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Father's Office

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
American, Bar, Pub
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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Best burger by far and lots of beer selections as well. Small but fun and be aware NO substitutions on Burger. I wanted to go back there the minute I left. SOOO awesome

Thank Sheila S
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Best burger I've ever had!!! Strongly recommendable: FO burger ☺ It is rather dark in the restaurant/bar so I could not make a picture of the place/burger. Good spot to go by yourself.

Thank Melanie W
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

They have the most amazing thin match-stick fries that are full of flavor and taste amazing! I also got the burger which was very very filling! I 'd say get a burger and fries to share with a friend; I could barely finish half my burger. It's a great value, quality and vibe. Will be back again!

Thank Jessica L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I was really skeptical walking into this low key bar, where you order at the bar and bring your food out. I was even more skeptical about ordering the touted burger that no substitutions nor deletions can be made! Really? Really! None of our party cares for blue cheese but we were all starving and overtired so we went with... More 

Thank artpulse
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Ok, it's simple. You get a menu, you pick a table and when you are ready you order and pay at the bar. I had the burger, there is only one, and it was delicious! No changes are aloud, you can only choose how you want the beef to be done. I ordered mine medium rare and it was perfect!!... More 

Thank Lisa D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

LOTS and LOTS of beer on tap, sometimes too many to pick from even, but there’s always a reason to have a more beer right? J I actually went for the burger, which I heard was supposedly one of the best in LA, but turns out, its good, but its not as great as my expectations were. Maybe I had... More 

Thank Avidtravellerbkk
Santa Monica, California
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235 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a tight little place, so if you get in and get good positioning, it's a fun time. If you get stuck in a bad place, it may not be as much fun. It was also sad to see some Japanese tourists get turned away because someone in their group was only 20years old. This country is so wacky... More 

Thank ConradJax
Carbondale, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

lots of decent beer on tap. unfortunately, both beers on the tap list i wanted were all gone. pliny the elder was still on tap and tasted excellent. my girlfriend asked for ketchup for our fries - no luck, so bring your own? the bartender's name was ryan (shaved head) he seemed very unhappy and annoyed each time i went... More 

Thank LilyWanderingGypsy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Found this place on a recent day trip to Santa Monica. Ask a friend where's a good burger and was pointed in this direction. Easy to order at the bar. Finding a seat on a busy night could be a problem. Luckily for us it wasn't a problem during a Monday night. Great beer selection from all over California. Burgers... More 

Thank six0two
North Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This is mostly a beer bar. For anyone who loves beer, you should definitely put this on your list. There is no table service and the food menu is limited. You order at the bar and the food is brought to you. The burgers are well known and the fries.....mmmmm!!They have a great list of local beers on tap and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-2337

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

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