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Back on the Beach

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445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 20
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing location Great Food

Most amazing location, Go in sandals so you can put your feet in the sand. We ordered fish and chips, Fred Salad, Back On the Beach Burger, Grilled Salmon Burger and a Grilled Salmon Salad. Everyone happy with their food, Service was great

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Anthonyinjhb
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Most amazing location, Go in sandals so you can put your feet in the sand. We ordered fish and chips, Fred Salad, Back On the Beach Burger, Grilled Salmon Burger and a Grilled Salmon Salad. Everyone happy with their food, Service was great

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Santa Monica, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great spot to take out of town guests or to spend time as a local. The dining outside is literally feet in the sand. The view is of the beach and the SM bike path. Parking at The Annenberg Beach Club is pay by the hour instead of a more expensive flat fee that some of the... More 

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Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was my first breakfast on a business trip to the LA area. With my toes in the sand and the beach view, I relaxed in no time flat. I had the breakfast egg sandwich. It came with a big pile of fruit. Delicious. One of my companions ordered the steak and eggs. He did not complain. My other companion... More 

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Fresno
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can't get much closer then this if you are looking to eat on the beach. The tables outside are sitting literally in the sand, so the views are pretty and you can kick off your shoes and dig your toes into the sand. Very relaxing after a 4.5 drive and handling that infamous LA traffic. The service was good... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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214 reviews 214 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Outstanding brunch on the beach in Santa Monica. There is a small parking lot, but we parked in Santa Monica and walked up the beach. No reservations. On good weather days expect an hour wait. Small playground to keep the kids occupied. Wait for the tables on the sand. Take your shoes off. You're at the beach. Good, attentive service.... More 

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salt lake city
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Early flight in to lax and needed breakfast and coffee and beach time while waiting for the Getty Villa to open. It was perfect in every way. Great food, coffee, service, prices and ambiance. Loved!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning. The breakfast burrito and mushroom omelette were both served with gorgeous potatoes and both delicious. It is a tad on the expensive side and there was a bit of a wait (probably because nobody wanted to sit outside) but overall it was a culinary experience we would certainly recommend.

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Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Back on the Beach is the PERFECT spot to take your family, or meet friends, for brunch. You can't beat the scenery. Imagine dining right on the beach with views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains. Stunning. I highly recommend the French Toast and scones; eggs are also very good. This is a great LOCAL restaurant who supports... More 

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St. Louis MO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very cool place on the beach. The food isn't outstanding but a good menu and decent. The setting is what it's all about. Be sure so sit outside under an umbrella in the sand. Totally good venue. We walked from up above down crazy stairs and then back up. No issues. You can drive too but the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Glad we stopped here for our last meal (breakfast) before flying home to Texas. Great beach ambiance, fresh food, good/friendly service. Homemade salsa a big plus. Will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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