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Dear John's

$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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11208 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-4724
+1 310-397-0276
11:00 - 23:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A step back in time - live music, stirred cocktails, and red meat. Lack of options got us here, ambiance will draw us back.

Thank DonPhilbin
Pleasanton, California
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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My son looked up this establishment on his phone. What hooked him was the "Live Music" and Menu. Walking in was a time warp to the Sixties and Seventies with live piano and vocals, and a well dressed welcoming host. We were quite surprised by the music and atmosphere, and I was shocked my son pick this place. He never... More 

Thank Danoblueeye
Caracas, Venezuela
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

"Real old" place, "original" crowd, nice bar, straight forward set up, "old" style service, food well prepared, nothing fancy, nothing original but pretty pleasant, absolutely "basic" presentation. Historical "neighborhood" restaurant that overall, is ok if you like "one" way "time transportation".

Thank MrL280
Long Beach, California
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Joined several colleagues for dinnner here last night. This was my first visit, but I bet this place hasn't changed one bit since it opened in 1967. The service was decent and they had a good pianist and vocalist. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the food. My prime rib was mediocre at best, lots of fat and way... More 

Thank Harvey G
Playa del Rey, CA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Dear John's to celebrate a birthday and could not have been more pleased. We've been driving by this spot with curiosity for years and finally visited. Excellent service, good food, fun entertainment and a really friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

Thank jkm411
Culver City, California
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363 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Dear John's has been in Culver City forever. It's a local "watering hole" but also has great steaks on the menu. It's a small place, so call for reservations. On the weekends they often have assigned hours for tables - and I think they give you about 2 hours to complete your meal. During the week it's more casual and... More 

Thank GareThere
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The food was so tasty, the service was perfect. There was entertainment and ambience that kept you there, made you think you were in a different time.

Thank Melissa V
Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took my wife out for a romantic dinner at Dear John's. I have had several recommendations on what a great place this is and I live around the corner. So finally got my wife to go and we had a great time. Was Friday night so it was busy and lucked out getting a small table in the corner near... More 

Thank Jason M
Culver City, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went for drinks after a nice family dinner. Excellent drinks and friendly people. Wish there was more room at the bar, though. Once we were turned away as there was no room unless we were having dinner.

Thank Cindy B
Lompoc, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We were visiting Venice and decided to see if there were any restaurants that also had a full bar. We came across Dear Johns. We walked from our hotel as it was a 15 minute walk. This place is a hidden gem. Pleasantly surprised as we walked into a mood lite setting with a full bar and piano player. Dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11208 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-4724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: +1 310-397-0276

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