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Catalina Foodie

Become a Catalina Foodie by indulging on signature plates and drinks that are well known to Catalina Island. From the Buffalo Milk cocktail to locally caught seafood, there are food and drink options for everyone to choose from! A seafood plate from Bluewater Grill.

Catalina Express Bloody Mary

Kick off your Catalina food and drink tour with our famous Bloody Mary on your Catalina Express departure. Instead of a traditional celery, our Bloody Mary has a delicious twist of a green bean that is made to spice up your taste buds.

Rise and Shine

Always start the day with the most important meal, breakfast! Original Jack’s Country Kitchen and Pancake Cottage cook up homestyle meals for your morning cravings. For a quick and easy breakfast, stop by the Bistro at the Atwater or Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. for grab and go options. Energize your day with their list of coffees and teas or choose from their different breakfast items.

From Sea to Table

A staple ingredient on Catalina Island in many of the restaurant’s menus is locally caught seafood. It wouldn’t be a proper trip to Catalina without tasting fresh, local seafood. Try a meal from one of the restaurants below for some savory seafood plates.

a close up of a bowl of food on a table

Bison Burger

Inspired by the bison that were brought over in the 1920’s, the iconic Bison Burger is a must-try on Catalina Island. The Bison Burger is an environmentally-friendly alternative to beef. Each restaurant brings its own signature twist to this iconic meal.

Signature Buffalo Milk

Ask the bartender to shake up an island favorite, the Buffalo Milk Cocktail. The famous drink was first made in Two Harbors in the 1970’s then quickly made its way to being Catalina Islands signature cocktail. The blended cocktail includes bananas, Kahlua, vodka, crème de cacao and crème de bananas which can be found at many of the restaurants such as the ones listed below.

Sweet Tootha cup with ice cream on a plate

You can never forget about desserts! Known for their world-famous salt water taffy and caramel apples, Lloyd’s of Avalon has all the right sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth. Watch salt water taffy be made in-house and purchase some to enjoy at home. For a creamy treat, enjoy a scoop of ice cream from Sailor’s Delight or Scoops. The smell of homemade waffle cones will lead you right inside for a tasty treat at Sailor’s Delight. Order a fresh Starbucks coffee to sip on or a fruity acai bowl from Scoops.


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