Santa Monica's Oldest Restaurant and Bar!

The Galley Restaurant & Bar

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome Aboard from Captain Ron!

The Galley, the oldest restaurant and bar in all of west Los Angeles will satisfy your every culinary desire while you dine in the warm, candle-lit ambiance and enjoy the entertaining charm of Captain Ron. The seafaring interior includes small portholes for windows, a captain's wheel, the popular South Seas Bar and an outdoor patio decorated with fishing net and sea shells.

Captain Ron gives customers a wide variety of menu choices including eight selections of mouth-watering Steaks, perfectly-prepared Chicken, Seafood, Pastas and Vegetarian dishes. Highlighted menu favorites include the East Coast Little Neck Clams, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Tacos and Filet Mignon Chili, American dining, as well as the Galley Salads with famed “secret recipe” salad dressing.

The South Seas Bar is the perfect place for a late night drink and the large outdoor patio is one of Santa Monica’s best kept secrets for outdoor dining, cocktails and private events. Our happy hour is 5 to 7 pm every night at the bar and patio.

See you on Deck!


Beautifully preserved as an historic Santa Monica landmark, THE GALLEY is full of old Hollywood history and memorabilia. Every wall will bring you back to a time when such Hollywood icons as Clarke Gable, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan and Marilyn Monroe were part of the “Galley Gang.” Owner, Captain Ron Schur, is always on hand to relate nostalgic stories of that bygone era. His charm and humor will add to the enjoyment of your meal and your GALLEY experience. Good food in a fun atmosphere makes THE GALLEY a must for regulars as well as visitors to the Santa Monica area.

Los Angeles Magazine

"Across the street from the Frank Gehry designed Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Galley, since 1934, is one of the few truly classic neighborhood haunts left in L.A., complete with sawdust on the floor, a jukebox of old favorites, and yes, red naugahyde booths, where you can enjoy dining by candlelight."


What People Are Saying

“The drinks are excellent pours.”

Captain Ron claims that in the past 17 years he has never heard anyone complain about the size of the pour.

“The portions are incredibly generous and the steaks are great quality.”

Captain Ron takes pride in size of The Galley's jumbo shrimp the fact that the exact same steaks are more expensive elsewhere.

“The service is always friendly.”

Captain Ron boasts about the friendly service of his staff. He explains it as a CHEERS like atmosphere, where first time guests are treated like Norm. He wants people to turn off their televisions and computers and head down to The Galley to talk to somebody.