Venice beach, home of Muscle Beach, quick and easy “doctor” visits, and tourists is a great place to come people watch. But when it comes to eating, everything is quick and easy. The Sidewalk Cafe not only offers a great place to get out of the sun and people watch, but some pretty good eats.
This is one of those it is what it is types of places. Nothing fancy counting on the tourist draw and some locals. Every time I have been by, it has always been packed and when I went this time, I got in right before the line started at the door, so I got a seat pretty quick.
Most places that I have gone to have some spinach and artichoke type dip, but this one was a bit tastier with a little more texture to it, something which I enjoy cause who wants a runny dip?
Now here is something that surprised me, slap a steak on a bun and call it a burger. Nice touch! I don’t know if i should have used a knife and fork on this, but considering my surroundings, I took it like a burger. Notwithstanding the cut of meat that was given to me, it was actually pretty tasty. They must have used some sort or rub/spice on it and it was cooked medium rare as I requested. Other places where I have been that have this type of sandwich would have burnt this to a crisp..
Again, it is what it is.. If you are in Venice and would like a nice place to kill about an hour and people watch, this is a place for you. The service is kinda slow, but it is packed, so know what you want pretty quickly.