For a good meal in Avalon head to Avalon’s newest diner Original Jack’s Country Kitchen. It serves the heartiest, “like mom used to make” food and the decor is bright and nostalgic. OJ’s is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. for breakfast (served until 2pm daily), lunch & dinner. It proudly features fresh eggs from cage-free hens, Jidori free-range chicken, Kobi beef and all natural Niman Ranch beef and pork. Another delightful feature is the fresh baked bolillos, croissants, cakes and pies made daily at its adjoining bakery. And what would a diner be without malts, shakes, hot fudge sundaes and banana splits? 118 Catalina Avenue - (310) 510-1308 - Watch Video
Located on the waterfront, Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret has been an island tradition for over 18 years. Antonio’s offers a casual, fun atmosphere serving breakfast, lunch and dinner year round. Build your own pizza with a choice of 20 toppings, enjoy our famous Mamma Mia’s Day Old Spaghetti or one of our many pasta specials. We have dinner specials including steaks, seafood and grilled chicken breasts, soups, salads and a delicious dessert selection. And our “Good Morning Avalon” breakfasts can’t be beat. Saddle up to our Buffalo Breath Bar, and enjoy indoor or outdoor patio dining on Avalon bay! 230 Crescent Avenue - (310) 510-0008 - Watch Video
Experience Avalon’s best new restaurant and bar, The M Restaurant. Enjoy new American cuisine with the finest seasonal ingredients from local purveyors. Chef Michael Stewart has created an innovative California inspired menu that compliments the stunning oceanfront patio and dining room. Enjoy signature original cocktails or choose from our eclectic wine list at the timeless M Bar. We can accommodate up to 150 guests for business retreats, weddings and any type of event, which our coordinators can customize to your needs. With farm to table freshness, and unparalleled service, The M Restaurant is truly the best dining experience on Catalina. 205 Crescent Ave - (310) 510-8404.
Avalon Bakery and Donut Shop opens daily at 6a.m. and serves fresh baked donuts, croissants, cookies, muffins and bolios and fresh ground Kona coffee! Located 1/4 block from the Green Pleasure Pier, our goods are baked fresh daily and served fresh from our oven to your mouth! Avalon Bakery also serves cool and delicious ice cream and shakes, and we make custom cakes for all occasions. When you rise and shine early in Avalon, head to Avalon Bakery & Donut Shop for a cup of hot coffee, premium juices or herb and Chai tea and some fresh baked goodies. 122 Catalina Avenue - (310) 510-1199 - Watch Video
Ristorante Villa Portofino features Italian and Continental specialties crafted from the finest ingredients. Our Tuscan-inspired dining room has become the island’s premier dining destination. Unique pastas, the finest steaks and the freshest seafood are complimented by a wide range of appetizers and desserts. Nightly specials spotlight our chefs’ talents and creativity. Dining is also available on our ocean-view patio. A full bar and extensive wine list will please the most discriminating palate. Open for dinner at 5 p.m. Reservations accepted. 101 Crescent Avenue - (310) 510-2009
Located on the beach, El Galleon is the place for steaks, fresh fish and prime rib. We feature USDA choice steaks corn fed and aged 21 days, live Maine and local lobster, fresh abalone and applewood smoked BBQ ribs. You’ll experience a touch of the Big Easy at El Galleon with our festive atmosphere, full bar and live karaoke in the afternoon and late into the evening. Serving lunch and dinner year round, we also offer a large selection of appetizers and outdoor patio seating with a view of the bay! Since 1967, El Galleon has been the top choice for good food and fun times. 411 Crescent Avenue - (310) 510-1188 - Watch Video
Mi Casita is Avalon’s authentic Mexican Restaurant, serving traditional Mexican breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Our menu includes everything from Mesquite BBQ Chicken or Ribs to steaks and seafood and all the traditional favorites. We offer a large selection of appetizers as well as a kids menu. Home to the original Cazuela, Mi Casita also serves the best margaritas in town! The upstairs glass enclosed courtyard offers a unique place to dine or hold a private party. Our courtyard features a fountain, glass ceilings, antique jukebox and bar. Our authentic Mexican food, good service and colorful ambience brings visitors back again and again. 111 Claressa Avenue - (310) 510-1772 - Watch Video
Step back into an authentic 50s-style pizzeria and deli at Original Antonio’s, located a 1/2 block from the bay. Crispy crusted pizza oozing with cheese, red checkered table cloths and the best music from the 1950s make Original Antonio’s a favorite local place to go in Avalon. Pizzas, pastas, salads, soups and hot and cold sub sandwiches all to eat in our nostalgic dining room or take it to go. We serve beer and wine and best of all pizza by the slice! For 30 years, Original Antonio’s Pizzeria & Deli has been a favorite spot for lunch and dinner year round. 114 Sumner Avenue - (310) 510-0060