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“Great place!!”

Big Deans Oceanfront Cafe
Ranked #18 of 705 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Loved by locals, loved by travelers. Staff was amazing and helpful, beer was amazing, Location is great, atmosphere is better, sports was a win! haha, whole family enjoyed it!

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

A must for food, atmosphere and location. Staff were helpful, probably the best value all round in LA

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Based on the reviews we had read we went here while in Santa Monica, staff very helpful and great food. Went back again but it was a Saturday night and there was a sign saying after 6.30 adults only. The bloke sat at the entrance said as we were eating it was fine and let us in. Really really friendly staff and great location just off the pier.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

A great place for a large thirst quenching beer after a day on Santa Monica and Venice Beach. We hired bikes (next door) and stopped by for a beer on our return. The large beer is very large but was only $10. Children are welcome which is great for parents looking for a beer. They had British and American sports on the TV. The bar doesn't look great from outside but the atmosphere was really good, somewhere you could have easily spent a few hours watching people go by.

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Thank AlanMarch
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Exactly what you'd expect - cold beer and fast bar food. The best place I've seen for people watching, we were there for a couple of hours and the variety of characters we met was unbelievable! The customers were very friendly, the staff tended to talk amongst themselves rather than with the customers. Great location just off the pier.

Thank Ballyco
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