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The Lobster Trap

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$$ - $$$
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128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was good and service was done with a smile! One of the few restaurants that was open late. Try the blackened grilled shrimp tacos, the grilled steak tacos were good also.

Thank Michael H
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by two locals and we visited it twice. The Lobster Roll is delicious and the ceviche and pasta dish were great as well. The portions are generous and the service is terrific. Highly recommend!!!!

Thank littlepepita
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at The Lobster Trap a couple of days ago. We'd been told about another restaurant but it was closed the day we were there. We stopped some locals (as we were riding around in the golf cart), and they all recommended this place. We opted for the sea bass in garlic mushroom sauce and the seafood plate... More 

Thank jcbishop
Claremont, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no other word for this place! All locals recommended and we fell in love with the food! The pasta is amazing, my husband got a seafood pasta and the kids some fish and chips, we loved it! Service is amazing and you can tell is a local's favorite, most people go there after work

Thank alitagago
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time here and we were not disappointed. We ordered grilled sea bass sandwich and blue fin sandwich. I prefer the Blue Fin, but both were delicious! This place is a "must try"!

Thank lissamarri
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Open late important when in Catalina during the off-season. Comfortable atmosphere, good food, and great martini's.

Thank earlya
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best New England clam chowder we've ever had. The restaurant is fun. The staff great and fast!!

Thank Itsmenow2012
Omaha, Nebraska
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Lobster Trap three times during our recent stay (dinner, happy hour and a night cap). We loved the local-yocal vibe of this restaurant and bar and highly recommend it for good food, local flavor, value priced menu items, attractive happy hour specials and the nice people who work there. This place is always busy and sometimes the... More 

Thank Bobeana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful dinner and fabulous waitstaff. Dinner was quite reasonably priced and delicious. I would definitely return and plan to next time I'm on the island. Thank you

Thank Eva T
Anchorage, Alaska
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many great reviews here. All I'm going to say is that they were right. As Alaskans, we are pretty picky about our seafood and how it is prepared, and all four of us found it to be perfect there.

Thank mw13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?