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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


Abbot's Habit

$· 1401 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Website·

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Kifune Sushi Bar

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

22 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


La Cabana Restaurant

$· 738 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


On the Waterfront Cafe

$$· 205 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

51 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.


Blue Plate Oysterette

$$· 1355 Ocean Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

43 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


Rutt's Cafe

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

16 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.


Akbar Cuisine of India

3115 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

25 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.


Sidewalk Cafe

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

38 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.


Mendocino Farms

$$· 4724 Admiralty Way·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great sandwiches and salads


Santa Monica Seafood

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.


Small World Books

$$· 1407 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Blue Bottle Coffee

1103 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boutique coffee shop brewing only made to order coffee.



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

159 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The closest grocery store to our place.


Le Zinque

$$· 600 Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

166 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wine bar with light food fare. Walking distance.


JINYA Ramen Bar

$· 2400 Main St·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Venice Skate Park

1800 Ocean Front Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

100 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Trader Joe's

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

118 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Whole Foods Market - Venice


676 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.


Venice Ale House

$$· 2 Rose Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

250 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


Cantalini's Salerno Beach

$$· 193 Culver Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Its worth the extra few minutes to venture over to playa for this gem. Authentic and delicious. The Shrimp Diavola is to die for.


Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery

$· 1517 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

93 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!!


Mitsuwa Marketplace

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

86 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.


Ekkamai Thai Restaurant

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

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Shoop's Delicatessen

$· 2400 Main Street·Map·Hours·Website·

14 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!!!


Lucky Stop No 2 Liquor

1360 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest liquor store to our place with a basic selection of light snacks.



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

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Urban Escape Salon

1505 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

See Elisa for facials, waxing etc. Liz will give you an awesome haircut or trim. Long time Abbot Kinney Business we like to support. Only a 3 minute walk from our house.


Huckleberry Cafe

$$· 1014 Wilshire Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


BKK101 Thai Cuisine

11127 Venice Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home style authentic delicious Thai food. They don't deliver to our house but Amazon Now, Grub hub and Door dash will deliver for you. If you go in to dine it's only 2 miles away. Tell "Gift" , the... read more


Firestone Walker - The Propagator

$$· 3205 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Craft Brewery with great food.

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