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Father's Office

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Californian, Hamburgers, Tapas
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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
310-393-2337
Today
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best burger ever!!!

The meat was perfectly cooked medium rare. The caramelized onions were to die for. Definitely the best burger I've ever had. Only con is selection. Only one burger on menu. That's it. If not would've given it 5 stars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Asan24
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great selection of beers, friendly bar tenders, the game on TV and one of the best burgers I've ever had. I came back a second night and I was only in Santa Monica for 4 nights.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The worst part about this establishment is that you have to wait until 5pm for them to open. I did not order any food, came here strictly for the amazing beer list and taps and they did not disappoint! The place is a little small, but that is what good craft beer places are like, intimate and cozy. The high... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The meat was perfectly cooked medium rare. The caramelized onions were to die for. Definitely the best burger I've ever had. Only con is selection. Only one burger on menu. That's it. If not would've given it 5 stars.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

FO was a gastropub before gastropubs were cool. Tons of craft brews, ales and ciders on tap. They turn out great food from a tiny kitchen. Love getting the FO burger and sweet potato fries with garlic aioli. Remember, "No Ketchup" served here.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nice smaller bar with a good short menu. Crispy shoe string fries, craft beer, communal seating with other patrons, and the game on in the corner. We had a great time.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lamb skewers were overseasoned....burgers were soso....beer overpriced.....the fries were the highlight of the meal

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Yerevan, Armenia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The burgers and sweet potatoes are the best I've ever tasted. Will definitely go there again if in Santa Monica. A good selection of beers too.

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Ciudadano del mundo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just the best burger in the world. Wait, drink a bear and enjoy. Nothing compares with this small office.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great Burger and Sweet Potato Fries. Really delicious. A lot of drinks on offer but no vodka so not all of our party were happy. Would love them to open in Ireland.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Friendly staff, nice selection on local draft beers and for sure awesome burgers. A must eat place here around. Just the place is a bit tiny. It's an open seating, orders at the bar.

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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>  > 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: Californian, Hamburgers, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Californian, Hamburgers, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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