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1250 East Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501 (Sunset Canyon Road and Harvard Road)
18188486691
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Can't beat the view

Situated high up in the hills over looking the San Fernando valley this location is great for families as well as a romantic date. We ate there on Christmas eve and although the service started out sketchy the staff made up for it when they realized no one was assigned to our table. We had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
kcslatts
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Malibu, California
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Burbank
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place and a popular place for Burbankians to take a visitor. The outside deck has a great view but the service outside can be very slow. So if you are wanting a beautiful place to have a drink and visit and not feel rushed, this is a great choice.

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Thank Kathy W
Malibu, California
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated high up in the hills over looking the San Fernando valley this location is great for families as well as a romantic date. We ate there on Christmas eve and although the service started out sketchy the staff made up for it when they realized no one was assigned to our table. We had a great meal.

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Thank kcslatts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, two granddaughters and myself went to The Castaway to ring in the New Year and were absolutely delighted with our entire experience! The food was great, service was perfect, atmosphere was superb!! Can't wait to do it all again next year!!

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Thank Edith M
Lancaster, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Castaways Christmas brunch awesome our first time we can't wait to go back. A cozy romantic setting and wonder view over city

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Thank mesha a
Burbank, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Beautiful decor with huge windows overlooking the Burbank area. Food is well prepared and servers are excellent. Not a place you would go to every night, but for special occasions it can't be beat. They have a Sunday brunch that goes on forever. From carved meats, sea food, an abundance of side dishes and salads, fresh fruits and desserts, you... More 

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Thank leebee1002014
Lawrence, Kansas
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370 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Castaway offers great views over the east end of the San Fernando Valley and is a nice place for an evening drink and appetizers. If you have time, it is a great place to relax and enjoy the view.

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Thank buffalojim67
Burbank, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

An absolutely fantastic view from atop a hill in Burbank. Nicer in the summer when you can sit out on the terrace and have a drink with a friend. Food is OK but rather limited menu and not inexpensive for just "OK" food. Nice "date place" for a drink. The brunch is fantastic but I don't know if they do... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Great food and drinks. Awesome view and the Creme Brulee was out of this world! Love this dining spot!

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Thank Live2trade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We had amazing service!! Alexis is phenomenal!! When you make your reservation ask to sit in Alexis' section!! You won't regret it. Bon Appetite!!

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Thank Nicolette F
West Hollywood, California
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I went on a special date to Castaway and everything about the experience enhanced the experience. The view is amazing, the service is friendly and ultra-professional, and the food is awesome. I had the filet mignon, which was very tender, and she had the pan-seared scallops. Their wine selection complimented both of our dinners. The apps were great and dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 East Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501
    (Sunset Canyon Road and Harvard Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: 18188486691

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?