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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
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Ranked #51 of 576 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Tapas, Californian
Santa Monica
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Arroyo Grande, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on a weekend day and it was quite popular and crowded. It was our first experience at Father's Office but we had heard great things about it from locals. First, I would characterize this establishment as a bar that serves food, rather than a restaurant. Their menu is several pages long but that is mostly... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It is a MUST place to visit. It has the best Sweet potatoes that I have ever tried. The burgers are really good, there isn't much variety, but they are huge and you'll love them.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

So after our spartan race we looked up this place and saw so many reviews. They weren't lying, this place was amazing the food was water mouth good. Get the father's office burger.

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New Delhi, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a small gastro pub. I love the burgers and the selection of beers. The problem is the limited hours it is open and the fact that you have to hover to find a table. It is packed and they do not take reservations nor do they allot tables on a first come first serve option. Takeout is not... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great local bar if you're in the Santa Monica area. The burger - oh the burger - we've tried to replicate these at home but it's not the same. They are life changing and the best burger we've ever had. Great beer selection too, really miss this place as it was our local while living there.

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Trying to stop in for a beer is not going to happen here when the entire bar has people eating a formal dinner... I felt like I couldn't ask for a pint, what a shame!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great selection of beers on tap, an amazing burger with really good fries, more yummy dishes like crispy soft shell crab, great atmosphere and a welcoming professional staff. do you really need more?

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I each got the burger and enjoyed them a lot. Everybody makes a big deal out of the no subs/no modifications rule, but I don't really see why that matters. You wouldn't tell a chef at a fancy restaurant how to prepare their dishes, so why do it here? They put a lot of time into determining... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

i'm not even specifying which burger. it's THE burger. get it. So F-ing BOMB. If you get anything other than the burger, you'll definitely have food envy once you see the burger live in the flesh (and you will see someone eat it cuz that's all people ever get here), AND you'll probably spend more on whatever else, AND you'll... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

F.O, as the peeps in the neighborhood know it is the best kept secret! Make sure to get there early or knowing that there aren't reservations and you'll have to stand in line...By early I mean 6.30 pm! Their variety of Beers will blow you away. As a wine drinker they have a short selection, but that is compensated, if... More 

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Additional Information about Father's Office

Address: 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
Phone Number: 310-393-2337
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Tapas, Californian

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