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Where the "locals" meet and the "fun loving" tourist always return!

The Place to Meet & Eat Since 1902
General Info
Sun, fun, great food, beer, wine, music, sports TV, outdoor patios, and reasonable prices are what youll find at the world-famous Big Deans Ocean Front Caf 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 TVs that are always broadcasting all major sporting events. Bring the children, they are always welcome. In 1902, Big Deans Ocean Front Caf was known as Larings Lunch Room and was a landmark for years.
Regular Hours
Tue - Wed:
Thu - Fri:
  • Casual Dining
  • Happy Hour
  • Take Out
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Event Planning
  • Entertainment
  • Full Service Restaurant
  • Parties
  • Burgers
  • Shrimp
  • Fish & Seafood Menus
  • Chicken
  • Baked Goods & Desserts
  • Turkey
  • Imported Beers
Payment method
cash, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
West Los Angeles, Downtown Santa Monica
Social Links
Bars, American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Brew Pubs, Cocktail Lounges, Restaurants, Sports Bars, Taverns, Tourist Information & Attractions, Wine Bars
Other Information

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Brew Pubs, American, Bar & Grills, Wine Bars

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Wi-Fi: Free

Parking: Street

Drive Through: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

Specialties: Parties


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Great local joint for a beer or delicious chips

Big Dean's is a fun local joint, very small but with an outside patio, perfect for having a beer and watching the sunset or the activity on the pier. It's located right below Santa Monica pier near the Hot Dog on a Stick. They make their own chips and they are delcious. Cheap beers at happy hour.