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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 - 8:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Nice Food, Beach & Views ...

Can't beat the location right in the heart of Santa Minica Beach with mega houses, sand, surf and views. Food is classic Americana beach fare served up just right and tasty for a quickie meal. Burgers, loaded, and fries hit the spot! Enjoy. ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
David B L
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Los Angeles, California
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London, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to Back on the Beach for breakfast. We had great omelettes and fruit. Great service and location. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Excellent service but plan to wait if it's a good beach day as the public pool is next-door and the waits can be excessive if you time it wrong. The hostess is always honest about the wait which I sincerely appreciate. Easy access to the bike path so there is no need to drive here from the pier, just take... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Can't beat the location right in the heart of Santa Minica Beach with mega houses, sand, surf and views. Food is classic Americana beach fare served up just right and tasty for a quickie meal. Burgers, loaded, and fries hit the spot! Enjoy. ...

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Thank David B L
Munich, Germany
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

You take out your shoes and forget about business for a while. They serve excellent eggs benedict or french toast, coffee is tasty and the service very good and quck.

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Thank OutofAfrica660213
Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Did you ever dream of a place with great food that is literally on the beach in California? This place has been amazing us for over 15 years. Nestled between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, this little gem serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is the perfect place to grab a quiet experience of the Pacific while catching up with... More 

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Mere, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We dined with a friend at lunchtime on burgers and fries, and goodness, they even had gluten-free burger buns to cater for my allergy! The burgers were meaty, generous in size and cooked to perfection, and the accompaniments (bacon, cheese, relish etc.) were excellent too. However, the fries were a disappointment – they had been fried to within an inch... More 

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Thank Hugh_Christina_S
Rochester, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous location for a enjoyable breakfast. Extended variety of options for food and drink, in a spectacular location. We arrived right at 8, got a great spot, were able to take our time there... Enjoyable, we will make it a tradition...

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Thank Arnaud1972
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent i n my opinion so i disagree with other reviews. This is a lovely place to eat at sunset.

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Thank Ellen D
Boston, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Great site on the beach but this place just can't get it right. Average food and poor service. Why oh why can't this place be good...it was 20 years ago

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Thank copperbottom
Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited Back on the Beach for the first time on a beautiful, clear day and ate on the sand. While the tables/chairs could be a bit better (somewhat rickety and sticky -- and the reason for a four, not five, star review), the overall setting overcame this. The food was served quickly and came out just as ordered. It was... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
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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