The Galley

★★★★★
  • 2442 Main St

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

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  • 310-452-1934

About The Galley

Hours
Monday thru Saturday 5pm to 11:30pm, Sunday open for lunch at 1:00pm
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Food

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I often eat dinner at the Galley before going to the Edgemar Center for the Arts across the street. The food is great and the service is good. I've had the steak, burgers, chicken and salmon. All were tasty. By the way, happy hour prices

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I often eat dinner at the Galley before going to the Edgemar Center for the Arts across the street. The food is great and the service is good. I've had the steak, burgers, chicken and salmon. All were tasty. By the way, happy hour prices

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I used to be a fan of the Galley and take all my friends there. It has a pretty good happy hour and drink special, steaks are pretty good too but beware, there are skeletons. I was a fan ...

until one night when my laptop was stolen after

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I used to be a fan of the Galley and take all my friends there. It has a pretty good happy hour and drink special, steaks are pretty good too but beware, there are skeletons. I was a fan ...

until one night when my laptop was stolen after

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I love The Galley located on Main Street in Santa Monica. It may look like an abandoned ship from the outside, but it is definitely a yacht when it comes to quality and taste of the food and drinks.

The Galley opened in 1934, and remains

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I love The Galley located on Main Street in Santa Monica. It may look like an abandoned ship from the outside, but it is definitely a yacht when it comes to quality and taste of the food and drinks.

The Galley opened in 1934, and remains

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If you read these reviews, you will notice that the dates of the "5 star" reviews were YEARS ago and clearly do not reflect this place now. We had a terrible time there with a bartender and I was so disgusted by the behavior I will not

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If you read these reviews, you will notice that the dates of the "5 star" reviews were YEARS ago and clearly do not reflect this place now. We had a terrible time there with a bartender and I was so disgusted by the behavior I will not

Pros: Friendly hostess, good sauces, good atmosphere

Cons: Horribly rude bartender, stay away!

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Dinner house prices with a limited menu; sauteed spinach and canned corn were... well, both from a can (spinach not freshly sauteed); Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, and white rice not offered during lunch hours--how do you order fresh

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Dinner house prices with a limited menu; sauteed spinach and canned corn were... well, both from a can (spinach not freshly sauteed); Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, and white rice not offered during lunch hours--how do you order fresh

Pros: Excellent, friendly service; good dipping sauces

Cons: Overpriced, side orders disappointing, limited menu

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Batten down the hatches! Avast mates, twas a Horrible hellish painful night indeed. \r
I never b*#@$ed so bad on dry land. And on valentines night too? Sick men do tell tales.

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Batten down the hatches! Avast mates, twas a Horrible hellish painful night indeed. \r
I never b*#@$ed so bad on dry land. And on valentines night too? Sick men do tell tales.

Cons: not digestible

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My love for this place knows no bounds. I live in San Francisco, but I'm always in Santa Monica for business. I must go to the Galley at least two or three times a month. Whenever I step in the door, I am welcomed with such hoopla, I

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My love for this place knows no bounds. I live in San Francisco, but I'm always in Santa Monica for business. I must go to the Galley at least two or three times a month. Whenever I step in the door, I am welcomed with such hoopla, I

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If you like a great big steak, this is your place. Come hungry because you get large portions. Quaint restaurants with lots of eye candy on the walls. Service was great and the food was delicious. Street metered parking.

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If you like a great big steak, this is your place. Come hungry because you get large portions. Quaint restaurants with lots of eye candy on the walls. Service was great and the food was delicious. Street metered parking.

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Wow!!! What a stunning surprise. I thought with all the reviews, the "oldest restaurant", the "great atmosphere" that we were in for a fun yummy night. We drove all the way to Santa Monica and walked into what could only be described as

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Wow!!! What a stunning surprise. I thought with all the reviews, the "oldest restaurant", the "great atmosphere" that we were in for a fun yummy night. We drove all the way to Santa Monica and walked into what could only be described as

Pros: The bathroom was clean

Cons: Bad food and weak service

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This is a fun little place on Main Street. The inside is very chotchky with lots of lights, but it is a good local spot. We had some good clam chowder and calamari. There are always some local characters sitting at the bar. You can also get little tiny plastic colored mermaids in your drink!

I've been a couple times and we've had fun waitresses.

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This is a fun little place on Main Street. The inside is very chotchky with lots of lights, but it is a good local spot. We had some good clam chowder and calamari. There are always some local characters sitting at the bar. You can also get little tiny plastic colored mermaids in your drink!

