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Back on the Beach

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Santa Monica
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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, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Can't be this view!

Your feet are in the sand while you're having breakfast! You can't beat this view!! Food is not bad! Service was a little slow but understandable! Loved eating outside on the beach! And when you are done eating you can make your way down to the beach and enjoy the pacific! LOVED this spot at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
amandah62
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Montreal
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  • Families with children
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Birmingham
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Visited after recommendation from our travel agent in the UK. Lovely lunch on the beach, very busy so service was a little slow but we were happy to just chill after a bike ride. Great salads and sandwiches

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Cornville, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I love Back on the Beach! The location is right on the beach, you can either have a table with your feet in the sand or on the deck, they also have seating inside. There's a great outdoor play area with swings, slides, things to climb on so while you eat the kids can play and you can watch them... More 

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Montreal
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Your feet are in the sand while you're having breakfast! You can't beat this view!! Food is not bad! Service was a little slow but understandable! Loved eating outside on the beach! And when you are done eating you can make your way down to the beach and enjoy the pacific! LOVED this spot at the beach! We made our... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Otherwise you're stuck with this - the only restaurant on the beach - nice if you're willing to pay top dollar for atmosphere and poor quality food - especially for takeout lunch at the pool. Check your box before leaving the window to make sure your order is correct: $8.50 for a kid's cheeseburger that was supposed to come with... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant is literally on the beach, at the back of the Annenberg Commumity Beach House. There are families with children using the swimming pool, but also customers coming in for dinner and to watch the sunset. This is what we did. We arrived at 6:30 and it is a very pleasant place for a glass of wine and some... More 

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Perth, Australia
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food and scenery excellent, service a little slow, and be prepared to struggle for parking. Good for children with play area next to the cafe.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ate at this restaurant as part of a large family group. The location is terrific. And the fish soup I ordered was also excellent. However, some of the other offerings were not so good. In particular, the calamari was so-so. The pannini eggplant we didn't like at all. I didn't pay the check, but think the price was not... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
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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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 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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Staying in Santa Monica

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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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