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About Us

Our Location

  • The scenic Airport in the Sky, located (as the name implies!) at an elevation 1602 ft, in Catalina Island's interior.
  • From Avalon:  10 miles, approximately 30 minutes drive. 
  • From Two Harbors:   13 miles, approximately 45 minutes drive. 

Our Historic Building

  • We are located inside the Airport Building below the Tower.
  • Built by the Wrigley family and opened to the public in 1946.
  • Frequented by presidents, movie stars, pilots and visitors from around the world.
  • An important part of Catalina Island's fascinating history.

Our Menu

  • Delicious food made fresh with the finest ingredients.
  • Serving Breakfast and lunch entrees plus snacks, chips, candy, beer, wine, sodas and other beverages.
  • Go to the MENU page to read about everything from our famous Buffalo Burgers to our outrageous Killer Cookies.  


OPEN DAILY--- the Gift Shop opens at 8 AM

The Grill is ready at 8:30 AM

  • Spring Schedule
  • April 15 - June 14 Gift Shop  *Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM* 
  •                                                   *Friday - Sunday 8 AM to 7 PM*
  • April 15 - June 14 Grill Hours   *Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4 PM* 
  •                                                  *Saturday - Sunday 8:30 AM - 6 PM*
  • Summer Schedule
  • June 15 - September 15 Gift Shop   *DAILY 8 AM - 7 PM 
  • June 15 - September 15 Grill Hours *Monday - Friday  8:30  AM - 4 PM*  
  •                                                           *Saturday - Sunday 8:30 AM - 6 PM*


  • Summer BBQs at the DC-3 are epic. 
  • Grilled Tri-Tip & Chicken,  Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, and Caesar Salad, topped off with Apple Pie a la Mode 
  • Dine outdoors under the twilight sky on our patio or in the cozy indoor dining room. 
  • Follow DC-3 on Facebook or call (310) 510-2196 for dates and reservations.  


Our Guests

We are lucky enough to welcome people from all over the world - locals, pilots, hikers, bikers, campers, wildlife and bird enthusiasts, photographers and film crews, celebrities and dignitaries. We love seeing friends who have been to the island hundreds of times or meeting those who are on their first visit.  

It may be a bit of a challenge to make your way up to DC-3 Gifts & Grill but the journey is part of the adventure.

We look forward to seeing you!