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The Lobster Trap

128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time here. The first time was a couple of years ago. I ordered the seared ahi and it was ok, just ok. Didn't taste too fresh. I also had the poke which was good. The server gave me the option of...More

Thank Chillindrina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We departed from the ferry and headed straight for lunch. We went to the Lobster Trap and had the clam chowder which was among the best I ever tasted. i also love my steamed artichoke. The menu is great with many choices.

Thank familyfour85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drinks and food were reasonably priced. conveniently located. very nice people that work there. food was great. lots of fun stuff to look at and can eat in a boat in the dining room.

Thank jenbW5080TU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner, friendly staff, casual atmosphere, and truly great fish. More food than we could eat. Super atmosphere, just a fun place with really good food

Thank malcolm t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a pretty tight schedule, and they were busy. They accommodated our group plus got us out 5 minutes faster than we needed.

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's great and open reasonable late the chicken wings were great. Steak really didnt have flavor prices are soso. Lil Quant small place

Thank Chrl253
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great time at the Lobster Trap while visiting Catalina. I can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff and the locals that came in and out of the restaurant to eat or have a drink. Fidel the chef...More

Thank Jewel1325
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an issue with our reservation, and the manager (Mike, I believe) was very kind and generous by giving us drinks and appetizers on him. Wonderful service, and great food. Thanks again Mike!

Thank gidiamir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good energy in this place with attentive service. My husband LOVED his sea bass entree, fresh and delicious. My clam chowder lacked clams but overall we enjoyed our meal. A few days later one of the Catalina locals recommended The Lobster Trap as one of...More

Thank Maribeth14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not great decor, but the food and service was excellent it's funky looking and we were sat in the boat upstairs Good value.

Thank Lorna P
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Lisa P
4 February 2018|
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Response from JenJen1865 | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 10 or more they do. It's on their website.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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