About Us

In January 1, 1984, Muriel Willhite purchased The
Pancake Cottage and made it THE most successful,
popular BREAKFAST and LUNCH venue on Catalina Island.

After Muriel and Lou were married in 1989, their
dedication and contribution to Catalina Island’s
economy was enormous.  Popular as their restaurant is
known to be, expansion was inevitable.

So, they partnered with The Catalina Island Company to build a larger
restaurant where the PREGO formerly stood.  This family restaurant was
constructed to increase seating over the former Pancake Cottage’s size.

Excellent service is their main goal.  The food is served fresh and undeniably
delicious!  Muriel and Lou, along with their loyal and dedicated staff, have
worked very hard to make their restaurant a pleasurable dining experience.
Visitors and vacationers of Catalina Island have enjoyed this World Famous
Restaurant and have been continued to return year after year, while the locals
consider it a dining must!


Murial & Lou