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Sidewalk Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe
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1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
+1 310-399-5547
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Vero Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I dislike negative reviews. However I will be honest. The food was out of this world. The goat cheese pizza was TOP notch! The chicken fajitas had a delicious flavor and had it been what my date ordered that would have been superb. Our drink order was taken quickly. I was told up front that, though there was a full... More 

Thank CassidyAnne
Kerrville, Texas
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411 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here, and it's one of the best locations for a restaurant I've been to. The view to the beach and the breezes cannot be beat (be careful with your money; the breezes can blow those away). So I haven't had too much of their food. I had onion rings and honey BBQ chicken wings (hey, that rhymes),... More 

Thank jameygamer
Old Warden, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Return visited here for breakfast. Tried an omelet and it was tasty and good, service was very good and it was enjoyable to relax and watch the boardwalk.

Thank Terry G
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast. I ordered omelet and my friend - steak. Omelet was good: with avokado, bacon and mushrooms. What about steak - its not right place where to taste it. :))

Thank Kira S
Wokingham, Berkshire
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246 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the title says. The food was pretty average but the views were great. Sat on the outside table next to the boardwalk it was a great place just to sit and watch the world go by. Went at lunchtime and the place was busy, busy, busy which isn't really that surprising as there was not a lot of choice... More 

Thank Patrick M
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, great views of Venice beach average price of food $10-15 US beer $6 US a bottle and soft drink comes in very big glasses service is great nice spot for a snack

Thank Trev R
Firestone, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a burger and beer. Service was very slow. Took 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. Burger was good even though it was made with a patty resembling the frozen kind I get at my local grocery store. I asked for blue cheese dressing and got oil and vinegar. We saw our waiter 3 quick times... More 

Thank girlOfun
Mercer Island, Washington
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122 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from Santa Monica pier and were ready to stop and get something to eat. The menu was large and had a lot of variety. I had the Carnitas Plate and it was huge - lots of pulled pork, amazing heap of guacamole, rice, beans, 3 tortillas, sour cream and hot sauce. My son had the Dylan Thomas egg... More 

Thank Robert K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Decent. Good selection to choose from with pizzas burgers tacos and more. A bit cramped seats but not bad. Waiting service average. Food was average, for me my pizza had too much balsamic vinegar on it. Did not say it contained balsamic vinegar on the menu - would of been better if they'd of asked me or served me the... More 

Thank Jamie M
Saltash, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lunch time pit stop......menu was extensive but we only had soup sandwiches and wraps which was all good value for money. Our waiter was very helpful and took time to chat. We had a window seat as we all love to do the tourist thing and people watch. There are some scary people around mind, who clearly have mental health... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Bar, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-5547

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighbourhood Profile
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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