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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (131 reviews)
“monkey balls” (25 reviews)
“ceviche” (37 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
128 Catalina St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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1 - 10 of 1,063 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came highly recommended and the food was very good, prices fair, drinks ok. A little loud and definitely busy but well staffed. Very disappointing service by our waitress, not friendly, did not remember soup order, wouldnt come back to fill water glasses. Kinda ruined the...More

Thank Dawb99
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good seafood for a good price. Fish is caught daily. Service was good as well. Good for lunch or dinner.

Thank John R T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to the island for many years now and always have a meal or two at our favorite restaurant on the island, Lobster Trap! Never a disappointment! Great staff and great food!

1  Thank ebordo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay, Avalon is a pretty small town and just about everything is close. But, the Trap is near the transit plaza and an easy walk from the beach. My wife and I visited several years ago for lunch and we were very impressed. It took...More

Thank LifesaSnap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off the wall, corner gem. A lot of character, not the neatest place- seafood good. Had the lobster salad sandwich on French roll. Too much bread..

Thank diannkay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to get some fresh sea food and drinks. Very friendly atmosphere and great prices. They have a large menu and an open bar. We ate there about 3 times and left very pleased every time.

Thank evillar65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food! I had the sea bass and my wife had the salmon. Not the flashiest, and not on the waterfront, but definitely one of the best seafood restaurants in Avalon! Would definitely recommend. The owner is a retired local fisherman and there are lots...More

Thank tntxfour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best and most reasonably priced restaurants on the island. Not on the waterfront, but just off the Main Street. Everything we ate was fab, hence 3 visits. Clam chowder thick rich, full of butter and a meal in itself. The steamed muscles,...More

Thank Travelwithnise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just arrived from the ferry, checked-in and we were hungry. Popular place. Love the ambiance. Great food and service. Ceviche taco!

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel to Avalon often and always make sure I eat at The Lobster Trap. This weekend was no exception, where I ate there twice in two days!! The menu offers pages of choices and everything I have eaten has been excellent. This trip I...More

Thank sheri2016
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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