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Back on the Beach

445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“turkey panini” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great location right on the beach! Only downside if you eat outside are the darn pigeons, but what are you going to do :(

Thank harrywCalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch overlooking Santa Monica at Back on the Beach- a delight to eat with the sand in your toes and the beautiful people passing by. We did have to queue for about 15 minutes however the reservation staff were friendly and...More

Thank Maddy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a bike ride along the ocean! Rent one on the beach or through bike share Hulu. From the Palisades to Venice Beach and you can continue all the way to Manhattan Beach. It’s a beautiful ride and it’s fairly flat so almost everyone can...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Long day at the beach with our 3 kids, so we looked for a place to get a late lunch. It's so nice to sit with toes dug into the sand under an umbrella, drinking an ice-cold beer. There's even a playground right next door,...More

Thank Kytting
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We hired bikes and used this recommended place for a well deserved lunch stop. Chicken, apple and goats cheese salad was fantastic. Very busy place, with families, friends and obviously a great place to hang out enjoy great food and watch the goings on...

Thank Kirstie L
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

As the saying goes,'Better late than never'. This fantastic restaurant sits right on the beach at Santa Monica State Beach. It's open from 8am till 8pm and the menu is a plethora of delights. Add our great server,Olga, and u have a perfect experience.

Thank BXzilla
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

No doubt the view and ambiance is amazing. And it's cool that there are little pockets of sand that your kids can play near your table while you eat. But what's surprising is that the food is really good! We had breakfast ( breakfast sandwich,...More

Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We've been at this restaurant a few times. My favorite dish is the Fred's salad. We made reservations for a party of 12 and we dined there 2 days ago. Our server was Pepe, he was great. The only issue is that it took a...More

Thank Bea4trips
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I love The Annenberg Beach House and the cafe attached. There are tons of salads/sandwiches/drinks/snacks and you can sit with your toes in the sand. Literally makes you feel like you're on vacation.

Thank kate m
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Let's face it- location, location, location! That being said the food was fresh, solid and flavourful- the service was excellent!

Thank Lifeisgood5255
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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26 March 2016|
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Response from OutofAfrica660213 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , we have been celebrating a birthday breakfast. So diificult for me to talk about the other dishes. But i had an excellent French Toast, very good bread, my friends scrambled eggs have been very good and the fruit salad... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-8282
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