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All 573 Santa Monica Restaurants

Back on the Beach

445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
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Ranked #147 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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
121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went there for two Sundays for lunch. Great service and very healthy choices of entree's. Wait for a table on the beach was never more than 15 minutes. Service was very prompt and would give great recommendations on the menu.

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Additional Information about Back on the Beach

Address: 445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
Phone Number: +1 310-393-8282
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20

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