2323 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040334.034101 -118.480310
Daily, 6am - 3pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Northeast
OMG - too many years to count... – I've been lunching (or breakfasting) at SH for .... longer than I should admit... My dad started taking me there as a small child. Last time there I had my children (and soon to be - 1st grandchild) with me... My dad even dated the original owner for a while... What fond memories: the BEST potato saled! (sorry mom). I will visit again on my next trip home.. to SM.
Blast from the Past – This pseudo-greasy spoon is not bad in a pinch for a quick sit down breakfast. If you are a 50s diner enthusiast you?ll think it feels like an authentic dinner-type place back east. It?s just a little on the grimy side for my taste.
I think the closest description would be like a smaller version of cafe 50?s but without all the fake stuff cafe 50?s hangs on their walls. So in that sense it is more authentic.
It?s not the best breakfast in Santa Monica, but it is not bad either. Their omelets are much bigger and better than Callahan?s and Jack and Jill?s. What I like most is that I can get a milkshake with my breakfast Pancakes! They also have decent burgers and fries.
This old-fashioned home-style diner is a litle touch of Mayberry in the middle of Santa Monica. – In Short
If it weren't for the crowd lined up in front every weekend, folks might miss this bite-size diner. Sandwiched between another popular breakfast spot and a nondescript jewelry store, this World War II-era diner is a favorite port for those avoiding Santa Monica's trendier districts, either farther west on the Promenade, or north on Montana. The interior is a throwback to middle America (as is the consisently friendly service) with stools at the counter and vintage booths where young parents let the kids color while waiting for affordable delights like create-it-yourself omelettes, blueberry pancakes and fluffy-yet-crispy home fries. For lunch, the Zwiebel burger and Cajun chicken sandwich come with yam fries, and there are always plenty of daily blackboard specials to curb just about any craving.
Classic Greasy Spoon, California Style – If you're like most Angelenos and are in fact actually relocated East coast or Midwesters then Snug Harbor is going to feel a lot like home. Walking in almost makes you forget you just walked off of Wilshire, and instead you feel like kids might have their bikes parked outside, and a waitress named Mae or Fran might come up and offer you a bowl of peach cobbler. While this doesn't exactly happen, Snug Harbor is as close to a classic greasy spoon, neighborhood restaurant as you're ever going to find in LA. Though they do offer traditional diner food like biscuits and gravy, etc (food your mother would call "real food"). There are a lot of healthy, more typically LA options like veggie burgers, etc. (food your mother would grimace at and poke with a fork). Regardless, all of it is pretty good, though I think more than anything here it's about the atmosphere.
The Snug = Best Hangover Cure Ever – Snug Harbor is the amazing kind of breakfast diner you usually expect to find somewhere in Massachusetts and/or in a Springsteen song. The day after I've spent a late night at Sonny McCleans, I generally spend a late morning at the Snug. The food is really great, sticks to your bones, and soaks up any remaining booze in your system. They also have vegetarian options, including veggie chorizo, which was a welcome surprise for me (a vegetarian) at a place that otherwise looks like they might scoff at the word "tofu." On weekend mornings there is sometimes a wait, but there are chairs outside where you can sit in the sun, and the waitresses are usually willing to bring you waters or coffee outside while you wait (so you can slowly become a whole person again).
Amazing! – I am so glad I went here, based on the many reviews here. While many people were trying to get seats (some of whom were a bit snutty) my girlfriend and I sat the counter. Fast and friendly service while tons of people waited outside. If there are more than two of you, plan to wait 30 minutes on the weekend. But it is worth it! Coconut chocolate pancake are the most amazingly awesome things ever.
Come for the tuna melt, stay for the yam fries – Just a great great lunch spot, bottom line. It'll take up your entire lunch hour, but you won't regret it. Fantastic food at affordable prices, with a nice atmosphere, that's Snug Harbor to a T.
yummy, cheap & fast – snug harbor has become my favorite spot for weekend brunch... yeah, the parking situation sucks (as it does everywhere in SaMo), and it does get really crowded so expect a 15-30 minute wait. but, the environment is casual and laidback and mostly free of the "special-ness" that invades so many westside spots; the blueberry pancakes and the yummy scramble combos are NOT to be missed; and the service is friendly, fast and attentive.
Old school breakfast place – A favorite of mine for Sunday brunch. Old school breakfast - no need to be healthy here. There's an omelette with polish sausage that is tasty - and just about everything else i've tried is great. Very crowded as expected, so you will have to wait - but usually the turnaround is quick.
Snug, but very cosy. – This is another one of those little known, local hangouts that is a rare find. I really appreciate a place that puts some flair on old, time-worn breakfast fare, and also shows off with their creativity. Snug Harbor is just such a place. With just a few time-worn tables and a small counter inside. But outside is a great patio! The server was very attentive, and the bus-boy kept our coffee cups full. Parking is difficult, but once you're seated just relax and enjoy yourself. It'll be hard not to.
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