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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (136 reviews)
“monkey balls” (25 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 5 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is full of locals which means that the food is great. The atmosphere was very homey and happy.

Thank tammyhJ7696GF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just finished eating at the Lobster Trap, based on a recommendation from a woman working an adventure booth. She recommended the Lobster Trap to my buddy and I, so we decided to try It. Service was very good, but they had a HUGE margin...More

Thank HighestFlyingEagle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first trip to Catalina, found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, and we gave it a try. Excellent menu, all food so tasty, and large portions! Very attentive service...even from the owner/manager. Place was packed...many obviously share my observations!

Thank rogerinca2003
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told to come check out this restaurant by friends. Service was good and food delicious. I ordered something I would never normally try, and I was so pleasantly surprised. It was great. My guest was also very happy.

Thank Jade C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Lobster Trap 2 times during our trip to Catalina Island. We loved their chicken cord on blue! We actually went back at the end of our trip so we could have it one more time! Their mushroom sauce is amazing.

Thank 231joanna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good quality. Great selection and excellent tasting food. It is definiteliy worth the visit with lots of options. Mostly seafood but they have other options. All fresh

Thank 6sandy6
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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, 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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