Lunch on Main Street in Santa Monica
I haven't been on Main Street in Santa Monica recently. Do any of the chowhounds have any good recommendations for lunch on Main Street?
Personally, I've never ran into anything spectacular for lunch on Main St. If I would have to pick a spot, I'd actually walk a couple blocks to Ocean Ave. and hit up Cora's Coffee Shoppe. Kinda pricey, but many nice choices.
My regulars on Main St:
1. Joe's Diner -- I get a Chicken Philly and curly fries for lunch.
2. Library Ale House -- Surprisingly good stuff for what should be a bar and grill. The spinach & strawberry salad is quite good.
3. Main St. Farmer's Market -- Sundays only -- On sunny sundays, this is always a treat. A number of local restaurants setup food stalls. You can get omelets, crepes, sandwiches, fresh squeezed oj, grilled corn, etc. The food is not fantastic -- but the atmosphere makes up for it all.
i second library. the steak sandwich is pretty delicious. also i believe they have a day when all their burgers (including less burgery ones like the ahi) are half price. maybe monday?
My buddy owns a hotel on main in Santa Monica and his lunch spot is Chaya.
Technically, that's Venice, not Santa Monica, but it's hair splitting. (angel hair pasta splitting?) It's only like a block out of SM on the Venice side.
I like Chaya, too. Galley is cool. I also like the fish and chips at Finn's.