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Located in Historic Uptown Whittier...

Just across the street from Whittier College, California Grill has been serving food up "Fresh, Fast and Fun" for more than a decade. We are a proud American restaurant with a California twist to our cuisine. In one of the many California permutations, there are a fair number of Mexican dishes on the menu. 

In 1996, we moved into the space where Bob's Big Boy once was and it has been history ever since. Hundreds of guests come through our doors each day. Whether it be for a bite to eat before a day in the office or for late night dessert just before bed, we've loved getting to know each and every one of our guests that get cozy in one of our booths or relax out on the patio.

Our Mission

Our mission at California Grill is to provide quality customer service, a friendly, comfortable environment and delicious dishes at fair prices. We strive to offer only the freshest ingredients on a daily basis to all of our menu selections and we aim to please each guest with a dining experience that is literally unmatched. 

As a family owned and operated restaurant, our approach towards everyday business is truly cooperative. We believe that every member of our team is integral to our success and by creating a family atmosphere within the company makes for an enjoyable environment when you and your family come to visit us.

Our Philosophy

We, as a company, are more passionate about guest service than anything else. Our culture describes our service standard as the "ultimate guest experience." California Grill Restaurant has a passion for guest satisfaction that goes beyond anyone's expectation. It is our focus that every guest returns to dine with us. Of course, to accomplish this we rely mostly on our experienced wait staff. We rely on their self motivation to perform to the best of your ability and their ability to self evaluate service performance on a daily basis.

Our Involvement

At California Grill, our commitment to our guests and their families does not end outside the restaurant doors. At California Grill, we thrive on building lasting, meaningful relationships that show just how vested we are in the welfare of our guests and our community. 

We have been the proud sponsor of many groups, teams and events in the Whittier area for more than a decade. It has been a pleasure to honor donor requests and we look forward to our continued support of everything our community does for decades to come.