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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Surly waitress but the breakfast was fine with large helpings. The coffee cups are awful really thick and just not good. Ok place funky diner decor

Thank Lorna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as a big group and was able to get all of us at one table. Everyone had something different and some said the crepes were fantastic. The pancakes were fluffy, beans and tortillas were good too. My hamburger patty I had was...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to skip the hotel's continental breakfast to try Original Jack's. Server tells us that he can't bring us water and would we like bottled? Never told to expect a $3 charge on our bill for water. Food was basic breakfast fare, nothing memorable.

Thank Maribeth14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a wait, but was very good. Had a lighter breakfast this time, eggs, cottage/fruit and a pancake for me, eggs, potato and pancake for my daughter. Next time we come here will try a larger meal. Locals love this place.

Thank str82heaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Want a good hearty breakfast? This is the place. Yes there was a wait but it didn’t take long to be seated. This place is busy and service was quick. Got our food which was delicious and the sides of bacon/pancakes/hasbrowns were so yummy! Nothing...More

Thank Arsine A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six 3” pancakes for $9, crab cake eggs Benedict for $15+. The food was average, service was average. The background music was so loud it made everyone have to raise their voices to compete. We ate here 7 years ago and I remember it being...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on a slow day on Catalina Island this place is packed - why? ... because it's that good and the locals love it. Amazingly good choice of fairly eclectic servings. Not you Fathers' Diner. Good comfort food at a very reasonable price with impeccable...More

Thank ggleofamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed breakfast here. I had eggs benedict on crab cake, the eggs were cooked perfectly - everything on the plate was great. Daughter had waffles, they were excellent. Good coffee, always filled. I'll remember this breakfast for a while, it was that good.

Thank Plumeria D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast here our last morning on the island. Interesting interior with stuff all around and on the walls. Good, basic breakfast menu. We had the strawberry and whipped cream crepes with Nutella, but should have had Nutella and cream cheese. Still excellent.

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They serve the bomb coffee ever - KONA. The serving size are huge. It really made us food and good way to start our day.

Thank Jocelyn I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
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