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El Galleon

411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1188
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“ribs” (38 reviews)
“tri tip” (12 reviews)
“tilapia” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed yesterday

I liked the way the restaurant looked. Fun, New Orleans style and very colourful. We had grilled artichokes (very good) and fish and chips that were also tasty and fresh. Service was very good, the waitress was helpful and kind. We had the happy hour...More

Thank Carolina B
Reviewed yesterday

If you can get a place on the patio you can people watch and watch all the activity in the harbor as well. Family run operation with freindly service.

Thank granth649
Reviewed 3 days ago

You should definitely pop into the El Galleon during your trip to Catalina, if only to enjoy the thematic decoration. Food and drinks are pretty typical tourist-trap stuff, with an emphasis on mass-produced frozen fried stuff and sticky sweet cocktails. Wine list is bottom shelf...More

Thank Shannon M
Kris G, Guest Relations Manager at El Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Shannon, Thank you for your review but you are mistaken. Our food is not frozen. We offer some great German Beers on tap that you will not find anywhere else on the island and I think our decor is very innovative. We hope you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, great tables for people watching on the boardwalk! Soups are very good large bowls are LARGE. I had the crab cakes and they were one of the best that I have ever had. Great place for lunch or dinner right on the main...More

Thank herberts5
Kris G, Guest Relations Manager at El Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Herbert, Thank you for the great review. We also do Karaoke on the weekends! Hope to see you again soon on the island. THanks Kris

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed all the info from the bartender drinks were great for the special price. Loved that the owner was from New Orleans reminded us of home

Thank Chrl253
Kris G, Guest Relations Manager at El Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chrl, Thank you for the great review. We hope you come back to the island soon! Thanks Kris

Reviewed May 3, 2018

The menu was full of interesting choices. I went for the prime rib sandwich. It was a large sandwich with a good portion of french fries. The horseradish sauce had a lot of bite, which I like. It tasted fresh. The draft beer selection was...More

Thank HoodlumOfMercy
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Great bar scene at the eeekend karaoke bar was really fun didn't have dinner but the bar servings were generous

Thank Lorna P
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Large portions with Buffalo Milk. Food was good down home cooking. Large portions which is a plus. Get the Buffalo Milk which is an adult milk shake. Casual place had the tri tip sandwich and the Luau Ribs. Would have no problem getting it again....More

Thank yay83
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Great happy hour prices, I had a well made margarita, daughter a well made bloody mary. We shared the artichoke app. Casual people watching place with good happy hour prices, check it out!

Thank Plumeria D
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Food was great. Everything was perfect. I had Santa Maria TriTip. Melted in mouth. Service was just as wonderful! Will definitely come back.

Thank Lori R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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