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Coast Beach Cafe & Bar

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Santa Monica
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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Appian Way)
Pico Blvd - Ocean Avenue
310-581-7714
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good setting, terrible service

Great view and great vibe. Food OK and service terrible...we ate there four times a service was very slow and they never got our order right!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Carol C
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New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great view and great vibe. Food OK and service terrible...we ate there four times a service was very slow and they never got our order right!

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chicago, il
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nice location right on the beach, but somewhat like a garden basement. Three of us for dinner. Food really was just average. I ordered fish and chips expecting a wonderfully fresh halibut (we were visiting from the Midwest, and I was looking forward to something fresh). I can honestly say it resembled something close to a freezer fish stick from... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were early risers so we ate at Coast rather than their brunch which was much more affordable but VERY good! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were divine.

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had lunch here with two friends. Three salads and three glasses of wine came to $105 plus tip. Whew. We had amazing seats with a direct view of the beach, with awesome service, and we could afford it, so no regrets, but it's steep.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good food and excellent coffee. Occasional celebrity sitings too! Sit at the bar and get great service.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great little spot for a leisurely lunch. The staff were attentive, without making you feel rushed to eat and go. Our table had the shaved beef sandwich (good) and the lobster roll (great - but really a lobster salad sandwich). If you sit out on the patio, be sure to get a shady spot as the sun, without a breeze,... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This IS a classy place but so welcoming even though we had young kids with us. Nothing was too difficult, odd or awkward - if that is what we all ordered that is what we could have. Stylish seating and decoration; really efficient and friendly service; quality and varied food - all within 50 yards of the beach with an... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

First visit to Coast. Service was impeccable - our server made the best mimosas I've ever had. Delicious eggs Benedict and Veggie Omelet. Loved the beach house decor - nice artwork of muscle beach from the 50's/60's. Can't wait to go back.

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Savannah, GA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visit this restaurant quite often. It's probably one of the best dining experiences I've had. The service is exemplary, great selections, wonderful wine list (carry my fav Far Niente chard). Even wonderful dessert selection.

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australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Casual and relaxed with high quality meals and service overlooking beach and boardwalk. Can be very busy during lunch hour and on weekend breakfast periods.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
    (Appian Way)
  • Public Transportation: Pico Blvd - Ocean Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-581-7714

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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

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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