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Hot N Tot

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Diner
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2347 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717-2401
+1 310-326-9626
06:00 - 21:00
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Fri 05:30 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
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Lomita, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been eating breakfast at Hot n Tot forever (OK, 35 years). Have only had lunch there once. Waitresses are friendly, but I generally seat myself to be served by a cutie waitress; we like to flirt with one another. Biscuits and gravy is one of my big faves and they do it just right. While food is cooking, waitress... More 

Thank brucedog_1
Lomita, California
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Hot N Tot was a special place when I was growing up and finally went back for lunch. We have been to many Diners in our road travels and this has now become a old diner. The inside could really use a face lift and this from someone that likes the older original diners. The place still has a... More 

Thank 707clayg
Lomita, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This place is a landmark to the community. Good quality food and a breakfast favorite. It is a classic throwback from the 50's

Thank stevencrobles
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We hoped we discovered an old fashion greasy spoon flavorful restaurant. Our first visit was a delight. Our next two were not. Always good friendly service. Not always clean, or good food. Too bad as we had high hopes.

Thank KipColorado
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Well...I've never written a review quite like this. Because I've never had something quite like this happen. On my way back from exploring San Pedro Ca -the Port of Los Angeles- I drove back on Highway 1 (PCH) cause it's kind of a throwback to the sixties...Lots of older business' still there... I was HUNGRY as HEXX...I saw this great... More 

Thank lagreek1
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238 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We went to Hot N Tot after mass on Palm Sunday. We were expecting a huge wait. When we got there they told us 20 minutes but it was only about 10 minutes. The place is exactly what you would except from an old time diner complete with counter seating, booths, and tables. Linda took care of us and she... More 

Thank DonandMaro
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Long time neighborhood restor. which has very good food, good service & resonable prices..If you go there one time you will return. There is a Norms right across the street but I always perfer Hot in Tot for better food. Slightly higher prices than Norms but well worth the little extra. The waittresses & staff will treet you like an... More 

Thank Leland W
Torrance, California
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We walked to breakfast this day and were seated within 10 minutes on a Saturday. Service was prompt and swift. Our food was good and although the omelet wasn't the right one requested, it was good. The whole wheat French toast is always tasty. Portions are very generous. Definite diner feel and very nostalgic.

Thank janad63
Long Beach, California
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Busy local establishment. Good size bar and lots of food. Ordered the corned beef hash and eggs. Perfect eggs and hash. Huge portion of potatoes. Just couldn't eat it all. While sitting at the bar you can see everything coming out of the kitchen. Wow, big portions and I couldn't believe the size of the stark sandwich that went by... More 

Thank Mannkmm
Torrance, California
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Hot N Tot used to be a good restaurant with great service. The past few years, the owner fired all of the good servers. The current servers are just fair at best. Nothing to rave about as well as the food. I feel the quality of their food has gone down as well; plus the restaurant does not seem to... More 

Thank Metrotorrance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2347 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717-2401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lomita
  • Phone Number: +1 310-326-9626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?