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Dawn & Dillinger's Guidebook

Dawn & Dillinger
We are both from California originally. We love to travel and have spent a lot of time in southeast Asia. Dillinger is Welder/Metal Sculptor/Artist and Dawn is a professional Camera Operator work... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

180 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing food, outdoor seating. if your not in the mood for beer the Sangria is delicious. We recommend any of the burgers or the Ahi Tuna sandwich

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Too many things to put in just one category. On the Pier you will find a roller coaster and theme park with rides and traditional carnival games, an Aquarium, giant horse carousel, street vendors,... read more


Le Zinque

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 600 Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

125 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wine bar with light food fare. Walking distance.


Venice Beach

Parks & NatureBeaches
1500 Ocean Front Walk·Map·

178 local Airbnb hosts recommend

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best sandwiches around. It is always busy don't let that scare you off. Go straight to the deli counter and grab a #. There are some pre-made sandwiches on the counter as well. The bread is divine!!


Abbot's Habit

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1401 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local Venice staple. Coffee, Teas, bagels, pastries, breakfast items. Great sandwiches, salads and daily homemade soups.

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boutique coffee shop brewing only made to order coffee.

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local mexican restaurant that's been around forever. Open till 3am daily

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great sandwiches and salads

416 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Grocery Store. The food court/salad bar is expansive. Besides the food court...You can pick out fish, have the fish market cook it and be served at the wine/beer bar while you do tastings.

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you want German beer on tap this is the place to go. Great place to sit in the beer garden and watch the sunset.



Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1827 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

if you love Poke this is that place to go. You can also customize your order adding greens etc. YUM!!


Santa Monica Seafood

Food SceneMarket
1000 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fresh fish market with excellent variety. Small cafe and oyster bar for great casual dining as well.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Purveyor of local ingredients and farm to table dishes. Breakfast is amazing and ends at 11 am.

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best seafood on the westside. Outdoor seating or bar seating as well. Always new fresh specials and we've never had a bad thing on the menu. We recommend making a reservation to get seated right a... read more


Sidewalk Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1401 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Historic Venice Beach Sidewalk Cafe has Patio seating for the best people watching in Venice. Giant Menu, full bar. Check out Small World Books next door.

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great sit down/take out or delivery Indian. The wine cellar is deep and JC is always there to pair your food and wine. If you go in and JC is there tell him Dawn and Dillinger sent you.

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Craft Brewery with great food.

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Kifune Sushi Bar

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 405 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The most fun you have ever had at a Sushi bar. If your adventurous sit at the Sushi bar. Say "Hi" to Shu and Hidae. Make sure you tell them that Dawn and Dillinger sent you


Rutt's Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 12114 West Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get a royal for breakfast but its open all day. If you crave Hawaiian food or are just curious this place is authentic, the staff is knowledgeable and the food is delicious.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Traditional European breakfast/lunch spot. There is a small grocery store and deli specializing in Dutch, German and Scandinavian treats located in the same location. Best blueberry pancakes ever!!!

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Ramen Bar with all the extras. Don't miss the truffle brussel sprouts as an appetizer.



EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 910 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The closest grocery store to our place.


Trader Joe's

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 3212 Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good prices for healthy food. Great selection of pre-made meals.


Mitsuwa Marketplace

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$· 3760 South Centinela Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Japanese/Asian grocery store with fresh fish and everything Japanese you can think of. There is also a food court inside the store with great noodles, soups and various other delicious dishes.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Oldest book store in Venice. Charming and worth the time to visit.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Out door mall that stretches from Wilshire to Broadway blvd on 3rd Street. There is also a new indoor/outdoor 3 story mall at Broadway and 3rd Street. Plenty of Street Performers Busking, many Rest... read more


Ekkamai Thai Restaurant

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 13223 West Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Authentic Thai, and they Deliver!! Look for the menu in our food book.