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California Grill

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Mexican, American
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6751 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90601-4409
+1 562-907-7017
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Welcome to California Grill! Located just across the street from Whittier...
Welcome to California Grill! Located just across the street from Whittier College, California Grill has been serving food up "fresh, fast and fun" for more than a decade. It's our pleasure to provide you with a comfortable, family-oriented atmosphere, great service and food to be enjoyed.
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Marias restaurant review

The food is very good, a bit pricy. I recommend the pasta dishes. this restaurant is very clean and the staff is very friendly. California grill has a good atmosphere, there is a bit of a waiting time at lunch and dinner time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
CHARLES S
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APPLE VALLEY
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Virginia
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240 reviews 240 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

California Grill is an OK place, just not a great place. Maybe in the context of Whittier restaurants it makes the top tier, but certainly not elsewhere. There were four in our party and we were seated right away...in a booth near the infamous air-conditioning vents. Why do I forget that sitting in a booth here is a liability? Although... More 

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APPLE VALLEY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is very good, a bit pricy. I recommend the pasta dishes. this restaurant is very clean and the staff is very friendly. California grill has a good atmosphere, there is a bit of a waiting time at lunch and dinner time.

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

Hearing that everything from the food, to the service, to the atmosphere have always been enjoyed by you is definitely gratifying, Charles! I'm thrilled to know we've got a fan of our pasta dishes in you, and I hope we'll be lucky enough to call you a fan of ours for years to come. Hope to see you back soon,... More 

Whittier, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We recently had dinner at California Grill in Uptown Whittier and were pleasantly surprised at the variety of food available to order. Definitely something for everyone. The server was pleasant and helpful in answering questions we had regarding a couple of the choices on the menu. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. Even my husband and father-in-law who tend... More 

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

There's really nothing better than knowing we've got an awesome fan who plans on returning again soon, so we're definitely thankful to have you, Rosetta! Hearing that we impressed critics in your family is like music to my ears. Here's hoping we'll see you back again sooner than later! Much appreciated, Nick K., General Manager More 

Whittier, California, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've lived in Whittier a few years and would never think of taking our out of town friends anywhere else. This is where we go to impress. The food is always delicious, the service is above par, and the ambiance is so relaxing. Just the best place in our neck of the woods

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

Hearing that our place is where you take your friends to impress them is just amazing, Adair! I'm so thrilled to know that everything from the food, to the service, to the ambiance has always been well enjoyed by you. I certainly hope that you won't be a stranger and we'll see you back in here again soon! Much appreciated,... More 

Riverside, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have been here twice and each time has been a welcomed surprise. The server was nothing less than charming and helpful. Went out of his way to help us decide on our meal and was quick with our food. The food is good with a nice variety for everyone and a nice choice of tasty wines, but the bruschetta... More 

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

If you're happy, I'm happy, Cheri! Knowing that each visit with us has been even better than the last is really awesome, and I can't wait to keep that streak up next time you're back! Much appreciated, Nick K., General Manager More 

Simi Valley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The food was good overall and a good value. We had breakfast and the atmosphere did not fit my vision of the uptown area.

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

While its really fantastic to hear you enjoyed good food for a good value with us, it's disheartening to know our atmosphere didn't quite live up to your expectations. We really hope this won't prevent you from dining with us again in the future! Hope to see you again, Nick K., General Manager More 

Whittier, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

California Grill reminds of the 50's diner yet with a new Calif bistro flare. The food is great, salads and sandwiches is an endless new variety. Not the same old thing when you go here. There is always a wait to get in so go early or wait for the 5-7 rush to be over. Great service and the manager... More 

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled to hear that you've had a new and great experience with each visit! Knowing that you've tried a wide variety of our menu makes this review mean that much more. I'll be looking forward to your next visit with us! Until then, Nick K., General Manager More 

Biggs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was visiting from Northern California and had the pleasure of dining here. I had avocado stuffed with tuna salad, and bread pudding with orange sauce for dessert. Large portions for both the salad and the dessert. A culinary delight! I highly recommend the California Grill. Thank you for a great dining experience!

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

Wow -- you're excellent, Judith! I'm so happy to hear we were your dining choice while visiting California. Thank you for sharing this awesome review with us! Whenever you make your way back to the area, be sure to come back; the pleasure would be all ours! Best, Nick K., General Manager More 

Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Best and closest restaurant to Whittier College and it's Ruth Shannon Performing Arts Center. Great salads, pastas,sandwiches and bugers. Breakfast is served to 2pm with also a varied menu. My wife had an excellent grilled salmon salad and I chose a smokey mountain high ham and melted cheese sandwich which they cheerfully did on a hamburger bun instead of grilled... More 

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

I'm so honored that dining with us has become a happy tradition for you and your wife, Hans! It sounds like you've been able to make a lot of excellent choices while with us. I have to say, I'm a lover of the Big Kahuna, as well. We'll be especially looking forward to the Shannon Center's Aloha Hawaiian series knowing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love this place. I always run into someone I know there. The service is great, some of the staff has been there for years so they greet you as friends would. Food is awesome, but the ambiance is terrific.

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Nick K, Manager at California Grill, responded to this review

And we love having you! It's really great to hear that from the ambiance to the food, you've always left happy, so thank you for that. We're lucky to have a friend and customer in you, and we can't wait to have you back! Best, Nick K., General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6751 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90601-4409
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Whittier
  • Phone Number: +1 562-907-7017

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Description

Welcome to California Grill! Located just across the street from Whittier College, California Grill has been serving food up "fresh, fast and fun" for more than a decade. It's our pleasure to provide you with a comfortable, family-oriented atmosphere, great service and food to be enjoyed.
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?