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2347 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717-2401
310-326-9626
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old Time Coffee Shop

Lomita, sometimes nicknamed "slow-mita", likes to preserve what it can of it's small town character, we even have a feed store. The Hot n Tot hearkens back to the old time town coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The walls are replete with old town photos including Jimmy Stewart. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
JJLMc
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Lomita, California, United States
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Torrance, California, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a family favorite my Son told me about the place after he and his wife went for breakfast.Now my sister and I with our grand kids during the week when it is less crowed weekend are packed. The food is wonderful anytime you go Breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you like soup go on Tuesday for split pea... More 

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Lomita, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lomita, sometimes nicknamed "slow-mita", likes to preserve what it can of it's small town character, we even have a feed store. The Hot n Tot hearkens back to the old time town coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The walls are replete with old town photos including Jimmy Stewart. The restaurant gets very busy on weekends at breakfast and... More 

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Lomita, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an old time diner. Their breakfasts are large, very good with great service. Bit of a wait on Sunday mornings. Could do with some sprucing up. I have only had breakfast here in the last few years. Previously I was not impressed with their dinners. Never had lunch here. There are booths, tables and counter service. Personally, I... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Place is in dire need of a good cleaning and paint. Probably looks like it did when it opened in the '40's. Don't expect any kitchy ambience, there is none. Food was lacking in taste, and not a good value for the price. Service was very good, too bad the food wasn't worth eating. Plenty of parking in back.

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Torrance, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great little gem to go have breakfast or dinner at. The place has allot of Black & White photos of Lomita History. The food is good & the price is right. Good service & friendly wait staff. Even when busy the wait is never very long. Lots of FREE parking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Other than breakfast, I find their lunch or dinners lacking. Service wasn't as expected like breakfast. Meals I can get a McD, s cheaper.

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Lomita, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

A Lomita institution since 1948. It was an orginal drive up with car hops. Today it serves delicious family food at a reasonable price. Definitely a must when you visit Lomita, California

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Hot n Tot was the great old historic place for this area for many years, with full scale model train running around the walls of the whole place, and a ton of Historic Pieces everywhere. But, its all Gone now with new ownership, the food was ok, but not as good as before, and the Menu is now way more... More 

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Los Angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Very good American style breakfast, with good size portions that taste good. They also show its Southern California location with Pacific and Mexican influences, with dishes such as teriyaki chicken and Mexican dishes.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Excellent food, enormous portions, breakfast menu for 7 - 9USD in the week. You can have eggs, sausages, pancakes, omelettes, bacon ... Recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2347 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717-2401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lomita
  • Phone Number: 310-326-9626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 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
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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