Danny's Deli – Los Angeles, California - Atlas Obscura
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Los Angeles, California

Danny's Deli

Authentic gondola hanging from the ceiling, notable mural in the back room. 

With exposed brick, high backed booths and vaulted ceilings Danny’s has some of the old time grandeur that can now be hard to find on Venice Beach.

A popular tourist stop in in the early 1920s, it has maintained that feel and aura and includes among its treasures a Venetian Mardi-Gras mask, an original gondola from 1904 (said to be the last) and a ton of fantastic art. Among the pieces are some from Dennis Hopper, Ed Ruscha, and most notably a mural by Rip Cronk entitled “Hobnobbing in Venice. ” Cronk is also responsible for the Jim Morrison mural.