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648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
+1 213-627-1673
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
6:30 AM - 7:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know why you'd eat the cafeteria-style food here, it's OK but there's so much better all around the neighborhood. I suggest eating elsewhere but then show up around 9:00 or later for drinks in one of the craaaaazy themed bars, such as the...More

Thank SvalbardGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

You forget you're in DTLA the minute you walk into the world of Clifton's. It is full of surprises like a waterfall, a bear, and a full size redwood tree. It was even more fun than I had imagined, especially with a live band playing...More

Thank Knansea
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good lunch at Clifton's. The decor is very particular, prices are ok, ideal if you want to have a quick meal and/or sit in an uncommon setting.

Thank Guybrush79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This amazing piece of old-time Los Angeles heritage is looking fabulous after its four-year refurbishment. It’s under new management yet lovingly restored and, at the same time, tweaked for the 21st century. The historic core of Clifton’s is the original 1935 cafeteria, themed as a...More

Thank DL390
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place and can't wait to go back. The food was way better than I had been led to believe and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. So they say this was the inspiration for Walt Disney and the instant I walked...More

Thank fishyb2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect by the 'cabinet of curiosity', but I was pleasantly surprised and loved every minute. The music is great, the vibe amazing and the tiki mugs we bought totally awesome. The food was delicious and i love the simplicity of...More

Thank RPK89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for drinks and to have a good time and was not disappointed by either. Lot's of fun different rooms to hang out in. Different themes on the different floors and lots of music and lots of people. Hard to find a seat sometimes...More

Thank DebsDoodle
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was so excited when they started renovating Cliftons and I wasn't disappointed with the end result. The place is an experience, it's full of wonderful quirky things to explore, and it's a piece of history brought back to life. The decor is hands down...More

Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

You simply HAVE to go to Clifton's Cafeteria. It is hands down a MUST SEE when in Los Angeles. Part retro cafeteria, part hipster bar scene and part Disneyland... this is a stop for the whole family. You will be bombarded by waterfalls, giant taxidermy...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This place is amazing! The architecture and style is something that must be seen especially if you are into Art Deco and antiques. When I made a reservation for the Pacific Seas are I thought that was one of the restaurants but no. Drinks only....More

Thank tmboc
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Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants
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Bill G
28 May 2017|
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Response from katNashville_Tn | Reviewed this property |
We parked directly across the street from the restaurant.
23 February 2017|
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Response from BobNGoleta | Reviewed this property |
There was as I recall a very generous salad bar with lots of options also quite a variety of veggies as side dishes. There were lots of choices that included dairy and egg, but if you're strictly vegan I don't recall any... More
Larry G
19 January 2017|
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Response from Heidi D | Reviewed this property |
Stop on Pershing square is closer.... from union, maybe 20 min?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-627-1673
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