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“Nice atmosphere and pleasant staff”
Review of Yankee Doodles - CLOSED

Yankee Doodles
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Reviewed June 27, 2013

I went with my husband and kids to this restaurant for dinner and we ordered the Monster Burger and it was really good. The Burger was very large and was enough for the 4 of us. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and pleasant staff . We sat outside and enjoyed the weather and the street music.

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Thank Mkhayal
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We are hockey fans and found ourselves in Santa Monica, CA during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Wanting to watch a playoff game, several locals recommended Yankee Doodles, a large sports bar a few blocks from the Santa Monica pier. An oversized tavern environment, servers and guests were friendly and cordial. We secured center seats in front of a large screen TV showing the game. Showing on other screens were baseball, soccer and basketball. We appreciated being among among many like-minded hockey fans. Drinks, appetizers and main courses were terrific and included Rosemary Chicken, Fish Tacos, Salads, Pizza, Burgers and more. All served fresh and hot. After dinner we, played a few rounds of pool. Downstairs, there is an arcade especially suited for kids. A great family place.

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Thank beentheredonethat97
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My three girlfriends and I went to the promenade for Memorial Day, and decided to grab lunch here, at a recommendation from one girl in our group. We chose to sit outside, since it was a nice day

Pros:
We were seated right away, despite the restaurant being very busy.
Waitress was very nice

However, only my food came the way it was ordered. And it took us quite a while to get it fixed. To be fair, we each made changes to our food. However, mine had the most changes, and came out completely as ordered.
One ordered a turkey burger no mayo and no onions. She received literally a plain burger on a bun, with no other toppings, and her lettuce on the side, not even in the burger! When she told the waitress this, the waitress tried to argue she had ordered it that way. It took my interference in order for her to bring tomatoes. The burger came with a raspberry dressing, which never arrived. By the time the tomatoes arrived, she had almost finished her burger, and we were almost done eating.

The second ordered a burger with no tomato and no onion. She received onions on her burger, which she removed, but when she told the waitress it was wrong it was ignored since larger mistakes had been made at the table.

The third ordered a simple salad, with only mixed greens, dried cranberries, chicken and dressing. The salad came without the chicken. Just lettuce, and cranberries. Again, it took the waitress far too long to bring the chicken. Since all my friend had was lettuce she sat there while we ate, waiting for her food, for at least ten minutes.

When the check came, we had been charged $1.25 for four slices of tomato, completely raw and unseasoned. Not only is that over-priced for tomato, but the tomato was their mistake to begin with! The waitress eventually took the charge off, and discounted the salad, but only after we called her over and complained of the food and the service.

The food itself was not very good. It was simple and eatable, but with nothing specific about it worth coming back, even without the taint of all the mistakes. The menu was over-priced, especially for the sports bar atmosphere they established. With all the amazing food choices in the promenade, just skip this place, and find somewhere else. Not worth it.

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The restaurant sits right on the 3rd Street Promenade, so it's location is good. If you are looking for burgers and such, then this will do. We stopped in for a light afternoon snack after spending the day in LA. We opted for the 8 Ball Appetizer. It was filling and was typical bar food. The service was slow to begin with but then our waitress was very attentive once our food was served.

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Thank VAVBV
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Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

On vacation in Santa Monica from Canada. Walked by this resto during search of another restaurant. But couldn't find our first choice of restaurant. So we walked back to this resto due to the great appearance and vibrant atmosphere. But unfortunately it went downhill from there. Most customers were at patio and in the dining area. Sat in the bar. Not a busy bar. Only a few people. But was not attended to for 15 minutes. Had to find my own menu. Then finally was attended to by a server with no acknowledgement of long wait. Server was rushing. Zombie service. Had the Turkey burger that was dry. Sticky table. Stinky chair. Big screen projector TV's and pool tables. But not enough to make up for the bad service. Never going back.

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Thank Joe_Cruzer
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