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DC-3 Gifts & Grill

1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2196
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good51%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (17 reviews)
“tacos” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Take the shuttle or a taxi the 10 mile drive to the airport from downtown Avalon. It is a very windy road and my sister was mad and scared but it was worth the drive to eat the big cookies and have lunch at dc3....More

Thank kathyh303
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Filling (if ordinary) food is not the reason to come up here. It's a 35 minute drive from downtown Avalon or a half-day walk. Either way, the setting is really stunning and you can watch the small planes come and go off of the somewhat...More

Thank Poochkin
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a great spot to go if you want to get away from the city of Avalon. Make sure to try a cookie. They are the best! Great spot if you want to get away from the city of Avalon and explore the inner...More

Thank woahwoahsam
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is not how much you'll really pay, but celebrity pilots and other private pilots have been known to fly over to the island just to grab a burger, cookie or even just a cup of coffee at this historic location. If you don't fly...More

Thank LifesaSnap
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Take one of the tours that stop @ the airport great history & good food. I've eaten here many times & everything was good.

Thank YardSaleLdy
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast, delicious buffalo scramble, recommended, its worth the trip up for the scenery and for the food, really enjoyable outing

Thank Rocky W
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I ordered a Buffalo Burger -traditional style. It was hot, very tasty and a really good size. There are many food and drink choices. You can sit and eat inside (fireplace) or outside on the patio.

Thank Reginald S
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is always good and I always get a homemade cookie- large in size and tasty! The staff is always kind and helpful.

Thank OneOrchidLover
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Fly in, shuttle in, hike in. The buffalo burgers and cookies are famous and rightly so. Yummy. There is a severe drought, so no refills and bring or buy water.

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great breakfast-brunch-lunch stop with really pleasant people working there. Save a room for at least one amazing cookie (more if you need the sugar boost as you peruse the gift shop)!

Thank Ray Q
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Airport Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2196
  • E-mail
The DC-3 is a restaurant and gift shop located 1600 feet above sea level atop the magical island of Santa Catalina, 10 miles outside of Avalon. Stop in for a buffalo burger and killer cookie or just to enjoy the view from our patio. We are also a great resource for hikers.

Fly, Ride, Bike or Hike - we look forward to welcoming you!

For information on getting to the Airport-in-the-Sky, please call us. (310)510-2196.
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