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The Lobster Trap

128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (127 reviews)
“monkey balls” (25 reviews)
“ceviche” (35 reviews)
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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

Our fish dinners were very fresh, tasty & presented well. The establishment was more "local" venue, setup for smaller groups.

Thank wgibson64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Mexican Shrimp Cocktail was very good! My kids enjoyed a cheeseburger and sharing the clam chowder with my husband. The service was friendly. We asked the waitress for some crackers while the food was prepared because the kids were hungry and restless and she...More

Thank beckyinsd
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a large party so we didn't think we'd be seated quickly but we were, the waitress was very helpful at helping us pick food, the food came out quickly and was very good. Drinks were strong!

Thank Cw H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service was slow to nonexistent, having to ask 3 other wait persons after waiting for 10 - 15 minutes after asking our waitress. It was not busy during the time we were there. Using far less costly liquor than was specifically asked for. Lobster...More

Thank Kiana P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was slightly disappointed in this place. I had the fish and chips, and the fish was ok, but the chips were soggy. My wife had a salmon salad, which she enjoyed, and my son had the clam chowder. I had a taste of the...More

1  Thank RodFam3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was tasty! Excellent service. Worth the time to go in and have a meal. Got there just before the crowd.

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent a week on Catalina and the the lobster trap by far was the best meal. This place is off the main road and looks like a little dive bar, but don't let looks deceive you. This place has incredible food and talk...More

Thank dave k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate lunch here. 20' wait for a table but hostess took our number and called when it was ready so we could spend some time strolling around the area. Food was above average. Waitress was very friendly. Recommend fried oysters which weren't on the menu...More

Thank sjc43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a grilled salmon sandwich with cole slaw and my lifer had some kind of a lobster roll with fries. Both were terrific. The place certainly had no atmosphere which makes it perfect for lunch.

Thank Cubsfan1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wished I got the 14oz instead of the 12oz lobster tail! Melt in my mouth! Clam chowder to die for! Steamed artichoke and bacon wrapped shrimp....no words!

Thank iluvchessie
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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