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Feb 21, 2011 11:42 AM

rae's on pico in santa monica

How is it? I work close by and want to take a picky friend. She always insists on treating so I hope it's good. I did a search but mostly found stuff on dal rae.

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  1. Keep your expectations low and you'll be okay. It's a divy diner with divy diner food (the kind of place I like, but I go to Pepy's Galley instead because I think they do a better job).

    Pepy's Galley
    12125 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Rae's Restaurant
    2901 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

    1. Agree with Servorg...used to go their quite a bit for eggs and home fries but its been at least 8 or 9 years...If you dig the "greasy spoon" vibe I think you'll like it...

      1. I love Rae's, but it's mostly nostalgic. I also loved, as a kid, needing to get cash, and running across the street to the ATM inside of dive bar The Joker on a Sunday morning. The drunks inside were not pleased by the intrusion of sunlight.

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        1. re: noahbites

          I too, have had to run across the street for cash at the joker- always a good laugh
          love Rae's for the greasy spoon, cheap, diner food

        2. It's great for a greasy breakfast. Typical diner fare.

          Go to nearby Lares or Upper West (which is great).