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Mike & Ruthie's Guidebook

Mike & Ruthie
Our family of four (well, six if you count the two dogs) live in Venice, CA in our house, which we love. We also have an airbnb in upstate NY: The Robin's Nest https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/239... read more

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#1

Scopa Italian Roots

BarsBars
$$· 2905 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

great food and atmosphere, although a bit pricey, but worth it if you are looking for a nice meal and night out. Very close. Pretty much across the street so you can walk!

#2

26 Beach

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 3100 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is our go to restaurant - great food right across the street - a great place for brunch. Also known for their burgers, but they pretty much have everything on the menu, and then some.

#3

Mao's Kitchen

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 1512 Pacific Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great American Chinese Cuisines and pretty affordable for Venice Beach. Entrees are usually $7 to $13 roughly, although don't quote us on that. Try the orange ginger chicken and hot and sour soup!

#4

Pitfire Pizza Company

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 12924 Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

95 local Airbnb hosts recommend

More artisan pizzas and salads. Great chicken meatballs. Just up Washington, maybe a 15 minute walk East of Lincoln or a 5 minute drive. Use some organic ingredients. Brick fire/wood oven. Delish!

#5

Intelligentsia Coffee

$$· 1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

291 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I am not a coffee drinker, but people swear by it. Expect a wait.

#6

Cafe Buna

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 3105 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great local breakfast spot - cheaper, faster but expect a wait.

#7

Maxwell's Cafe

RestaurantsRestaurants
13329 West Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great breakfast spot and reasonable. If you go at "rush hour" brunch or breakfast time, you might have a wait. Try their pancakes - delicious!

#8

Sunny Spot

BarsBars
$$· 822 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

92 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Interesting (cuban influenced) cuisine. Great spot for happy hour or drinks also. Large outdoor patio.

#9

Cows End

$· 34 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

172 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great local coffee shop. Delicious ice tea, smoothies and sandwiches, and apparently, great coffee. Been in Venice forever!

#10

Clutch

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 427 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing BBQ and great local vibe!

#11

Oscar's Cerveteca

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 523 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

190 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place has a great brunch and it's not that crowded, and it is also a fun and delicious dinner spot!

#12

Superba Food & Bread

BakeriesBakeries
$$· 1900 S Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

189 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun, great cuisine, outdoor area to sit on a nice day. Only beer and wine, but amazing bread, great service and some fine culinary creations!

#13

Joe's Restaurant

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 1023 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Website·

82 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A Venice Establishment -been around for over 30 years. Uses local, farm fresh organic ingredients. Joe is awesome. Staff and service excellent!

#14

Danny's Venice

StoresStores
$$· 23 Windward Avenue·Map·Hours·

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place to have brunch or lunch and watch sports - so close to the beach. Great deli/american style cuisine.

#15

James Beach Restaurant

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 60 North Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

175 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home of the famous "fish tacos" from I love you man - they are great, as is the atmosphere and food at this Venice local establishment!

#16

Hama Sushi

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 213 Windward Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

and another local venice haunt

#17

Townhouse Venice

BarsBars
52 Windward Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite bars in Venice, make sure to check out the authentic and very old, but newly refurbished speak easy downstairs

#18

Hatchet Hall

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 12517 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like meat, this place is for you. the space is beautiful, and the Old Man Bar is cozy and makes you want to saddle up to the bar and have a drink

#19

Lemonade

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 1661 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

223 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great lemonade, ice teas and a good alternative to fast food, although not quite as cheap as fast food

#20

La Cabana Restaurant

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 738 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite places in Venice and LA! Authentic mexican cuisine, mariachis, homemade tortillas and great margaritas!

#21

Casablanca Restaurant

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 220 Lincoln Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing flour tortillas that melt in your mouth, delicious salsa verde, great seafood selection and a wide selection of tequilas

#22

Whole Foods Market - Venice

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676 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Whole Foods Market

#23

Ralphs

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

159 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ralphs is probably our closest, larger grocery store

#24

Canal Club

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 2025 Pacific Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite spots for Happy Hour in Venice . . . great sushi and other asian influenced cuisine, great margaritas.

#25

C & O Cucina

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 3016 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another restaurant that is pretty much across the street. Large family portions, generally Italian cuisine. The Rat Pack Lounge there is a bit more intimate and cozy. Try the garlic balls.

#26

Akbar Cuisine of India

RestaurantsRestaurants
3115 Washington Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like Indian Food, this place is amazing. Also right across the street So yummy!

#27

Wacky Wok

$$· 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd # F·Map·Hours·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Decent Chinese Food take out right around the corner from our house. You can walk there, or as with most places, order for take out or delivery.

#28

Kifune Sushi Bar

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

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

another local venice haunt

#29

Kippy's! Ice Cream Shop

StoresStores
245 Main Street #3D·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like vegan coconut ice cream, this place is for you - so delicious, organic and the folks who run it are so kind and wonderful. You'll want to go back again and again!

#30

Johnnie's NY Pizza

$$· 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great pizza and salad. Can eat there (casual atmosphere) or as it is also very close to our house, can order for pick up or delivery.

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