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17th Street Cafe - CLOSED

1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
+1 310-453-2771
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good23%
  • Average49%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
12 Sep 2013
“Wait, everybody who was disappointed! The original owners are back. See reviews for Jack's on Montana”
8 Aug 2013
“Mediocre food, cramped inside. Awful.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

17th Street Cafe is gone. The original owners -- and their high quality standards & delicious menu items -- are back, under the name Jack's on Montana. (I guess they sold the name when they originally sold the business and now operate in same location...More

1  Thank ladyfromCA
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We were squeezed between two tiny tables and felt like we were dining with the people next to us. I hate, hate that. The restaurant is filled with old people. There is no music playing and it's dark, so it has kind of tomb-like atmosphere....More

Thank SunsetJetsetter
Reviewed 28 November 2012

This place was a regular haunt of mine. Food was good, staff was friendly and prices reasonable. There has been an ownership change and while this is not always a detriment, the attention to detail has suffered. Two things hit home which needs to be...More

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 10 October 2012

We had breakfast here twice last weekend and both times were super satisfying and delightful. I read the other reviews before posting mine and I have to say that some reviews do this place injustice. This is an unpretentious and welcoming NEIGHBORHOOD place, not the...More

Thank kikkrdh
Reviewed 12 August 2012

This is a pleasant neighborhood dining spot. The food is average. The staff is friendly but woefully unprofessional and oblivious. I would not go out of my way to have a meal here. But if you are shopping on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and...More

Thank cuppajoe2
Reviewed 5 August 2012

This place used to be great for business meetings . . . But no more. This is thanks to trendy parents who haven't bothered to teach their kids how to behave while dining out. (Parents, you might start by telling them they aren't in their...More

Thank SunloverLosAngeles
Reviewed 28 July 2012

It's a pity this place changed hands and has a new menu. Many of our favorite dishes are gone from the menu - for example the grilled vegetable pizza. What remains is lower quality. Everyone I know who used to go there now says it...More

Thank mybusinesstraveller2
Reviewed 15 May 2012

This was a shot in the dark for us, just driving down Montana Ave on Easter Sunday, saw it was there and stopped. Sat outside and had a lovely meal. Everyone in our party of 4 was very pleased with their meal. The red velvet...More

Thank ilovetotravel15622
Reviewed 24 March 2012

This place used to be a favorite on Montana Avenue. Each successive change in ownership seems to have lost more in execution. Today's lunch was reasonably disappointing. The huevos rancheros remained an excellent dish. The very simple chinese chicken salad which used to be a...More

Thank Chingachgook
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We like to support our neighborhood business but sometimes it is just hard to do. On the positive side one of us liked the halibut so much she wants to come back. But the seared tuna salad was below average . For one thing the...More

Thank MarylandDani
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1808
    (17th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-453-2771
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