We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coast Beach Cafe & Bar

1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
+1 310-581-7714
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (261)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 235 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stayed at Shutters, which was an average of "meh", and will do that review shortly. But Coast is a great highlight. I visited four times. Twice for afternoon drink and snack, once for breakfast, and once for a quick happy hour with pals before...More

Thank Mediaphyter
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this location. Light and beautifully presented. White painted timber - it was inviting and welcoming.

Thank Ashley J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, you know, any meal isn't going to be great when your first mouthful of Rigatoni has a huge piece of plastic in it. Plastic. I'm not entirely sure how that even happens? More annoyingly, none of the staff seemed that perturbed by this. They...More

Thank Ross M
Laura M, General Manager at Coast Beach Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ross M, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. First and foremost, we would like to express our regrets for this incident. It is our top priority to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite places in the world to have lunch. Always get a lobster roll they are amazing. This lunch was beautiful Our waiter Dylan was great. 3 prosecos and two lobster rolls, one fish taco and a thai chicken salad bill came to...More

Thank Misonix
Laura M, General Manager at Coast Beach Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Misonix, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal, our lobster roll is certainly a favorite! We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Laura McIver General Manager Shutters on the Beach

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at Shutters on the Beach for a single night and due to our previous days' activities were quite tired when we arrived in Santa Monica. So, we opted to dine at Coast so we only had to go up to our room...More

Thank Basebirds
Laura M, General Manager at Coast Beach Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Basebirds, Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are delighted that we could provide you with a relaxing and enjoyable evening during an eventful trip. Your comments regarding your experience are appreciated, as they let us know we are on the right track. We...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Tired on a hot Sunday, my athletic family continued down the beach while I, single lady of a certain age, made a welcome detour into the cool and lovely Coast at Shutters on the Beach. Sometimes a party of one can be made to feel...More

Thank Kay R
Laura M, General Manager at Coast Beach Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kay R, Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that we could provide you with an oasis from the heat, and even more so with wonderful service and quality. Our staff truly cares about providing each and every one of our guests...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We love this place for breakfast. We often sit at the bar with Miguel, who always recognizes us and serves us with a smile. The whole waitstaff seems to enjoy working here. The food is great and you are literally on the beach. We have...More

Thank Dewey G
Laura M, General Manager at Coast Beach Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dewey G, Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are thrilled that you enjoy dining with with us on the beach any time of the day, and that the genuine care that our staff has for our guests shines through each time. We look...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Beautiful spot, right on the beach. Food was great. Service a little slow but happy with the scenery I didn't care.More

Thank Jamey K
Laura M, General Manager at Coast Beach Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jamey K, Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us on the beach. Your constructive comments regarding the service you received will certainly not go unnoticed, and we do look forward to welcoming you back for your...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Breakfast was decent, but coming in at $130 for 3, was probably the most expensive breakfast I've ever eaten. Cocktails very poor. Avoid them.More

Thank atlanticist
Laura M, General Manager at Coast Beach Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear atlanticist, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our prices are in line with those of the surrounding area. However, we appreciate your comments regarding both value and quality, and will consider them as we are continuously improving upon the experience we provide our guests....More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Our party of five came for an impromptu lunch on June 25. We ordered a variety of menu items. The general consensus was that we were satisfied with our choices but nothing stood out as great. My fish and chips were so-so...just an ounce of...More

Thank dtimoh
Laura M, General Manager at Coast Beach Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear dtimoh, Thank you for your honest and detailed feedback. We are glad that your overall experience was satisfactory, however share your disappointment that some aspects fell short. We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests, and your comments will be utilized for future...More

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
Nearby Restaurants
M Street Kitchen
448 reviews
.20 miles away
208 reviews
.28 miles away
Cha Cha Chicken
314 reviews
.09 miles away
Cora's Coffee Shoppe
394 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Santa Monica Beach
5,445 reviews
.37 miles away
Tongva Park
166 reviews
.30 miles away
Santa Monica Bay
4,235 reviews
.35 miles away
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
225 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Coast Beach Cafe & Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
    (Appian Way)
  • Public Transportation: Pico Blvd - Ocean Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-581-7714
Yes, Coast is a casual beachfront cafe and bar. Chilled Chardonnay, spicy guacamole, and warm tortilla chips await; imaginative chefs and California-inspired dishes take the prize. But Coast is also a state of mind.

It's the moment you breathe in the ocean air, the second you realize maybe you don't have to go to the office after all. Or even call in. Then you can finally exhale. Coast is where you want to spend the afternoon, any day of the year. Happy Hour, a communal table, a beachside cafe and bar, whether you are walking in off the sand with your family in tow, or meeting up for a cocktail and plate of fries, Coast is the perfect Santa Monica Restaurant to enjoy dining on the coast.

When it comes to Santa Monica beach restaurants, there's no place like Coast. This is eating, drinking, beaching, relaxing at its most family-friendly, casual, and delicious. Did we mention the view of the Pacific Ocean?
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing