Restaurants in Pico

$20 for $35 Worth of Italian-American Food at Earth Wind & Flour

Earth Wind & Flour

Santa Monica

$35 $20

Italian food with a California touch, like eggplant pizza and spinach salad with artichoke hearts, at a restaurant with dog-friendly patio

$149 for 5-Course Italian Dinner for Two with Dessert and Wine at Michelin Starred Valentino ($250 Value)

Valentino

Pico

$250 $149

Prosecco or wine complements dishes such as shrimp-stuffed calamari, gnocchi with prosciutto, and lobster risotto in a fine-dining setting

$75 for $100 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Vito Restaurant. Groupon Reservation Required.

Vito Restaurant

Mid-City

$100 $75

(215)

Trio of Italian immigrants runs 34-year-old restaurant, which serves classic, Old-World recipes in space with vintage charm

Mediterranean Food and Drinks at Layla's Cafe & Catering (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Layla's Cafe & Catering

West Los Angeles

$50 $28

Italian- and Greek-style tapas, market-fresh salads, chicken and beef kebabs, and pastas, with many wine options

Sushi and Japanese Food at Yen Sushi ($36 Off). Two Options Available.

Yen Sushi

West Los Angeles

$40 $22

Sushi tacos and Alaskan king crab legs precede orders of sashimi and sushi rolls such as shrimp tempura and spicy tuna

$11 for $18 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Tasty Wok Cuisine

Tasty Wok Cuisine

West Los Angeles

$9 $5.50

Chefs fire up the woks to cook chicken chow mein, shrimp fried rice, kung pao beef, and sesame tofu

Argentine Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Gaucho Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Gaucho Grill

West Los Angeles

$30 $17

Chimichurri-marinated pork chops and Argentine wines served in blond-wood interior striped with gray stone arches

Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at Primitivo Wine Bistro (Half Off)

Primitivo Wine Bistro

Venice

$32 $16

(510)

Mediterranean tapas such as bacon-wrapped dates and rack of lamb in a mint sauce, paired with sommelier-selected wines from around the globe

Mexican Food at Ricardo's El Ranchito (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Ricardo's El Ranchito

Los Angeles

$20 $11

Mexican specialties such as sautéed shrimp, enchiladas in mole sauce, and huevos rancheros served all day

$25 for Shabu-Shabu for Two at Wharo Korean BBQ ($38 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Wharo Korean BBQ

Marina Del Ray

$38 $25

(264)

Pairs cook their own meats and vegetables inside pots of bubbling broth during Japanese shabu-shabu meal

Two or Four Gyros and Soft Drinks at Delphi Greek (54% Off)

Delphi Greek

Westwood

$25.96 $12

(120)

Customers enjoy meals of gyros and soft drinks at a restaurant whose menu boasts traditional Greek food

Two Brunch Items With Two Drinks or Four Brunch Items With Four Drinks at Casa Ado (Up to 43% Off)

Casa Ado

Marina Del Ray

$50 $29

(18)

Stop in for brunch for grilled hangar steak or bagels with fresh lox

$79 for a Mediterranean Dinner for Two at Sam's by the Beach ($130 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Sam's by the Beach

Santa Monica

$130 $79

Owner Sam Elias takes a hands-on approach at his eatery, where he hand selects all the ingredients for his upscale Mediterranean dishes

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Deli Sandwiches at Cheviot Farms ($20 Value)

Cheviot Farms

Palms

$10 $6

(39)

Made-to-order sandwiches are stacked high with premium deli meat, crisp veggies, and fresh-baked bread

All-You-Can-Eat Gourmet Pizza for Dine-In or Pizza for Carry-Out at Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza (Up to 43% Off)

Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza

Washington Culver

$29.98 $17

(499)

Ham, cinnamon, green peas, Brazilian-style cream cheese, condensed milk, fresh fruit, and beef stroganoff crown 30 types of gourmet pizzas

$27 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food — Sen Asian Kitchen

