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Antonio’s Pizzeria

One of the stalwart restaurants on Catalina Island is Antonio’s Pizzeria! Not the best food and service you’ll find, but they’re a solid choice with an expansive menu of favorites. It’s situated right on the water, so you can enjoy stunning views when sitting on their deck. We enjoyed this outstanding white pizza with chicken, bacon and maters.

The Lobster Trap

Outstanding Seafood Pasta (add lobster) at The Lobster Trap on Catalina Island! This is such a fun and trippy place. Definitely added to our list of go-to faves for next visit.

Pete’s Plaza Cafe

(Visited December 10, 2019) In all our trips to Catalina Island we’ve never tried Pete’s Plaza Cafe until this visit! About a block inland from Crescent Avenue in the heart of Avalon is a no frills kitchen with covered outdoor seating. They serve a variety of foodstuffs but seem to specialize in tacos. We took advantage of their great Happy Hour $1 taco special. We ate light because there were bigger dinner plans in store for us. I really enjoyed these carne asada tacos and cerveza. Their salsas were excellent. Pete’s will definitely be a must visit on all our future trips.

Buffalo Nickel Restaurant

(Visited December 9, 2019) Any visit to Catalina Island would not be complete without a trip to Buffalo Nickel Restaurant! We eat there every time we go. Just a short shuttle drive south of Avalon near the heliport. We always plan our island visits to include a Monday night. That’s when they do the pasta bar thing at Buffalo Nickel and my son dearly adores it. My burrito this time unfortunately wasn’t as good as previous visits.

Maggie’s Blue Rose

(Visited December 9, 2019) This place puts the “fun” in fundido! Outstanding Queso Fundido with chorizo at Maggie’s Blue Rose on Catalina Island. One of our newest favorite restaurants in Avalon. We go at least twice during each visit. Always stunning margaritas and among the best chips & salsa.

Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.

Outstanding ham & cheese croissant sandwich at Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.! These were so good, I had two during our short visit to Catalina Island!

Buffalo Nickel Restaurant

Any visit to Catalina Island would not be complete without a trip to Buffalo Nickel Restaurant! We eat there every time we go. Just a short drive south of Avalon near the heliport.

Maggie’s Blue Rose

This place puts the “fun” in fundido! Outstanding Queso Fundido with chorizo at Maggie’s Blue Rose on Catalina Island.

Bluewater Grill

One of my favorite restaurants on Santa Catalina Island! Outstanding San Francisco Cioppino at Bluewater Grill Avalon. A zesty marinara sauce with a ton of clams, mussels, crabmeat, shrimp, scallops and fish. Stunning views and great service makes this top-shelf restaurant a go-to when visiting the island.

Descanso Beach Club

Such a stunning setting! I absolutely love Descanso Beach Club on Catalina Island!

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