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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“scones” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's face it- location, location, location! That being said the food was fresh, solid and flavourful- the service was excellent!

Thank Lifeisgood5255
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A spontaneous visit. We was greeted at front of house by a young girl with long dark hair & oversized sunglasses who gave me the impression that she believed that she was something special. After over 20 minutes wait for a table we had high...More

Thank ashbobs1211
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with good breakfast directly at SaMo beach . We had no reservation and only had to wait some minutes for a nice table in the sandy "garden". Staff was friendly and food good. We absolutely loved this place.

Thank michaelpeter1976
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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
Reviewed 8 May 2017 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
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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....More

Thank Tatia C
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...More

Thank TravelAdventurer_10
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
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...More

Thank kidkeno
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|
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
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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