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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 4 days ago via mobile

This is our 2nd time in Catalina. Jacks has been our goto restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Wide selection of food. Very nice staff and a great old fashioned diner ambiance. Prices are reasonable for the island. My only complaint is that they have been...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everyday for breakfast with that old fashioned diner feel. Wonderful food and staff Only one complaint, if you have Orange Pekoe Black tea...please carry it, Lipton is disgusting

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was delicious and all homemade! One of us had breakfast and the other lunch and both were excellent. We had the opportunity to sit at the counter and watch the staff at work. The owner is very hard working and she obviously has the...More

Thank cajhawk84
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every time I have eaten here I have walked away a very happy filled to the brim person! It is a must go to place as well.

Thank Ineedavacation1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed eating breakfast here. The decor is early Americana and the food won't disappoint! A huge menu and a terrific wait staff. Our food was delicious and appetizing. If you are thinking about visiting Avalon on Catalina Island you need to put Jack's...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is good, hearty home-style cooking. Popular for sure, frequently a wait. We ordered a lot of different things, from Portuguese sausage to chicken fried chicken. Loved the biscuit and gravy. Friendly service.

Thank catcindyk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly service. Food was good and reasonably priced. The place seems to have been there for a while which added to the charm.

Thank ZulkMania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great the music was classic and fun! Was grateful for a good cup of coffee after the log ferry ride. I split the country breakfast with my sister and it was plenty for both of us!

Thank Britny M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed breakfast here and would go back. Service was only okay which we attributed to being a very busy Saturday morning. Our order for 4 came out at different times. Expected blueberry pancakes to have blueberries inside and on top -- only on top....More

Thank jboyd170
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First day on the island, we got oto Jack's just as it was closing, but everyday afterward, this was the first place we came for breakfast, despite the fact that our hotel offered a "Continental Breakfast"! Pancakes were fluffy, the eggs were prepared to our...More

Thank Anthony 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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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