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The Lighthouse Cafe

Bar, American
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30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3760
(310) 376-9833
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

The view is beautiful & the food was terrific !! I ordered the egg white veggie Omlette & had the potatoes !! The cucumber melon drink was very good!! The portions are huge!! Good enough to share for 2!! Recommend this spot if you are in the area!!

Thank yvnet
Fountain Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Food was better; entertainment was great; place could use a good refreshing. My burger and fries were both very good, as well as my wife's trio of sliders. Service was very good at lunchtime, might be slower later. Furniture was worn, so was the wood floor, maybe "rustic" is a diplomatic description, but hey, this is at the beach, a... More 

Thank edq88222
Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time there both Friday and Saturday night! The music was very good and not too loud. The crowd was lively and rotated some throughout the night. Some of the bands had a following and that is always fun. The food was ok for the type of place. Will go back next time we are in the area... More 

Thank Lance B
Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We went there for drinks as the last stop on our bar crawl. Service was fairly good, the drinks were a bit light but expensive. Music was absolutely fantastic. You need to go there.

Thank Dan S
Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Love this place for watching live bands. But I suggest eating elsewhere before. Also the alcohol is pretty watered down or cheap wine. Get ready for a bad hangover. However if you are in the mood for a laid back, flip flop, beer in hand night, this is your place. Beware of sticky tables though.

Thank Jaclyn V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The Lighthouse has been around forever. It's a great little bar with live music, and the history in the place is amazing! Good eats and beer.

Thank MaloneJohn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Was walking around Hermosa Beach with my wife and we heard some live music. We peeked inside the Lighthouse and decided to have dinner. The guy on stage was great. He played his rendition of some great classic rock songs. Happy hour is also from 6-9, on a Friday that's hard to find. Food was good and service was fantastic.

2 Thank Frank G
Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Me and a group of friends were in hermosa and needed a place to eat and we just stumbled upon this place because we found some availability on their front patio to sit down. Honestly the food was nothing spectacular but their location made up for it. Situated right on pier ave made this place worth going to. You have... More 

1 Thank Andrew Y
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here to celebrate Fathers' Day with our kids and their partners. We sat on the patio as the music inside was great but limited our conversation. The weather was great, music superb, service the best, and the food and beer comforting! This definitely requires another visit.

Thank Billyjoe52
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

After an afternoon on the beach and passing by some not so authentic Irish pubs (I was in the mood for bangers) I wandered in here. The outside seating area was packed but inside except for maybe 3 people it was empty. The bar staff was friendly and the drinks good. The bartender told me they had a band coming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3760
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 376-9833

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