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Food and restaurants in Santa Monica

Top restaurants

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Favorite plant-based restaurant on the coast. This place has mouth-watering dishes that are 100% vegan, but you wouldn't be able to tell. ”
  • 258 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great spot to see and be seen. Indoor, outdoor. Be ready for expensive drinks and gorgeous people -- twentysomething and up. Ping pong, pool, twinkling lights above! Check out 800 degree pizza at the end of the night.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Café
“This is our favorite breakfast and brunch spot in Venice. Gjusta offers baked goods, breakfast bowls, deli sandwiches (with house cured gravlax), amazing salads and veggies and pizza. It looks very basic from the outside, but inside it's got a very industrial trendy vibe with lots of trendy clientele. Plus, it's not expensive. Tip, get there early to have a baklava croissant - they sell out by 11am most days. Beet gravlax is also one of our favorites.”
  • 227 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Very casual bar and restaurant on the boardwalk. Can watch the sunset from outside. ”
  • 197 locals recommend
Seasonal, globally-inspired fare in an iconic, all-day spot
“Restaurant with a bar on Rose Ave. 17 minute walk towards the beach. Seating inside and outside.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Café
“Great breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious baked goods, soups, salads and sandwiches.”
  • 155 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great food any time of day, good coffee too. Service is friendly although slow when they're busy. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Beers, fries, bratwurst, and a bill hall of picnic tables, usually with a DJ playing music. Order at counter.”
  • 139 locals recommend

Cafes

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Favorite plant-based restaurant on the coast. This place has mouth-watering dishes that are 100% vegan, but you wouldn't be able to tell. ”
  • 258 locals recommend
Café
“This is our favorite breakfast and brunch spot in Venice. Gjusta offers baked goods, breakfast bowls, deli sandwiches (with house cured gravlax), amazing salads and veggies and pizza. It looks very basic from the outside, but inside it's got a very industrial trendy vibe with lots of trendy clientele. Plus, it's not expensive. Tip, get there early to have a baklava croissant - they sell out by 11am most days. Beet gravlax is also one of our favorites.”
  • 227 locals recommend
Seasonal, globally-inspired fare in an iconic, all-day spot
“Restaurant with a bar on Rose Ave. 17 minute walk towards the beach. Seating inside and outside.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Café
“Great breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious baked goods, soups, salads and sandwiches.”
  • 155 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great food any time of day, good coffee too. Service is friendly although slow when they're busy. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The original location, founded by a neighborhood local. Several locations all over LA now. Coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch sandwiches.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Café
“Coffee shop/vintage motorcycle store/surfboard maker/men’s clothing store. Great place to get a coffee, a pastry/sandwich, or do work if you need to.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Café
“Everything served at Huckleberry is made on-site, using the best, organic ingredients, including organic flour & pantry staples, Valrhona chocolate, farmers' market produce, & GMO-free dairy, meats and poultry. In addition to some Huckleberry signatures like the Fried Egg Sandwich, Dad's Pancakes & more, the menu changes regularly with the seasons & is based on the culinary team's whims.”
  • 80 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“This is our favorite breakfast and brunch spot in Venice. Gjusta offers baked goods, breakfast bowls, deli sandwiches (with house cured gravlax), amazing salads and veggies and pizza. It looks very basic from the outside, but inside it's got a very industrial trendy vibe with lots of trendy clientele. Plus, it's not expensive. Tip, get there early to have a baklava croissant - they sell out by 11am most days. Beet gravlax is also one of our favorites.”
  • 227 locals recommend
Seasonal, globally-inspired fare in an iconic, all-day spot
“Restaurant with a bar on Rose Ave. 17 minute walk towards the beach. Seating inside and outside.”
  • 180 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great food any time of day, good coffee too. Service is friendly although slow when they're busy. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The original location, founded by a neighborhood local. Several locations all over LA now. Coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch sandwiches.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Super popular for their sandwiches and deli! Gets crowded. Great for grabbing and taking to the beach. Closed Mondays.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, bakery, coffee, desserts, kid-friendly Milo & Olive is the neighborhood bakery and pizzeria project from Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, the husband-and-wife team behind Santa Monica's RC Family restaurants. Milo & Olive serves as a community dining destination--offering a variety of Zoe's acclaimed morning breads and pastries, local artisan coffee, wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas and an ever-evolving menu of small plates and seasonally inspired dishes by Executive Chef/Partner Erin Eastland.”
  • 57 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fantastic dinner spot - but also has a great take-out breakfast too.. try the homemade english muffins!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Serving artisan style pizzas that highlight a range of sustainable, locally-grown ingredients found at the Santa Monica farmer's market and sourced by nearby purveyors. Love the seasonal menu. Full ABC bar. ”
  • 49 locals recommend