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Hot N Tot

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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2347 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717-2401
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Fri 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We hoped we discovered an old fashion greasy spoon flavorful restaurant. Our first visit was a delight. Our next two were not. Always good friendly service. Not always clean, or good food. Too bad as we had high hopes.

Thank KipColorado
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Well...I've never written a review quite like this. Because I've never had something quite like this happen. On my way back from exploring San Pedro Ca -the Port of Los Angeles- I drove back on Highway 1 (PCH) cause it's kind of a throwback to the sixties...Lots of older business' still there... I was HUNGRY as HEXX...I saw this great... More 

Thank lagreek1
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198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We went to Hot N Tot after mass on Palm Sunday. We were expecting a huge wait. When we got there they told us 20 minutes but it was only about 10 minutes. The place is exactly what you would except from an old time diner complete with counter seating, booths, and tables. Linda took care of us and she... More 

Thank DonandMaro
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Long time neighborhood restor. which has very good food, good service & resonable prices..If you go there one time you will return. There is a Norms right across the street but I always perfer Hot in Tot for better food. Slightly higher prices than Norms but well worth the little extra. The waittresses & staff will treet you like an... More 

Thank Leland W
Torrance, California
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

We walked to breakfast this day and were seated within 10 minutes on a Saturday. Service was prompt and swift. Our food was good and although the omelet wasn't the right one requested, it was good. The whole wheat French toast is always tasty. Portions are very generous. Definite diner feel and very nostalgic.

Thank janad63
Long Beach, California
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Busy local establishment. Good size bar and lots of food. Ordered the corned beef hash and eggs. Perfect eggs and hash. Huge portion of potatoes. Just couldn't eat it all. While sitting at the bar you can see everything coming out of the kitchen. Wow, big portions and I couldn't believe the size of the stark sandwich that went by... More 

Thank Mannkmm
Torrance, California
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Hot N Tot used to be a good restaurant with great service. The past few years, the owner fired all of the good servers. The current servers are just fair at best. Nothing to rave about as well as the food. I feel the quality of their food has gone down as well; plus the restaurant does not seem to... More 

Thank Metrotorrance
Lomita, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The BEST diner in the South BAY! Been going here for years, the food is always good and they serve breakfast all day (Except for waffles). The fried chicken dinner is my favorite, check out the specials especially the terry plate, chicken or beef one of the best around.

Thank Robert G
Palos Verdes
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Hot N Tot is a greasy spoon restaurant, I mean this in a complimentary way. The menu has a wide selection for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Breakfast is prepared to perfection, the service is fast and efficient even during the rush hour times on the weekend. Lunch and dinner are good, not fantastic but priced accordingly and the portions are... More 

Thank PalosVerdesAviator
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My ritual, omelets at Hot N Tot, great quality ingredients, large portions, good service. Family owned place with friendly staff and great breakfasts.

Thank Paul L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2347 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717-2401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lomita
  • Phone Number: 310-326-9626

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