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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Cafe, Diner
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118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most retail outlets closed on Wednesday, but OJCK was and their breakfast menu is excellent! Great friendly service! Will be back again and again! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Thank LesFor
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go to Jack's every time we are in Avalon. It is fun and friendly with a big menu, but always very crowded. A little claustrophobic.

Thank gidgetcindy
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jack's is a nice place set in a nice city. The service is quick, efficient and well coordinated. Though Jack's staff gets the food out and you are well treated it is an average breakfast in a nice city.

Thank James B
Atlanta, Georgia
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice while vacationing on Catalina island. The food was hot and delicious. The service was exceptional! The restaurant was clean and the decor provided funny and positive quotes. We ordered chicken and waffles, blt sandwich, hash browns, corn beef, bacon, eggs and fruit. Everything was hot, fresh and delicious. There was a line, but the wait is... More 

Thank DrAlias
Los Angeles, California, United States
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This placed is packed for a reason! The service is friendly and efficient and the food is tasty. Arrive early or plan to wait for 40 minutes or more for a table if you're there on a weekend. I was there at 8:45 on a Saturday morning on my own and it was still a very long wait for a... More 

Thank RabbiWendy
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor and vibe are quirky-rad---the food, not particularly impressive. Macadamia nut pancakes w/ coconut syrup lacked flavor. Crab eggs benedict gets a solid meh. Not bad--just not remarkable.

Thank Aryn B
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145 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jacks is in a great location just off of the main harbor street. Our group liked the choices on the breakfast menu. We enjoyed everything from traditional eggs and ham to pancakes with fruit! We found each of our dishes to be tasty and reasonably prices for a restaurant located in a small town for tourists and not much competition.... More 

Thank Harry H
Novato, CA
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early for this IS the spot to have breakfast. Great menu selections and great service. Simple two eggs scrambled is wonderful

Thank Topspinut
West Hills
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jack's is the only place I would consider having a morning meal. The food is amazing the wait staff fantastic and the owner Norma is truly an Angel . There is a reason there is always a line . Check in , get your name on the list and wait patiently for some delicious brekkie. The house Kona coffee is... More 

Thank james p
Quincy, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast I have had in a long time. Welcomed by a friendly staff and a Bloody Mary with a strip of bacon in it. The atmosphere will keep you busy just reading signs. Very large menu so be prepared for a tough decision. I am a fan of eggs Benedict...try the crab cake eggs benedict. Can't find that everywhere.

Thank Denise-vb-girl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

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