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Big Deans Oceanfront Cafe

Santa Monica Pier, 1615 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica Pier Overpass, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-393-2666
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (86 reviews)
“wings” (11 reviews)
“fries” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
Santa Monica Pier, 1615 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica Pier Overpass, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a beer on the was home after a day at the beach and had a ball. The vibe is really fun, chilled. You meet folks from all walks of life. The staff were all very attentive and friendly. You can get...More

Thank BackPacker137234
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and a few beers today. Located right near the Santa Monica Pier. Great people watching!! Very relaxed atmosphere with friendly and attentive service. Food prices are very reasonable and beer was cold!! I could have hung here for hours, just...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a great place for an honest bite, a massive cold lager and first class people watching

Thank GEORGESDAD186356
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Happened upon this awesome place after parking at lot 2. Down to earth people, chill vibe & great food & music! Teens loved the nachos & burgers. My salad was delicious too. Reasonable prices & great service.

Thank stewart6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here with my boyfriend on a burger and Coke. There was enough place to sit. Stuff was great, and burgers with fries delicious. Good location, almost under the bridge, where you can hide from crowd.

Thank Vanja Ž
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a great burger & a beer check this place out! Fun atmosphere. friendly wait staff & good service. We came for the burgers & beers but they have lots of other menu items too.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We grabbed a quick lunch here after a morning at Santa Monica Pier. The food was good--pub food--burgers, hotdogs, fries, etc. The burgers were the best thing we ordered, the fries were frozen and just heated up, the onion rings were so-so. They didn't have...More

1  Thank Laura E
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Stopped in here for a late lunch with the family on a recent trip to LA. Perfect spot. Cold beers, classic rock on the speakers and amazing burgers/wings/fries. Reasonable prices, large size beers, and great service. Picnic table outdoor seats but plenty of shade.

Thank KRBBoston
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a light bite to eat and drinks here. It was nice to get out of the sun but stay outside near the Pier. One of the only places we've been ID'd in the US (we're almost 30!) so I assume they are super...More

Thank Tomby1
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This was a gem of a place where we ate twice. We sat outside in the undercover booths at the back which was perfect to hide away from the sun. The staff were really friendly and the place had a nice buzz. The food was...More

Thank budlady
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Monica Pier, 1615 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica Pier Overpass, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-2666
  • E-mail
Welcome to Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe, where the "locals" meet and the "fun loving" tourist always return! Voted one of L.A.'S 101 best bars, we are open every day and have all the sports games on Sundays on TV. Conveniently located on the beautiful Santa Monica Boardwalk, this is where nostalgia surrounds you while you relax, sip a beer or have a burger. In addition to fun in the sun on our outdoor patios, you'll find some great food, beer and wine at the world famous Big Dean's. Just ask any of our regulars- they'll tell you to try our World Famous Burgers like the Santa Monica Burger or Big Dean's Double Cheeseburger. We also have sandwiches, sausages and dogs, seafood, tacos and sides, as well as an extensive beer, wine and specialty beverage list, to satisfy guests of all ages! We invite you to check out our website to see what we offer, then bring your friends and family to join us at Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe today! We look forward to seeing you soon.
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