2017 Santa Monica Pub Crawl!

It’s almost that time of year again—when the frost is on the vine, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care and the silver bells are ringing. Ok, who are we fooling? There is no frost in LA, we all live in apartments and our smartphone ringtones are the only things ringing, BUT each December we DO have the absolute-best-time-you-can-have-on-concrete-under-palm-trees…The 2017 SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is set for Saturday, December 16th!

Where The Locals Meet & The Fun Loving Tourists Always Return!

1615 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sun, fun, great food, beer, wine, music, sports TV, outdoor patios, and reasonable prices are what you’ll find at the world-famous Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café on the Santa Monica Boardwalk in Santa Monica, California. This is where nostalgia surrounds you while you relax and sip a beer or have a burger. We offer seventeen TV’s that are always broadcasting all major sporting events. Bring the children, they are always welcome. In 1902, Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café was known as Laring’s Lunch Room and was a landmark for years.

In the 1970’s, Big Dean’s took over the popular cafe, known to attract colorful characters like local lifeguards, body builders, bicyclists, and jugglers. In fact, we have even served celebrities, such as Cary Grant, Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, George C. Scott, Wilt Chamberlain, Evel Knievel, and former California governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Through the years, we have developed a strong reputation for providing outstanding food and great drinks in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed, as we are Zagat-rated and have been voted one of LA’s 101 Best Bars.

Eat great on a budget and satisfy your craving with mouthwatering menu selections from Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café in Santa Monica, California. From buffalo wings and chicken fingers to grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, our bar and grill offers a massive selection of the best-tasting food in the area. Be sure to ask about our daily specials.

Monday12:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

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See What Our Customers Have To Say!

The best place on the beach. The service was impecable ! Every employee we spoke with was super friendly , cool and helpful. Their food is quality bar food, we tried the fish tacos , mozzarella sticks, Cajun chicken sandwich and beach salad with blackened fish. Everything was very good , so good we went 3 times during our 6 days stay in SM ! The ambiance is very cool and their beer menu/prices can’t be beat ! A lot of local beers on draft. If you are looking for a good time , good location, good food and good drink specials this is the spot !

PS – it is kid friendly too ! We took our one year old with us , he was able to nap in the stroller or play on their “yard” area.

Andrea R.

The bartenders are mean and take everyone to task! But in the most fun way ! It’s right off Santa Monica pier. Best part they make some great food! Burgers , onion rings, fries. And for the area it’s a real steal!

Robert V.

99% locals 1% tourist as this place is awesome. I have been here many times with friends and even for events and the one thing that always sticks is the great service. It is a little tricky to find but once discovered you would be glad you did.

They have a cool outdoor new (2 years) beer garden in the back which makes for plenty of seating. They also have televisions for the people who must watch tv and best of all the beer is on tap!

PS – it is kid friendly too ! We took our one year old with us , he was able to nap in the stroller or play on their “yard” area.

Robert V.

Been here a couple times with my sister and mom and then my mom when we’ve gone up to LA to be on a game show. Super simple but great bar food. Nice employees and a nice spot on the beach to grab a beer. Bring a sweater it’s cold after the sun goes down. I’d go back for their grilled cheese and onion rings haha (my mom loved their philly)

Linda H.

Where The Locals Meet & The Fun Loving Tourists Always Return!

Sun, fun, great food, beer, wine, music, sports TV, outdoor patios, and reasonable prices are what you’ll find at the world-famous Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café on the Santa Monica Boardwalk in Santa Monica, California. This is where nostalgia surrounds you while you relax and sip a beer or have a burger. We offer seventeen TV’s that are always broadcasting all major sporting events. Bring the children, they are always welcome. In 1902, Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café was known as Laring’s Lunch Room and was a landmark for years.

In the 1970’s, Big Dean’s took over the popular cafe, known to attract colorful characters like local lifeguards, body builders, bicyclists, and jugglers. In fact, we have even served celebrities, such as Cary Grant, Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, George C. Scott, Wilt Chamberlain, Evel Knievel, and former California governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Through the years, we have developed a strong reputation for providing outstanding food and great drinks in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed, as we are Zagat-rated and have been voted one of LA’s 101 Best Bars.

Eat great on a budget and satisfy your craving with mouthwatering menu selections from Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café in Santa Monica, California. From buffalo wings and chicken fingers to grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, our bar and grill offers a massive selection of the best-tasting food in the area. Be sure to ask about our daily specials.

Hours

Monday12:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM — 10:00 PM

Customer Reviews!

The best place on the beach. The service was impecable ! Every employee we spoke with was super friendly , cool and helpful. Their food is quality bar food, we tried the fish tacos , mozzarella sticks, Cajun chicken sandwich and beach salad with blackened fish. Everything was very good , so good we went 3 times during our 6 days stay in SM ! The ambiance is very cool and their beer menu/prices can’t be beat ! A lot of local beers on draft. If you are looking for a good time , good location, good food and good drink specials this is the spot !

PS – it is kid friendly too ! We took our one year old with us , he was able to nap in the stroller or play on their “yard” area.

Andrea R.

99% locals 1% tourist as this place is awesome. I have been here many times with friends and even for events and the one thing that always sticks is the great service. It is a little tricky to find but once discovered you would be glad you did.

They have a cool outdoor new (2 years) beer garden in the back which makes for plenty of seating. They also have televisions for the people who must watch tv and best of all the beer is on tap!

PS – it is kid friendly too ! We took our one year old with us , he was able to nap in the stroller or play on their “yard” area.

Robert V.

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1615 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 393-2666

1615 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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(310) 393-2666