Sen Asian Kitchen

Los Angeles

$40 $27

From the merchant: Come try delicious cuisine from our Japanese and sushi-bar menus, featuring fantastic specialty rolls, katsu, and noodles

Persian Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Reyhan Persian Grill (Up to 60% Off)

Reyhan Persian Grill

Culver City

$83.44 $39

(151)

Shaded by parasols on the patio, plates of saffron rice with cherries stand by kebabs of meat prepared fresh daily

Italian Dinner and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six or More at Polentoni Italian Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Polentoni Italian Restaurant

Culver City

$70 $34

Traditional Italian dishes served in an eatery with rustic brick walls, exposed ceiling rafters, and rich wooden floors

Dinner for Two or Four at On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge

Beverly Hills

$70 $40

(27)

Chef who worked under Gordon Ramsay creates California-inspired dishes, such as lobster club sandwich, drunken shrimp & spicy tuna tartare

French Cuisine at Crème de la Crêpe Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Crème de la Crêpe Bistro

Fox Hills

$30 $18

(175)

Authentic French café serves sweet and savory crepes, specialty sandwiches, and meat and seafood dinners

$12 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at California Roll Factory

California Roll Factory

West Los Angeles

$20 $12

(103)

Kosher-friendly rolls with imitation crab, tempura combos accompanied by miso soup, salad, and rice, and more than 100 sushi rolls

Afternoon Tea and Tasting for Two or Four at Chado Tea Room (Up to 52% Off)

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

$62 $31

Afternoon tea tasting includes scones and sandwiches

Lunch or Dinner at Got Kosher? (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Got Kosher?

Beverlywood

$20 $12

Neshama gourmet kosher chicken and turkey sausages, signature Tunisian tuna sandwiches, and Parisian-style steaks in newly renovated café

Three-Course Thai Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at Tuk Tuk (Up to 46% Off)

Tuk Tuk

West Los Angeles

$55.50 $32

(296)

Wok stir-fries join classic noodle dishes and house specialties such as lemongrass chicken and roasted-duck curry

Breakfast or Lunch for Two or Four at Industry Cafe & Jazz (Up to 45% Off)

Industry Cafe & Jazz

McManus

$21.98 $12

(155)

Breakfast and lunch featuring an eclectic mix of Ethiopian and Southern dishes in an intimate cafe that becomes a jazz lounge at night

$19 for Baked Goods and Cafe Fare at Schwartz Bakery and Circa-NY Restaurant ($30 Value)

Schwartz Bakery and Circa-NY Restaurant

Los Angeles

$30 $19

Kosher deli and bakery makes sandwiches including corned beef and schnitzel and baked goods including challah, cupcakes, danishes, and pies

Upscale Chinese Cuisine at Philippe Beverly Hills (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Philippe Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

$50 $30

Upscale Chinese cuisine such as lobster spring rolls, chicken satay in cream sauce, prawns bathed in spicy black beans, and 7 lb peking duck

Beer Flights and Burgers for Two or Four at Brewdog Pub (Up to 54% Off)

Brewdog Pub

Beverly Hills

$60 $29

(11)

Choice of six beers from craft brewer including Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, and Black Market pair with specialty burgers

Mediterranean Cuisine at Gaby's Express - West Hollywood (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Gaby's Express

West Hollywood

$10 $6

Tabouleh salad, lamb shish kabob pita, and cilantro mahi mahi whipped up quickly with healthy Mediterranean recipes

Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Pi on Sunset (Up to 50% Off)

Pi on Sunset

West Hollywood

$55 $29

Lebanese and Italian fusion cuisine featuring a choice of appetizers, mixed grill entrees, and dessert

$11 for $22 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch Fare for Two or More at Vees Café

Vees Cafe

Los Angeles

$22 $11

Omelets, French toast, deluxe salads & ribeye quesadillas served with espresso, tea & smoothies indoors & outdoor cafe tables; dog friendly

Classic French Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Le Petit Bistro (40% Off)

Le Petit Bistro

Le Petit Bistro

$60 $36

(317)

Classic French dishes such as mussels poulette in an atmosphere akin to an intimate Parisian bistro

