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Casino Dock Cafe

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2 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2755
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Sorry it is currently not in operation and the future plans are unsure. I hope it returns. The cold beer and live music were an excellent pairing.

1 Thank BluewaterGypsy
Riverside, California, United States
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Bummer, it was deemed unsafe and has been torn down. By the looks of things, they might be rebuilding.

1 Thank Leesa R
Redondo Beach
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Wew went back again this year but it was closed. We will go back when it re opens, I hope soon. It's fun to sit out and have a beer and see the boats crashing in to the dock to get fuel.

Thank Bruce E
Prescott Valley, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stopped at the Casino Doc Café while our cruise ship was in port. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying the coastline of this small island. Keeping in mind Avalon is an ISLAND, everything that this restaurant serves must be brought in from the mainland. The food was good, the service was great, the mojitos were awesome!, and the local music entertainment... More 

Thank martymydear1
Cameron Park, California
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216 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

What a nice place to go! Pedro's Bar has everything you wanted!! And it was great! We also looked at the Casino Dock Cafe! But, we wanted a bar!!

Thank Karen R
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We used to go to Pedro's bar every year for the last 10 years to listen to Rick's band. But Pedro is no longer bar-tending so we go to Maggie's Blue Rose, that is where Pedro is mixing the best Buffalo Milks on Catalina Island

Thank Yolanda R
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

If your idea of companionship is a bunch of half-drunk yachtees and loud tourists, this is your spot. Otherwise, stay away. In what could be one of the most gorgeous outdoor dining spots in Avalon, you've got a train wreck here. Poor food, indifferent service, plastic seating, and little upkeep define this place. Yuck.

Thank Poochkin
Pasadena, California
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133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

This place is a good place to have lunch while watching the boats in the harbor and gazing up at the Casino building. Gourmet it is not but great for hamburgers and an adult beverage away from the center of Avalon.

Thank TerrywHamilton
Mesa, Arizona
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

The performer truly embarassed us as we left. He wanted a tip. We were there for 15 minutes and 1 beer that I got myself. Sad way to make a living😞

Thank Deb80955
Santa Clarita, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Park the dingy, climb up the ladder or go up the ramp, just get up there and have some fish taco's and a beer! I would give it 5 stars, but I just can't when the bathroom is a port a potty and the flies are numerous. After enough drinks that really doesn't matter! But seriously, the fish tacos were... More 

1 Thank Ron C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2755
Located between the beautiful casino & avalon bay. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch outdoors or just come out for a refreshing cocktail & delicious snacks. Catering available for all occasions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?