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Father's Office

1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
+1 310-393-2337
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (136 reviews)
“fries” (31 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An OK beer selection. Very good (and very expensive) burgers. Their "fight for your seating" policy sucks beyond sucks. If I lived in area, which I don't, I wouldn't be returning.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal stop for guys while their significant others go shopping. Large beer menu! Enjoyable! A couple suggestions... take the Brussels Sprouts off the menu and turn the music down so the guests can hold a conversation. Legendary place.

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

It's a dive, there are no substitutions on any menu item, but it's a must when in Santa Monica. This place is iconic, the beer menu is awesome, and the food spot on. Great sweet potato fries, and legendary burger. Wouldn't change a thing. In...More

Thank stevethibault
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is usually pretty crowded and the whole 'find your own seat' policy makes things stressful and chaotic for people looking more for a meal than a bar scene drink. The beer list is pretty good, but it's not great. Service is pretty bad....More

Thank CoRo1313
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you're 24 and with a beard you'll probably love it. The burgers are allegedly famous and brilliant - but there's only one type on the menu and the fillings etc are non negotiable. There is no ketchup for the chips, take it or leave...More

Thank JinnyJones1982232a
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stopped at Father's Office before going to dinner on Montana Ave. The bar was not crowded, but there was a line of 10 people in line waiting to order beers and appetizers. I found this curious, but I wanted to try one of their 20+...More

Thank ToastyJ
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It's funny this restaurant was a last minute decision for our group but it ended up being the best food we had in the States. It's a small little restaurant that's always busy. The staff member I ordered from was a little rude but I...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great place with awesome vibe, beers and burgers... what more could I ask for. Oh yes there is one thing Ketchup... There is no Ketchup in this place and the burgers and fries still taste great. But that didn't stop me from sneak in a...More

Thank Josetorbay
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Father's Office is noisy, dark with tables squashed together such that one overhears the entire conversation at the tables on each side. Literally, there is NO service. We stood looking at the bartender for 5-minutes before he acknowledged our presence. It is a self-service restaurant...More

1  Thank Mel_Paris
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with a friend that had gone there before - food was excellent! Wish I could have had the burger twice :)

Thank notafanofwinter1981
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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Barbara C
What is the parking situation?
18 October 2016|
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Response from MySeaBiscuit13 | Reviewed this property |
Parking in Santa Monica can be challenging at times, but they have street parking with meters. Watch the signs as neighborhood parking is restricted in some areas to 2 hours or less or street cleaning on certain days and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-2337
  • E-mail