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Luau Larry's

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1919
09:00 - 01:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place makes amazing swordfish tacos. The staff was friendly. The beer was cold and the house drinks are definitely tasty

Thank Mike M
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Normal greasy bar fare, which I love. Good drinks, good prices, good food. Fun atmosphere, with TVs showing the basketball game. Had a nice time and would visit again.

Thank etshp
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We sat at the table in the cave for early evening drinks, it was fun and there is plenty of life in this little bar. I think our server was slightly offended that we just had one drink and left but there are quite a few of these quirky bars to try out in Avalon - Luau Larry's has the... More 

Thank Corb2000
Carson, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

They have a small room in the shape of a cave that I named the cave of love. This place is high energy, excellent and affordable food, live music, and stays open late. Melissa was my waitress that was very warn, friendly, and accommodating. Will definitely be back

Thank nykkie84
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a small bar with a big Catalina tourist reputation. Thay have some seriously big/strong drinks called Wiki-Wackers. If you order one, they give you a wild straw hat you can wear as you stagger around town. You can always tell who has been to Luau Larry's because of the hat. The hat signifies that you have had your... More 

Thank res02krs
Corona, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I've been going there for years! Although it may look like a bar from the outside, it is very family friendly. Great food and service with a local vibe. A must when visiting!

Thank vinniesanchez
Cairo, Egypt
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188 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Touristy, kitschy fun. Nothing elegant, but if you're looking for beer or sweet cocktails and burgers or pizza, this is it.

Thank avalon2020
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Before visiting Catalina Island I looked up "Things to Do in Catalina". Visiting Luau Larry's was on the list and I was not disappointed. It's a fun atmosphere with a friendly bartender. I ordered their famous Wicki wacka (hopefully I wrote that correctly) and not only is it a delicious tropical drink (that is not too strong) but you get... More 

Thank Nailah C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing! They know how to prepare their fish! The tuna salad was really nice and the albacore sandwich was really good. Would go back for well prepared fish!

Thank Ornella B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I may or may not have had too much to drink when we went there, but I did order a drink that came with a funny straw hat, and the burger I ordered was delicious.

Thank Andrea R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?