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Restaurant Recommendation?

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Restaurant Recommendation?

Looking for a restaurant recommendation. Open to any type of food, but would like outdoor dining with best water view. Any suggestions or favorites? Thanks.

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1. Re: Restaurant Recommendation?

Outdoor dining with best water views? These are my personal favorites:

Avalon Grille - excellent food and service

visitcatalinaisland.com/avalon/dini_avalonGr…

Armstrongs - great seafood and service

http://www.armstrongseafood.com/

Antonio's - fun place with a variety of dishes

catalinahotspots.com/antonios_cabaret/index.…

The Landing - variety of dishes

http://www.catalinalanding.com/

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2. Re: Restaurant Recommendation?

Our favorite place outdoors, is the Busy Bee Cafe for breakfast or lunch. It's located right over the water. Can't miss it as you are walking on Crescent Ave.

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3. Re: Restaurant Recommendation?

I think the Busy Bee is out of business. Try the Gas Dock Cafe by the casino.

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4. Re: Restaurant Recommendation?

For dinner we like The Lobster Trap and Steve's Steakhouse. Gotta go to Descanso Beach during the day for a cocktail and appetizers/lunch. Biggest beach in town. Walk past the casino until the sidewalk ends. Don't forget a Buffalo Milk, potent but delish.

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Steve's Steakhouse
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5. Re: Restaurant Recommendation?

Make sure to confirm your reservations at Steve's. We made reservations for 5 and showed up 5 minutes early. They had no record of our reservations and ended up eatinng elsewhere. Would have liked to try it. They were very busy that night.

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6. Re: Restaurant Recommendation?

1. Armstrong's....fresh fish, simple menu, right on the bay, very relaxed

2. Steve's Steakhouse.....upstairs, great view of the bay....really good for lunch

3. Ristorante Villa Portofino...has outdoor tables across from the beach, pasta, fish, steak

avoid.....El Galleon, Antonio's (except for to-go pizza), Avalon Grille (only because they can be either really good or really dull with no way to predict which)

Mr. Ning's has great chinese but no view and Topless Taco has good take out.....

hope this helps

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7. Re: Restaurant Recommendation?

I don't remember outdoor tables at Villa Portofino. I guess there is a very small patio that sits right on Crescent Avenue? Kind of a busy intersection so I'm not sure I would sit outside. I agree to avoid El Galleon! I have not been there since college. Avalon Grille was excellent when we went last winter.

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