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The Lobster Trap

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“monkey balls” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The raspberry lemon drop was wonderful. Service was great. Loved the seafood pasta. Lots of variety on the menu

Thank fredson2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious. I really liked the vibe. Sat up “in the boat”. Watched some basketball. It was a great time. Also they had plenty of gluten free options!

Thank Maren S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family and my mother-in-law came out to Catalina Island for the day and (mostly) wanted seafood for lunch. We started with a dozen Pacific oysters which were briny, fresh, and delicious as well as some tasty onion rings for my vegetarian m-i-l. For her...More

Thank Leo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The long lilne let us know we were at the perfect place. Clean, fast and friendly service. All the employeees were nice. I had the burger special. The french fries are really good. The tables inside to the left are on top of a hull...More

Thank Babybdaddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday night and the wait time was about 15-20 min. Kitchen was backed up but they were able to get our food out in a good amount of time. It was kid friendly and the food was average nothing too exciting. We...More

Thank Arsine A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a bit off the main drag in Avalon. It was recommended by our hotel staff and a few others. It is very casual and had the freshest seafood I've tasted in years. We went back twice during our two-day visit. Prices are...More

Thank V4102VLjaneb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking around between restaurants trying to decide where to eat, The Lobster Trap caught our attention and decided to give it a try. Of course, we ordered the lobster and it was delicious! The service was fast even that the restaurant was full! Highly...More

Thank kldwall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our first day on Catalina, we had lunch here. My clam plate was very good and an excellent value for the price. Later when we asked a local where to eat, this was the first on his list! Definitely a do-over on a future...More

Thank n0027129
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live on the Island but had not been to the Lobster Trap....on the recommendation of the local Barber, we went...and we're pleasantly surprised. It was a busy Friday evening, and the service and quality of the food was excellent. The local California Lobster was...More

Thank ArizonaOD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple of nights on island last week, we had a great meal here. I had mac crusted mahi mahi - a huge portion cooked gently, wonderful! Daughter had the ciopino, it too was very tasty. Friendly place with great fish, I'll return.

Thank Plumeria D
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Lisa P
3 February 2018|
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Response from JenJen1865 | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 10 or more they do. It's on their website.
Brenda S
27 February 2017|
Response from Caleb L | Property representative |
Hi Brenda, Thank you for your inquiry, but unfortunately at this time we do not have the capability to fulfill gift card purchases on-line. We can however, complete your purchase over the phone and mail the gift certificate... More
Lydia V
31 January 2015|
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Response from Melinda S | Reviewed this property |
it depends on what you order. Fresh steam veggie and choose of baked potato, fries, sweet potatoes fries. Soup and salad extra but not to much
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-8585
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