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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The burger was excellent and the pie yummy!!! My husband loved the fish and chips. Loved the historical diner and all of the pictures on the walls. The old rotary pay phone and calendars from the 1950's in the restroom added to the ambiance. Service was great and attentive.

Thank littlepepita
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got pretty much the typical diner foods. I had their country fried chicken and eggs. I laugh at the size of that piece of chicken probably, it's like less than a size of your palm (<3oz). Wish it was bit more like maybe 6+ oz? I looked at the other people's food and their plates were packed....just seems I was... More 

Thank Nathan C
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lox and bagels were great. Generous portions, good service and coffee. The restaurant is bright, cheerful, and clean. Large and varied menu with so many delicious choices.

Thank earlya
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was delicious, service was great. Did not wait long to be seated and food was brought out quick

Thank juanita78
Santa Clarita, California
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214 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is ALWAYS busy. There is always a line and you have to wait out side most of the time. We went for breakfast one morning as our lodging was not serving breakfast on Thanksgiving day. We got there fairly early as we knew about the lines. Inspire of the restaurant being packed and a line, we got seated... More 

Thank XK140NUT
San Diego, California
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually crowded on weekends, nice surprise to find no wait on a cloudy December weekend. Good food, good service, an Avalon tradition!

Thank AtDogBeach
Yucaipa, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jack's is a great place eat in Avalon A great menu and great service. We ate there for lunch and breakfast. Fresh and delicious.

Thank waynefromcali
Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and 2 teens ate breakfast here the 1st morning on the island and came back to the hotel raving about Jacks and said, "mama, you gotta go there". Big portions and good prices. This is where we had breakfast the next day too. Thanks to the hotel clerks for recommending the best breakfast on the island.

Thank 3Hondas
Cairo, Egypt
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183 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a big American breakfast, Jack's delivers. Friendly service and great food. Tasty (and spicy) bloody marys, too. Come hungry!! Open 6:30am to 3:00pm. Breakfast all day; Lunch just 1:00-3:00. They will be open on Christmas.

Thank avalon2020
California, United States
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346 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We got here soon after opening and it already smelt amazing. We were seated quickly and given time to choose from the big menu while we sipped our piping hot coffee. The food came out in a very timely manner. It was a very healthy sized portion, very hot and most tasty! I had eaten here years ago and was... More 

Thank Reginald S

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?