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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hired bikes and used this recommended place for a well deserved lunch stop. Chicken, apple and goats cheese salad was fantastic. Very busy place, with families, friends and obviously a great place to hang out enjoy great food and watch the goings on...

Thank Kirstie L
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

As the saying goes,'Better late than never'. This fantastic restaurant sits right on the beach at Santa Monica State Beach. It's open from 8am till 8pm and the menu is a plethora of delights. Add our great server,Olga, and u have a perfect experience.

Thank BXzilla
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

No doubt the view and ambiance is amazing. And it's cool that there are little pockets of sand that your kids can play near your table while you eat. But what's surprising is that the food is really good! We had breakfast ( breakfast sandwich,...More

Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We've been at this restaurant a few times. My favorite dish is the Fred's salad. We made reservations for a party of 12 and we dined there 2 days ago. Our server was Pepe, he was great. The only issue is that it took a...More

Thank Bea4trips
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I love The Annenberg Beach House and the cafe attached. There are tons of salads/sandwiches/drinks/snacks and you can sit with your toes in the sand. Literally makes you feel like you're on vacation.

Thank kate m
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

Thank Lifeisgood5255
Reviewed 4 July 2017 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 18 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
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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