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Lunch Time of Catalina Island

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but lunch can be the most fun. Catalina has a variety of delicious places to try for this mid-day meal. From a quick bite to a whole culinary experience Catalina has just what you are looking for.

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Toyon Grill

Toyon Grill specializes in fresh, sustainable, local fare with and the outside deck offers unforgettable views of the harbor. Toyon is located in the Catalina Island Conservancy Trailhead and is the closest restaurant to the Catalina Express Avalon terminal. With a unique cocktail selection and a delicious menu, it is a great place to stop after a morning hike.

Café Metropole

After a morning of activities on the Island, Café Metropole is a great place to grab a quick bite with a healthier vibe. This casual restaurant is located just steps from the beach in the Metropole Market Place. Their menu is Coastal California inspired, locally sourced with our planet in mind. Try one of their many delicious salads, fresh pressed juices or sandwiches.

Airport in the Sky Restaurant

Getting to the Airport in the Sky Restaurant is quite the adventure. Located 10 miles outside of Avalon the trek to the airport can seem a long way to go for lunch, but it is definitely worth it. You can hike, bike or take a shuttle to get this unique restaurant. They have a variety of burgers and sandwiches and no meal would be complete without one of their famous killer cookies.

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NDMK Fish House

An Island vacation demands a seafood lunch and NDMK Fish House is a great place to indulge in a sea to table meal. The restaurant strives to source their seafood from local anglers as much as possible. The proprietors themselves are local fishermen. If you’re in the mood for sushi or sushi burrito, NDMK is a great place to go to satisfy that craving. Given the seafood is so fresh, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Whatever the catch of the day is, Catalina’s bounty will be sure to impress.

Avalon Seafood & Fish Market

Avalon Seafood has been a Catalina staple for over 50 years.  A favorite with visitors and locals alike this Catalina classic will serve you up a delicious meal. Located at the end of the Green Pleasure Pier, take in views of Avalon Harbor while enjoying some fish & chips or clam chowder in a bread bowl.

This is a small sampling of Catalina’s many delicious places to enjoy your lunchtime. Start planning your trip today and come checkout these culinary delights.

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