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Descanso Beach Club

) #18 of 35 Restaurants in Avalon $$ - $$$ American, ,
1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7410
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (15 reviews)
“zip line” (8 reviews)
“limited menu” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch & drinks with a few friends today Sat 6/24 at the Descanso beach club. Our waitress Hannah was great along with the food. Try the Champagne Lemonade. you wont be disappointed. Will be going back and recommending to others for sure!! Best dining,drinking...More

Thank Louis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a pleasant walk from downtown Avalon to Descanso. We sat near the bar, had a few cocktails and really enjoyed the view and people watching. We then ordered lunch and it was really good. The burger was excellent. Our server was very friendly...More

Thank catcindyk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a cabana online, in advance, for $400, but heard that others were offered Cabana's on the day of for $80 because they knew someone who hooked them up. That was frustrating to hear as a customer. We stopped by the day before and...More

Thank Carly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a fun morning touring the island with a rented golf cart, we wandered past here and thought that the location was perfect. It's a bit out of the way, and out of the hubbub of the main town of Avalon. All the tables were...More

2  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

3 of us stopped by toward the end of the day and we wished we had spent all of our time here! nicest beach and bar/restaurant area on the island.

Thank Neal P
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Neal, Thank you for stopping by Descanso Beach Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place is right above the beach and has great views. We had a late lunch here after Ziplining nearby. My wife had the Carnitas Nachos and I had Carne Asada Tacos. The nachos were great and enough for two people, The Carne Asada Tacos...More

Thank rayu
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rayu, Thank you for stopping by Descanso Beach Club. Sorry to hear that the tacos were not up to par. We hope you'll give us another try next time your on Catalina Island.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I will never lay on the little beach in town again! I have been spoiled and can't imagine NOT hanging out here every time I come to Catalina on these wonderful lounges with beach side service...ahhhh...awesome!

Thank FBonesJones
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear FBonesJones, Thank you for coming by Descanso Beach Club and putting your feet in the sand. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

definitely had an island feel and great music. the bartender was friendly and they had stopped serving food but came by with some chips and salsa for us b/c we must have looked ravenous! great place to hang out and grab drinks

Thank apkercsak
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear apkercsak, Thank you for coming back Descanso Beach Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Excellent! The atmosphere, the service, the food and overall hospitality. Nothing is too expensive when a client becomes a priority to give the best experience possible. Great management!

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Easy to get to, Friendly staff and great crowd. Great place to spend an afternoon but I wish I was 20 years younger.

Thank Matthew K
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Descanso Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Matthew, Thank you for opening the afternoon at Descanso Beach Club. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Karla F
we are visiting for the first time end of April, is it first come first serve for lounge chair ocean view seats? Im just going by what is pictured on your website. If so, do you recommend coming early due to high capacity?
20 March 2017|
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Response from CatalinaSCICo | Property representative |
Hi Karla, The chaise lounge chairs are rented in pairs by the day. You can book online on our website, visit catalina island. Navigate to Descanso Beach Club under Activities and then choose Cabana Rentals. The Chaise Lounge... More
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Alex G
Getting married on the island on March 4, 2017 Was wonder if Descanso could accommodate about 20 people for a celebratory lunch
20 February 2017|
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Response from CatalinaSCICo | Property representative |
Yes, please contact us for more information. You can visit our website visitcatalinaisland for contact information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7410
  • E-mail
Description
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue Pacific Ocean, Descanso Beach Club features Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy appetizers, entrées and signature cocktails, like our famous Buffalo Milk. For the ultimate beach club experience, you can have your food and drinks delivered to your own private cabana or chaise lounge. Descanso Beach Club also serves as the Base Camp for the Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Falconry Experience, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and snorkeling are also available. Seasonally, Descanso Beach Club's party scene is well known among locals and visitors alike, DJ tunes and live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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