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Buffalo Nickel

57 Pebbly Beach Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90407
+1 310-510-1323
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“wet burrito” (5 reviews)
“carnitas” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
57 Pebbly Beach Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90407
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here because someone told my friend they served buffalo burgers not on the menu. They did and she loved it. I had fish tacos which were too salty. My dog was allowed to come inside! And for that it gets a better review...More

Thank suzycruzsc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buffalo Nickel is one of the last remaining original restaurnats left on the island. Its alittle out of the way, but they offer shuttle service if you dont want to take a long walk along the ocean. Wait staff is very friendly and welcoming! Food...More

Thank salko100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to eat away from tourist crowd and kick back where the locals go, give Buffalo Nicke a try. A phone call will send a van to pick you up at one of 2 convenient Avalon locations. Then it's a short 10 minute...More

Thank Ozinvegas
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Very good Mexican fare located next to the heliport about two miles away from the Avalon waterfront. Though they will provide a free shuttle if you call, we hiked in and rode out. The sidewalk along the road ends about a mile from the restaurant...More

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped here while waiting for our helicopter ride back to the mainland. We just had beers but the patrons seemed to enjoy their food and it did look good also. The service was rapid and the prices were low. This place is a little...More

Thank rayu
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This restaurant is located at pebbly beach next to the helicopter port. Very casual, typical Mexican food. Presented well, good service, lunch specials. I crowded, local restaurant. Call them and they will send a shuttle car to pick you up at the boat dock as...More

1  Thank claudia b
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My first time there was due to my FREE B-day meal ~~~~~~ My cousin & I headed over on the Van Provided by Buffalo Nickle. Great meal .................... nice atmosphere

Thank YardSaleLdy
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I live on the island, and this is a place the locals go - a nice walk out of town, with generous portions and friendly service. Monday pasta nights are especially popular.

Thank TetaS
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We go to the Buffalo Nickel for its old time Catalina atmosphere, helicopter watching, and to be on the water... the food is secondary, but worthwhile enuf to spend time there, and their ice tea is brewed, NOT that powdery stuff, an important pt. for...More

Thank JCB229
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Food portions quite good. Price reasonable. Fish and chips a bit too much batter and not much fish. Service a bit slow considering no one else was there. Waiters very friendly and flexible with dishes.

Thank cottonplanet2
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TBM-Pilot
19 August 2015|
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Response from kokab u | Reviewed this property |
I don't know , we don't have any pets , sorry .
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Lydia V
6 February 2015|
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Response from bugnurse56 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lydia, you look at a pre-fixe menu for items on the list. Bring ID. Their chicken salad with some breaded chicken breast looked really good. I had an old stand-by, Cobb Salad. It was yummy-a couple of classic items... More
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jhltsoi
18 January 2015|
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Response from Terry B | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant only. No hotel rooms.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 16
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Pebbly Beach Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1323
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