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Review of DC-3 Gifts & Grill

DC-3 Gifts & Grill
Ranked #32 of 50 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Diner, Mexican
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Description: The DC-3 is a restaurant and gift shop located 1600 feet above sea level atop the magical island of Santa Catalina, 10 miles outside of Avalon. Stop in for a buffalo burger and killer cookie or just to enjoy the view from our patio. We are also a great resource for hikers. Fly, Ride, Bike or Hike - we look forward to welcoming you! For information on getting to the Airport-in-the-Sky, please call us. (310)510-2196.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Filling (if ordinary) food is not the reason to come up here. It's a 35 minute drive from downtown Avalon or a half-day walk. Either way, the setting is really stunning and you can watch the small planes come and go off of the somewhat scary runway at Airport in the Sky (where this is located). Cute gift shop too. The other reason - and it's a good one - is the killer cookies. Their oatmeal raisin cookie is among the all-time best.

Thank Poochkin
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is a great spot to go if you want to get away from the city of Avalon. Make sure to try a cookie. They are the best! Great spot if you want to get away from the city of Avalon and explore the inner island.

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Thank woahwoahsam
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is not how much you'll really pay, but celebrity pilots and other private pilots have been known to fly over to the island just to grab a burger, cookie or even just a cup of coffee at this historic location.

If you don't fly to the island, you'll need to find ground transportation from Avalon or Two Harbors to the Airport in the Sky to access this location. Fret not most tours of the island make it a stop and van service is available on a regular basis for a fee.

If your a hiker, you'll come across the location between Black Jack campground and Little Harbor on the Trans Catalina Trail.

The menu features burgers, tacos, hot dogs, salads, tri-tip selections and other options. The bison burgers are a favorite. You should plan on topping off your visit with at least one of three types of homemade cookies.

There is a limited breakfast menu, but the selections are tasty and satisfying.

They offer soft drinks, beer and wine.

Inside and outside dining is available. There are some nice views of the island from the patio and along the Airport Trail Loop.

Hours are generally mid-morning to late afternoon.

Thank LifesaSnap
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Take one of the tours that stop @ the airport great history & good food. I've eaten here many times & everything was good.

Thank YardSaleLdy
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast, delicious buffalo scramble, recommended, its worth the trip up for the scenery and for the food, really enjoyable outing

Thank Rocky W
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