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The ultimate guide to Catalina Island

Published On 07/11/2014 Published On 07/11/2014
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1. Luau Larry's 509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

This Catalina Island institution since they've been offering terrific drinks and a menu loaded with tasty favorites like their burgers, seafood, and island specialties.

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2. The Sandtrap 501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, CA 90704

Do you like $1 tacos, $5 margs, and overall awesome Mexican food and drinks? Well if you're on Catalina Island and get a craving, this is THE SPOT.

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3. Descanso Beach St Catherine Way, Avalon, CA 90704

This beautiful beach is an ideal spot to lounge for the day, with rentable cabanas, lounge chairs, and a bar.

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4. Original Jack's Country Kitchen 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

This Catalina Island breakfast spot serves a number of dishes, but you'll want to try the Hawaiian French toast, which is topped with macadamia nuts, and served with Portuguese sausage and coconut syrup.

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5. Antonio's Pizzeria & the Catalina Cabaret 230 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

This is a quality Avalon spot for various Italian dishes, peanuts on the floor, and a bowl of their famous day-old spaghetti (which is actually delicious).

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6. Avalon Grille 423 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

This Catalina Island hotspot is one of the best places to stop in for a hearty meal after a long day at the beach. The burger is renowned, and so are the 'tails.

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7. Chi Chi Club 111 Sumner Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

Catalina's only nightclub, this is where you'll be breaking it down 'til 3am, only to get some of the Island's best post-last-call eats directly after.

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8. Big Olaf's 220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

This Catalina ice cream hotspot is one for the vacation books. With varying and unique flavors, it's the perfect way to end a hot day at the beach.

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9. Bluewater Avalon 306 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

Home to amazing crab legs, yuzu-topped scallops, and more fancy seafood deliciousness, this is a great spot to bring a date.

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10. Marlin Club 108 Catalina Ave., Avalon, CA 90704

With local cover bands, a statue of Jack Daniels, and pool table this place is a local favorite. Plus, there's a boat-shaped bar.

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11. Pete's Plaza Cafe 128 Summer Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

Pete's Plaza Cafe is great for a morning pick-me-up in the form of a hearty breakfast burrito and some coffee, but you can also stop there on your way home for the night and soak up some of your indiscretions with a burger or carne asada fries.

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12. Pic Nic Fry 104 Claressa Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

Pic Nic Fry is a casual fry shack on Catalina Island with an extensive menu full of snacks like chili cheese fries, nachos, and even slightly more satisfying fare like tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

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13. J L's Locker Room 124 Sumner Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

One of the four main bars on the island, J L's Locker Room is a divey sports bar with TVs so you can catch the game, or pool, darts, and arcades if you'd like to play your own game instead.

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14. Eric's on the Pier 2 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704

Eric's hooks you up with made-to-order burgers, fish tacos, funnel cakes, breakfast burritos, and more -- all available for you to enjoy on their outdoor dining area, right on the pier.

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15. Casino Dock Cafe , Avalon, CA 90704

The Dock Cafe is the fry-shack looking building that's right next to the casino. If you're up here, you gotta make sure you stop by for a beer because the view is amazing.

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16. El Galleon 411 Crescent Ave., Avalon, CA 90704

It's sorta-pirate themed, but it also has karaoke every night and serves huge beers, so that makes up for the decor.