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El Galleon

) #13 of 35 Restaurants in Avalon $$ - $$$ American,
411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1188
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (35 reviews)
“tri tip” (12 reviews)
“tilapia” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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1 - 10 of 574 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We love this place and have been coming here for YEARS! Especially awesome on weekends make sure you get a seat facing the sidewalk where you can people watch to your heart's content. Fellow diners will be friendly and talkative and you'll make many friends...More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this establishment. Wonderful bartenders and service. Over the last three years I have tried several Bloody Marys at different locations and rated this the best. The menu is great but when they say "No Substitutions" they mean it. Loved the Chicken Caesar...More

Thank UFODave
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first arrived on the Island we decided to get a bowl of their scallop soup. It was not tasty and stayed with us most of the afternoon. And not in a good way.

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems Catalina is upgrading itself and cleaning up the area. New shops, restaurants, Descanso Beach etc, all getting work done. The Galleon is an old standard that is keeping pace. Good food in a nice setting with lots of action throughout the day and in...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found cleaner men's bathroom at gas stations. Food was fine, service not so much and we were there before the lunch crowd. 7 of us from a cruise ship but because we all sat together they would not give split the check. Lots of places...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Galleon was the second restaurant we had dinner at while in Catalina. The food didn't disappoint, we enjoyed a variety of dishes from appetizers to main dishes, desserts and drinks...all to our satisfaction. Our server was very attentive and it was like having a friend...More

Thank Mavilo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had good draft German beer with an excellent Soup au l'Oignon. Excellent service and a friendly vibe.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place is a little crowded but we got a table in front which was nice. Hubby had fish and chips which he loved. I had clam chowder with salad the chowder was great, salad nothing special. Very nice waiter'

Thank DReadFindlay
Reviewed 11 July 2017

El Galleon is a fun place to eat with Karaoke, funky décor and decent food. The service was fast the day we ate there, but it was an off time and things can get busy during peak hours. The hamburger and French fries are great....More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had a rather odd dinner at El Galleon. The food is not bad (ribs or fish n chips are best) but the wait staff all seemed totally put out to have to serve us. Our server was condescending in the extreme. I asked how...More

Thank Laura W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1188
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