Just North of P.C.H. on Aviation Blvd sits a quaint but comfortable home-style dining experience known for its baked good s, exemplary 1940s décor, and a menu you could spend hours frothing over. The best way to describe SB Event’s Restaurant of the Month for March, Ocean Diner, is homemade. True to its idyllic World War II atmosphere, all meals here are made from scratch, particularly the desert goods. The Ocean Diner, located at 959 Aviation Blvd. in Hermosa Beach, is everything you need for an authentic American counter-top meal.
The griddle at Ocean Diner gets a serious daily workout, morning classics like Blueberry Pancakes, French Toast, and waffles soothe the everyday palate. Homemade creations like Cinnamon Roll French Toast and Granola Banana Pancakes make breakfast feel like a holiday. You can even order a Waffle Sundae with your Java Man coffee.
Breakfast is a must here, there’s an array of skillet & omelette choices beckon to be read but there’s one meal you must order… in Spanish. Huevos Rancheros (Ranch eggs) are a made with a crispy tortilla and smothered with a green tomatillo sauce, a perfect twist to a Mexican-American favorite.
Ocean Diner is relatively small by traditional Diner standards but it moves customers through its door at an efficient pace. Get their early on the weekends because parking can be scarce. Come with your family, friends, or sit at the counter-top by yourself, it’s actually quite common to see a party of one on a stool here. If you don’t have time for a sit-down meal try bringing home something sweet like a pumpkin muffin, coffee cake, lemon bar, or anything from their desert case.
Ocean Diner is located at 959 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach, 90254 (310) 372-3739.