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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went back to this restaurant because it was so fabulous the last time we were in Catalina. It felt off from the moment we walked in the door at 1:30 in the afternoon and stood there waiting for someone to acknowledge us. We finally...More

Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for my friend’s birthday dinner later on a Friday evening. There was about a 40 minute wait so we walked around and they called us when a table was ready. They were chill about it and weren’t concerned that it took us a...More

Thank WVU2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved everything about the Lobster Trap. It was a friendly place with a staff that really cared. The food is fantastic. We had Ceveche and Fish Tacos both with Fresh local White Sea Bass. I had a Margarita I think they call the hole....More

1  Thank Ricofisher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the pasta here and it was just so good! I got the five cheese ravioli with pesto sauce. So good. My boyfriend got the angel hair pasta with pesto and blackened chicken. He loved it. There was one waitress in the whole restaurant...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a drink and/or dinner. Food is good. Service is good. They get very busy so go early to put your name down for a table.

Thank TuxMum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard good things about the Lobster Trap. Excellent food, good atmosphere, and real value on your meal with nice size portions. It was all true !! I loved my 1st Swordfish sandwich. Yum Yum 👅

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open late and serves good food late. Not quiet or intimate but very enjoyable. Appreciated the service at 10PM?

Thank sara32951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So good we stopped by twice in the long weekend. Blackened sea bass melt in your mouth in the sandwich and on fettuccini. The neighbors concurred with us that the lobster bisque was the best they'd ever had.

Thank jjminer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we came in for dinner, they sat us at counter so we didn’t have to wait. Staff was friendly and efficient. My wife enjoyed the lobster roll and my daughter had angel hair pasta. Both said their meals were good. I had sampler platter...More

Thank Mathurin K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service! Casual, fun atmosphere. We had the macadamia crusted swordfish, steamed artichoke and buffalo burger. The flavor, quality and portion sizes were great! Would definitely go back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
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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