Four-Course Mediterranean Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at FIG & OLIVE

FIG & OLIVE

Melrose

$178 $95

(1076)

In a garden-like dining room with an indoor olive tree, guests sip wine or cocktails with dishes such as seafood paella and lobster bisque

Lunch or Dinner at Little Ethiopia Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Little Ethiopia Restaurant

Little Ethiopia

$20 $12

(102)

Spicy plates of gored gored's raw beef cubes tossed with jalapeños and doro wot's marinated chicken legs pair with rice and injera bread

Ethiopian Cuisine and Drinks at Rosalind's Ethiopian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Rosalind's Ethiopian cuisine

Mid-Wilshire

$20 $10

Ethiopian, Ghanaian, and Nigerian cuisines served inside colorful eatery with traditional mesob sittings and live Ethiopian music

$11 for Pulled-Pork or Pulled-Chicken Meal for Two at Britt’s BBQ ($21.80 Value)

Britt's BBQ

El Segundo

$21 $11

Buns soak up juicy cuts of pulled pork or chicken, accompanied by sides such as chili mac, coleslaw, and barbecue beans

One or Three Vouchers for Seafood at Family Fish Market (40% Off)

Family Fish Market

Inglewood

$20 $12

Ten types of fish such as red snapper, catfish, trout, fried shrimp, and fried oysters sided by french fries, coleslaw, and macaroni salad

Thai Cuisine at Chao Krung (33% Off). Two Options Available.

Chao Krung

Mid-Wilshire

$40 $27

One of the city's oldest Thai restaurants serves up tom yum, crying tiger steak, and curry noodles in an elaborately decorated dining room

Cajun-Style Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gumbo Pot (40% Off)

The Gumbo Pot

Mid-Wilshire

$20 $12

(436)

Eatery dishes out New Orleans favorites such as crab cake po' boys, fresh catfish, chocolate beignets, gator gumbo, jambalaya, and frog legs

Two $15 Groupons for Bagels, Breakfast, and Coffee or Catered Breakfast for 10 from Bagel Broker (Up to 51% Off)

Bagel Broker

Mid-Wilshire

$15 $8

18 kinds of house-baked bagels & variety of creamy spreads; catered breakfasts include granola or pastries & drinks

Seafood Takeout for Two or Four at Mel’s Fish Shack (41% Off)

Mel’s Fish Shack

Crenshaw

$22 $13

(140)

Neighborhood fixture serves fried and grilled catfish, red snapper, and oysters with a cornmeal seasoning passed down through generations

$50 Worth of Drinks and New-American Fare or $100 For Four or More at Luna Park (Up to 42% Off)

Luna Park

Mid-Wilshire

$50 $29

Bar & restaurant sparkles beneath playful chandeliers as cocktails, mojitos & internationally inspired fare coax enjoyable dining respites

Café Food at Patio Cafe at Sportsman's Lodge Hotel (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Patio Cafe at Sportsman's Lodge Hotel

Studio City

$30 $17

(22)

1950s-style diner offers cuisine such as belgian waffles, omelets, steak salads, turkey BLT wraps, and eggplant-tofu lasagna TV dinner

Cafe Food at Rusty Pot Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Rusty Pot Cafe

Inglewood

$20 $11

Casual eatery serves up southern-influenced fare such as chicken and waffles, cheeseburgers, and three-egg omelets

Indian Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at East India Grill (Half Off)

East India Grill

Mid-Wilshire

$24 $12

(161)

Colorful curries, grilled chicken and lamb, and exotic Punjabi spices awaken taste buds

$18 for $30 Worth of Israeli and Middle Eastern Food at Itzik Hagadol Grill

Itzik Hagadol Grill

Encino

$30 $18

(163)

Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine includes variety of kebabs and house salad dips such as Moroccan-spiced carrots and roasted eggplant

Mediterranean Dinner with Hookah for Two or Four at Shisha Cafe Lounge (Up to 46% Off)

