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Original Jack's Country Kitchen

) #3 of 35 Restaurants in Avalon ££ - £££ American, Cafe,
118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (32 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (25 reviews)
“crepes” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Have had many great breakfasts here... They have senior/child's meals to... Not only is the food great, be sure & look at all the old Hollywood pictures...

Thank 958jannp
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Jacks has an old diner atmosphere. It is extremely clean. But it IS crowded on the weekend so expect quite a wait, not only for a table but also for your food. The food was good, but nothing extraordinary. Pricey, as is everything in Catalina.

Thank We3luv2travel
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Excellent breakfast, large portions, but they do make a half order which is great for Eggs Benedict or Florentine. Service is quick and the coffee is very good.

Thank lindaap2014
Reviewed 21 September 2015

It's crowded, so get there before 8 am and no wait. The food is excellent...best breakfast on the island. Antonio's is equal when open, but jack's always is. I understand they are owned by same person.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Food was good, not great. Portions were good size. Service was slow and inattentive at a time when restaurant was not busy.

Thank MKP2
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is by far the best breakfast on the Island but it gets very crowded so go early to get a good table. The staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Sailysailing
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We loved eating here! The service is very personalized and the staff makes you feel right at home. It's always busy- but that says a lot about this restaurant. The food is prepared in an excellent manner and there is a good variety of dishes...More

Thank Cheryl & James H
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We had lunch here and the food was good, about what we'd expect from an average diner at home. The service was friendly and prompt. I notice that many other reviewers rave over the breakfast here. We didn't have breakfast here, but maybe we'll give...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We had breakfast here. The place was crowded, but we were seated immediately. The atmosphere was fun and the food was great. I had the Elvis Waffles- fun and delicious

Thank joannewin2015
Reviewed 2 September 2015

holy cow... this was the best food we had on the island. friendly staff of course, but the food speaks for itself. portions are not too huge where you feel bad for wasting food either. but by no means do I mean they are small...More

Thank Heeda W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does Jack Tucey own this restaurant?
16 October 2016|
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Response from Babybdaddy | Reviewed this property |
Yes Jack owns a few properties
Do you have any gluten-free options?
19 November 2015|
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Response from Doozie2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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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