Top things to do

Cafe in Catalina Island

Casino Dock Café

A casual, local's waterfront hangout. Good for a beer, a greasy spoon breakfast or both.
Diner in Catalina Island


Huge breakfasts, sandwiches and American, Italian and Mexican favorites are served here.
Californian Fusion in Catalina Island

Catalina Country Club Restaurant

The Country Club name implies a certain pressed-tablecloth, ironed-shirt formality. The dining is more free-wheeling, ranging from ahi towers to a daily risotto to bone-in New York steaks.
Museum in Catalina Island

Catalina Island Museum

Gardens in Catalina Island

Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens

New American in Catalina Island


The newest joint in town crafts creative plates – such as zucchini risotto or duck breast and oyster mushrooms coated in blood orange molasses – from fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.
Seafood in Catalina Island

Bluewater Grill

The most popular restaurant on the island, Bluewater Grill serves glazed cod with miso, grilled salmon over cedar, seasoned mahi mahi with lemon pepper, grilled steaks and shrimp, and steamed lobster and crab.
Burgers in Catalina Island

Eric's on the Pier

If you're in Avalon and are hungry for a burger, this is your place.
Mexican in Catalina Island

The Sandtrap

Set next to the botanical gardens, this is a perfect place to stop for lunch after a long slog to the Wrigley monument. They serve authentic Mexican food at lunch – the tacos are particularly good.
Cafe in Catalina Island

CC Gallagher

Part wine shop, part cafe, part deli, part sushi bar? They do it all, but you should find them because they serve the best coffee in Avalon, and have a decent deli if you need a packed lunch for the trail.