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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Much Improved...

I had not been to the Grill in a few years and was pleasantly surprised on my recent visit that the food, the service, and the overall dining experience was greatly improved!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had not been to the Grill in a few years and was pleasantly surprised on my recent visit that the food, the service, and the overall dining experience was greatly improved!

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

I'm so happy to hear you left impressed with us after your last visit! Here's hoping we'll keep the streak of great visits up for many years to come. Until next time, Nick K., General Manager More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Good Food Reasonable Prices Great Service We go to California Grill on a regular basis. Consistently good. We like the breakfasts served before two p.m.

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

Byron, it's great to hear that you enjoy everything! I'm always delighted to hear from a regular -- I really appreciate all the support and kind words. We look forward to many more years of serving you! All the best, Nick K., General Manager More 

Mukilteo, Washington
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It is an OK place, with good food, excellent service and good variety. The fish tacos have been a favorite of my family, but I have also enjoyed the many different types of omelettes offered on the menu. It is a bit pricey and they do offer outside seating.

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

It's awesome to know we've got some big fans of our fish tacos in your family! Seriously, I'm so happy to hear that you've always experienced good food and good service. Here's hoping we'll get to provide you the five-star experience you were looking for during your next visit! Until then, Nick K., General Manager More 

Virginia
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267 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

While we appreciate your comments about the friendly service, we're sorry you didn't enjoy the food just as much, or that you might feel Whittier's food scene is somehow lacking. We have great restaurants that help make up a great city, which most visitors appreciate. Still, your feedback as a visitor is critical to improving, and while the the guys... More 

APPLE VALLEY
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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Additional Information about California Grill

Address: 6751 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90601-4409
Phone Number: +1 562-907-7017
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Whittier
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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