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El Galleon

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1188
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Victorville, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun atmosphere an extensive menu and our food was delicious. We ate here for lunch and got a burger and calamari. Everything was amazing right down to the fries. They have karaoke, which was going off at night when we passed by. People seemed to be having the time of their lives.

Thank Cody M
Garden Grove, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am very sorry I ate here. I went based on a recommendation from a fellow vacationer. The food was what you might expect from Denny's or someplace like it. At one point in time every server seemed to disappear to some kind of party in the kitchen. Another diner had to come inside from the patio to inquire of... More 

1 Thank tiffanyastokes
Parker, Colorado
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly staff average food and menu choices ! Went here for lunch ! Server made a couple helpful choices but better restaurants in town

Thank tj jame t
Burbank, California
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food here, service can be hit or miss, I typically do cocktails and appetizers but you can easily make a meal out of it, they have some great entrees too!

Thank Rocky W
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told by our server the fish & chips were amazing. They came right out of a frozen box. We were dreaming of real beer battered fish and chips... Burgers were good. Ernesto our Server was good. Ambience is cool, right on the water. Returned for a marginalSaturday night dinner. Wait staff was over it and not friendly. Seafood... More 

Thank Margoes
Salt Lake City, Utah
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207 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Odd little place, but with decent food. We have dined here twice and I think it will be the last. Both times food was good, and they do have a variety, however the service sucks. Wait wait wait for server, then wait wait wait for food etc. Not to mention servers seemed pissed both visits, despite not being too busy.... More 

Thank Asphaltman
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in about 9:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. There was a nice vibe in the restaurant. We hadn't eaten dinner so I ordered the prime rib. It was tough even though I ordered it medium rare. My friend ordered the breaded chicken strips and had to send it back. Won't eat here again but would definitely go for... More 

Thank Lisa L
Phoenix, Arizona
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501 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a weeknight in early December and so it was pretty slow as far as customers. But, besides the attractive and unique atmosphere must say the food far exceeded expectations. Service was good and friendly. We had the Tri tip and the BBQ ribs.. what really was amazing and pictures don't do justice was how crisp and tasty the... More 

Thank northernk
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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537 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We headed into El Galleon for mid afternoon drinks during a (rare) rain storm, as it was cool outside several of us chose the 'apple pie' (a warmed mix of rum and cider ), these were good enough to justify several repeat rounds... Good points: + One of Avalon's larger bars and plenty of seating / booths + Reasonable prices... More 

Thank Corb2000
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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185 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Handsome interior, looks like it was once a fancy bar. Less fancy now, but excellent sandwiches & burgers. Panko-crusted Onion Rings best I've ever had.

Thank Judith D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1188

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