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648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
+1 213-627-1673
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Clifton’s is a Los Angeles landmark restaurant. It has been around for a tremendously long time and is steeped in history. The inside is heavily themed and on par with anything Disney’s Imagineering has ever come up with. Most of its history has been collected...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This reciew is for the Tiki Bar, great experience overall!! But next time I will be stopping by the cafeteria, tiki bar only offers drinks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So there is a time machine after all. Clifton's takes you back to the 30's and 40's like no place can. The place is amazing!!! From the huge redwood tree you can eat inside, to the waterfalls, art deco, original floors and walls, murals, etc....More

Thank Stunts777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to see the place right before it closed for the big renovation. It was magical even then. I only wish I had taken photos. We explored the whole place. I had waited years to go back. I would go by every...More

1  Thank bizfamilyfun
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Clifton's has so many options for food from the cafeteria (Carvery/Thanksgiving style plates, Pizzas, Potpies and oodles of desserts)! Definitely no issue for the gluten free person in our party. If you have a group over 4 people, you probably want to call ahead to...More

Thank Kristi G
Reviewed 14 March 2018

we stop here almost religiously when we travel to that side of the city, if youre ok with cafeteria style fine dining & cuisine then this place is for you! do you have kids? picky eaters? you cant beat this place if everyone is wondering...More

Thank milvetmac
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

In town for work, I was passing by the famous Clifton’s Cafeteria. I knew the story of the original owner and his work to rid Los Angeles of corruption and feed starving people. This place is super cool. There are so many interesting artifacts. The...More

Thank carwash182
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Hooray for the owners for taking the money and trouble to restore this collection of unusual and interesting furnishings. You could return time and again to try the different spaces,- to explore. There is so much to study and look at. It’s very large, and...More

Thank GrantGustafson
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I think that Clifton's is a fun restaurant. It was neat to be able to eat cafeteria style and to pick whatever it was that we wanted to eat. I got the prime rib + veggies (there seemed to be horseradish in them, so I...More

Thank Robonski
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent staff and good food - the Turkey pot pie is filled with Turkey and not fillers but the decor on 3 levels adds fun to explore. Go to the 3rd floor to spot the lion.

Thank BobPhibbs
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16 January 2018|
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Response from tmboc | Reviewed this property |
Did you check the website? Usually you can purchase from that but try back between lunch and dinner hours. May be a slower time and hopefully someone will answer...
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12 December 2017|
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Response from SvalbardGuy | Reviewed this property |
No tickets, no entrance fee or cover charge either. They don't even make you buy drinks. No, you can go dancing for free if you want, though the various bars are soooooo cool that you can't pass up at least one drink in... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-627-1673
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