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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Great food and beach location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Muso22
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You are definitely on the beach. Our toes--and chairs were in the sand. Had a great fresh salad and then we indulged in fries. Service and food is very good, but the star is the view! We were there on a pristine beach day--not a cloud--with a beautiful view of the ocean and mountains.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nice spot for lunch on the beach. The restaurant is low key and offers a nice variety of things to eat including fish tacos and salads for those of us who may prefer a lighter meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's California, so the fact you can actually wiggle your toes in the sand while you eat shouldn't be such an anomaly, but it is! I hadn't been here in years, but it turns out that even though the laconic wait staff haven't changed, the food has. I ate a yummy grilled peach and kale salad. My daughter had an... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went here for brunch...food is amazing, very tasty & the service we received from Anna was amazing :-) ....defo recommendation ...

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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You can actually take your shoes off and eat barefoot on the beach at this restaurant. Beautiful views and fun to watch people come and go. They have a children's playground as well and indoor seating if you prefer. They offer beer and wine, but no liquour. I had the grilled half chicken and broccoli which was ok, but I've... More 

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Tucson
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you enjoy sitting at a table right on the beach (with sand all around you), this is the place for you. The food is good, the service is good, and people watching is excellent. You can sit right where people walk by you on the beach; you can also stay inside, if you wish. We were there for brunch,... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?