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El Galleon

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American, Bar
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411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1188
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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185 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Handsome interior, looks like it was once a fancy bar. Less fancy now, but excellent sandwiches & burgers. Panko-crusted Onion Rings best I've ever had.

Thank Judith D
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The "go-to" place on Catalina Island. Awesome burgers and appetizers, better than average house wines. Can get rowdy later in the evening. My fav is the SW buffalo cheeseburger.

Thank Cynthia U
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best NYE parties we've been to in a very long time! Good food, great crowd, great staff and karaoke! Couldn't have been better!!

Thank Toni W
Los Angeles
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based upon Trip Advisor reviews, we went to this lively local sports bar/restaurant for lunch. The scallop chowder must have let the scallops get away, because there were none, though the broth was tasty. What I was really eager to eat was the "grilled artichoke with balsamic vinegar." This is one of those menu items that I cannot pass up,... More 

Thank LATraveller77
Santa Clarita, California
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214 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here only because every other place in town that was open was full and no reservations available. We did not have reservations, but were seated within a couple of minutes. It was outside on the patio, but they had heaters to keep everyone warm. It was comfortable. We ordered their special turkey dinner as it was Thanksgiving day.... More 

Thank XK140NUT
California, United States
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346 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

It wasn't busy at all the night we went for dinner. We were seated quickly. The waiter seemed totally disinterested in anything but the girls at the bar. It took forever too have our order taken or drinks re-filled. The food came out and was shoved at us. My fish and chips tasted like chewy shoe leather at best. It... More 

Thank Reginald S
Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

After snorkeling we thought we would stop for some hot chowder and other snacks. Our chowder was cold and not very good and our calamari tasted like rubber fingers.

Thank Lu-Ann S
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for happy hour, they had really good options, I got a mango mojito and my mom got the margarita and they were tasty.

Thank Desiree8199
Melbourne, Australia
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516 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the food and service although the beer was flat!! There was a young couple at a table nearby who used sign language - Auslan -and the waitress who served them also had the same skill which is fabulous how wonderful Great atmosphere, fun place to eat, watch sport on one of several large TV sets, have a... More 

Thank DeniseLock
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went here for Lobster but they were out. So we selected alternate options. Everything was good but not great. Slow service for not being very busy, however the server was very nice. Located on the waterfront walk and has fun eclectic interior.

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?