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The Lighthouse Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3760
+1 310-376-9833
05:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Wed 05:00 - 14:00
Fri 05:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Lighthouse Café is a super throwback music establishment. Do not judge it by the outdoor view. Décor and setting are more 40's and 50's than anything else. Just a very interesting and great café environment.While Wednesday's are devoted to Jazz, other nights have different types of music. The food is good, but you are not there for fine dinning,... More 

Thank AbacusTT
Hermosa Beach, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Occasional very good music -used to be great. Bar food -okay. Specialty drinks good valued -try the Miles Davis. Crowd can be iffy at times

Thank HJMcd
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I was there on Halloween party. It was absolutely great. Fantastic band with awesome singer. Great time and a lot of very friendly people. Recommend!

Thank Jarek B
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The view is beautiful & the food was terrific !! I ordered the egg white veggie Omlette & had the potatoes !! The cucumber melon drink was very good!! The portions are huge!! Good enough to share for 2!! Recommend this spot if you are in the area!!

Thank yvnet
Fountain Valley, California
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220 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Food was better; entertainment was great; place could use a good refreshing. My burger and fries were both very good, as well as my wife's trio of sliders. Service was very good at lunchtime, might be slower later. Furniture was worn, so was the wood floor, maybe "rustic" is a diplomatic description, but hey, this is at the beach, a... More 

Thank edq88222
Houston, Texas, United States
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131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Had a great time there both Friday and Saturday night! The music was very good and not too loud. The crowd was lively and rotated some throughout the night. Some of the bands had a following and that is always fun. The food was ok for the type of place. Will go back next time we are in the area... More 

Thank Lance B
Wichita, Kansas
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We went there for drinks as the last stop on our bar crawl. Service was fairly good, the drinks were a bit light but expensive. Music was absolutely fantastic. You need to go there.

Thank Dan S
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Love this place for watching live bands. But I suggest eating elsewhere before. Also the alcohol is pretty watered down or cheap wine. Get ready for a bad hangover. However if you are in the mood for a laid back, flip flop, beer in hand night, this is your place. Beware of sticky tables though.

Thank Jaclyn V
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

The Lighthouse has been around forever. It's a great little bar with live music, and the history in the place is amazing! Good eats and beer.

Thank MaloneJohn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Was walking around Hermosa Beach with my wife and we heard some live music. We peeked inside the Lighthouse and decided to have dinner. The guy on stage was great. He played his rendition of some great classic rock songs. Happy hour is also from 6-9, on a Friday that's hard to find. Food was good and service was fantastic.

3 Thank Frank G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3760
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-9833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?