Enjoy Santa Monica’s endless sunshine, sea breezes and unique neighborhoods while enjoying the city's endless outdoor dining possibilities - from beach views along Ocean Avenue to Santa Monica's restaurants and entertainment on Third Street Promenade, here are some of the best outdoor dining locations to check out.
Outdoor Dining 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.
Outdoor Dining & Restaurants with 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 outdoor dining options on its rooftop Dining Deck overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Best Outdoor Dining for People Watching
Locanda del Lago offers some of the best outdoor dining in Santa Monica. The restaurant grills in the summer and is one of Third Street Promenade’s top spots for amazing people watching.
Indulge in Farm to Table Dining Outside
Discover an indoor and outdoor dining room 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, fresh salads, and sandwiches. Enjoy brunch on the weekends with live music on the restaurant’s outdoor patio and garden.
Fresh Air and Healthy Eats
At Kreation Cafe on Montana Avenue, indulge in rustic Persian cuisine and modern healthy classics on their indoor/outdoor dining restaurant patio or at tables out front.
True Food Kitchen, at Santa Monica Place, caters to those who want to eat healthy and still feel satisfied. They offer a healthy, nutrient-rich menu of Mediterranean/Asian flavors, including; salads, pizzas, bowls, sandwiches, remarkable drinks, and vegetarian/vegan selections aplenty.
Outdoor Dining Al Fresco
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.