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Santa Monica, CA

  (14 restaurants)    
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  • Chili Catfish
    served w/ hand cut fries, malt vinegar or Sriracha & homemade tartar sauce; recommend w/ side of "Mushy Peas"
  • Cod Fish & Chips
    served w/ hand cut fries, malt vinegar or hot sauce & homemade tartar sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
71 ratings
CLOSED; Dublin import serving authentic fish & chips; to find location, go to their Twitter feed... twitter.com/batterfishla
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  • Godmother Sandwich
    Mary Sue recommends w/ extra italian sauce & extra peppers; mortadella, Genoa salami, prosciutto, capicola, provolone, tomato, lettuce, Chicago-style giardiniera (sliced pickled hot & mild peppers), Italian dressing; recommend ordering w/ "the works"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4331 ratings
opened in 1925; gourmet market
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Bruxie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BruxieSee Bruxie Video ($$)
(776 ratings)

1412 3rd St Promenade Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 268-9955
https://bruxie.com
  • The "BAMF" Sandwich
    waffle sandwich w/ spicy buffalo sauce, mac & cheese, fried chicken; looks good
4.0 out of 5
776 ratings
opened in 2010 w/ "one genius idea--the Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich...And boom! Awesomeness was born" (from its website)
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Cha Cha Chicken: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cha Cha ChickenSee Cha Cha Chicken Video ($$)
(1917 ratings)

1906 Ocean Ave Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-1684
www.chachachicken.com
  • Coconut Fried Chicken
    secret is jerk spice; marinated overnight and roasted next day, then coated in coconut milk & shavings & flour and fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1917 ratings
"colorful beach shack serving an inventive and delicious blend of all the caribbean flavours"; garden patio available
5
  • Shanghai Lobster
4.0 out of 5
472 ratings
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1 Pico: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
1 PicoSee 1 Pico Video ($$$)
(277 ratings)

1 Pico Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717
https://www.shuttersonthe...
  • Salted Caramel Sundae
3.5 out of 5
277 ratings
perched above the beach w/ scenic views
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  • Guinness
    best selling beer of all time (10 million pints in 150 countries per day); to properly pour from tap, fill beer in 19-oz imperial glass to top, wait 3 minutes for pint to settle and then top off
  • Potato Skins
    signature dish; potato skins, Irish bacon, blarney cheese, mushrooms & horseradish-sour cream mix
3.5 out of 5
476 ratings
famous for painstakingly bringing every piece of the original bar from Dublin to its current location (near the beach); most of the staff is from Ireland to bring Irish authenticity and charm; offer Irish music and dance performances
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Huckleberry: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Huckleberry ($$)
(1921 ratings)

1014 Wilshire Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311
www.huckleberrycafe.com
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Best Breakfasts"
  • Blueberry Cornmeal Cake
  • Fried Egg Sandwich
    2 sunny-side-up eggs, Niman Ranch bacon, gruyere cheese, arugula, aioli on country toast
3.5 out of 5
1921 ratings
artisan bakery & cafe in a warm, casual atmosphere
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  • "The Governator"
    inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother & made for Arnold when he came in; everything in the kitchen (onions, bacon, tomatoes, mushroom, sausage, ham, eggs) chopped & grilled
  • Dijon Plum Burger
    angus burger w/ plum jelly on hamburger bun
  • Rockefeller Burger
    angus burger w/ sour cream, jack cheese, mushrooms & caviar; "if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it" (on menu)
3.5 out of 5
534 ratings
est. 1973; once an abandoned red car passenger depot & then a hot dog stand now the entire buidling is painted bright mossy shamrock green w/ 1940's rustic décor & atmosphere; local favorite
10
Riva: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Riva (CLOSED) ($$$)
(106 ratings)

312 Wilshire Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-7482
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sugar Rush"
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Purse
3.5 out of 5
106 ratings
CLOSED
11
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Lollipop Trio
    layered ice cream on lollipop sticks
3.5 out of 5
586 ratings
CLOSED
12
Swingers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Swingers ($$)
(1207 ratings)

802 Broadway St Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-9793
www.swingersdiner.com
  • Breakfast Foods
    served all day and night
3.5 out of 5
1207 ratings
opened in 2000; 60's style décor; late night institution; Tom Hanks, Janet Jackson have visited; movie "Knocked Up" was filmed here
13
Valentino: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Valentino ($$$)
(445 ratings)

3115 Pico Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 829-4313
www.pieroselvaggio.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crazy Good"
  • White Truffle Tagliatelle
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
445 ratings
14
Ye Olde Kings Head: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ye Olde Kings Head ($$)
(1192 ratings)

116 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-1402
www.yeoldekingshead.com
  • Fish & Chips
    fried cod served w/ side of tartar sauce, but traditionalists add salt & malt vinegar; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1192 ratings
est. 1974; traditional British pub only steps from the beach; casual dining room, outdoor patio & gift shoppe; Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise, Kate Beckinsale have visited
Santa Monica, CA   (14 restaurants)    

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