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959 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-4019
310-372-3739
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6:00 am - 9:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Just right for breakfast

This place is cramped and always has a wait but the menu is varied and everything tastes good. Once you get a table the service is attentive and the food comes out quickly. Go hungry!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
SJRAtlanta_Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is cramped and always has a wait but the menu is varied and everything tastes good. Once you get a table the service is attentive and the food comes out quickly. Go hungry!

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Llanover, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Has too eat after a long night out, reliable place to regroup and re-energise. Great staff and great varied menu allow you to refill and get some energy in really good surroundings , will definitely go back

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Ocean Diner is a very special place to eat at. Not only is the food exceptionally good, but the atmosphere takes you back in time. The restaurant has a nostalgic feeling. It is very clean and upbeat. Staff is always attentive and I have never had a bad meal here. The breakfasts are great, as well as the lunches... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were staying in the LA area after the Stevie Wonder show recently and I was looking for a good diner in the area and Tripadvisor point me to this establishment. I do love diners and always search them out looking for those special ones. This one is good, but won't make my top 10 list. The owner was very... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We met my son, all of us from out of town at this very popular diner. A few minutes wait was well worth it. A really great selection on the menu.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Going here for years. The owners and staff are friends of the family by now. The baked goods are always made fresh and excellent. Breakfasts are good and the healthy choices are amazing. It does get crowded and the wait can be long but it's worth it. Only bad part is no air conditioning and it can get really hot... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had breakfast enchiladas And steaming cup of Java Man Coffee which really started the day. It was great but plan on waiting.

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Creme Brulee oatmeal was quite tasty! My daughter had the banana french toast and ate every bite! Service was prompt and very accomodating! Really wanted to return to try their incredible sounding grilled cheese sandwiches...Next trip!

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a great choice for dinner. People are very friendly. Good food. Great portions and great prices. It was a really good dinner.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A magnificent wonderful vibe! The best way to experience this fun diner is to open the door and just walk through. Yep, that's it because your water and/or coffee cup will never remain empty until you mumble those fabulous words, 'No more, please.' The servers are fun, the food consistently very satisfying, the cook is 'on spot,' and the baker... 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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