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Back on the Beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
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08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Saint Charles
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sat on the beach. Burger was too done but the salads were very tasty. The view was the best. Great time in the beach.

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Thank Jim P
Los Angeles, California
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, location location. Right on the beach, watch the walkers, skaters, bike riders and beachgoers. You can sit outside or in and the food is delightful. Nothing fancy, just delightful. The wait staff is excellent. You'll find yourself going back often, especially for special occasions.

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Thank Ron D
Santa Monica
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good place to go for breakfast or lunch while you visit Santa Monica or Venice. Breakfast is good but coffee is so so. It's right on the beach bike path and the same entrance of the annenberg community beach house. You can walk or bike there from or near the Santa Monica pier. Or if you... More 

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Thank auntiePen
Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A great place to put your feet in the sand, look at the ocean and have a good breakfast or brunch and entertain out-of- towners. Back to the Beach is next to the Annenberg Beach Club and a nice 15 minute walk north from the pier with only 15-20 outside tables. There is also good parking and is a short... More 

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Thank JimRich90402
New York
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped at Back on the Beach for breakfast on our way out of Santa Monica on a Tuesday morning. Parking was no problem. We had our pick of outdoor tables as there weren't many customers. We enjoyed sitting with our feet in the sand, under an umbrella overlooking the beautiful beach. You can watch everyone go by on the... More 

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Thank OchoIIX
Great Falls, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Our family travels to Los Angeles 6-8 times per year & our first stop is Back on the Beach Cafe in Santa Monica! The food is fresh & delicious! We love all the menu items, but some of our favorites are the Bananutella French Toast, Fish Tacos & all the Omelettes & Burgers! The staff are friendly & attentive. The... More 

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Thank dianeanderson5
Vancouver
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177 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I loved this place because it was literally on the beach! The wait was a little long (45 minutes) but we went for a walk and it was fine; you can't expect any less on a sunny Saturday afternoon! Our server wasn't the friendliest, but he was prompt and our glasses we never empty. We ordered a salad and some... More 

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Thank Najebo
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Parking was $3 an hour but worth it. Food was amazing... Hash breakfast with Brisket in it. Amazing. Cheese Omletet yum. The scones included great too.

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Thank ChrisTopherTemple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered 2 lemonades and ice cream and it took them 35 minutes to bring it...last time here. Joke. Really bad slow service

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Thank Roger F
Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This place is yummy, yummy, yummy. The prices are affordable and the personnel or pleasant. The only problem that you might and count: you may have to wait for a table for a while. We recommend reservations if possible. Our wait was about 20 minutes. The tables and chairs are a little bit old, but still very usable. Outside, there... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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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Staying in Santa Monica

Neighbourhood Profile
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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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