Shisha Cafe Lounge

Encino

$53.96 $29

Guests relax on throw pillows in lantern-lit lounge while enjoying Mediterranean dinner complemented by an array of hookah flavors

French-American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner for Two at F Grill (Up to 47% Off)

F Grill

Manhattan Beach

$20 $12

(11)

Flavors France permeate menu of American cuisine, resulting in chicken and goat cheese quesadillas and burgers in French peppercorn sauce

Pub Dinner with Draft Beer for Two or Four at Ireland's 32 (Up to 42% Off)

Ireland's 32

Van Nuys

$42.50 $25

(116)

Chefs prepare traditional Irish fare, including bangers 'n' mash, corned-beef sandwiches, and fish and chips, along with hearty pub food

Caribbean Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four or More at Prado Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Prado Restaurant

Mid-Wilshire

$30 $16

Executive chef Javier Prado cooks up Latin-Caribbean fusion cuisine presented to diners seated under 18th-century-style murals

Indian Food at Asha Indian Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Asha Indian Restaurant

Tarzana/Encino

$20 $12

(112)

Variety of biyranis, plus lamb, chicken masala, seafood, vegan, and vegetarian meals adjusted to your preferred spice level

Pub Food at District 13 (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

District 13

Hollywood

$20 $12

Burgers, wings, wraps, and build-your-own-sausages paired with 20+ draft beers

$11 for $18 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at 161 Street Pizzeria

161 Street Pizzeria

Hollywood Hills

$18 $11

(18)

More than 20 toppings such as barbecue chicken rest atop crust and house-made sauce alongside pasta, subs, and chicken parmesan

Northern Indian Cuisine for Two or Four at Anar Indian Restaurant (40% Off)

Anar Indian Restaurant

Hollywood

$25 $15

(11)

Northern Indian dishes including veggie stews, chicken and lamb tandoori, cheese-stuffed naan, and savory biryani

$19 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Food, Plus 20% Off Catering Services, at The Hummus Bar & Grill

The Hummus Bar & Grill

Tarzana

$30 $19

(455)

Fresh hummus, skewers of lamb, beef, and chicken, grilled salmon, and kosher specialties in a casual spot that welcomes families

Latin Cuisine at Beso Hollywood (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Beso Hollywood

Hollywood

$60 $30

(609)

Upscale Latin dishes, such as shrimp & lobster risotto, chili-rubbed skirt steak, served in an elegant space with chandeliers, plush booths

Four-Course French Dinner with Option for Wine for Two or Four at Le Sanglier French Restaurant (Up to 59% Off)

Le Sanglier French Restaurant

Tarzana

$140 $59

40-year-old eatery presents fish dumplings, coq au vin, or pork tenderloin in a peppercorn sauce during four-course dinner with wine

All You Can Eat Dinner for Two or Four at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

Universal City

$84 $45

Mesquite-grilled meats and colorful salads complement live entertainment at this Brazilian eatery

Cuban Food for Parties of Two or Four at El Rincon Cubano Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Rincon Cubano Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Authentic Cuban food from a Cuban-born chef is paired with local DJs, live bands, and other entertainment on the weekends

$20 for Upscale Bar Food and Drinks at The Well ($35 Value)

The Well

Hollywood

$35 $20

Craft beers, California and international wines, and inventive cocktails join inventive tacos and short rib sliders in a sleek bar

$16 for $30 Worth of Thai Cuisine for Dine-In Service at Nariya Thai

Nariya Thai Cuisine

Hollywood

$30 $16

Thai favorites such as colorful curries, Thai-style buffalo wings, and pra ram, available for dine-in

Pizza with Gourmet Toppings at BYOPizza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

BYOPizza

Redondo Beach

$10 $6

Build your own pizza with eclectic sauces and toppings such as southwest chipotle pesto, asiago cheese, lobster, and cilantro

Healthy American Fare for Dine-In or Takeout at Skynny Kitchen (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Skynny Kitchen

Los Angeles

$22 $11

(107)

Guests can indulge in the likes of breakfast sandwiches and bison burgers without guilt, as every healthy meal is 500 calories or less

