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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%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (28 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“lounge chairs” (35 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I went for a sunday lunch. the location,the music and the people who wants to have fun create the perfect atmosphere. I think it is a must to get a feeling of the Old Island movida.

1  Thank fedartuk
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Rented a cabana for the day at an exceptional rate that included lounge chairs. Received complimentary smoothies, a bucket of chilled water and fruit upon request. Food was delicious, servers were extremely attentive. Family friendly as well, highly recommend for anyone looking to feel like...More

1  Thank Karolina S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

When it’s a beautiful day there’s nothing better that having lunch out-of-doors with friends at the Descanso Beach Club. Beautiful views, very good food, the crusted grilled ahi sandwich was delicious, perfectly cooked, AND according to friends it has the best Buffalo Milk cocktail on...More

Thank LTlorie
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing grab and go cold sandwiches and salads on a cold night for a concert under the stars. The Greek wrap was inedible. The only good thing on that plate were the grapes.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I loved the island feel without leaving the country, just cross via ferry. A lot of good deals on airfare. What you will spend on airfare and airports spend it here. Friendly staff, friendly vacationeers. It was my birthday and so was 7 other people....More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered the Ahi Poke bowl, fish tacos and a kid's cheeseburger. All meals seemed like they were made in the morning and kept under warming light or chilled (Ahi) for several hours. The fries were hard and cold, Ahi and guacamole was turning brown...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have to say as a Southern California native and in all my 35 years of going to Catalina.....just get a club pass! If you have a group, throw down and get a cabana, seriously. The service is quite good, they're young kids but they...More

1  Thank Darcy92648
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Nice comfy lounge chairs with towels and umbrellas to enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Live music, great food, and friendly service by Tom and Klarke made for an exceptional day!

Thank andreasmithGG
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We visited Descanso Beach Club at least once a day on our 4 day stay on the Island. We took advantage of renting two chase lounge chairs one of the days with your own server and unlimited fruit smoothies and water. Each set of chairs...More

Thank Jessica George B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Thank goodness for the exceptional location. Sitting on the beach having lunch is the best. However, the food here was less than stellar, especially for the price. But, the view is why they can do it..

Thank jennsantel
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene
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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