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Ellie's Island Deli

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Catalina Express Dock, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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Lakeside, California
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This Deli smells good...has a nice selection of cheese, meats and breads...worth a stop in just to browse..

Thank Meg48_12
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This place is located right at the ferry boat dock next to the ticket counter/office and offers good food.

1 Thank OneOrchidLover
Yorba Linda, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This tiny place has the best salads! It's close to the docks for the boats , family friendly , great for lunch an a quick bite . Pick up a sovereign of Catalina while your waiting for you to go order . This is not a sit down place although there are benches to sit on outside of it .... More 

1 Thank Traceyk2016
Los Angeles, California, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

I decided yo give this place a second chance, and it was a lot better this time. I ordered the hot dog and it was good. In reality, a little impressive given the fact that the sausage was pre cooked. The coffee still needs more improvements. It tasted awful, very watery.

Thank Sabrina G
Los Angeles, California
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275 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I have never been much of a hot dog fan, but since we are a big baseball family, I find myself eating them somewhat regularly. I had a super good hot dog at Eli's. I was expecting overpriced, tourist trap crap, but instead I had a really tasty Jamaica dog, which is a hot dog with peppers and pickled watermelon.... More 

Thank SeaJenniTravel
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We needed a quick bite before boarding the Catalina Express and I was surprised at the selection at Ernie's.....more affordable than I would have ever imagined and the quality was there, too. Don't overlook this deli if its meal time when you arrrive or at your scheudled departure.

1 Thank nhm4hm
South Salem, New York
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232 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

If your using Catalina Express (on or off the Island), get a wrap and a coke and sit. You can design your own wrap. Try the Jamaican Chutney in tne wrap ! The Haute Dawgs are fantastic.

2 Thank Shitzky

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Catalina Express Dock, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?