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“Nice location, average food, really bad service”
Review of Sidewalk Cafe

Sidewalk Cafe
Ranked #128 of 10,308 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Venice
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Title about sums it up. This is one of the few sit-down restaurants on the southern end of the Venice boardwalk near where we stayed. Our server was beyond slow, the food was just average and of course, since in a tourist area, it's overpriced. And as someone else mentioned, you have to constantly wave away the flies. Although you can see people and the ocean it's not relaxing because they seat the tables so close that you can hear everyone else's conversations and the place overall is really loud.

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Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

How great to return - probably my 20th visit in 20 years. The management have got the menu spot of with more choice than just burgers and sandwiches. Really attentive and super helpful staff and quick service. Love the whole vibe of the place, and despite not being a trendy youngster by someone 50+, I was made to feel welcome. Great value, superb location, and one of the few restaurants that I have 100% happy memories of.

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Thank DavidLongman
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Average cafe food, surly service and a million flies to hack you off. It's close to the beach though, so nice views while you eat!

Thank claireo33
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Not a lot of sit down choices on Venice Beach. This was close to our hotel and we had dinner and breakfast there. Nothing great about it and nothing bad.

Thank dadroy
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

I'm a LA local so I don't like hanging out among the tourists that often. When I do, I come here. There are some crazy characters on the boardwalk, but grab a beer or jaegermeister on tap and kick back in the bar and people watch. Its better than reality TV.

Thank Brandon B
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