Big Dean's​ Ocean Front Café

Big Dean's​

Ocean Front Café

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

Welcome to
Big Dean's​!

Welcome to Big Dean's​!

Sun, fun, great food, full bar (beer & wine), music, sports TV, outdoor patios, and reasonable prices! That’s 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 with a burger or enjoy a drink from our full bar.

We offer 35 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 Loring’s Lunchroom 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.

Our Menu

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