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Back on the Beach

445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
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Ranked #157 of 562 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $1 - $20
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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Hillsboro, Oregon
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We walked on the beach from the Santa Monica Pier to this cafe. Upon our arrival we noticed that its more of a cafe than a restaurant. With that said, my family did enjoy our visit and meal. Location is great with a million dollar view. Menu is cafe style with breakfast, lunch and dinner items available all day. Service... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I am a big breakfast fan. We all liked this place. Had a great wild mushroom omelette. My wife and daughter also had a great omelette. My wifes had sweet potatoes in ihers which was different and very good. Great hashbrowns and scones and coffee. Service was good. It was a long walk uphill back to the hotel which helped... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We rented Segways and stopped here for lunch. The wait for the server was long, the food was on the expensive side, ( hamburger $15+) it was eatable but by no means good. My husband ordered a beer and the small glass was served 3/4 full. We finished the meal and then had to hunt down waiter to get the... More

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River Edge, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Imagine discussing business while sitting at a table, an umbrella shielding you from the bright sun and beach goers passing on their way to the ocean. That's Back on the Beach; a casual spot in a public beach club that offers a beautiful view with very good sandwiches, salads and sides. And yes, you can find a quiet spot to... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a casual restaurant that serves excellent food and a great cup of coffee. I had lunch with a friend who is vegan. She was able to have a delicious meal without sacrifice while I ate a wild mushroom and goat cheese omelet. It was served with a house made scone and sliced baked potatoes, yummy. The setting couldn't... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is about the closet you can get to dining on the beach, outside patio is on the sand! Perfect view of the ocean and coastline. The menu had great selections, including vegetarian and vegan options. The French Toast was wonderful, the Egg sandwich was great as well. The service was quick and friendly. Easy access from the Pacific Coast... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I went here for breakfast o Mother's Day. We sat outside and really enjoyed the view. However, you are literally sitting in sand as you are on the beach! My chair sunk in the sand but I liked the feeling of enjoying my meal so close to the ocean. I had the brioche french toast with pure maple syrup and... More

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Malibu, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Met here last month for lunch and had a wonderful time. Right on the sand, plenty of outside eating, service was good, and enjoyed the salad. Thank goodness there is a street light off busy Pacific Coast Hwy.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I visited during the week with my family. We waited a while to be seated while the hostess disappears, then to order, then about 30 minutes for our simple drinks. When the food finally arrived, parts of the order was wrong. It was difficult to get it fixed. The waiter was nice and comped us on the order that was... More

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Take your out of town guests to Back on the Beach for a solid breakfast or lunch right in the sand...it's what SoCal is about. I love all the breakfast food and I especially love the Fred Salad, mmm!

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