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Back on the Beach

445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Waited an hour to be seated, and waiting an hour and a half for food(still no food!). Not even an explanation, much less an apology from our server! Have not tasted the food yet, so no comment on that.

Thank Singhtwins
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is delicious and right on beach! Perfect place to have brunch. I’m not giving them 5 stars because the prices of the food are higher at the restaurant than what the menu on here shows. We did not appreciate the false advertising, it’s...More

Thank Lyndi B
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Back on the Beach has a fabulous location just off the boardwalk on Santa Monica beach and is a perfect place to stop for brunch. The outside tables have spectacular views. The staff are all charming. Breakfast and brunch options are healthy and delicious with...More

Thank RoisinJane
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Service portion size is American size, we couple ordered one salad is sufficient for two, delicious and drinks is fine.

Thank lichefong
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Right on the beach bike prominad- lots of passer by’s - good burgers - cook em a bit on rare side - fun place to get beach city flavor and close walk to waters edge - Annenberg Center & kids gym/jungle gym activity right there-...More

Thank amynjim
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Fun spot right on Santa Monica beach. Have eaten here before and totally enjoyed the atmosphere. Tables are no crammed together. Food is fine-nothing spectacular but when you sit on the beach under an umbrella with the ocean crashing waves right in front of you,...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Is very good with lots of choices for both breakfast and lunch. Ocean beach omelette was grand and pancakes huge. Service prompt and attentive. You can park right outside.

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I'm a local. I've been in the area for over 30 years and I thought I knew this place or at least what it would be like. I didn't. My breakfast omelet was excellent. My wife's French toast was even better. Both had a combination...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Great food, great service, great location right on the beach! Only downside if you eat outside are the darn pigeons, but what are you going to do :(

Thank harrywCalgary
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch overlooking Santa Monica at Back on the Beach- a delight to eat with the sand in your toes and the beautiful people passing by. We did have to queue for about 15 minutes however the reservation staff were friendly and...More

Thank Maddy R
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
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25 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from OutofAfrica660213 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , we have been celebrating a birthday breakfast. So diificult for me to talk about the other dishes. But i had an excellent French Toast, very good bread, my friends scrambled eggs have been very good and the fruit salad... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View
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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