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Rusty's Surf Ranch

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256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
+1 310-393-7437
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Richardson, Texas
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the crab cakes and the sauce was outstanding. The fish and chips were some of the best on our trip.

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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We would like to say that our dining experience here was terrific. Staff are fun and very helpful the atmosphere is upbeat (fun is the order here) and the open air restaurant allows the beach smells through the "Ranch". My wife had the Cajun grilled shrimps with salad & a fantastic jalapeño, lime & coriander dip, the kids had the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Our waiter kindly advised us to split one salad between us as the portions were very large. He was right and saved us wasting another salad. The Mediterranean/Greek salad was delicious and we were thankful to our waiter for telling us!

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Fort St. John, British Columbia
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this place, was one of the only places left open so we decided to try it, wife has a bad seafood allergy, waiter was amazing about it and it was nice to finally find a place that cooks their seafood seperate than the chicken and fries, waiter (Kyle) was the best possible; very friendly and knowledgeable about everthing on... More 

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Hammond, Indiana
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My husband LOVED the Big Kahuna burger and I enjoyed the California Girl Chicken Sandwich. Outside seating was great! Staff was friendly. The restrooms definitely need some updating and attention. Over all, I will recommend this place to eat, but skip the restroom.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Myself & a friend were in Santa Monica in Feb 2016, and coming from New Zealand, we did struggle food wise in Santa Monica. I must point out we are not jet setters with big fat wallets, and were trying to cram in as many activities daily as our money would allow, .....and so having fancy meals at expensive restaurants,... More 

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Thank aultz
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I just stopped to eat at the pier because I was really hungry, I don't thing they have s good food there. So me and my friends stopped in this place to grab something fast the food was actually good but the service was terrible the hostess was ok but the waitress was serious and with a bad mood face... More 

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Sydney
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great spot on the pier if you can sit outside as gets a bit noisy inside. You can enjoy simple nice food and watch all sorts walk by enjoying the pier.

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Orange County, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Rusty's is a bar, on the Santa Monica Pier. Expect bar food and bar service, and you won't be disappointed. We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon, and sat outside. We had a couple of beers and appetizers. It was exactly what we expected it to be...cold beer, average food, awesome people watching. Our friends showed up and joined us... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot on the pier, but disappointing service. We ordered soups and salads to start and all our food arrived at once. My husband ordered the fish and chips and the waiter could not seem to bring us ketchup and the chips or vinegar for the fish. I had to go into the kitchen twice to get what I needed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Bar
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-7437
Description
Legendary surf inspired beach restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier known for live bands, great happy hours and a popular Seafood and American menu. Great place for parties and tour groups to catch the California feel of living. Serving food and fun!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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