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“Fun Beach Bar”
Review of Luau Larry's

Luau Larry's
Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun Beach Bar”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

If your idea of a good weekend is drinks, music, and socializing. This a the first bar to hit when you get off the boat!
Bartender, Jose, is personable, and keeps the drinks coming. If you want a seat at the bar, arrive by 6:30, by 9pm it is packed. There are severs house drinks, the fun ones come with hats!

The wings were delicious, we like them served dry, sauce on side, makes for crispy wings!
Oh, lets not forget the shots, HEAVY pours, definitely your $$ worth

The music is Classic Rock, there is live music Friday & Saturday. This weekend he played everything from Van Halen Eruption to B52s Rock Lobter

  • Visited June 2014
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Aliso Viejo, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Kind of a Mixed Bag, But Go!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We were in Avalon for four days and either had just drinks or drinks and a meal three of the four days. Service and food were awesome first visit. Try the bison burger - really good! The other visits, the drinks and food were still pretty good, but the service not so much. The make a great Mai Tai and they are famous for the Mexican Lollipop, for good reason! I highly recommend sitting in the windowsill at the end of the bar on a hot day with a nice drink.

  • Visited May 2014
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Roseland, New Jersey
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740 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
“Great Beach Bar!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

What's better than a great beach bar looking at the ocean? Luau Larry's is a hoot. Tiki atmosphere, and just a flat-out FUN place! We loved the Mai Tais and the "Hat Drink" if for no other reason than to get the straw hat that half the people in the place had on in a variety of "styles". Excellent buffalo chicken wings and coconut shrimp to go with the cocktails. Very friendly accommodating service. So the "5" is for the overall great fun of the place....it's not a Michelin Three Star of course, but you knew that already. If you go the "26 Miles Across The Sea", you don't want to miss this place! I did hear the reference to this being the "noisy bar" of Crosby Stills & Nash "Southern Cross" fame. So if you're into the whole Beach Music scene, another reason to enjoy a libation (or two) at Luau Larry's. Great logo shirts also! Be there, Aloha.

  • Visited May 2014
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fond memories”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We have been going to Luau Larry's since 1992. The burgers and drinks are great and the atmosphere is fun! The view of the boardwalk and ocean from the front table is wonderful. We have enjoyed many fun trips to Catalina and never miss eating at Luau Larry's every time we go.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Linda D
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Los Angeles
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37 reviews
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“Great food... lots of fun .. a Catalina must”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Really... you would not expect this 'dive-ish' looking place to have good food... but they really do! Great drinks and 1 man entertainment that lends to even more fun when folks get up to squeeze in a 'dance' floor! Definitely go... the drinks are great too!

  • Visited May 2014
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