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The Galley

2442 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3516
+1 310-452-1934
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (23 reviews)
“steamed clams” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2442 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3516
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We eat at the Galley often. Bar atmosphere with great decor, delicious food and wonderful wait staff. Was there last night for my husbands birthday. It’s his favorite place to go. Steamed clams by the pound that are wonderful.....delicious bread for dipping in the clam...More

Thank vickiwinthrop
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for happy hour. He ordered clam chowder . Chowder was served cold and fish and chips nothing to write home about! I ordered the steak sandwich and macaroni and cheese. Steak was tough and the Mac and cheese had...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Dined here with my wife. Cosy little restaurant with booths inside and an outside dining option. Booking online is super easy. Wait staff are great. Decor is spot on theme. We had steak which was good, the complimentary bread was a nice touch and super...More

Thank bradles2528
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The restaurant was hopping - great atmosphere! We had New England Clam Chowder to start. I had Seafood Diablo Pasta with fresh Jumbo Shrimps sauteed in a spiciy tomato creamly garlic and white wine sauce. My wife had Alaskan Halubut.

Thank Roderick L
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The decor is old school Christmas light pirate ship....so fun! The drinks are stiff and the food is excellent! It can get a wee bit load but it ads to the experience!!! Been going here for 25 years and it never disappoints! Make a reservation...More

Thank msavages
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Looking for a steak dinner on a Saturday night. We left one place when they told us that the wait time was two hours. Driving along Main street, my wife and I discovered The Galley, and was seated immediately. The greeter and our waitress were...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere food freshly prepared well worth a visit. Cocktails and wine well priced. Staff friendly and helpful with foo allergies.

Thank Treeby64
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I have not been back since 1980 and it is not only still there, but the decor has not changed. The Food and service is great and fast. Don't let the decor fool you. I took my wife who has never been there and when...More

Thank Speedracer797
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The first thing you notice when you walk into this local favorite is someone went crazy with the Christmas lights, but in a good way. There is something soothing and festive about way too many colored bulbs that can't help but put you in a...More

Thank BigBlueMarble2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Walk into the Galley and every night is Christmas Eve with an abundance of Christmas lights providing a warm, fun and friendly environment. All of the Servers were so friendly and helpful and then comes the owner, Captain Ron - a great guy running a...More

Thank GaryFleishman
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2442 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-452-1934
  • E-mail
Opened in 1934, The Galley remains Santa Monica’s oldest restaurant & bar and a beautifully preserved California landmark. With Captain Ron at the helm to make sure the drinks are stiff and the friendly service is first class, The Galley customers enjoy the best that Santa Monica has to offer from its oldest hidden treasure! Captain Ron gives customers a wide variety of menu choices including eight selections of mouth-watering Steaks, perfectly-prepared Chicken, Seafood, Pastas and Vegetarian dishes. Highlighted menu favorites include the East Coast Little Neck Clams, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Tacos and Filet Mignon Chili as well as the Galley Salad with famed “secret recipe” salad dressing.
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