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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 #150 of 564 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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
152 reviews 152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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