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All 566 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 #144 of 566 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
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
New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 review
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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Hillsboro, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 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
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192 reviews 192 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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