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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 22
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 5
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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
Great spot great food

Great location, food was very good. Get there early parking lot fills quickly. We actually rode our bikes there. Safe place to lock them. Lots to see and do after enjoying our breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Surfandsand2015
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Malibu, California
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  • Families with children
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California
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319 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

On the beach, with nice scenery and decent food. This isn't the place for fine dining or excellent food but OK when on the beach.

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Saint Peters
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had breakfast at Back on the Beach. They only served mimosas and beer at 11:00. I was very disappointed. The mimosas weren't very good either. The menu is ok, the food maybe a little less than ok. Eating on the beach with the feet in the sand overlooking the ocean - priceless. Prices were fine, the service was poor.... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great location, food was very good. Get there early parking lot fills quickly. We actually rode our bikes there. Safe place to lock them. Lots to see and do after enjoying our breakfast.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The cafe behind the Annenberg Community Center is a great find. The food is delicious, fresh and served with tons of fruit. Our waiter was attentive and super nice. If you are looking for breakfast with a view of the beach, you cannot get any better. I had the fried egg sandwich with avocado, arugula on toasted sourdough. Simple and... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We called in to Back on the Beach for a snack after arriving just after the 2pm closing time for the adjoining Marion Davies Guest House. We group of 3 sat outside on the sand facing the sea and ordered french fries, sweet potato fries, a fruit plate, mimosas and a soft drink, total $38.75 excl tax and tip. Good... More 

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Ventura
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

So the mothers in my group wanted to meet and stroll on the beach for mamas day. We just happened to hear about this place on a Friday morning news segment. After seeing reviews looked good enough to try we all planned to meet there for lunch. The only down side we saw in previously reviews were mostly about service.... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Whether you are local or from out of town, this is the place to be! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, there's no other place where you can grab some great food and chill with your feet in the sand. They now even serve alcohol. Their espresso machine rocks and the servers are so much fun! It's an upbeat and overall... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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>  > 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 20

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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 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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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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