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Spitfire Grill

Santa Monica
American, Bar, Pub
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3300 Airport Ave, Ste E, Santa Monica, CA 90405-6133 (Bundy / Centinela)
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting restaurant. First, a sound 4-star location. The outdoor seating is quite classic and strongly recommended. Indoors is a 1960s throwback and completely different in theme. Food was generous and well prepared. Service was attentive, and prices reasonable. Location is across from the Santa Monica airport, and the occasional plane adds ambiance. Recommended.

Thank patrick g
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Spitfire Grill is casual and the food is always good. It is a go to place for breakfasts...and the fish and chips are excellent. Pleasant to eat inside or out. Located at the Santa Monica Airport...historic building.

Thank CAYCE000
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

You are here b/c you like breakfast. Even on a Saturday morning, it's not very crowded- unless there is some sort of event going on at the airport. I've had some of eggs benedict dishes, but they will vary and serve them scrambled (like I get them). Prices are not cheap, nor are they exorbitant; but the eats are good.... More 

Thank BJBrew
London, England
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch sat out on the patio. The food was good and the service very attentive. Really good value. My husband reckoned that the only way that they could improve it was to put it on the other side of the road so that he could watch all of the planes coming and going from the airport!

Thank fitbug2010
Malibu, California
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931 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Patio seems larger than interior Interior seems mostly bar Menu ranges from standard breakfast to a some sorta foodie thing with wine pairings in the evening I asked the waitress if it got crowded, she smiled sadly and just said no Stopped by at 9:45 am to get a muffin-- took ten minutes. Almost as many staff as customers Hate... More 

Thank SanMo
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner. Polite staff. Not really listening to you. Fancied a root beer - only draft on offer - - till you ask if they have any bottled.........(yes we do.....) food was heavy. Good portions. Should have ordered the salad. Near the airport if that is the location you need. It's dark and a bit shabby on first appearance.... More 

1 Thank TheFlyingFrock
Pittsburgh Pa
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Had lunch here with my wife and daughter. I had the steak salad and my wife had the ahi tuna salad. My salad was very good. Fresh and steak done perfectly. My wife, on the other hand, had a salad with raw tuna. She ordered it medium and it came out not even eatable. She sent it back to have... More 

1 Thank TravelerAllAround
St. Cloud, MN
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We left a busy day at Venice Beach to grab a bite with friends. This was a fabulous choice! We sat outside, which is across the street from a soccer field (fun vibe).The menu has something for everyone. My kids ages 10 and 11 loved the Mac and cheese. Happy hour had some nice drink and food specials. Thanks for... More 

1 Thank Melissa R
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Located next to Santa Monica airport with a very nice large outdoor eating area ... Good food, all the staples and friendly service.

Thank Robin R
Los Angeles, California, United States
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have been to Spitfire many times over the years as it is not too far from our house in Mar Vista, The place is well known to locals and pilots as it is across from the SM Airport. Breakfasts are excellent and very good value but always slow to show up and eggs usually not so warm when they... More 

2 Thank Deena S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Airport Ave, Ste E, Santa Monica, CA 90405-6133
    (Bundy / Centinela)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-397-3455

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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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