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On the Waterfront Cafe

€€ - €€€, American, Cafe
205 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2408
+1 310-392-0322
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good57%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pretzels” (9 reviews)
“quesadilla” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, American, Cafe, Deli, Pub
€€ - €€€
205 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2408
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this place for a beer or drink but the food was just average. Had a burger and pasta. But if you're just after a snack and an informal place for a beer in the sun? Go for it!

Thank Lise Marie K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you want to eat and/or drink along the beach and waterfront and to watch the sunset, this is a great place. If you're looking for any kind of a good meal, this is not the place. The food is tasteless and, frankly, pretty bad....More

Thank krisgils33
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Our party of five (from Ohio and San Jose, CA) stopped in for dinner at 8:00pm on a Monday night. The poor server looked worn (having started at 10:00am and working two shifts, she said) and harried (trying to manage three tables of rowdy locals...More

Thank dtimoh
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The food was really good, tons of great beer options, a neat outdoor seating area, great atmosphere and fantastic staff. It's a great place to people-watch and relax for a bit and we even saw a celebrity! The table, menu and floor were sticky, though....More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Typical of the area full of local culture! Great beers and good food. Excellent place for people watching! Local pavement band very noisy but most patrons seemed to enjoy it.

Thank BFO1964
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot for taking a break and still being able to watch the activity pass by. Food was better than average but the perfect place to take a break on the beach!

Thank John W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Nothing to complain about here. This is a nice, reasonably priced place. Conveniently located right on the beach with indoor and outdoor seating. This is a German food themed restaurant. We all enjoyed what we ordered. Staff was friendly. There was nothing that stood out...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great place to hang out with locals and make new friends. Reasonable priced (during happy hour), food is excellent.

Thank boylenbaby
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Starters (including Guinness Beer Battered Shrimp and Jalapeno Bottle Caps), Soups, Cheese Pizza with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese, Burgers and other sandwiches, quesadilla. Great view and people watching. Awesome atmosphere for watching the game or just chilling. Staff were flooded but did a great...More

Thank IrishLady8
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely LOVE this seaside Euro Brew Emporium! Happy Hour is amazing and comes with a free & spectacular sunset. Also included is one of the great VB sidewalk spots for bands right out front. If you like German beer or decent Vino at a great...More

Thank Papa G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, American, Cafe, Deli, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-0322
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