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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (35 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (25 reviews)
“crepes” (17 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

The service is great, limited seating but since there were only two of us, it was not difficult to get seated. Ate here every morning of our trip. It was just out the back door of our hotel. The food is good, great prices and...More

Thank N7709PNdennisc
Reviewed yesterday

We very much enjoyed this low-key lunch experience. It was a bit expensive ($12-$15 apiece) though no more than other comparable places in Avalon. French dip and crab cakes were both good. Service was excellent. Ambience pleasant.

Thank James S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always a great breakfast spot. Crowded but they sat us within 10 minutes and served us quickly. I'll be back again.

Thank RIDERresidential
Reviewed 6 days ago

went for breakfast. very nice and lots of it. shared with my wife and had plenty. this restaurant is very busy. serves was slow but they were very busy.

Thank aaron h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were told to not miss Jack's and that is a thumbs up for sure. In fact we visited here twice, once for breakfast once for lunch. Yes the waitresses are a bit crusty but come on, that is part of the fun. Great food,...More

Thank Sugarmillgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually ate here the two mornings we were in Avalon. They have a wide range of items for breakfast and lunch to suit most appetites. The egg dishes come with hashbrowns or fruit, toast or pancakes. They menu items are very reasonable in price....More

Thank steve h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quite average and similar to most pancake houses. nothing special or unique with the menu. I guess the advertising increasing the demand thus the prices and wait time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is often a wait at breakfast time - but this place is worth it. The staff are friendly and attentive- and drinks are filled regularly. The food was tasty and priced decently for the island. We had: Eggs Benedict, Kids French Toast and the...More

Thank Katy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read the great reviews and #1 ranking on Trip Advisor for this place. Service, atmosphere, and food were all good, but not great. We ordered and omelette and French toast; both were average, not exceptional.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited about 20 minutes to get into the restaurant which I guess is not unusual for a Sunday. While everyone was friendly, I just wasn't impressed with the food. I tried the Avalon Joe's Special which had big chunks of hamburger that were just...More

Thank TimeforRnR
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Questions & Answers
16 October 2016|
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Response from Babybdaddy | Reviewed this property |
Yes Jack owns a few properties
18 November 2015|
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Response from Doozie2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
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