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Eats around the Burbank airport?

kra81 Aug 18, 2006 03:57 PM

Hi guys... heading to Burbank tonight to pick up my boyfriend and want to grab dinner around there. Any recommendations? thanks.

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    Westlake Jake Aug 27, 2006 01:48 AM

    Whenever we are flying back from a trip into Burbank Airport, my wife and I always go to Bob's Big Boy on Riverside, just west of Pass.

    It's probably more of a nostalgia thing but the food is pretty decent if you like that old-style diner fare. Great milkshakes and hot fudge brownie dessert.

    On Friday nights they have a car rally so parking is a pain but it's a blast to see all those restored cars.

    1. davinagr Aug 18, 2006 08:25 PM

      I second the reco for the Ramp...which is literally right off the 5 freeway at Hollywood Way, very close to the airport, or The Daily Grill. I love their iceberg wedge...excellent combo of blue cheese, chopped tomato, savory bacon and an excellent tangy vinaigrette. Also...make a very good martini at the Grill.

      1. Dommy Aug 18, 2006 08:19 PM

        There is always Chili Johns... ;)



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          Jerome Aug 18, 2006 08:11 PM

          the mariscos aren't bad but it's close and decent. daily grill is safe and perfectly fine - this one is actually nicer than some of the others, a bit more clubby in feel.

          2 places I like nearby
          LA MARIA
          10516 VICTORY BLVD

          columbian food, great drinks (try the lulo shake, no milk)

          the Burbank branch of Porto's is fine.
          PORTO'S BAKERY
          3614 W MAGNOLIA BLVD 91505

          As well, for something a little different there's buchanan's

          2013 W BURBANK BLVD

          1. Silver Lake Guy Aug 18, 2006 06:02 PM

            Daily Grill at the Hilton across the street from the Airport has a good atmosphere, broad menu, reasonable prices and a full bar.

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              Briggs Aug 18, 2006 05:11 PM

              Gary Bric's Ramp. Old roadside joint turned decent steakhouse (no, it's not Morton's, but pretty darned good anyway). Also one of the best burgers in L.A., dirt cheap, in a charmed old time kind of atmosphere. FYI, the burgers MIGHT only be served in the bar area at night (you'll have to ask).

              It's on Hollywood Way about a mile or so north of the airport, right after the 5 FWY north on ramp.

              1. Das Ubergeek Aug 18, 2006 04:37 PM

                What kind of food do you want, and how far are you willing to go out of your way? (5 minutes, 10 minutes...)

                Right around the airport is a bit of a chow drought -- there's Mariscos Costa Azul on Empire and Buena Vista, and Pa' Comer, Rigo's Taco and Mariscos Colima on Vanowen between Clybourn and Vineland... that's it for the immediate vicinity.

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                1. re: Das Ubergeek
                  kra81 Aug 18, 2006 05:12 PM

                  definitely willing to go 10 or 15 minutes away from the airport...

                  1. re: kra81
                    Das Ubergeek Aug 18, 2006 06:04 PM

                    In that case, you have:

                    Thai Gulch (a series of 5-10 restaurants on Sherman Way between Whitsett/170 and Fulton) at your disposal, including Bua Siam, Krua Thai, Sanamluang, Cha Chaa, Swan, Sunshine and Khun Dang. Two lights south on Coldwater Canyon on the left side is Sri Siam, which is also very good.

                    Las Quenas (Bellaire and Sherman Way) -- what I repeatedly trumpet as the tastiest Peruvian in the Valley

                    French 75 (Olive and Alameda)

                    Dino's Pizza (Burbank and Hollywood Way)

                    Kuru Kuru Sushi (Hollywood and Verdugo, next to Sav-On) -- normal, nice sushi place. Not uppity, not fancy, just a nice sushi place with good fish.

                    Taste Chicago (Hollywood and Verdugo, across from Sav-On) -- not a date place, but you can get good Italian Beef and their wonderful anisetta salad, and sit on the patio.

                    Picanha Churrascaria (Third and Palm) -- what can I say? It might be a meat-eating kind of night.

                    Market City Caffe (San Fernando and Orange Grove) -- go for the antipasto bar and the bread, I never bother with any actual food though my wife once had a terrific bowl of lobster bisque there.

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek
                      kra81 Aug 18, 2006 06:30 PM

                      what a great list... thank you so much.

                  2. re: Das Ubergeek
                    cycler15 Aug 18, 2006 05:24 PM

                    How is Mariscos Costa Azul?

                    I drive by it all the time on my way to the Burbank Empire Center where Target, Best Buy, etc are.

                    1. re: cycler15
                      Das Ubergeek Aug 18, 2006 05:57 PM

                      It's not bad at all. Skip the oysters. I haven't had the ceviche.

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