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648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
+1 213-627-1673
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“meatloaf” (13 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 19:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place to visit and spent time in. Truly a chunk of the past come back to life. It loses a star for having a tiki bar that can't make a single authentic tropical drink. Everything from the Mai Tai to the Zombie...More

Thank KnowFuture
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit in 12 months with different people. Love the venue and of course the nostalgia. As you Angelenos know this is an old establishment with much history. Closed for awhile but now back going strong. The official name now is Clifton's...More

1  Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Clifton's while vacationing in California. This place was so cool! The food is served cafeteria style. We had the meatloaf. It was good. We also had the ham, which was delicious. We also tried out some of the desserts. We had the...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome! Such cool decor, great cafeteria style food, that really hit the spot... the only shame was that because it was Sunday night, he tiki bar on the Third floor was closed! But it was an awesome dining experience...

Thank burna
Reviewed 1 week ago

the visit to the place itself helps to make up for the lousy overpriced breakfast. the food reminds me of the circus-circus breakfast right as they close up. my bride ordered the egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad and fruit-bowl, and she enjoyed those at...More

Thank arizona-mark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is basically a cafeteria and has its main area look like a forest/park. It's nice to visit just to see the place and have a quick meal or drink. They have candy, chocolate and also main dishes and pastries. Most of them look...More

Thank Burgerbunz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing setting!!! It opened in 1931 and is the last of the chain of Cliftons Cafeteria. The interior is a wonder with vintage taxidermy and a three story tree. Beautiful murals and vintage and unique furniture. The tiki bar on the fourth floor...More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you happen to be staying in downtown Los Angeles proper you have to visit Clifton's. Built in 1935 it's said to have been an inspiration to Walt Disney! I went there for a little Sunday lunch. As I live in DTLA it was just...More

Thank loldhams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I attended a special Memorial day program impersonating the old Hollywood canteen. The actors did a great job. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. I had the meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn. All were delicious. I love meatloaf but...More

Thank annetteart2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting LA (from Australia), and this place was on my wifes list to find. Glad we did. Did not expect what we found inside from the street. Great atmosphere and food. Make sure you have a good look around before getting your food. We had...More

Thank Paul S
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Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants
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Bill G
Going this Sunday night to Clifton- where should we park - willing to walk a bit for less expensive option
28 May 2017|
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Response from katNashville_Tn | Reviewed this property |
We parked directly across the street from the restaurant.
what kind of vegetarian options are there?
23 February 2017|
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Response from BobNGoleta | Reviewed this property |
There was as I recall a very generous salad bar with lots of options also quite a variety of veggies as side dishes. There were lots of choices that included dairy and egg, but if you're strictly vegan I don't recall any... More
Larry G
How far is union station
19 January 2017|
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Response from Heidi D | Reviewed this property |
Stop on Pershing square is closer.... from union, maybe 20 min?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
06:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-627-1673
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