I've been a couple times and we've had fun waitresses.

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I cannot honestly review the food because the service made me so mad I left. We called ahead with friends who had been there before and recommended it. We arrived at 8:15 on friday night, on time for our reservation. The Table wasn't

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I cannot honestly review the food because the service made me so mad I left. We called ahead with friends who had been there before and recommended it. We arrived at 8:15 on friday night, on time for our reservation. The Table wasn't

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We discovered The Galley on recent trip from Baltimore MD, and the food, especially the steaks, and service were high part of our trip. We will be back!!!!

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We discovered The Galley on recent trip from Baltimore MD, and the food, especially the steaks, and service were high part of our trip. We will be back!!!!

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I have a blast everytime I go to The Galley. It's a great bar scene and the place is always packed with loyal regulars. I've never had a bad meal there and the jumbo shrimp cocktail is amazing! You must say HI to Captain Ron and have him

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I have a blast everytime I go to The Galley. It's a great bar scene and the place is always packed with loyal regulars. I've never had a bad meal there and the jumbo shrimp cocktail is amazing! You must say HI to Captain Ron and have him

Pros: food, service, ambiance, easy parking

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i have been eating here for 40 years, and even though I was a kid then, it still has almost the same feel to me. I remember waiting for hours to get a table because there were only a few. There are more tables now, so you wont be quite

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i have been eating here for 40 years, and even though I was a kid then, it still has almost the same feel to me. I remember waiting for hours to get a table because there were only a few. There are more tables now, so you wont be quite

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A group of us had our New Year's dinner here and we had a great time. The food was good and fresh! We will definitely come back here for more.

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A group of us had our New Year's dinner here and we had a great time. The food was good and fresh! We will definitely come back here for more.

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I love the Galley, I've been going there for years. It's always been a favorite of mine, and it doesn't hurt that it's walking distance from my house. Captain Ron makes sure that everyone is given special treatment, and is well taken

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I love the Galley, I've been going there for years. It's always been a favorite of mine, and it doesn't hurt that it's walking distance from my house. Captain Ron makes sure that everyone is given special treatment, and is well taken

Pros: Friendly local restaurant with great steaks

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My girlfriend and I went to the Galley for our 2 year anniversary. We started out with the shrimp cocktail, which was bigger than we expected. Very good. Then I had the spinach and mushroom ravioli, which was delicious! She had the New

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My girlfriend and I went to the Galley for our 2 year anniversary. We started out with the shrimp cocktail, which was bigger than we expected. Very good. Then I had the spinach and mushroom ravioli, which was delicious! She had the New

Pros: Great food, superb service

Cons: interior a little rough around the edges

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It's a little dark in there, but if you are craving a rockin chili dog, you won't be dissapointed.

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It's a little dark in there, but if you are craving a rockin chili dog, you won't be dissapointed.

Pros: Food, vibe

Cons: lighting

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The Galley is a friendly, low-key neighborhood restaurant that has fantastic burgers and a full bar. There are plenty of places in the area that offer good burgers, but none of them seem to have good wine or hard alcohol. The Galley is a

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The Galley is a friendly, low-key neighborhood restaurant that has fantastic burgers and a full bar. There are plenty of places in the area that offer good burgers, but none of them seem to have good wine or hard alcohol. The Galley is a

Pros: Patio, secret parking area in the back

Cons: Metered parking only - 24 hours

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This is a fun place to go with friends or family. Not a good date spot or romantic environment, but if you're just looking for a tasty meal and a chill atmosphere check this place out.

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This is a fun place to go with friends or family. Not a good date spot or romantic environment, but if you're just looking for a tasty meal and a chill atmosphere check this place out.

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In response to the review from the person who griped about the service regarding their baby, three words, get a sitter! There are restaurants that are child friendly, believe it or not, there are ones that would prefer you left them at

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In response to the review from the person who griped about the service regarding their baby, three words, get a sitter! There are restaurants that are child friendly, believe it or not, there are ones that would prefer you left them at

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I'm not kidding. Words can't describe how bad the sights, the smells, and the tastes were -- but I'll try. I have NEVER not finished at least half a steak and this piece of, ahem, filet mignon was inedible. Not even the peppercorn (I swear

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I'm not kidding. Words can't describe how bad the sights, the smells, and the tastes were -- but I'll try. I have NEVER not finished at least half a steak and this piece of, ahem, filet mignon was inedible. Not even the peppercorn (I swear

Cons: Everything

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How disappointing We should have jumped ship the moment we walked in The Galley, but we are always willing to give a place a try. The interior was dark and dingy; indeed, it is Santa Monicas Original Restaurant and Bar Since 1934.

