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The Cottage Restaurant

615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0726
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
11 Oct 2017
“Birthday Celebration”
17 Sep 2017
“Excellent breakfast, great location”
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$$ - $$$
615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Excellent service and excellent food. Large portions. This was by far the favorite meal the entire trip. I highly recommend it.

Thank lemommy4768
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This place was mentioned when we asked for a breakfast recommendation. It is an old timey place (everything on Catalina is), with a full breakfasts menu including good biscuits and cream cravy.

Thank Fritzikay
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Cottage offers a great menu for breakfast and lunch. It also offers a full-bar. The restaurant is usually very busy, so expect a brief wait. There are only a handful of outside seating, but the inside restaurant is large and can accommodate many tables

Thank sheri2016
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It was just OK. We learned on our trip - from the locals - that food in general on Catalina Island is not great. So this was OK. It's hard to make a bad pancake!

Thank 332Gail
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A real homely atmosphere where we didn't mind the weight as all the food was freshly cooked. The portions were just incredible way to large, service was hit and miss some days good some days bad? The only other gripe was the bathroom could do...More

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Enjoyed the view from our table. Had the Chicken Fried Steak Lunch...Just like Mom made it. They offer mexican dishes too. Friendly staff, attentive and the Owner herself stopped over to say Hi and offered some tips on what to do while in Avalon.

Thank Melinda S
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I was just in Avalon last week. I have eaten at this restaurant before. This can be a very busy place. The food is good, severs good- a little busy when we were there.

Thank keywestelaine
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

How we ended up with a $60 bill for breakfast is beyond me. The chairs were falling apart, the walls were filthy, the bathroom had no toilet paper AND no soap - so what were the employees washing their hands with??? Our waiter appeared to...More

1  Thank JennyBenny0827
Reviewed 30 April 2016

First of all, do not believe the menu you see posted here on Trip Advisor or various other sites. I had done my homework in advance and checked out menus of several restaurants in Avalon, and picked this one specifically because of the generally good...More

Thank VtaTraveler
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Nice views overlooking the beach here. Good menu selections and food was prepared as ordered. Liked the feel of the place and the service. Eggs were fine and came out to us without delay.

Thank ScubaLadyK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-0726
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