciate the compliment. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato Ricci General Manager More 

Walnut Creek, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Dinner and wine were terrific. The Special was a preset 3 course dinner. I expected to select one from each category. WRONG... you get a sampler of all three selections from all three categories. Wonderful dinner, casual and intimate. And very affordable

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Thank Wsteve c
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear WSteve, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our Tasting Tour Menu. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato Ricci General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Contemporary, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 20:00
Thursday
16:00 - 20:00
Friday
15:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
    (Catalina Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7494
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?