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How disappointing We should have jumped ship the moment we walked in The Galley, but we are always willing to give a place a try. The interior was dark and dingy; indeed, it is Santa Monicas Original Restaurant and Bar Since 1934.

Pros: Santa Monica

Cons: Decor, Food, Parking

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It seems like a hole-in-the-wall, but don't be fooled. The Galley is a great restaurant. Take a large group af friends pf drinks on the back patio or belly up to the bar with a bunch of locals. Favorite dish: The Steak Spinach Salad w/

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It seems like a hole-in-the-wall, but don't be fooled. The Galley is a great restaurant. Take a large group af friends pf drinks on the back patio or belly up to the bar with a bunch of locals. Favorite dish: The Steak Spinach Salad w/

Pros: Christmas lights up all year, juke box works

Cons: not a lot of seating

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We love the Galley..we love that its decor is cheesy, that the menu is out of the 1960's, that the bar is a tad "close" and the steak and seafood a little overpriced..it keeps the outsiders away. Maybe at this rate no one will ever discover their Happy Hour, where they serve the amazing GIANT scampi in garlic butter..like mini-lobsters..for half price, along with the best hamburger in the hood and most of the rest of the bar menu...it's all half price and we wait outside until it's 5pm...can't help it!

PROS: The steak..the lobster..the waitresses the HAPPY HOUR!
CONS: the prices...the crowd of locals

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We love the Galley..we love that its decor is cheesy, that the menu is out of the 1960's, that the bar is a tad "close" and the steak and seafood a little overpriced..it keeps the outsiders away. Maybe at this rate no one will ever discover their Happy Hour, where they serve the amazing GIANT scampi in garlic butter..like mini-lobsters..for half price, along with the best hamburger in the hood and most of the rest of the bar menu...it's all half price and we wait outside until it's 5pm...can't help it!

PROS: The steak..the lobster..the waitresses the HAPPY HOUR!
CONS: the prices...the crowd of locals

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This place is the coolest find in the Los Angeles area! We are from NYC and LOVE going to the Galley when in Santa Monica! The food is wonderful, but even better - the staff and ambience are unique, fun and like a neighborhood party all

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This place is the coolest find in the Los Angeles area! We are from NYC and LOVE going to the Galley when in Santa Monica! The food is wonderful, but even better - the staff and ambience are unique, fun and like a neighborhood party all

Pros: steaks, ambience, Capt Ron

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Our 7:00 reservation was lost and we were left standing, crammed in the doorway holding a baby until 7:41. We asked for a table and high chair, when seated, the hostess informed us they do not have high chairs, she did not seem to care,

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Our 7:00 reservation was lost and we were left standing, crammed in the doorway holding a baby until 7:41. We asked for a table and high chair, when seated, the hostess informed us they do not have high chairs, she did not seem to care,

Pros: good atmosphere, good food

Cons: not kid friendly, not c/s oriented, crowded hostess area

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The Galley is one of my favorite places to eat in the Santa Monica/ Venice area. The atmosphere is awesome. Nice and comfortable and cozy. The wait staff is always friendly, and welcoming. I find that to be very rare in LA. The food

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The Galley is one of my favorite places to eat in the Santa Monica/ Venice area. The atmosphere is awesome. Nice and comfortable and cozy. The wait staff is always friendly, and welcoming. I find that to be very rare in LA. The food

Pros: atmosphere, friendly service , good food

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Simply put...The time honered treasure we lucky customers call (The Galley) is nothing less than "A FILET MINGON IN A WORLD OF QUARTER POUNDERS".

There....I said it! Believe it.

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Simply put...The time honered treasure we lucky customers call (The Galley) is nothing less than "A FILET MINGON IN A WORLD OF QUARTER POUNDERS".

There....I said it! Believe it.

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Captain Ron and his crew keep this place shipshape. The decor is quirky and inviting. The patio - at night - can't be beat. And the steak - man oh man is it great! Don't expect anything wild and crazy with the food - steak, salad, sides, seafood. Got to give them props for trying, but their more experimental dishes don't represent well. The wine list is good, although beware the super small drinks. Service is excellent.

