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Rae's Restaurant

2901 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
+1 310-828-7937
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
22 Feb 2018
“A good surprise”
19 Sep 2017
“traditional / original diner”
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American, Diner
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LOCATION
2901 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

It's small and rather old looking but when they bring your order you'll forget about that. Their portions are huge, the prices are fair, the place is friendly and everything I have ever ordered has been delicious.

Thank Banerman
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We enjoyed a breakfast on our way from Santa Monica to Universal Studios here. Easy to park at the street. They also have 3-4 own parking spaces. The atmosphere is genuine, mixed folks, simple food. In fact, the food was not amazing but it was...More

Thank Maximilian H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I have a love of 1950's era coffee shops and Rae's fits the bill. I am transported to a time when life was simpler. Rae's accepts cash only. No credit cards are allowed plain and simple. Rae's meal prices are very reasonable and not over...More

Thank Ginger T
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We stop here every time we go to LA. We only go for breakfast, but it is a great breakfast. Many films have been made here including the Lords of Dogtown--can still think about Heath Ledger in the back booth.

Thank cathi r
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
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
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...More

Thank Lynda_e_Miller
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...More

Thank Telstar72
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...More

Thank Helen G
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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