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Chip's

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11908 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA
310-679-2947
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Back to the 50's

Stayed in the area and went here for dinner on the back of TripAdvisor, nothing else. The food was good (not outstanding) but excellent value for money, and the real draw here that gets my vote is the true authentic 50's American Diner experience. If you truly want to feel like you have had an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Roger D
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stayed in the area and went here for dinner on the back of TripAdvisor, nothing else. The food was good (not outstanding) but excellent value for money, and the real draw here that gets my vote is the true authentic 50's American Diner experience. If you truly want to feel like you have had an encounter with a time machine,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A good TA find close to our hotel. Super friendly service and good food at good prices. Large menu. Real handy for LAX users. Don't pass up the flan.

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Margaret River WA Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

An experience of a true 50-60's diner for some one from overseas. We both loved the decor, the service was very good, friendly and speedy. The crowning glory the food, the burger I had would have been one of the best burgers I have ever tasted. We had to go back a second time to enjoy the atmosphere of nostalgia.... More 

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Winnipeg
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were staying at a hotel about 3 blocks away and this restaurant was referred to us by the hotel staff. The vegetarian breakfast was so so, but the rest of the food looked great. The place looked a bit worn, but the service was very efficient and staff extremely friendly. Great value. You will not walk away hungry!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Breakfasted by chance on the way to LAX via a parking spot. Came back for dinner when we landed. Breakfast was perfection, chicken fried steak to die for, & homemade navy bean & split pea soups just like Mom used to make.

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Hawthorne, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The staff is friendly and if you speak Spanish, even more so. However the food and restaurant are average at best.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For non-Americans this is exactly what we picture an American diner to be, straight out of Happy Days! Time warp - although the super-friendly staff are Hispanic rather than matronly white women with beehive hairdo's, the music is 60's, the vinyl booths are in perfect condition and the food typical diner fare. Highly recommend a visit.

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San Diego, CA
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If this building and restaurant were in a different part of LA, it would be packed 24/7. Don't let the odd location stop you from enjoying this 1950's treat. My breakfast of eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy was just what the doctor ordered (OK, maybe the heart surgeon). I'll be back when ever I am in the area. Don't... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Chips is great! Glad I found it and is close enough to LAX to make a diversion. The place is kept to hold that 50/60s charm and is a wonderful piece of history every tourist should check out. Inside is clean and nice the staff fast and friendly. My son and I ate the heuvos con chirizo which was great.... More 

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Gawler, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an older style diner which could do with a facelift without loosing it's old style character, toilets especially

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11908 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hawthorne
  • Phone Number: 310-679-2947

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?