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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)
Open Now
06:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
118 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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1 - 10 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These were the worst donuts ever. I stood in line ( they sell out daily). The cake donuts were so dry , we tree them out. Apple fritter was greasy with old oil.unfortunately there isn't any island competition and they sell out daily.

Thank dougrh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the Monte Cristo French Toast & Spicy chicken wings with fries. Good flavor. Service not that attentive.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here. Very popular so get there early. No frills but lots of choices and friendly service.

Thank CAgirlqt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended by the hotel and we just made it before lunch was over at 3. Service could have been better but they were still busy. Food was good and we all were satisfied.

Thank Sherrie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy place for traditional American breakfasts and home cooking. Haven't tried the place for lunch or dinner yet...will next time. My family enjoyed their pancakes, waffles and omelets. Friendly staff.

Thank Gregory A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good old fashioned mom & pop diner experience. After a few minutes of contemplation, I decided to go with the burger combo. A burger with Tilamok cheese and peach pie ala mode, you can't go wrong. Burger was juicy and the fixings were fresh....More

Thank Ozinvegas
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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17 October 2016|
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Response from Babybdaddy | Reviewed this property |
Yes Jack owns a few properties
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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