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El Galleon

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American, Bar
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411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1188
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for happy hour, they had really good options, I got a mango mojito and my mom got the margarita and they were tasty.

Thank Desiree8199
Melbourne, Australia
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515 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the food and service although the beer was flat!! There was a young couple at a table nearby who used sign language - Auslan -and the waitress who served them also had the same skill which is fabulous how wonderful Great atmosphere, fun place to eat, watch sport on one of several large TV sets, have a... More 

Thank DeniseLock
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went here for Lobster but they were out. So we selected alternate options. Everything was good but not great. Slow service for not being very busy, however the server was very nice. Located on the waterfront walk and has fun eclectic interior.

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Friends and I went here for dinner. We were impressed by their German beer selection on tap and that you could order them by the 1/2 liter and 1L sizes. Unfortunately, the food was nowhere near as good. I ordered the prime rib, which was too salty. The only vegetables they had were beans and carrots, which were overcooked or... More 

Thank Rommel D
Henderson, Nevada
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We shared the grilled chicken, bacon and swiss sandwich for lunch and enjoyed it. This restaurant faces the bay, so the view is great. The menu is interesting, so you should be able to find something you'll like. The restrooms are upstairs with no elevator, hence they are not handicapped friendly in that regard. Casual bar and restaurant setting, so... More 

Thank tlahuele
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great place if you can get a seat in the very front to watch people walk by. Nice and relaxing. Waitress is super!! Some things need to be improved on: Ice tea is horrible....not fresh. The scallop chowder is questionable. I would rate as below ok.

Thank c k
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Excellent helpful waiter. Order steak nachos and received a few strips of meat and a plate full of chips. Drinks are reasonable for happy hour but otherwise overpriced.

Thank Robert M
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stopped in for an early sunset dinner. Had the tilapia, which was excellent. Ordered the rice over the mash potatoes, expected more like rice pilaf, bit it was plain rice..so wish I had ordered the mash potatoes. The sourdough bread was excellent.

Thank Cathy A
Oakland, Maryland
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Food was awesome. Service was very good. Theme inside seemed to be Mardi Gras. Would definitely recommend.

Thank TracyB927
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went there. Thank you the restroom before ordering and it was disgusting. We left without ordering because of the conditions of the restroom.

Thank Ricklily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?