Santa Monica Outdoor Dining

Enjoy Santa Monica’s endless sunshine, sea breezes and unique neighborhoods while partaking in the city's endless outdoor dining possibilities - from beach views along Ocean Avenue to outdoor eating and entertainment on Third Street Promenade, here are some of the best outdoor dining locations to check out.

With kids

With terrific beach grub, tables located so you can put feet in the sand, and room for play, Back on the Beach at Annenberg Community Beach House is an ideal spot to take the kids.

Santa Monica Airport’s Spitfire Grill draws pilots from the airport and families who appreciate the fun atmosphere and view from its very large outdoor patio.

Great views

Head off the sand and into Coast at Shutters on the Beach for a casual and family-friendly dining experience with views of the ocean.

Whether you're hungry for a quick bite or a gourmet meal, Santa Monica Place serves up an assortment of dining options on its rooftop Dining Deck overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific Ocean.

People watching

Locanda del Lago offers an outdoor patio, where grilling takes place in the summer, and has some of Third Street Promenade’s most amazing people watching.

Farm to table

Main Street’s M Street Kitchen emphasizes fresh, seasonal, and organic ingredients in a lively, indoor and outdoor inviting atmosphere.

Discover an indoor and outdoor space conceived by designer Thomas Schoos at Wilshire Restaurant, a neighborhood restaurant offering a menu developed around local, organic, and seasonal ingredients.

Tiato Market Garden Café located in Mid-City is a gourmet “grab and go” spot with an Asian/California menu of breakfasts, salads, and sandwiches. Enjoy brunch on the weekends with live music on the restaurant’s outdoor patio and garden.

Healthy eats

At Kreation Cafe on Montana Avenue, indulge in rustic Persian cuisine and modern healthy classics in their indoor/outdoor patio or tables out front.

True Food Kitchen, in a featured location at Santa Monica Place, caters to those who want to eat healthy while still feeling satisfied. They offer a healthy, nutrient-rich menu of Mediterranean/Asian flavors, including; salads, pizzas, bowls, sandwiches, remarkable drinks, and vegetarian/vegan selections aplenty.

Patio seating

Dine al fresco at The Buffalo Club, where you can enjoy a meal in their Garden Courtyard - a beautiful candle-lit courtyard with night blooming jasmine, red trumpet vines and English Privet hedges.

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