If you're in Santa Monica and are looking for a cool spot to grub check out The Misfit. It's one of the most popular spots near 3rd St Promenade. If you're going for dinner on the weekend you can expect at least an hour wait, but it's so worth it!
Their menu is designed to be small plates for everyone to share. So generally you end up ordering at least 3 or 4 things depending on how many people you go with. My absolute favorite dish is their crispy chicken sandwich with spicy mayo. It's so juicy and flavorful; I love it! My second favorite dish is their prime rib french dip nik niks. These sliders are to be dipped in a jus - which is a thin gravy sauce made from meat juices. The bun is so soft and chewy, the entire combination is awesome.
Their baked mac n cheese is good as well, perfect for the gluten free foodie because the pasta is actually a brown rice, and the cheese sauce has green chilis mixed into it for a hint of spice. Their shoestring fries are great too.
Best part is after you finish eating everyone gets a homemade salted chocolate chip cookie on the house. The Misfit is known for these delicious little treats, and it's the perfect ending to a great dinner (not to mention great way to keep customers coming back for more ;).
SPOT: The Misfit
ADDRESS: 225 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
ORDER: Crispy chicken sandwich, prime rib sliders, mac-n-cheese, and shoestring fries.