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Back on the Beach

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Santa Monica
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445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been here many times for breakfast and lunch. Excellent view and great location. Service is great. Go early as it gets crowded easily. Parking is plenty on the spot.

Thank Irv90402
Oakville, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach side dining without the price tag. I had the burger and fries. My sister has the Portobello mushroom sandwich. Both were great. Larger than either of us could finish.

Thank Rosemary M
Rome, Italy
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy your American brunch at this cool restaurant right on the beach. Eat your pancakes with your feet in the sand while looking at the ocean and enjoying the sun.

Thank tullia i
Detroit, Michigan
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cute cafe literally on the beach...can eat inside if the weather is sketchy, but we sat outside at an umbrella-adorned table on this beautiful morning. Vegetarian and vegan items tasty and available. I chose the roasted turkey sandwich with pear aioli and sweet potato fries. Great salads and omelettes. Fresh fruit. Mimosas. Need I say more?

Thank Tatia C
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our Anniversary party went smoothly with Fred as our caterer. Everyone (even our friends who are food snobs) thought the food was so delicious. We all went back for seconds. Fred helped us get quality linens. He always has a smile and his wine and beer choices were well received. Highly recommend him you will be glad you did. Stan... More 

Thank TravelAdventurer_10
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for lunch directly on Santa Monica beach with feet in the sand, people watching. The food is simple and good cafe food, but with so many great dining options around town, you're not here for the food!

Thank oceanseekerDC
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It's St Patrick's day. So I asked if they have corn beef and cabbage. They tried passing off a ham loaf as corn beef. REALLY. They seemed not to care one way or another. The service terrible. I am at the beach daily. Thought I would try this spot. Sorry won't be back or recommend. The website said tine is... More 

Thank kidkeno
Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Really enjoy this spot for a solid breakfast on the beach when I'm in town. Have been twice and will likely return. The wait times have surprisingly not been atrocious, even on weekend late mornings. I like to call ahead and ask but last time we only waited about 30 minutes which isn't bad at all if you want to... More 

Thank Jannah D
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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The service was really fast. Had the recommended mushroom omelette and it was decent. Felt very cared for, waiter checked in often, coffee cup was never empty. The chairs and table sink into the sand, if you're tall I recommend sitting on the deck so your knees fit under the table.

Thank Garland B
Saint Charles
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Sat on the beach. Burger was too done but the salads were very tasty. The view was the best. Great time in the beach.

Thank Jim P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-8282

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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