PROS: Food, atmosphere, service
CONS: being rushed through dinner on a busy night

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Captain Ron and his crew keep this place shipshape. The decor is quirky and inviting. The patio - at night - can't be beat. And the steak - man oh man is it great! Don't expect anything wild and crazy with the food - steak, salad, sides, seafood. Got to give them props for trying, but their more experimental dishes don't represent well. The wine list is good, although beware the super small drinks. Service is excellent.

PROS: Food, atmosphere, service
CONS: being rushed through dinner on a busy night

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We were staying in downtown L.A., and picked a few restaurants in Santa Monica from the internet that we would drive by & determine our dinner destination by the looks of the place. We saw a few that looked o.k. around the pier, but when

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We were staying in downtown L.A., and picked a few restaurants in Santa Monica from the internet that we would drive by & determine our dinner destination by the looks of the place. We saw a few that looked o.k. around the pier, but when

Pros: Back patio, Funky decor

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The burgers at the galley are succulent and tasty. It is not pretensious, unlike many other Main street haunts. The waitresses are very friendly. Stick to the meat, the fish is not as satisfying.

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The burgers at the galley are succulent and tasty. It is not pretensious, unlike many other Main street haunts. The waitresses are very friendly. Stick to the meat, the fish is not as satisfying.

Pros: Burgers, Steaks

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This is one of my favorite Los Angeles restaurants. Especially if you want to avoid the LA scene. This place is down to earth, cool, and comfortable. The service is always great. The food is always very good too. Nothing fancy - just good

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This is one of my favorite Los Angeles restaurants. Especially if you want to avoid the LA scene. This place is down to earth, cool, and comfortable. The service is always great. The food is always very good too. Nothing fancy - just good

Pros: atmosphere, food, service

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i was looking for a non trendy neighbourhood place and hoping to find it at the galley. the bartender was great, but the food below average. i ordered the steak as was recommended by the past few reviews. the steak was chewy and charred.

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i was looking for a non trendy neighbourhood place and hoping to find it at the galley. the bartender was great, but the food below average. i ordered the steak as was recommended by the past few reviews. the steak was chewy and charred.

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We were so happy to find this place right in our own backyard. We had such bad experiences with the Buggy Whip in Westchester and were so pleased with everything about the Galley. The coulotte steak is delicious and they let you choose

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We were so happy to find this place right in our own backyard. We had such bad experiences with the Buggy Whip in Westchester and were so pleased with everything about the Galley. The coulotte steak is delicious and they let you choose

Pros: great service, old marine atmosphere, delicious food

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It may look like a Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, but this place is a top notch steak house. Loved the peppercorn steak! And you couldn't ask for a cozier atmosphere. Good for dates or dinner with friends.

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It may look like a Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, but this place is a top notch steak house. Loved the peppercorn steak! And you couldn't ask for a cozier atmosphere. Good for dates or dinner with friends.

Pros: Excellent steaks, Cozy atmosphere, Serves late

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Somewhere between trendy restaurants and local dives along Main Street, the Galley rises to the surface. Sip martini's anonymously at the bar or slip out back to the heated patio to enjoy a quiet, casual dinner under the stars. The

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Somewhere between trendy restaurants and local dives along Main Street, the Galley rises to the surface. Sip martini's anonymously at the bar or slip out back to the heated patio to enjoy a quiet, casual dinner under the stars. The

Pros: Casual, Delicious steak, comfortable patio

Message from The Galley

The Galley Restaurant, located on Main street in Santa Monica, is open for private, and corporate parties of all types: birthdays, wedding receptions, anniversaries, bachelor and bachelorette parties, Christmas, superbowl, special event parties, or even when you just think it??s about time to have a really good time!

More about The Galley

Of course, we offer a full bar, not to mention the friendly attention your guests will receive from our beautiful ??Galley Girls? as they serve you. For a really fun, and truly memorable experience, The Galley is a great choice of venue to throw your next party! Established in 1934, The Galley is the oldest, and one of the most cherished, restaurants in Santa Monica. So, why are the Galley regulars so loyal? Each year, they get invited to 1934 Night, when the restaurant??s owner, Captain Ron, rolls back the prices to 1934, the year The Galley opened. The menu includes 1934 prices, a full steak dinner is 85 cents! It??s a boatload of fun? With Captain Ron at the helm to make sure that the drinks are stiff, and the food and service is first class, your party will enjoy the very best from what our hidden treasure has to offer! For more information, please visit our website - http://www.thegalleyrestaurant.net

 

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