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Sidewalk Cafe

1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
+1 310-399-5547
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“clam chowder” (5 reviews)
“fish tacos” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1401 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to meet, have that pause for a snack, food och drinks. You are in the middle of the fantastic and crazy Venice boardwalk. Generous servings and what you expect from a beach restaurant. Nothing to die for but great food and drinks...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived to late to eat but what an excellent and welcoming bar. Coffee Stout beer was to die for. Music just great, funky and uplifting. And a lovely atmosphere too. Would go time and time again

Thank Roving_Bill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat here to eat mainly because of the location and because they had free Wi-Fi. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The staff was nice but a bit slow because the place was packed!

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need place to eat in Venice Beach, come here. It does not look like much from the sidewalk, but the service and food are great and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Jussi P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, but nothing special about the food. It is the location on the Beach Boardwalk that is the best thing with this place. If it was located in somewhere else, it would hardly succeed.

Thank LizaStockholm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stop in here every once in a while. I always enjoy it. It's a great place to people watch. I also enjoy heading in the bar to escape the sun for a bit. Good happy hour specials!

Thank Todderup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good time in this place. We had dinner and enjoyed it. My wife reaaly liked the salmon. A good place to stop and eat. The food was good and the price also. It has got a view of the beach which its...More

Thank Carlos J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to L.A. early in the morning and headed straight to Venice Beach. This was the only place open so we decided to try it. The food wasn't bad, great full breakfast for a full day. Worth trying.

Thank Stacie P
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The food was fresh and simple, there were lots of choices on the menu. You can sit right next to the walkway and enjoy the ocean breeze. You can't see the ocean because it's right in front of the skatepark. But a good location to...More

Thank Tamra J
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Everything's pretty good. Not fantastic but certainly not bad. Busy location. Nice sitting near the open windows looking out at the passing parade of humanity and overlooking the beach. That makes it pleasant and if there's any delays in service, all good just to chill.

Thank dickmaleny
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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