American Food at Cafe 50's (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

West Los Angeles

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In a Nutshell

American food such as burgers and meatloaf with 42 deluxe milkshakes in 1950s-themed restaurant

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 20th, 2013. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Valid only at listed location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sandwiches are a convenient lunch, in addition to being the subtlest way to publicly slip someone $700 crumpled up to look like lettuce. Eat some greens with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $9 for $20 worth of American food
  • $16 for $40 worth of American food for four or more

The menu includes burgers ($6.95–$11.95), blue-plate specials ($9.95–$14.95) such as the meatloaf or the fresh turkey plate with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, and deluxe milkshakes ($4.79). This Groupon is valid for the West Los Angeles location only.

Cafe 50's

Growing up in the 1950's on a U.S. military base in Germany, Craig Martin spent his evenings curled up next to the radio trying to sneak in rock 'n' roll music and midnight broadcasts of The Wolfman Jack Show. Nostalgic for the decade that he was born in but didn't quite get to experience, Martin built Cafe 50's, packing the walls with memorabilia and serving 1950s-style American food. Noted in the Zagat guide for being child-friendly and mentioned in L.A. Parent Magazine on 2009's Best of Breakfast, Lunch, and Treats lists, Cafe 50's two Los Angeles locations cater to both children and children-at-heart, with staff members giving each child complimentary balloons and hosting magic shows every weekend.

While children enjoy the magic tricks, adults make entrees disappear from plates, such as the breakfast burger crowned with jack cheese, bacon, and a sunny-side-up egg tied to a never-ending string of handkerchiefs. The staff of tennis-shoe-clad servers dressed in crisp red and white 50s-style uniforms replenishes emptying milkshake glasses with one of 42 deluxe milkshake flavors from the fountain. They dress up the ice cream or nonfat yogurt bases with house-made fudge brownies or nonfat granola and fresh banana slices.

The staff pours out shakes and cocktails, which servers bring to vintage booths. A 1957 Seeburg jukebox pours a selection of rock 'n' roll songs out over those vintage booths, and black and white movie-star photos dot the walls alongside vintage Coca-Cola signs. To further augment the atmosphere, a 1955 television airs episodes of I Love Lucy while a cigarette machine dispenses candy, which can be cooked with an ordinary cigarette lighter.


Reviews

I could spend hours looking at the walls in Cafe 50's. There's an insane amount of cool stuff up there.

Mike Tanner, Dinerwood, 4/9/10

Overall, this is a great, family-friendly place where you can eat and enjoy yourself.

Shelley A., Yelp, 6/1/12

Tips

  • “GOOD SERVICE, FUN RETRO ATMOSPHERE. I WOULD GO BACK AGAIN”

  • “good food, good times”

  • “i love cafe 50's, it's a great retro institution and i'm glad it's still around.”

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    West Los Angeles

    11623 Santa Monica Blvd.

    Los Angeles, California 90025

    310-479-1955

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