$10 for $20 Worth of Russian Cuisine at Talisman Restaurant

Talisman Restaurant

North Hollywood

$20 $10

(47)

Dishes from various Slavic regions include Russian pork Zharkoe, Ukrainian chicken kiev, and Nalistnik crepes stuffed with chicken

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Pedone's Pizza (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Pedone's Pizza

Hermosa Beach

$20 $10

(102)

Hot sandwiches and classic italian pastas make tasty individual meals, and specialty pizzas fill small groups of bellies

$14 for $20 Worth of Seafood and Soul Food at Shabazz

Shabazz

Inglewood

$20 $14

Catfish, tilapia, and ocean-caught salmon, as well as comfort foods such as turkey meatloaf, mac ‘n’ cheese, and bean pie

Steak, Burgers, and Seafood at The Mermaid (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available—Must Reserve Table on Groupon.

The Mermaid

Hermosa Beach

$30 $18

(37)

Escape the heat for a spell and savor the classic combination of surf and turf with a cold drink

Sushi and Japanese Fusion Cuisine at Rok Sushi Kitchen (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Rok Sushi Kitchen

Hermosa Beach

$40 $22

(219)

At this bright, two-tiered hot spot chefs pair fusion entrees and 50+ specialty rolls with cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices

$11 for $20 Worth of Homestyle Soul Food at Dirty South Soul Food

Dirty South Soul Food

Lawndale

$20 $11

Diners can chow down on Southern soul food, such as catfish and grits, fried okra, and collard greens

Peruvian Food for Dine-In or Take-Out at El Pollo Inka (Up to 45% Off)

El Pollo Inka

Hermosa Beach

$20 $12

Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken shares a menu with sautéed beef dishes, spicy seafood, and vegetarian specialties

Indian Cuisine at Akbar Cuisine of India (37% Off)

Akbar Cuisine of India

Hermosa Beach

$30 $19

(170)

Enjoy the vibrant flavors of mint chicken cooked in a tandoor oven, paired with options such as crab curry and mango cheesecake

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine at Cafe Valentino

Cafe Valentino

Burbank

$20 $12

Café creates breakfast and lunch food such as ham and cheese croissants, french toast, cobb salads, white pizzas, and chicken avocado wraps

Burger Meal for Two or Four at B&R's Old Fashion Burgers (Up to 48% Off)

B&R's Old Fashion Burgers

Hawthorne

$18.16 $10

(28)

20-year-old establishment prepares old-fashioned-style burgers with toppings such as bacon and guacamole; vegan and turkey options

Vegetarian and Vegan Mexican Food for Two, or Two Take-Out Meals at Leonor's Restaurant (Up to 40% Off)

Leonor's Vegetarian Mexican

North Hollywood

$20 $12

Vegetarian menu with soy-based meats includes broccoli empanadas, soy shrimp tacos with rice and beans, and a guacamole burger

Vegetarian Food for Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at Happy Veggie (Up to 40% Off)

Happy Veggie

Redondo Beach

$20 $12

(312)

Asian specialties and fresh salads and wraps made without meat, fish, poultry, eggs, or MSG

Creative American-Californian Cuisine at Rockwell Table & Stage (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rockwell Table & Stage

Los Feliz

$40 $20

(938)

Artful plates, signature tonics, and wines served amid contemporary decor including an outdoor patio bathed in moonlight

Bottomless Champagne Brunch for Two or Four at Samba (Up to 50% Off)

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

Redondo Beach

$90 $47

Mesquite-grilled meats, omelets, and colorful salads complement 180-degree ocean views at this Brazilian eatery

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Wine at Palermo Ristorante Italiano (Up to 41% Off)

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Los Feliz

$67.45 $40

(740)

Appetizers of prosciutto and melon precede entrees such as lasagna bolognese, veal picata, and tilapia in a marsala sauce

Fish and Shrimp Tacos at Best Fish Taco In Ensenada (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Best Fish Taco In Ensenada

Los Feliz

$20 $10

(387)

Crispy sweet-water basa fish and shrimp stuff tacos topped with housemade salsa or Magic Cream at revamped version of traditional taco stand

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Amid Cafe Doma Sushi Restaurant’s casual atmosphere, diners clasp chopsticks around dozens of sushi and sashimi offerings, ranging from fresh rolls to cooked rolls with tempura-battered shrimp and lobster. Cooks prepare Hot Night rolls with spicy tuna and shrimp tempura and Dynamite rolls with a mix of baked scallops, onion, and mushroom.

