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Dear John's

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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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11208 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-4724
+1 310-397-0276
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11:00 - 23:00
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Pleasanton, California
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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My son looked up this establishment on his phone. What hooked him was the "Live Music" and Menu. Walking in was a time warp to the Sixties and Seventies with live piano and vocals, and a well dressed welcoming host. We were quite surprised by the music and atmosphere, and I was shocked my son pick this place. He never... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

"Real old" place, "original" crowd, nice bar, straight forward set up, "old" style service, food well prepared, nothing fancy, nothing original but pretty pleasant, absolutely "basic" presentation. Historical "neighborhood" restaurant that overall, is ok if you like "one" way "time transportation".

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Long Beach, California
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Joined several colleagues for dinnner here last night. This was my first visit, but I bet this place hasn't changed one bit since it opened in 1967. The service was decent and they had a good pianist and vocalist. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the food. My prime rib was mediocre at best, lots of fat and way... More 

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Playa del Rey, CA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Dear John's to celebrate a birthday and could not have been more pleased. We've been driving by this spot with curiosity for years and finally visited. Excellent service, good food, fun entertainment and a really friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

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Thank jkm411
Culver City, California
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362 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Dear John's has been in Culver City forever. It's a local "watering hole" but also has great steaks on the menu. It's a small place, so call for reservations. On the weekends they often have assigned hours for tables - and I think they give you about 2 hours to complete your meal. During the week it's more casual and... More 

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Thank GareThere
Ohio
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The food was so tasty, the service was perfect. There was entertainment and ambience that kept you there, made you think you were in a different time.

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Thank Melissa V
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took my wife out for a romantic dinner at Dear John's. I have had several recommendations on what a great place this is and I live around the corner. So finally got my wife to go and we had a great time. Was Friday night so it was busy and lucked out getting a small table in the corner near... More 

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Thank Jason M
Culver City, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went for drinks after a nice family dinner. Excellent drinks and friendly people. Wish there was more room at the bar, though. Once we were turned away as there was no room unless we were having dinner.

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Thank Cindy B
Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We were visiting Venice and decided to see if there were any restaurants that also had a full bar. We came across Dear Johns. We walked from our hotel as it was a 15 minute walk. This place is a hidden gem. Pleasantly surprised as we walked into a mood lite setting with a full bar and piano player. Dinner... More 

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Thank tracieg42
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Been coming here as a local for years. Back in the day it had fabulous food, now not so much. It's just a step up from your local family joint, except pricier. But the food is NOT why you come. This place is an EXPERIENCE. Your eyes need to adjust to the darkness if you come in the afternoon. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11208 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-4724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: +1 310-397-0276

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?