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Rae's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
American, Diner, Cafe
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2901 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
+1 310-828-7937
06:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

the biggest banana split i have ever seen, and the shakes/malts were fabulous. real comfort food at its best and a great price. please don't ever shut ir sell out.

Thank jimbobsq
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

On our holiday from Scotland we visited here, totally love this place, great atmosphere, friendly staff, great food and great price, if you haven't been here already then you really need to go !!

Thank Andy B
Newcastle, Australia
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great service, very inexpensive meals, really tasty meals. We dined here last week after being impressed with Rae's when we were in Santa Monica in September 2016. Waffles are fabulous as are the omelette breakfasts. Meals are of a generous size. Coffee is good and refilled regularly. Decor is original and gives a relaxed and welcoming feel. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Lynda_e_Miller
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I was traveling and found the true Las Angeles diner at Rae's. Great service and food. I ordered the crispy waffle and loved it. On the way out I noticed that all the other dishes looked delicious. Wish I lived in Santa Monica. I would visit often.

Thank Telstar72
Pacifica, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our son took us to have a "good" Rae's Diner experience. Unfortunately, didn't get a chance to try the food. When we walked in, the older woman at the register curtly told him "there isn't any room." That was it. No instruction as to how long it might be, or if we should leave our name and wait outside. Then... More 

Thank Helen G
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cash.........allows you to pick from a large variety of menu items. great for breakfast. Nosiy with fun groups of families, couples, etc..........all enjoying the homey atmosphere. Good and effiecient service!

Thank FranChasen
Newcastle, Australia
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great service, friendly, attentive. The food was really good, I loved the strawberry waffles I had! Coffee cups refilled regularly. Extremely good value!

Thank Lynda_e_Miller
Willerby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Read about Rae's on trip advisor so decided to pop for lunch as close to our hotel and really pleased we stopped by. Felt like we had walked back in time. Classic retro joint used in many a film...photos on the walls of movie shots. Food great, freshly cooked to order and proper homemade grub, not processed like some of... More 

Thank Jayne1904
Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This was my first breakfast a Rae's for a couple of decades, since I moved out of the neighborhood. It didn't dissappoint. I introduced my kids to it. My 7-year old, who pretty only likes McDonald's, said "Hello Rae's, goodbye McDonald's." There have been some changes -- the 1958 waitresses have moved on, there is now Mexican food on the... More 

Thank SadEyeJoe
Marina del Rey, California
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325 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Rae's is great. It is a local hangout you will love. It is tourist friendly and you must go there. They have great breakfast specials everyday and the food is so good. The pancake special that comes with eggs and hash browns are so good. You must get a side of biscuits and gravy. If you don't want breakfast, have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-828-7937

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

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