The Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center, located high in the Burbank hills, overlooks De Bell Golf Course, offering a breathtaking city view that is spectacular day or night. It is appropriately nicknamed “The Jewel on the Hill” and has been a landmark in the Burbank area for over 40 years. Castaway prides itself on serving up fresh food daily to its diners. Castaway offers scrumptious meals such as their Prime Rib French Dip Sandwich and their Butter-Poached Lobster Tail, or try one of the Chef’s daily creations. Don’t miss out, come try one of these tasty dishes today!



Restaurant Info

  • Address: 1250 Harvard Rd, Burbank CA 91501
  • Cross Street: North De Bell Drive
  • Location: San Fernando Valley | Burbank
  • Cuisine: American | Seafood |
  • Cost: $$ | Inexpensive | $25 - $50
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating: {{|safe }}
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 | Per Bottle
  • Staff: Saeed Favalli | General Manager
  • Phone: (818) 848-6691

Business Hours

Main Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Brunch 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


  • Full Bar
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Catering Services
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Room
  • Prix Fixe Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Healthy Options


  • Romantic Dining
  • Dining Alone
  • Business Dining
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions


Restaurant Address: 1250 Harvard Rd, Burbank CA 91501

User Reviews


Excellent service from the waiters until they were rushing us to get more food before they take them out. Our reservation is 7:30pm and it's just 8:30 and their putting the food away already. When we came at 7:30pm there's no more Salmon and what's left is just the head of the Salmon and bones. I'm not considering to have another dinner at Castaway restaurant and I would not recommend it.

Romantic Dining  

If you're looking for a super romantic spot for dinner with that special "someone", Castaway may be your restaurant of choice. The view is spectacular. The inside decor is lovely, and minus raucous show-off diners, the atmosphere is serene and calm. Carefully review the menu before dining, and avoid the parsnip skins at all cost. Put in a special order for your veggies to avoid something that looks like last week's left overs. The bread and pesto are great as are most of the service people. Arrive a few minutes early for self parking, as the walk back to the dining room is a steep climb and long walk.

Cast Away "Castaways"  

I attended a wedding at this restaurant yesterday and thought the entire experience was ruined by the abysmal quality of the facilities and service! The view is certainly spectacular, but that's where it all stops! The restaurant is dirty, the patio area is dirty with trash stuffed in the planters! The Verdugo Banquet Room was tacky at best. It was dirty, the plates were old, the silverware was old and mismatched, the food was Horrible! Yes, Horrible! The salad was tasteless and poorly presented with a disgusting vinaigrette dressing. All the Entree's were over cooked. The Steak and Fish were like leather, and some of the guests just left after tasting the food! The service was below mediocre. The staff had no idea how to provide quality service for the prices they were charging. The entire event was disorganized; there were no signs or staff directing guests to the right area's, the valet was confusing, the Wedding Coordinator was by far the worst I've ever seen - she was clueless! The list goes on and on!!!! Stay away from this place! It is very expensive and does not provide any value for your money and certainly leaves you wondering why you even went there!