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Avalon Grille

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423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Catalina Avenue)
+1 310-510-7494
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Seal Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the Avalon Grill three times in a six-day visit to Avalon--twice for dinner and once for Happy Hour. What a great restaurant! The servers and bartender couldn't have been more attentive. The food was excellent! When we went to Happy Hour there were some yummy snacks--we particularly liked the two types of popcorn that were offered. In my... More 

Thank SBJilly
Lake Forest, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our favorite dining experience on Catalina Island was the Avalon Grille. This beautiful restaurant offers farm fresh ingredients and creative dishes. Out waitress was outstanding -- all of her suggestions for drink and menu items were spot on. We even chatted with the manager, who was both friendly and professional. We topped off our meal with the Salty Garibaldi Ice... More 

Thank JaneDeLo
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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525 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We reserved a table at the Avalon Grille and were really looking forward to it. The experience didn't live up to those expectations, beginning with us having to insist on sitting away from the doorway (which was draughty and cold on a windy and wet night) and then following through with inexplicably hurried service that cleared plates rather too quickly... More 

Thank Corb2000
Carson, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent banana foster cheesecake. The hostesses are amazing and friendly. Will definitely be back again. The shrimp was seasoned to perfection and the best Brussels sprouts with pork belly.

Thank nykkie84
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great restaurant! Great wine selection with excellent quality price! Food menu is brilliant. Good quality and presentation excellent! There's surely some superb management going there! I Highly recommend it.

Thank esecci
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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185 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a Wrigley Martini or one of their inventive Margarita variations. Good appetizer and salads menu, entrees a bit pricey but excellent. Upscale furnishing, bar. Somewhat inattentive spotty service.

Thank Judith D
Dallas PA
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a package with the Pavilion hotel, both owned by Santa Catalina Island Co. I was concerned the quality might be reduced by the arrangement, but fellow hotel guests assured us that wasn't the case. So, we followed their lead and ordered the grilled octopus that was excellent. The waiter explained that it was marinated before cooking,... More 

Thank bartr
New York
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we walked in, the room looked sophisticated, and the hostess, who booked us for that evening, could not have been more welcoming. When we arrived the room was quiet and the seating comfortable. Maybe it was just too close to Christmas, but things sort of went down hill. The menu was the sort of creative menu one finds these... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is lovely.Very trendy. Service was good.The food was horrible.I sent mine back.They were very apologetic and offered a dessert.Would I go back no.There are a lot of really good restaurants in Avalon.

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

Dear Arielynn, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is a great quality insurance tool that we use to improve our food, service and overall experience for our diners and loyal guests. Thanks to people like you, who express their concerns, that we are able to better serve our guests. We set our standards... More 

Los Angeles
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were struck by what an attractive room this popular spot is, and immediately made a dinner reservation. One thing that made the evening unpleasant was the table of shriekers. One woman in particular just SCREAMED with glee at virtually every word spoken at the table. We did notice another woman in their party vainly trying to "gesture" her volume... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, Guest Relations Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear LATraveller, I want to thank you for taking the time to write this constructive review. We use this tool as a great quality insurance tool to improve our food, service and the overall experience for our diners and loyal guests. It’s thanks to people like you that express their concern and comment about their experience at Avalon Grille, that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Steakhouse, Contemporary, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 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
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?