Opened in 1934, The Galley remains Santa Monica’s oldest restaurant & bar and a beautifully preserved California landmark. With Captain Ron at the helm to make sure the drinks are stiff and the friendly service is first class, The Galley customers enjoy the best that Santa Monica has to offer from its oldest hidden treasure!
Originally from New York City, Ron Schur landed in Los Angeles in 1971 with dreams of becoming a standup comedian. Unfortunately, life as a comedian was not what he had envisioned, and Ron turned to the real estate and fast food business (Snacks 5th Avenue). His career was on the rise, but he still had that empty feeling that came from the need to entertain.
To visit The Galley is to truly experience one of L.A.'s last hidden treasures. Many native Californians have heard of The Galley and view it as the "old hang out". While it is still a great "hang out" it has also taken on a new face lift. Santa Monica's oldest restaurant and bar has been beautifully preserved along with the historic pieces that have been at The Galley for 71 years.
Established in 1934, The Galley is Santa Monica's oldest restaurant and bar. Long before I became its captain, I was a customer. I originally came to The Galley because it was a comfortable, neighborhood place, but one thing really stood out was the salad dressing.