2200 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica,
CA
US

It was mostly impulse that fueled Phil McGovern’s decision to take over The Daily Pint. The London-born salon owner was once just a patron, periodically stopping in for a pint at the pub near his home. But when the barkeep revealed his plans to sell the neighborhood haunt, Phil volunteered as its new proprietor. Even with his salon still thriving, Phil poured his heart and soul into The Daily Pint, and customers responded. He can now boast 25 years behind its bar. Though Phil’s warm demeanor undoubtedly factors into the pub’s success, its drink selection is nothing to scoff at. At any given time, the bar holds 33 beers on tap, 3 on cask, and more than 100 by the bottle. That’s in addition to a 300-plus list of single-malt scotches—a mere taste of its international whiskey collection (origins span Ireland, Japan, and India). And the craft beers Phil features from local breweries rotate on an almost daily basis, just like a wind-powered merry-go-round. So pull up a chair in front of the 12-foot big screen, challenge a friend to shuffleboard, or make a new one over a pint.

2310 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Above the counter at the family-owned Z Garden, bright green cans of olive oil stand rank and file. A staple of Mediterranean cuisine, this oil signals that within the eatery there are plates piled with shawarma and creamy hummus. The housemade merguez blends beef and lamb in a sausage casing, while the kitchen threads skewers with eggplant and peppers, chicken, or seasoned ground beef. As the fragrance of parsley and other Mediterranean spices permeates the air, weathered tables and chairs and misty gray walls recall a shore-side vacation.

2350 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

For 30 years, Dennis Klempner ascended through the ranks of the restaurant industry, having begun as a dishwasher in an Italian restaurant in San Fernando Valley. In 1981, he was finally able to open the doors to his own place, Earth Wind & Flour, which has thrived under his tutelage and strong yet laid-back family values for three more decades. Three nights a week, guests are entertained by magicians and Rat Pack?style singers. But the performers can only hope to distract them from classic Italian dishes off a menu filled with pizza, pasta, and California-influenced house specialties like spinach salad with avocados, artichoke hearts, and mushrooms and vegetarian lasagna.

2222 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Formica counter: check. Silvery-blue vinyl stools: check. Scrumptious eats that go from griddle to table faster than Sleeping Beauty can guzzle a pot of coffee: check, check, and check. At Rae’s Restaurant, a bona fide diner with old-school charm and fresh food, cooks are never more than a few feet away, working the grills and then slapping stacks of hotcakes, crispy strips of bacon, and fluffy omelets onto plates. For a taste of it all, try the hobo breakfast special, with ham, bacon, sausage, three eggs, buttermilk hotcakes, and a glass of chilled tomato or grapefruit juice. Another sure bet: buttermilk biscuits blanketed with country-style gravy. Rae’s also serves sandwiches and burgers, and, like any true roadside diner, bids adieu with big slices of pie, ice cream sodas, and old-fashioned banana splits.

2901 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

The chefs and servers at Bread & Porridge spring to life daily at 6 a.m. to whisk American breakfast fare out of the kitchen and onto tables until close. The Santa Monica restaurant's signature a.m. eats include fruit-infused pancakes, a slew of omelets, and gourmet breakfast sausages, such as the spicy Cajun andouille. A lunch and dinner menu showcases a culinary cast of hearty salads, pasta entrees, Prime-beef burgers, and sandwiches. Under the guidance of owner Mark Rothschild, 12 team members run the eatery, rotating responsibilities to take turns as dishwashers, servers, cooks, and maple-syrup muralists.

2315 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

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