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El Galleon

411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1188
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“ribs” (35 reviews)
“tri tip” (10 reviews)
“tilapia” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in during our brief visit to the island. We had some great German beer at this place. We also ordered a side of bread with artichoke dip. The atmosphere was pleasant and the bar tender was helpful.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would go again, let me get that out of the way. Service was pretty good. It’s an eclectic spot along the boardwalk area, but the basic menu offered many choices. Sandwich (a Dagwood) was nice and large, lots of meat - but still underwhelming....More

Thank plz2meatu
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This looked a nice bar, but we had teens and we went for a decent dinner. Service was fine, nothing special about the food, just convenient location from the hotel we stayed. This is one of the 4 restaurants owned by the same person. We...More

Thank MyFavoritesPlaces
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We have eaten here in years gone by. The food is still expensive but not of the quality was. Our service was mediocre. There are many other choices to get great food.

Thank BFWPa
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This was a super odd place. We weren't sure what kind of food it was- Mexican, Irish, who knew. We were there for happy hour and the only happy hour prices are a $1 off drinks and we were not drinking. We ordered the Spinach...More

Thank rhscripty
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Polar opposites. I wanted to like El Galleon. I've walked by it so many times, and the decor is terrific. I asked about GF options, and not only was the staff not knowledgeable, but they flat out didn't care. I'm used to hearing "sorry, we...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Had a really good pork sandwich, fries and cocktails for a snack. Better than expected. Nice people watching location

Thank 639499LizW330
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Catalina for a day trip. We took a one hour ferry ride and had an early dinner at El Galleon. The food was very good and I'd definitely recommend them if your travels brought you to Catalina island.

Thank Adrienne J
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Terrific views of harbor and Catalina Casino Ballroom. The barbecue chicken and ribs are in house cooked, very juicy and flavorful. Staff was friendly and lunch was relaxing and not hurried. We came back for dinner next day.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I love karaoke, and we were told this place had it. We called to make a reservation but they did not take them. The young lady on the phone, however, told us there would be no problem finding a table at 8 pm. We arrived...More

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Restaurant Details

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