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The Lobster Trap

128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had lunch at the Lobster Trap and were very satisfied with the quality and quantity of food. I had lobster taco and a tuna taco. My companion had the tuna sandwich- seafood fresh and well prepared. Only comment was the sauce on the taco...More

Thank W&Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant has a reputation with locals for being one of the best of the island, and we were certainly happy enough with our meal. I can tell you that on the mid-December weekday night that we stayed in Avalon, it was one of the...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're traveling for Thanksgiving and can't enjoy turkey with the trimmings, delicious seafood offers a wonderful alternative. I expect the food's just as good any other day. The fast and friendly service on a busy evening was delightful as well.

Thank phil0859
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant/bar with good food. Friendly wait staff and good beer! Had the seafood platter and was very good.

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our introduction to the food scene on Catalina, and sadly, it was a bad omen of things to come. Despite the good service here, the overboiled lobster and the high prices make this place a poor recommendation. I just can't justify paying $60...More

Thank naka106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was good, polite and attentive, and the food was fine, but nothing too special. The atmosphere was very casual. For the price, I'd rather go somewhere with a view (since there are so many in Catalina) with more stand-out food.

Thank JulieinCali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard this place was good. It is a cool little locals spot and is very much bar as it is restaurant. So don’t expect a quite dinner. I ordered halibut and it was so dry and over cooked. My fiancé got a steak...More

1  Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here almost every trip we make to Catalina. It's become a bit of a routine, having dinner at the Lobster Trap, after a good day scuba diving. The food is great, the drinks are generous, and the prices while not inexpensive, are certainly...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A little sketchy as far as quality. Ok, but not memorable. Had seared ahi, steamed veggies... atmosphere lacking

Thank 639499LizW330
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The best food ever you have to try seafood is very good all the food there is very fresh and caught daily

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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
30 January 2015|
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Response from 02Racer | Reviewed this property |
They do -- their menu is available online: can't write you the URL here, but Google catalinalobstertrap and look for the menu tab.
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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