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Anyone know where I can find a VERY cheap lunch restaurant near LAX?

pinksparkles Feb 28, 2007 02:42 PM

So Im flying out to LA to visit my mom for her birthday. Its a surprise visit so I know she wont have much time before she has to get back to work. So if anyone can help me out I really appreciate it! Im looking for a casual retaurant for us to eat lunch near LAX, not something mexican, asian, or indian because she doesnt like that food. Also, I have big plans for dinner and for the rest of the weekend, so I need something VERY cheap (like under $25 for everything). So hopefully some people here know some good, unique restaurants like this??

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    Augusta RE: pinksparkles Feb 28, 2007 02:58 PM

    A couple nights ago we picked up my boyfriend's parents from LAX and stopped at KJ's diner (on Loyola--i think--and Lincoln). It's a cute retro-looking diner with mostly American food--sandwiches, meatloaf, breakfast all day. Everyone loved it and the prices were definitely low. We liked it so much that when we dropped off the folks back to LAX the next week, we stopped there for breakfast.

    1. MeAndroo RE: pinksparkles Feb 28, 2007 03:00 PM

      There's an In n Out on Sepulveda :)

      My family and I went to Korner Deli on Sepulveda once. They advertise their pastrami as being "the best in town," and though I wouldn't agree with that, it was still good.

      8836 South Sepulveda Boulevard
      Los Angeles, CA 90045-4810

      1. monku RE: pinksparkles Feb 28, 2007 03:04 PM

        Panns Coffee Shop

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          Rummy RE: monku Mar 1, 2007 08:53 AM


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          Capybara RE: pinksparkles Feb 28, 2007 03:12 PM

          Ayara Thai is very good, very near LAX, and on the cheap side. It is open for lunch.
          6245 West 87th Street
          Westchester, California 90045
          (Between Manchester and La Tijera, tucked away just off Sepulveda)

          If not in the mood for Thai, you might try The Coffee Company on Manchester, also just east of Sepulveda. It is perfectly decent, and cheap.

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            wilafur RE: Capybara Feb 28, 2007 03:16 PM

            thai falls into the no asian category.......

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            Marvin RE: pinksparkles Feb 28, 2007 03:24 PM

            Try Paco's Tacos, its in the center on the corner of Manchester and Sepulveda - for two people you should get out of there for $25 or less.

            EDIT: Sorry, I did not notice that you are looking for something that is not Mexican.

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              bulavinaka RE: pinksparkles Feb 28, 2007 08:16 PM

              There's a whole bunch of restaurants along Lincoln blvd, just south of Manchester as well. Thai, burgers and pizza, Italian, Mexican, and I think Korean as well... They would all fall within your price range too... Warning: If you go to this block, your nose will be drawn to Alejo's, which isn't a bad thing, but be warned that if you go in there, you will end up smelling of garlic for a week!

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                Chaleco RE: pinksparkles Mar 1, 2007 03:54 PM

                Bulavinka--I think you mean north of Manchester (not south) on Lincoln Blvd.

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                  bulavinaka RE: Chaleco Mar 1, 2007 06:44 PM

                  Sorry - you're right - my mind must have drifted off to south of the equator where everything is upside down... thanks for catching that...

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