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Santa Monica
American, Cafe, Diner
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802 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2711
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
We meet here every visit to Santa Monica.

Food was slow in coming today but we enjoyed being able to stay & visit. Always love the avocado toast. Waiters good about keeping drinks refilled.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ilene S
Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was slow in coming today but we enjoyed being able to stay & visit. Always love the avocado toast. Waiters good about keeping drinks refilled.

Thank Ilene S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We flew into L.A. on Christmas night, and the only place open was Swingers. Thank God they were!! They have something on the menu for all ages and tastes. The place was slammed!! The servers were all friendly, even for working on a busy Christmas night. Our food came out quick and delicious. They really saved the day. I dreaded... More 

Thank Korndog I
Norman, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I always like checking out "original" restaurants when I travel. Basically I try to find something local that I can't find at home. We went at 2:30 on New Year's Eve and We were able to seat ourselves in a large booth. After having our order taken, our food came out and I have to say, I wasn't completely wowed... More 

Thank wmreinke
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The staff are nice enough but the food is so basic its almost better to pay even $6 more for a really nice breakfast - I ordered the basic $6 breakfast as we do this every city we go (try to find the best cheapest breakfast just to compare) I ordered over easy eggs. They were so over easy they... More 

Thank msmiley501
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

One of the things that's hard to find in Santa Monica is a decent breakfast for less than $10. We were overjoyed to discover that Swingers does an early bird breakfast for a very affordable $5.95 Chai lattés are decent enough, although how badly can you screw up a pre-made mix? Food came pretty quickly: pancakes were reasonably fluffy if... More 

Thank Ryan1victor
Santa Monica, California
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64 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Nice retro vibe joint. High-end Dennys but not High-end Pricing. Nice and friendly staff. And they have veggie sausage!!!

Thank smadhure
Santa Monica, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Was really hungry and stopped in for a quick lunch. Had the quinoa topped with poached eggs (plus rye toast). It was the best egg dish I ever had. Friendly atmosphere, good service, great menu choices, moderate prices. Seriously, I can't wait to go back again. Would like to try the ahi sandwich, but probably won't be able to pass... More 

Thank Karen K
Los Angeles
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Swingers is a diner that has been around for over 20 years. I used to go after hours when young, now I go with friends/business lunches/family. Fun hipster atmosphere, extensive diner menu that I have yet to have anything that wasn't good. My 12 year old son loves to take me here for brunch, makes him feel cool.

Thank VickiLosAngeles
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great little diner in Santa Monica. Went on a Sunday, it was packed. There is some limited outdoor dining on the sidewalk. Typical diner fare but everything is organic. There seemed to be quite a few vegie options also. We had a patty melt, scrambled eggs and a California omelet with juice and coffee. Price is competitive with other places... More 

Thank playamomma
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My husband and I visit Santa Monica every summer. When we do, our first and last meal is at Swingers, as are some meals in between. They have a big variety of plant-based, whole food selections which are all delicious (many meat options, too). The atmosphere is casual. And, the prices are reasonable. We love that breakfast is served all... More 

Thank Lisa C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 802 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-9793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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