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The Lobster Trap

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8585
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (143 reviews)
“monkey balls” (26 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We asked Laura, our tour guide, where she ate for seafood, and she recommended The Lobster Trap. We were not disappointed. We loved the Sea Bass prepared with lemon caper sauce and the Halibut sandwich on a French bread bun.

Thank reine
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place gets really packed and we were lucky to arrive earlier, so we didn't have to wait for so long. Service was really good, the bacon wrapped scallops were amazing. Very good! The fish tacos were a bit disappointing as I found them a...More

Thank Carolina B
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you don't know where to eat or what you want to eat, go to The Lobster Trap. Good food and drink and you will meet interesting people whether they are working there or are clientele. They stay open later than most places as well.

Thank granth649
Reviewed 6 days ago

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was quick and friendly and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lobster Trap was able to seat and serve our large party without a hitch. Our table was ready for our reservation the moment we arrived. Service was quick and efficient. One of our party had a "small" caesar with a delicious dressing that was...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being going to Catalina forever, and the locals we have made as friends would always suggest we go to The Trap. so we finally made it a point to go on our visits in 2017. There is nothing fancy about the Trap, and that's just...More

Thank VegasRoadTripper
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had several great meals at the Lobster Trap on a 2 week family vacation. The seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly, and the local lobster was outstanding. The atmosphere is very friendly and the servers are fun and attentive. 4 of us went on...More

1  Thank BFWPa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very original menu with dishes from all over the world. Mostly fish with local ones available but surprisingly the only restaurant it seems people will recommend on the island for seafood. Excellent choice of cocktails, The bar is huge. Deco very holiday resort like.

Thank CDFBologna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our lobster salads were good, if not a little bland. The dressings were yummy. The coconut shrimp appetizer was amazing. Good lunch spot!

Thank seeksocean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure why I say pleasantly surprised as everyone we spoke to said this place was the best. Very busy but good food with a bit of character to the place. The menu is diverse so everyone can find something to eat! Not just seafood!...More

Thank DCA2012
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Lisa P
3 February 2018|
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Response from JenJen1865 | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 10 or more they do. It's on their website.
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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