good comfort food, favorite great breakfast, highly recommend place, friendly the staff, outstanding service, great sandwiches, great low prices
RUDE Waitress!. I've been eating breakfast at this diner for years now. At the beginning, service was always pleasant but as the years went by one waitress in particular as gotten extremely RUDE and snappy! And I don't care for her reputation, so I'm going to reveal which waitress it is. She's the biracial lady, you'll sometimes find her reading a book during work.
Down home cooking in Downtown Culver City.
If you're on a mission to find the best corn beef hash in LA, you can stop looking now.
Come here for their hash and eggs and waffles. Its worth it. Come through their old screen door (yes just like at mama's house), sit down at a table covered in checked tablecloths, and order some good ol country homecooking.
I rotate through their corn beef hash, country fried steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, and waffles.
While you wait enjoy all the old school knick knachs they've collected on their walls. Old farmhouse pots and pans, untesils, milk jugs, signage, all of it takes you back.
You get all kinds of people at SW, from older couples with their newspapers, college kids and young adults with their puppies, to business men grabbing a bite to eat at the counter before work. I love it!
Best pancakes and friendliest service in LA!. I saw an article in LA Magazine listing S&W as winner of Best Breakfast and they were absolutely right. I went on a very busy Saturday and I was quoted a wait time of about 10 minutes and was seated in less than five. The service was super friendly and the pancakes were Amazing so was the coffee - beats Starbucks hands-down. The prices can't be beat, this is my new regular place for weekend breakfast. I love that you can get breakfast or lunch at any time. I highly recommend this place for anyone who enjoys great breakfast at great prices and friendly service. It's also close to all the Culver City movie theathers which is convenient.
Terrible service and owner with no customer service knowledge.
After politely suggesting to the owner, Michelle that customers would be tended to more efficiently if a host/hostess were hired, she commented that "we've been doing it like this for years."
What's she's clearly not aware of is that this restaurant has notoriously bad service, mainly due to the fact that the servers cannot tend to their customers who are seated because they are constantly having to seat people.
After suggesting to Michelle that prices can be raised to cover the cost of a full-time host/hostess, she refused to take our order and walked away.
I urge people to not dine at S&W until they get their act together...which may be never, because "we've been doing it like this for years."
Best Breakfast in S. Cal.
Just like Joe's in RB this palce can be packed and often is. The service is outstanding. The eggs benedict are to die for. People in the past have said their staff is rude. I eat there almost every day and it is consistantly dynamite. Parking can be tough, try the free garage at the end of the block off washington. this place is seriously great and I would be here anyway even though I am blessed to be a mile from this seriously great resturant
Avoid this place at all costs. This is my first time writing in on citysearch. I had a friend in from out of town and thought it would be nice to actually have brunch in Culver City, which is where I live. However, this experience was embarrassing and will never recommend this place to anyone. I understand that a restauarant is busy, as I have waitered in my college days. First, there is no hostess. You have to write your name on a list. The waitresses walking by were just nothing but jaded and shallow, as if people at the diner were doing them a favor. Tables were messy for 5-7 minutes until someone cleaned them up. After 40 minutes, I kindly asked if I could sit at the counter. The waitress responded with negative energey, "No, we have to ask the other customers first." Next, two people with pull just walked in and sat themselves at the counter. This was followed by the same waitress asking me to leave because I was causing a fire hazard. I was getting over a cold and was standing in a corner out of everyone's way. What a big disappointment for Culver City. Instead, I went to L'Hermitage which is literally behind the dinner. At that restaurant, my friend and I were greeted, sat promptly with water, bread and the like. In sum, I hope that the owner(s) of the S and W Country Diner Read this review. People in the country would not tolerate the rude behavior of the waitresses and the slow turnover of tables. Very disappointing and will never step foot in there ever again for the way that I was treated.
Cash Only: Boo, Great Food and Service: Yay. I've forgotten to bring cash here more than once and had to deal with crossing the street to get to an ATM. Nonetheless, their food is awesome, and the staff is always uber friendly.
Fantastic breakfast treat. I LOVE this restaurant, but you do have to have a lot of patience while waiting. Just to show why that is, though, here's a story for you: There's a diner right next door. My friend who grew up in CC says that it used to be open for breakfast, too, but everyone waiting for seating at S&W simply ignored it despite wait-times of over an hour, until the Diner stopped serving breakfast. ;) The wait-staff is friendly, and when they recognize you as a regular, they can be just the sweetest people ever. Another story: My mom & brother were visiting for my birthday, which I mentioned to the waitress. Next thing I know, completely on their own initiative, they're coming to the table with a plate of pancakes w/ whipped cream and a candle, singing Happy Birthday. :) Besides having great people, their food is great, too! A little on the greasy side, yes, but that's to be expected. Divine bacon, excellent waffles, and a "no rush, enjoy yourself" atmosphere complemented by down-home decor. Parking is a pain sometimes, but you can also park on side-streets and enjoy the walk over, and grab a Starbucks while you wait. MUST VISIT!
Wait too long. This restaurant has too long of a wait, and the food wasn't overly fantastic to be worth that wait. Also, if you want to sit outside, make sure that you tell them. The waitress sat someone else ahead of us outside, and when I addressed it, she said it's because we didn't tell her we were willing to sit outside (never mind that she didn't ask us!).
Awesome omlettes!. I've been here a few times, and while it's not great that it's cash only, if you get here early you can be seated quickly. When flying solo, you can sit at their counter. They have a neat corkboard where tips in bills from all over the world have been posted. I contributed my $2 Bajan from Barbados. The food's a bit greasy but very very tasty. Be careful during rush times as it gets extremely crowded here! There's a lot within walking distance but no parking lot attached.
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