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Ocean Diner

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959 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-4019
310-372-3739
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Jersey Diner in SoCal!

Anyone who has ever eaten in a New Jersey diner will feel right at home here---except for its very small size. Menu that wont quit. Enormous portions. Gallons of coffee. Often with people waiting outside. If youre homesick for New Jersey. Or wonder what New Jersey is really like after seeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill A
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Redondo Beach, California
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Redondo Beach, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who has ever eaten in a New Jersey diner will feel right at home here---except for its very small size. Menu that wont quit. Enormous portions. Gallons of coffee. Often with people waiting outside. If youre homesick for New Jersey. Or wonder what New Jersey is really like after seeing the Sopranos. Stop at Ocean Diner. You wont be... More 

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Thank Bill A
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Iconic breakfast joint in the beach town if Hermosa Beach. Busy for breakfast. Busy breakfast and lunch on weekends. Every kind of breakfast you could want. Large portions, reasonable prices. Home cooking at its finest. 2 blocks from shopping area. ...Friendly Service.

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Thank Jud J
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We went here for a late breakfast and I highly recommend one of the skillets which are fabulous! Very friendly waitstaff as well.

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Thank Michelle K
Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

small restaurant where they serve great salads, breakfast egg dishes, too many to list but the food is very good, the portions are large and the staff friendly

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Thank Nelle F
Holland, M
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Went for breakfast and tried a variety of items between us and everything was amazing - huevos, pork chops, pasta scramble, crème brulee waffles, and the homemade biscuits and gravy. WOW!!! Worth a stop!!!

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Thank Melissa S
London UK
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We visited about 8:30 and they were getting ready to close. We were still welcomed in. The diner is basic, but I suppose that this adds to its charm and authenticity to the 50's. The menu is not extensive but is still sufficient. It does. Not serve alcohol, so soft drinks only. The food was fresh, plentiful and tasty. It... More 

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Thank Headpin
Hermosa Beach, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Small authentic beach spot. Small but very popular diner. You will see lines waiting to get in alot. Great food, extensive menu for breakfast especially. have done lunch and breakfast there. reasonable prices with good size portions. locals frequent it a lot, that always tells you something. stree parking usually ok

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Thank Judpma012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the best place for breakfast anywhere along the beach communities of LA from Redondo to Santa Monica. The service is fast, all the food is great from all kinds of pancakes and fruit to eggs to all the regular breakfast foods and if you want something really special, their homemade granola is so good, we fly several bags... More 

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Thank NSL14
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been eating here for years, my husband loves their eggs and omelet's I love their creme brûlée oatmeal and the kids always leave happy:-). It is a great little place with great food!

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Thank power_em
San Ramon, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I go to LA once a month and I always stay around Hermosa beach. Love to start the day with breakfast at ocean's. The guys are always nice, food is good and price is affordable. It's cozy without being cheezy. The only downside is ..they don't make lattes. That being said ..it is a 40's dinner so I guess it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 959 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-4019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-372-3739

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?