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648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
+1 213-627-1673
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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06:30 - 19:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Clifton's has so many options for food from the cafeteria (Carvery/Thanksgiving style plates, Pizzas, Potpies and oodles of desserts)! Definitely no issue for the gluten free person in our party. If you have a group over 4 people, you probably want to call ahead to...More

Thank Kristi G
Reviewed 6 days ago

we stop here almost religiously when we travel to that side of the city, if youre ok with cafeteria style fine dining & cuisine then this place is for you! do you have kids? picky eaters? you cant beat this place if everyone is wondering...More

Thank milvetmac
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for work, I was passing by the famous Clifton’s Cafeteria. I knew the story of the original owner and his work to rid Los Angeles of corruption and feed starving people. This place is super cool. There are so many interesting artifacts. The...More

Thank carwash182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hooray for the owners for taking the money and trouble to restore this collection of unusual and interesting furnishings. You could return time and again to try the different spaces,- to explore. There is so much to study and look at. It’s very large, and...More

Thank GrantGustafson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think that Clifton's is a fun restaurant. It was neat to be able to eat cafeteria style and to pick whatever it was that we wanted to eat. I got the prime rib + veggies (there seemed to be horseradish in them, so I...More

Thank Robonski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent staff and good food - the Turkey pot pie is filled with Turkey and not fillers but the decor on 3 levels adds fun to explore. Go to the 3rd floor to spot the lion.

Thank BobPhibbs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a child, my mother and I would take the streetcar downtown to shop and have lunch at Clifton’s Cafeteria. Oh so many years later and on a whim, I decided to return. It is a very fun place, although after being refurbished, there is...More

2  Thank Trish J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While shopping at Ross, we were told to try coming here for lunch. From the outside one would think it's a worn down hole in the wall. Walking in, we were totally mesmerized by the character of the place. Totally fell in love with the...More

1  Thank cro_sandy72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here late, after 10pm. The downstairs was empty, we thought it was closed as we passed the live performers leaving. To our surprise, the party was still raging. Not downstairs, or even in one of the main rooms on the second floor. We...More

2  Thank hooamihere
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It bothers me when people write reviews saying "go somewhere else" I'd rather read what they liked and what they didn't like. Everyone likes different things and do my husband and myself, we absolutely LOVED this place. We were in Los Angeles and ended up...More

Thank 8nikkig
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16 January 2018|
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Response from tmboc | Reviewed this property |
Did you check the website? Usually you can purchase from that but try back between lunch and dinner hours. May be a slower time and hopefully someone will answer...
Carolyn N
12 December 2017|
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Response from SvalbardGuy | Reviewed this property |
No tickets, no entrance fee or cover charge either. They don't even make you buy drinks. No, you can go dancing for free if you want, though the various bars are soooooo cool that you can't pass up at least one drink in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-627-1673
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