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Joe's Main Street Diner

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2917 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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(310) 392-5804
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Joe's Main Street Diner - Santa Monica, CA
Joe's Main Street Diner - Santa Monica, CA
Joe's Main Street Diner - Santa Monica, CA

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Best

When you start your day at Joe's, you can count on it being a great day. My fav: Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo and the Ritchie's Special always pleases. Pros: the food, the se...

Worst

For some reason this place is really well known. Maybe it's for it's long-standing business? The food is just okay - it's a diner- but rea...

Great Food....Great Price... Great place to take friends 7/8/2011

I've been going to Joe's for many years. The food is reasonably priced and I am never disappointed. There are about three dishes I always choose from. The Artichoke Chicken is amazing. The Skirt Steak with blue cheese and grilled onions is also exceptional. It's a friendly place and like your favorite down home cafe. You can sit at the counter and watch your meal being made. Every guest that I have taken to Joe's has come away very happy. more

Hands Down Best Breakfast in Westside! 12/1/2008

When you start your day at Joe's, you can count on it being a great day. My fav: Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo and the Ritchie's Special always pleases. Pros: the food, the service, the bacon... Cons: absolutely none more

Hands Down Best Breakfast in Westside! 11/30/2008

cathybrough Provided by Partner
When you start your day at Joe's, you can count on it being a great day. My fav: Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo and the Ritchie's Special always pleases. Pros: the food, the service, the bacon... Cons: absolutely none more

Great casual diner on Main Street 6/4/2008

I was hungry after I visited The Beys Garden spa next door for a massage (also excellent!!!), and loved the appeal of Joe's.\r \r It's a true diner- servers who DONT have headshots, counter seating, and meals under 10$. I found it so authentic and rare in a city thats overgrown with corporate chain restaurants.\r \r I now visit Joe's almost every week with my friends who live behind it. The service is always great, the food comes out quickly and it's great. Pros: Cheap and delicious Cons: No parking, it gets BUSY more

Great casual diner on Main Street 6/3/2008

honeyb1971 Provided by Partner
I was hungry after I visited The Beys Garden spa next door for a massage (also excellent!!!), and loved the appeal of Joe's. It's a true diner- servers who DONT have headshots, counter seating, and meals under 10$. I found it so authentic and rare in a city thats overgrown with corporate chain restaurants. I now visit Joe's almost every week with my friends who live behind it. The service is always great, the food comes out quickly and it's great. Pros: Cheap and delicious Cons: No parking, it gets BUSY more

It's the thought 6/1/2008

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
For some reason this place is really well known. Maybe it's for it's long-standing business? The food is just okay - it's a diner- but rea... more

Don't waste your time and money! 2/19/2008

I've been to places that I've felt were overpriced but this place takes the cake. Horrible! I even tried giving it another chance recently and now it's been renamed to Joe's Grill advertising fine wines and great grill food. Are you kidding me!?!? How pretentious and unable to nail it's mark. At least before when it was a diner your expectations were lower (until you saw the prices). If you're really that hungry that you need to eat in this place make sure the owner isn't there. Obnoxious, loud, and won't leave people alone. Good luck! Pros: They have food if you're really hungry. Cons: It's a poor experience all around. more

Don't waste your time and money! 2/18/2008

tastychoice Provided by Partner
I've been to places that I've felt were overpriced but this place takes the cake. Horrible! I even tried giving it another chance recently and now it's been renamed to Joe's Grill advertising fine wines and great grill food. Are you kidding me!?!? How pretentious and unable to nail it's mark. At least before when it was a diner your expectations were lower (until you saw the prices). If you're really that hungry that you need to eat in this place make sure the owner isn't there. Obnoxious, loud, and won't leave people alone. Good luck! Pros: They have food if you're really hungry. Cons: It's a poor experience all around. more

Nice place, but avoid the Friday fish special 11/16/2007

I live near Joe's and eat there once a month or so. Always really friendly service, but last two times I ate there I got the Friday fish special and had gastrointestinal issues shortly thereafter. I've had other dishes there with out problem, but both times the fish sent me running for the bathroom an hour later. Too bad, I like the place but twice is more then a coincidence. They must be hiding something in that butter sauce. Pros: Nice location, friendly staff Cons: Avoid the fish more

Nice place, but avoid the Friday fish special 11/15/2007

ptroon Provided by Partner
I live near Joe's and eat there once a month or so. Always really friendly service, but last two times I ate there I got the Friday fish special and had gastrointestinal issues shortly thereafter. I've had other dishes there with out problem, but both times the fish sent me running for the bathroom an hour later. Too bad, I like the place but twice is more then a coincidence. They must be hiding something in that butter sauce. Pros: Nice location, friendly staff Cons: Avoid the fish more

