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Cafe 50's

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


American, Cafe, Diner, Caucasian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner before a show at the nearby theatre. The perfect US diner experience! So many fabulous artefacts, great atmosphere and really nice friendly staff. Food was excellent too! Best burgers of our holiday!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DF934
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Burgers, milkshakes, traditional American dinners and a great breakfast menu. Look for the good value "Blue Plate Specials" and don't miss turning the menu completely over and checking out the back for the daily specials, which are good value and could otherwise be easily missed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank T0mmyBahama
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a happy place. Bummer we only found it on our last day in Santa Monica or we would have returned. Good coffee, great service, fantastic food. Kim, Benny, appreciate the friendly service. And cheers to the kitchen — the scrambled eggs with chorizo...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dickiesontherun
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is so cool. They have movie posters slathered to the wall and ceiling. Some my family looked up and found them on Netflix service.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I've lived in this neighborhood 25 years. This place used to be good, now the salad was wilted, tiny bit of coleslaw was terrible and the Turkey burger was DRY had to ask twice for Dijon mustard. Waitress was nice but forgot my friends drink...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I had an omelet and my friend had a burger with fries. All good. We sat outside and enjoyed watching people pass by. I'd definitely eat there again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CCR1138
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Had the avocado omelet which was a bit of a tasteless mess. Disappointed in that. Variety of shakes was interesting. Price was pretty good.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Went in here after seeing the place driving by. We were definitely not disappointed that we decided to stop and eat. The food was absolutely brilliant as were the staff. The quality was very good and not too expensive. The place is really well decorated...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank GHUK29
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is a true diner. The memorabilia will transport you back to the 50's & 60's, as will the music. plenty of seating. We all had different burgers. They come with coleslaw (dad and I could have eaten more it was so good). Very creamy....More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Reneetravels2
Reviewed March 4, 2018

My brother and sister-in-law took us there during our first visit in LA and everything was just perfect. The detail of the decor, the kindness of the staff, the comfort of the booths and, above all, the absolutely delicious food! We arrived on Saturday right...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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