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Descanso Beach Club Dining

1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7410
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very relaxed, friendly staff, great cocktails and fantastic view. Doesn't get much better really does it?

Thank Lorna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for drinks and appetizers. The hummus, vegetables, and pita bread were the best appetizers we ordered The parboiled vegetables were the best and the carrots, in particular, were perfect. I'm not a fan of goat cheese, so the bruschetta wasn't what we...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience! We waited until the last day of our trip to just relax. The staff at the resort provided superior service. The location was great. We rented a cabana and RELAXED! Food, drinks, scenery. Sorry to leave Catalina.

Thank Pajaro282
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a short walk from the main harbor area in Catalina. We sat down to have a couple drinks and some food and we were pleasantly surprised how great a place it was. The grounds are beautiful and the food and service are...More

Thank Diane N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By all this place has the perfect beach scenery. It feels like we were alone in the island with perfect music of reggae on the beach while being serve with amazing cocktails drink of Margarita, Pina Colada, Rum Punch and that Destroyer - Amazing!

Thank Jocelyn I
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Nice views of the beach, with a casual bar vibe and excellent lunch choices and appetizers. Hours limited in the off-season (winter months). Good service, a somewhat limited menu.

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We stopped in for a light lunch and wine - and it was perfect. A bottle of Hess Sauvignon Blanc and hot wings - right at water's edge. There are lots of dining options - in the shade, four to a table, or more formal,...More

Thank 8Peter
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Fabulous location. Fun to sit at the bar - good cocktail menu and great chips salsa to start. Superb Shrimp Quesadilla! Yes, the beach is very rocky, Saw people snorkeling - in December!

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Take a few minutes to walk past the casino and you will find this nicely laid out Beach bar and hotel with soft sand beach. Menu is very small and unimaginative. Burgers, nachos and a couple of salads and sandwiches. It's the only place like...More

Thank iaamg
Reviewed 29 November 2017

A fabulous location with an incredible view. Our lunch was amazing. The wait staff/service was great. We were there after the lunch rush so it wasn't so busy and it was secluded at our end of the deck.

Thank mmdtr
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Birdie M
27 February 2018|
Response from Birdie M |
Is there DJs that play on the weekends in March ?!
Jacqueline V
3 January 2018|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
Contact them, not me.
26 June 2017|
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Response from FBonesJones | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can make a reservation. I made it through the hotel where we were staying. You may want to make one well in advance of your stay if going over the summer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7410
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Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Descanso Canyon and the clear blue Pacific Ocean, Descanso Beach Club features Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy appetizers, entrées and signature cocktails, like our famous Buffalo Milk. For the ultimate beach club experience, you can have your food and drinks delivered to your own private cabana or chaise lounge. Descanso Beach Club also serves as the Base Camp for the Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Falconry Experience, and a 32' Climbing Wall. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and snorkeling are also available. Seasonally, Descanso Beach Club's party scene is well known among locals and visitors alike, DJ tunes and live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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