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Jan 14, 2007 03:53 AM

Cheap but Good Eats on 3rd St Promenade or Santa Monica Pier

Will be going to either or both locations and would like recommendations on cheap but good eating in the 3rd St Promenade and Santa Monica Pier areas.


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  1. Fritto Misto
    Houston's (if you like it, it's there)
    Bravo Cucina is a little more expensive
    Ye Old King's Head Pub

    1. If you like English food there's the Tudor House on 2nd (E side) S of Santa Monica, Ye Olde King's Head on Santa Monica at 2nd (SW corner), and another place whose name I forget on Santa Monica (S side) E of 3rd street. Tudor House has the best/most authentic [some would claim this an oxymoron] food of the lot, though the menu isn't huge; but the others have draft beer and full bars; if this is an issue King's Head is the place to go.

      1. I just has a quick bite at wolfgang puck express and it is always good. above mcdonalds on the 2 nd floor. they serve wine and beer too. the bbq chicken quesidilla is great.

        1. there's good food and poor food, but for dining with table service it doesn't really come cheap on the locations you're asking about. Ocean Ave Seafood has a nice little happy hour (I don't know about weekends) with a fresh oyster bar. The lunch menu at The Lobster is not outrageous, considering the delightful view it offers. If you are out here on the weekend, Joe's in Venice offers a fine brunch for about $15 bucks. It's neither at the pier or the prominade, but only a 10 minute drive away. On Abbott Kinney


          1. I just though of something: If you want the best-est cheapest, go to Bay Cities Deli on Lincoln Blvd. Order some fantastic sandwiches (call ahead by phone order or you'll wait a looong time. Then take your sandwiches to the pier and eat on a bench.