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The Lobster Trap

128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (135 reviews)
“monkey balls” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and service! Casual, fun atmosphere. We had the macadamia crusted swordfish, steamed artichoke and buffalo burger. The flavor, quality and portion sizes were great! Would definitely go back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

This down-home bar and restaurant lacks ambiance, nut makes up for it with bargain pricing and fresh seafood plates. Services was excellent. Clearly, a draw for locals and travelers with budgets. Open late in the evening during the off season, while many other restaurants here...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere here was fun with lots of things on the wall and around the restaurant to look at. The food was average but good and the waitstaff was friendly. Recommend for lunch.

Thank Tapave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not fancy but fresh, good fish. And you don't have to have it fried. We had the sea bass blackened with a side of Rosie's Marinate on the side. Our waitress suggested it and she knew what she was talking about. The clam soup was...More

1  Thank 599RobertB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to a fancy the night before and wanted something more casual with seafood. This was just the place. It was hopping....lots of people.....noisy.....fun. Not a place for a quiet romantic dinner. I liked that you could select the fish and the method of preparation....More

1  Thank dnbleavenworth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, open late! Sat at the bar for a beer while take out was made. Fell into conversation with a local who provided some great info on Catalina.

Thank myrnamynx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful family dinner here and quite enjoyed the ambience. Nice to see a good selection of craft brews on tap. Due to the fact it was a Wednesday there were quite a few restaurants in town closed for the night. Good thing...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good seafood in a very casual, laid back, local spot. This is not a quiet, romantic dinner spot, but good for a quick bite in a fun, noisy environment.

Thank bravehearts120
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place had the best clam chowder I have ever tasted. I would return to the island just for another bowl. Also had the lobster roll which was so yummy. If you are on the island stop in here for luch

1  Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch of lobster roll and fried shrimp. Sides were coleslaw. Would go again. The seating area was a little crowded but well worthwhile.

Thank Kerry W
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Lisa P
3 February 2018|
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Response from JenJen1865 | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 10 or more they do. It's on their website.
Brenda S
26 February 2017|
Response from Caleb L | Property representative |
Hi Brenda, Thank you for your inquiry, but unfortunately at this time we do not have the capability to fulfill gift card purchases on-line. We can however, complete your purchase over the phone and mail the gift certificate... More
Lydia V
31 January 2015|
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Response from Melinda S | Reviewed this property |
it depends on what you order. Fresh steam veggie and choose of baked potato, fries, sweet potatoes fries. Soup and salad extra but not to much
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-8585
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