Catalina Island Restaurants

If you’re looking for some Catalina Island food, you’re in luck. Brunch, Pizza, Mexican, Fish and Chips, Steak, Lobster, Italian, buffalo burgers, Sushi - Catalina restaurants offer something for every taste. There are lots of Catalina Island restaurants with a view, restaurants on the beach, and even vegan and vegetarian food options! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, kid-friendly, romantic, Catalina has it all, from fancy to fast food. Check out those stellar yelp reviews and make your reservations now. Here is just a partial list of Catalina dining options.

Avalon Restaurants Catalina

Airport in the Sky Restaurant

While you’re visiting Catalina, don’t forget to fly by the restaurant located at their Airport in the Sky. This landmark restaurant boasts stunning panoramic views, as well as some of the tastiest buffalo burgers on the island. Open for breakfast and lunch.

The Avalon Grille

Located in the heart of Avalon, the Avalon Grille is a perfect choice for an upscale romantic dinner. Experience chef-inspired cuisine, or just sip a famous Wrigley Martini in the restaurant’s legendary central bar.

The Bluewater Grill

Grab a tasty bite on one of the best patios on Catalina. True to the spirit of the island, The Blue Water Grill offers a sustainable array of delicious dining choices.

The Lobster Trap

A longtime local favorite, the Lobster Trap is a great casual dining choice for some of the freshest seafood on the island. They also offer a wide range of cocktails, as well as a late night kitchen.

Steve's Steakhouse

There’s a reason why Steve’s Steakhouse has been in business for nearly 50 years. Their panoramic view, friendly staff and Mediterranean food are consistently stellar. Feel free to ask them for wine recommendations.

El Galleon

Not every restaurant invites you to eat, drink and sing - but not every restaurant is El Galleon. Catalina’s self proclaimed home of ‘comfort grub’, El Galleon is a casual, fun spot to eat, drink and sing some karaoke.


Welcome to Catalina Island’s only beachside restaurant and bar. Every Saturday in the summer, DJs play live music at this popular dining destination.

M Restaurant

Hotel Metropole’s signature restaurant, the M offers a wide variety of seating and food options. Dine on their oceanfront patio or charming patio, or enjoy a more formal dining experience inside their elegant dining room.

Maggie's Blue Rose

Maggie’s Blue Rose serves up authentic, high quality Mexican cuisine. Reservations are currently not accepted at this local hot spot, but the excellent food is worth the wait.

Buffalo Nickel

A popular weekend brunch destination, the Buffalo Nickel also delivers a fresh selection of Mexican-inspired options for both lunch and dinner.

Antonio's Pizzeria

A true Catalina classic, Original Antonio’s Pizzeria and deli has been dishing out slices by the bay since 1977. Get your pizza and subs and groove to some cool tunes from the 1950’s.

Mi Casita

A perfect Mexican dining experience for your whole family, Mi Casita offers everything from delicious Mexican breakfasts to some of the best margaritas on the island. Their upstairs glass-enclosed courtyard can be rented out for special events.

Mt. Ada

If you aren’t one of the lucky few who was able to snag reservations for a stay at Mt. Ada, you can still experience the luxury of the stunning Wrigley’s Mansion. Their restaurant is open to the public from 12-2pm for lunch that many visitors claim is the best on the island. Restaurant guests are allowed to stroll the stunning grounds and public rooms at the mansion.

Original Jack's

For a good meal in Avalon head on over to Original Jack’s Country Kitchen, located at 118 Catalina Avenue – just a few steps up from the pier. Not only does it serve the heartiest, “like mom used to make” food, the atmosphere and décor is bright and nostalgic.

Eric’s on the Pier

One of the most popular restaurants on Catalina, Eric’s has been open daily for 76 years. Chow down on a tasty buffalo burger or check out Eric’s famous breakfast burritos.

Coyote Joe's

Authentic Mexican and American Specialties. Near the foot of the Green Pier. Lunch and dinner served year round. Outdoor dining, full bar, happy hour. Friendly staff.

The Harbor Reef Restaurant
Location: Two Harbors

Enjoy some casual fare with a view of the harbor at this popular destination for campers, boaters and locals. Stop by the Harbor Reef Saloon next door for a drink before or after dinner. The Harbor Reef offers summer dancing. If you’re looking for more privacy, have your food delivered to your own private palapa at Harbor Sands.

West End Galley
Location: Two Harbors

The West End Galley is a casual dining spot with a wide range of breakfast and lunch options and a comfortable patio.

Catalina Island Bars

In addition to Catalina Island eats, there’s also a wide variety of Catalina Island bars open, offering everything from drinks to karaoke. Check out the famous Wiki Wacker at Catalina’s classic Luau Larry’s, or sip a drink and take in the view at the relatively new Naughty Fox.

Catalina Island Brew House

Get your morning buzz going here with excellent coffee and pastries, then revisit it again later when it transforms into a lively night spot serving up craft beer.

Descanso Beach Club

Kick back with a drink in your hand and a perfect view of the ocean.

Luau Larry’s

This is the place where ‘the bar meets the bay’. People have been flocking to Luau Larry’s for years to experience their famous island hospitality and Wiki Wacker cocktails.

The Naughty Fox

Cheeky cocktails, delicious food in an inviting setting. Find out what all the fuss is about the Fox.

Happy Hour Tour

If you want to experience Catalina like a local, sign up to go bar hopping with an insider.

Buffalo Milk

Wherever you go for dining and drinks, make sure you order a Buffalo Milk, aka The Official Drink of Catalina. Although you can get buffalo burgers on the island, there’s no actual buffalo milk in this tast concoction. Instead, think of it like a White Russian on steroids.

Catalina Island Sweets

After dinner and drinks, don’t forget to treat yourself! Here are a few Catalina Island options for pastries and desserts.

Catalina Coffee and Cookie Company

Whether you’re craving a cup of joe and a warm cookie, or you’re looking for an all-day breakfast spot, Catalina Coffee and Cookie Company is sure to have something that satisfies. They’ve won the Taste Around of Avalon more than once.

Lloyd’s of Avalon

Lloyd’s of Avalon offers an impressive selection of sweets, including ice cream on homemade waffle cones and delicious fudge.


Inspired by Italian tradition, Scoops makes small batches of gelato and ice cream using fresh, local ingredients.

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