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Spitfire Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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3300 Airport Ave, Ste E, Santa Monica, CA 90405-6130 (Bundy / Centinela)
+1 310-397-3455
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Santa Monica, California
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food and friendly servers in a fun vintage airport ambiance at the Santa Monica Airport. Crabcakes,fish tacos, beet and walnut salad, hamburgers, sandwiches, chicken entrees and more are well prepared.

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Thank Nels C
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Take your own water with you, theirs is not clean. Showed it to the waiter, he brought another in a cleaner glass, but something else floating around in it. The food was okay, nothing special. Good service though, and location is great if you're visiting the Flying Museum nextdoor or the park across the street.

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Thank Al M
Los Angeles, California
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

What a charming, casual restaurant with truly excellent food. A large property with lots of patio space, a large dining room and a cozy bar. Plenty of free parking too. Call it rustic -a neighborhood hangout at the Santa Monica Airport. You can't watch planes take off and land like you could when Typhoon was in business, but you can... More 

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Thank Jean H
San Luis Obispo, California
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250 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

A nice little place at the Santa Monica airport to dine, have a cool beverage, and enjoy a nice SoCal day. I highly recommend the fish and chips here. Great fish, excellent batter, not greasy at all. The Spitfire is just down the street from the Aviation Museum, so you can make a day out of it some weekend day... More 

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Thank SledMan
Carlsbad, California
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452 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Spitfire Grill is located right at the entrance to the Santa Monica Airport. There is a bar inside with lots of tables and many more tables outside. We were there for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving and it was fairly busy but the service was very good. There was a good selection of omelets and other breakfast items and... More 

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Thank DarylJ552
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I stumbled on this place while driving in the area. The patio was packed and figured food must be great. I was seated right away on the patio. It took a while for the server to come to our table to get the order. I ordered the carne sada with rice, beans,guacamole and tortillas. My friend got the ribs with... More 

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Thank 722Lola88
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food was very very good. This place has the perfect atmosphere to get together with friends. The service was very good.

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Thank blantry
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Spitfire feels like a hidden gem tucked between the airport buildings. Aviation theme is cute. Food was pretty good. My boyfriend really enjoyed the turkey chili. The outdoor seating is just darling.

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Thank Rachel M
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Disappointing.. Below average breakfast. Had their quesadilla breakfast special and pancakes eggs and bacon. Both dishes came out so so, quesadilla nothing special, bland, salsa was ho hum. Pancakes hard, bacon soggy after I requested to have it crispy. Eggs runny even after repeatedly asking for over medium. Don't waste money here, many other great places in LA. Service was... More 

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Thank Rose H
Northborough, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Interesting restaurant. First, a sound 4-star location. The outdoor seating is quite classic and strongly recommended. Indoors is a 1960s throwback and completely different in theme. Food was generous and well prepared. Service was attentive, and prices reasonable. Location is across from the Santa Monica airport, and the occasional plane adds ambiance. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Airport Ave, Ste E, Santa Monica, CA 90405-6130
    (Bundy / Centinela)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-397-3455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?