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Descanso Beach Club Dining

1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7410
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“nachos” (26 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“lounge chairs” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Fabulous location. Fun to sit at the bar - good cocktail menu and great chips salsa to start. Superb Shrimp Quesadilla! Yes, the beach is very rocky, Saw people snorkeling - in December!

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Take a few minutes to walk past the casino and you will find this nicely laid out Beach bar and hotel with soft sand beach. Menu is very small and unimaginative. Burgers, nachos and a couple of salads and sandwiches. It's the only place like...More

Thank iaamg
Reviewed 29 November 2017

A fabulous location with an incredible view. Our lunch was amazing. The wait staff/service was great. We were there after the lunch rush so it wasn't so busy and it was secluded at our end of the deck.

Thank mmdtr
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Great place right on the beach and water. Great food, even better views. It feels more like a restaurant & bar in the Caribbean. There is no mistaking the feeling when you are there: You are on VACATION.

1  Thank hiredweapon_TM
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I went for a sunday lunch. the location,the music and the people who wants to have fun create the perfect atmosphere. I think it is a must to get a feeling of the Old Island movida.

1  Thank fedartuk
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Rented a cabana for the day at an exceptional rate that included lounge chairs. Received complimentary smoothies, a bucket of chilled water and fruit upon request. Food was delicious, servers were extremely attentive. Family friendly as well, highly recommend for anyone looking to feel like...More

1  Thank Karolina S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

When it’s a beautiful day there’s nothing better that having lunch out-of-doors with friends at the Descanso Beach Club. Beautiful views, very good food, the crusted grilled ahi sandwich was delicious, perfectly cooked, AND according to friends it has the best Buffalo Milk cocktail on...More

Thank LTlorie
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing grab and go cold sandwiches and salads on a cold night for a concert under the stars. The Greek wrap was inedible. The only good thing on that plate were the grapes.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I loved the island feel without leaving the country, just cross via ferry. A lot of good deals on airfare. What you will spend on airfare and airports spend it here. Friendly staff, friendly vacationeers. It was my birthday and so was 7 other people....More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered the Ahi Poke bowl, fish tacos and a kid's cheeseburger. All meals seemed like they were made in the morning and kept under warming light or chilled (Ahi) for several hours. The fries were hard and cold, Ahi and guacamole was turning brown...More

Thank Don B
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Jacqueline V
3 January 2018|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
Contact them, not me.
26 June 2017|
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Response from FBonesJones | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can make a reservation. I made it through the hotel where we were staying. You may want to make one well in advance of your stay if going over the summer.
1 June 2017|
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Response from FBonesJones | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but you can call to be sure. Your hotel or realtor would probably know for sure. I don't think dogs are allowed on the beach.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7410
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Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue Pacific Ocean, Descanso Beach Club features Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy appetizers, entrées and signature cocktails, like our famous Buffalo Milk. For the ultimate beach club experience, you can have your food and drinks delivered to your own private cabana or chaise lounge. Descanso Beach Club also serves as the Base Camp for the Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Falconry Experience, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and snorkeling are also available. Seasonally, Descanso Beach Club's party scene is well known among locals and visitors alike, DJ tunes and live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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