Best breakfast in town- great service too! 4/14/2007

I go here every morning with my best friend after our Core Fusion class...as a big breakfast fan, this is my favourite meal of the week- I always get an omlett, and it's always loaded with more avocado than anywhere I've EVER been. The prices are completely fair for the quality- everything is real- real maple syup, real butter, organic coffee....it's not ""health"" food, it's real food- a little more more European in the cooking philosophy, but this is a true all-American diner, and the service is great too. Pros: Great food and service, my favourite diner in the city Cons: Lousy Santa Monica parking more

Best breakfast in town- great service too! 4/13/2007

brigittet Provided by Partner
I go here every morning with my best friend after our Core Fusion class...as a big breakfast fan, this is my favourite meal of the week- I always get an omlett, and it's always loaded with more avocado than anywhere I've EVER been. The prices are completely fair for the quality- everything is real- real maple syup, real butter, organic coffee....it's not "health" food, it's real food- a little more more European in the cooking philosophy, but this is a true all-American diner, and the service is great too. Pros: Great food and service, my favourite diner in the city Cons: Lousy Santa Monica parking more

Good food and great service 2/20/2007

Good food with the greatest waiters in town. This is a definate local's place and they take care of us and keep the coffee coming. more

Good food and great service 2/19/2007

poolshark Provided by Partner
Good food with the greatest waiters in town. This is a definate local's place and they take care of us and keep the coffee coming. more

Diner food, only better 11/4/2006

rudette Provided by Partner
This place looks like a classic diner so you'll be surprised to find some more refined options on the menu. I love their chicken dishes and their Mexican options, and my husband always get the steak with blue cheese and peppercorns, it's really good and a great price. I've only been here for dinner so can't testify as to the breakfast or lunch options, but dinner is great. And the service is really good, too. more

Diner food, only better 11/4/2006

This place looks like a classic diner so you'll be surprised to find some more refined options on the menu. I love their chicken dishes and their Mexican options, and my husband always get the steak with blue cheese and peppercorns, it's really good and a great price. I've only been here for dinner so can't testify as to the breakfast or lunch options, but dinner is great. And the service is really good, too. more

Rip off!!! 8/21/2006

I looked on citysearch to find a new place for breakfast and came across Joe's diner which received good reviews. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! $8.35 for bacon and eggs. Let me rephrase. $8.35 for AVERAGE bacon and eggs. My husband and I had bacon and eggs, plain coffee and 1/2 fruit platter for low price of $28.00. Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't mind paying 30 bucks for a fantastic breakfast. This was not the case. This was your average diner food. We paid $6.30 for a half of a fruit plate and the rinds were still on all the fruit. Am I the only one who gets sick of paying Santa Monica prices? Come on people, traffic is terrible, parking stinks and then you pay through the nose for average food. I am done with it. Joes was totally overrated. more

Rip off!!! 8/20/2006

brandie911 Provided by Partner
I looked on citysearch to find a new place for breakfast and came across Joe's diner which received good reviews. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! $8.35 for bacon and eggs. Let me rephrase. $8.35 for AVERAGE bacon and eggs. My husband and I had bacon and eggs, plain coffee and 1/2 fruit platter for low price of $28.00. Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't mind paying 30 bucks for a fantastic breakfast. This was not the case. This was your average diner food. We paid $6.30 for a half of a fruit plate and the rinds were still on all the fruit. Am I the only one who gets sick of paying Santa Monica prices? Come on people, traffic is terrible, parking stinks and then you pay through the nose for average food. I am done with it. Joes was totally overrated. more

Solid Diner in Santa Monica 5/2/2006

I've been eating lunch here for years...the service is great and the menu provides many options. Expect to pay over $12-15 for lunch, even for a basic salad or sandwich. It's a bit greasy, but there are a few healthier choices, too. All in all, I'd say this is an above-average local diner, but falls a bit short considering the many dining options on SM's Main Street. Pros: Friendly Staff, Quick Service, Many Options Cons: Price more

Solid Diner in Santa Monica 5/1/2006

jgreene55 Provided by Partner
I've been eating lunch here for years...the service is great and the menu provides many options. Expect to pay over $12-15 for lunch, even for a basic salad or sandwich. It's a bit greasy, but there are a few healthier choices, too. All in all, I'd say this is an above-average local diner, but falls a bit short considering the many dining options on SM's Main Street. Pros: Friendly Staff, Quick Service, Many Options Cons: Price more
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  • This sidewalk cafe offers casual dining, home cooking and lots of people watching on Santa Monica's bustling Main Street.

  • 4/22/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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    Tue-Sat 7pm-2am
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    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Ocean Park, West LA

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