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Rusty's Surf Ranch

256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
+1 310-393-7437
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, American, Bar
$$ - $$$
256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Up front I will say, that it was our servers last day - and it showed, so our review is based on the experience with her. She strolled out with her hands in her back pockets. Stood at our table & said "yes". We ordered...More

Thank MareeB1964
Reviewed 12 November 2017

FIrst time in an American eatery and not disappointed. Lovely location on pier and lots of surfboards up on ceiling etc. Staff friendly and food good and freshly made to order. Not the cheapest of places to eat but given location right on the pier...More

Thank Car0M0r
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were on a day trip from Las Vegas and our trip included lunch. We weren't expecting much to be honest but were pleasantly surprised by the food here. I ordered a burger and fries and my husband the fish and chips. Good sized portions...More

1  Thank HEVER
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Although this is not a 5 star restaurant, I gave it 5 for the following reason's. Location, atmosphere, and cost of the food. We enjoyed this restaurant so much we ate there 2 consecutive nights and enjoyed our meal both nights. Although not a cheap...More

1  Thank tinkerchief
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Great serivce, really friendly staff. We got seats for 6 without a reservation. Food ok as well.Location is great on the pier

Thank LG4KL
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The hamburgers are good as is the rest of the menu. I like their Margaritas. It is fun to walk the pier and stop at Rusty's. Their prices are reasonable and the staff friendly

1  Thank femderm13
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Over priced low quality... Server was not the friendliest either.. Definitely could have chose many other places to spend $45 on a burger, chicken sandwich and 2 teas.

Thank missskyangel
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stopped in as we were looking for a good fish & chip- I had the clam Chowder with bread on the side and my SO had the fish & chips which came with slaw both were very good and filling Service was okay it...More

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Quick service, family friendly, nice food! Lots of variety on the menu and a good kids menu. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Troy M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were there for lunch on a weekend. It was crowded, but fast-moving so no waiting for a table. The menu was limited but the food was very good and the service excellent. Also prices were reasonable for the prime location on the Santa Monica...More

Thank eoo104
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-7437
  • E-mail
Legendary surf inspired beach restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier known for live bands, great happy hours and a popular Seafood and American menu. Great place for parties and tour groups to catch the California feel of living. Serving food and fun!
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