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Oldest Surviving Restaurants
& Eating Establishments in Los Angeles County

The Original Saugus Cafe, Santa Clarita

The Original Saugus Cafe in Santa Clarita, founded 1886. Photo from Google Maps, Copyright 2017 Google.

Restaurant Established Location
Original Saugus Café 1886 25861 Railroad Ave, Santa Clarita
Philippe the Original 1908 1001 North Alameda, Downtown Los Angeles
Cole’s 1908 118 East Sixth St, Downtown Los Angeles
Musso & Frank Grill 1919 6667 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
Barney's Beanery 1920 8447 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood
Pacific Dining Car 1921 1310 West Sixth St, Downtown Los Angeles
Original Pantry 1924 877 South Figueroa, Downtown Los Angeles
Casa La Golondrina 1924 Olvera Street, Downtown Los Angeles
El Cholo 1927 1025 Wilshire Blvd, West Los Angeles (also 1121 South Western Ave, Midtown LA)
Les Freres Taix 1927 1911 Sunset Blvd, Silverlake (Los Angeles)
Canter’s Delicatessen & Bakery 1931 419 North Fairfax Ave, Fairfax (Los Angeles) (originally in Boyle Heights)
Clifton’s Cafeteria 1935 648 South Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles
Lawry’s Prime Rib 1938 100 North La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills (originally in LA)

Also see: Origins of Some Local Food Empires in Los Angeles County