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Descanso Beach Club
Ranked #23 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue Pacific Ocean, Descanso Beach Club features Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy appetizers, entrées and signature cocktails, like our famous Buffalo Milk. For the ultimate beach club experience, you can have your food and drinks delivered to your own private cabana or chaise lounge. Descanso Beach Club also serves as the Base Camp for the Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Falconry Experience, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and snorkeling are also available. Seasonally, Descanso Beach Club's party scene is well known among locals and visitors alike, DJ tunes and live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 23 June 2011

We had no reservation but they were able to accommodate us. My son, bestfriend and I stayed while my daughter and husband went on the Sea Trek . We got Andrew for a server and the service was excellent.I didn't get the name of the girl that showed us our spot. She was very friendly .I would suggest to get Andrew as your server. Food was great . We ordered Ceviche, cheese burger( which was really thick), hot wings and some drinks. I would definitely come back . :)

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great view, lousy service”
Reviewed 30 September 2010

My Family and I booked a private cabana ($125) at this private beach club as a treat because we had friends visiting from out of town. From the moment we arrived, we could tell that the service was going to be a let down. We waited, along with a group of other people for 10 minutes at the 'check in' area before being shown to our cabana by some sulky teenager. Our waitress, when she finally turned up, was worse than useless, she forgot part of our order several times, we could never find her to re-order, beyond terrible. That being said, the cabana and the chaise were comfortable and clean and our view was stunning. The kids had a ball at the beach. Our food (when it arrived) was average. We also did the BYO meat to the BBQ the night before, lots of fun cooking under the stars overlooking the ocean, but again, our waitress never showed to our table and we had to ask another waitress who was serving a different area to order drinks, she was very nice and apolized for the lack of service. To sum up, great ambience, amazing view, it felt like we were in the Medditteranean, but poor service.

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rancho cucamonga
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“Service was slow, and a little confusing”
Reviewed 29 September 2010

Waitress was confused and slow, took 25 minutes to get drinks.

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“During our 5 day stay in Catalina we...”
Reviewed 18 August 2010

During our 5 day stay in Catalina we spent 4 of them lounging, kayaking, and swimming at Descanso Beach Club. Our family of 10 ( cousins, Grandparents, etc) loved the beach service and family friendly atmosphere. 4 of us were under the age of 6 and had a blast playing in the tidal pool area.

All the staff were polite despite that they were quite busy. I, twice, ordered the Ahi Tuna sandwich and loved how fresh the filet and Asian slaw was. It was just right for our crowd!

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“Perfect atmosphere!”
Reviewed 7 August 2010

We had a late lunch at a tble after doing the zipline. Absolutgely the best atmosphere! Clean, colorful, and great service. Typical beach bar type food, but well done. Pricey, but no more so than the other touristy places ont he island. Our drinks were great and strong! I had the Descanso Destroyer, loved it, and came back the next day for another! There is no fee for most of the area, and there are nice, clean restrooms and changing areas for free.

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