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DC-3 Gifts & Grill

1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2196
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“cookies” (13 reviews)
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1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take one of the tours that stop @ the airport great history & good food. I've eaten here many times & everything was good.

Thank YardSaleLdy
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast, delicious buffalo scramble, recommended, its worth the trip up for the scenery and for the food, really enjoyable outing

Thank Rocky W
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I ordered a Buffalo Burger -traditional style. It was hot, very tasty and a really good size. There are many food and drink choices. You can sit and eat inside (fireplace) or outside on the patio.

Thank Reginald S
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is always good and I always get a homemade cookie- large in size and tasty! The staff is always kind and helpful.

Thank OneOrchidLover
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Fly in, shuttle in, hike in. The buffalo burgers and cookies are famous and rightly so. Yummy. There is a severe drought, so no refills and bring or buy water.

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great breakfast-brunch-lunch stop with really pleasant people working there. Save a room for at least one amazing cookie (more if you need the sugar boost as you peruse the gift shop)!

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The fast food is good here. I always get one or two of their signature cookies. The adjacent gift shop here has quality clothing.

1  Thank OneOrchidLover
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants on the Island. We love it so much we volunteered there often, especially when they have their summer all-you-can-eat extraordinary, amazing, unforgettable barbecues. Filled with history and ambiance, the DC3 will charm you. It is a place to...More

Thank CarlosLdelaRosa
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The airport was part of our Cape Canyon tour through The Santa Catalina Island Company. Our driver, Tony, told us the cookies are renowned for being super delicious. He was absolutely right!!

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

How could you not love flying to an island to have a buffalo burger? Great views, great burger, great cookies. After an awesome flight from San Diego, we hiked the airport loop trail, saw a bison, and enjoyed some terrific views. What a great day...More

Thank David B
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Ingrid J
Do you carry any sweatshirts in your gift shop?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2196
The DC-3 is a restaurant and gift shop located 1600 feet above sea level atop the magical island of Santa Catalina, 10 miles outside of Avalon. Stop in for a buffalo burger and killer cookie or just to enjoy the view from our patio. We are also a great resource for hikers.

Fly, Ride, Bike or Hike - we look forward to welcoming you!

For information on getting to the Airport-in-the-Sky, please call us. (310)510-2196.