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Ultimate Food Guide to the Santa Monica Pier

Published on July 22, 2019

The Santa Monica Pier is filled with entertainment, attractions, and of course an amazingly stunning view! Another thing that is special about the Pier? It has so much delicious food! When visiting the Santa Monica Pier, you can use this guide for all its food offerings:

Santa Monica Pier Food Offerings


Seaside on the Pier

With a rooftop lounge, cocktails, a menu with amazing seafood plus plenty of vegetarian options, and beautiful views of the rest of the historic pier, Seaside on the Pier is an excellent choice for both a casual meal or a romantic date night destination!


Soda Jerks

A classic boardwalk needs a classic soda fountain! Found in the historical Carousel Building, Soda Jerks is a 1950s stop for every ice cream sundae you can imagine, along with shakes, floats, and smoothies. And for the purists, you can even get a Chocolate Coke, an Egg Cream, or a Phosphate to share with your best girl!


Rusty’s Surf Ranch

After a day at the Santa Monica Beach, Rusty’s is here to fulfill beachhead desires! From BBQ Chicken and Angus Beef Cheeseburgers, to fresh salads like their Farmer’s Market and Classic Caesar, Rusty’s will not disappoint. Feel free to indulge in a plate of Nachos or Hush Puppies as a perfect meal after the beach!


The Albright

The Albright offers the ultimate in seafood! Treat yourself to buckets of freshly caught oysters, crabs, and lobsters to fully experience the coastal living of the Santa Monica Pier! Poke, ceviche, and taco plates are also available, as well as the classic fish and chips!


Pier Burger

Pier Burger is a classic burger joint to fit the atmosphere of the historic Pier. Get a burger that cannot be beat and stick around for frozen custards, floats, and concretes to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Like your seafood on the “Southern” side? Look no further than the world-famous Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, inspired by the Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump. While you can certainly find shrimp, prepared in a variety of ways (as Bubba said, it’s the “chicken of the sea”), you’ll find all sorts of Southern cuisine, like Baby Back Ribs, Cajun-style Mahi Mahi, and Southern Fried Chicken!



What do you get when you combine hot dogs with Japanese cooking? Japadog, of course! A true fusion cuisine experience, get hot dogs you’ve never had before, with toppings including teriyaki and seaweed, shrimp tempura, and Japanese noodles! If you’re not feeling especially adventurous, no fear! You can order simple all-beef hot dogs and bratwursts as well!

Mariasol Cocina Mexicana

Authentic tastes of Mexican cuisine are as close as the end of the Santa Monica Pier. Mariasol features fare inspired by the beach towns of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, with fresh seafood dishes served daily, and a large margarita menu!


Pacific Park Food Court Offerings

Talk about variety! Take a quick break from the games and attractions of Pacific Park for a meal or snack of your choice! You won’t be disappointed with the selection of classic boardwalk-style food, ranging from burgers to pizzas to tacos. And no visit is complete without ice cream or a funnel cake! Here’s some of the places the food court has to offer:


Beach Burger

Beach Burger offers fresh and delicious burgers and veggie burgers, as well as grilled cheese, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches that are made to order, alongside crinkle-cut fries. They also are now offering up breakfast, including breakfast burritos and buttermilk pancakes.


Pacific Wheel Pizza Company

At Pacific Wheel Pizza Company located in the food court, you can get delicious individual pan pizzas made with Italian ingredients.


Whac-a-mole Tacos

Whac-a-mole Tacos serves up not only tacos, but also burritos, nachos, and crinkle cut fries. You can also find Dole Whip here if you’re craving something sweet!

Scoops Ice Cream & Treats

Scoops serves a wide variety of ice cream flavors, from classic vanilla and strawberry to ones like cotton candy and cookie monster, all made with Lappert’s premium ice cream! They also serve funnel cakes, milkshakes, root beer floats, and Dippin’ Dots.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on the Santa Monica Pier

Nothing like having a beach day with a refreshing iced coffee or iced tea! You can get caffeinated at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in our food court, and also find some healthy snacks along with some pastries for breakfast.



Other Snacks in Pacific Park

Throughout Pacific Park, you can find treats such as Popcornopolis, Wetzel’s Pretzels, cotton candy, and ICEEs!


To learn more about Pacific Park and its food court, click here. To see more information about other restaurants on the Santa Monica Pier, click here.