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May 2, 2007 02:23 PM

Lunch in Orange, CA

I will be at St. Joseph Hospital at S. Main and W, Le Veta with a friend. What places would you recommend for a great lunch within a short drive of the hospital ( 10 to 15 minutes). Thanks

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  1. Here are a few options:

    Orange circle restaurants - Starting at Chapman and Main
    Felix Continental (Cuban) - reliably good food
    Citrus City Grille
    Watson Drug Store and Soda Fountain - ole fashioned chocolate sodas

    The Block at Orange - City Blvd and the 22 freeway
    Cafe Tu Tu Tango
    Corner Bakery Cafe
    Market Broiler - Seafood and fish specialties

    Closer to the hospital would be the Main Place mall Olive Garden & CPK but try the places in the Orange Circle, much better.

    Have a great lunch!

    3 Replies
    1. re: dshm

      I've never understood this boards appreciation with Felix. I went a couple of times and was really dispointed both times. To each his/her own I guess.

      1. re: MEalcentric

        I agree- decent prices, but pretty boring, uninspired food, often overcooked and dry.

        1. re: MEalcentric


          I totally agree with you regarding Felix. I think the food is so sloppily prepared. It think they have the worse cuban food. I'm really surprised of how busy they get though. Unfortunately my boyfriend likes going there, I just try to avoid getting anything Cuban there. They do have a thing that is really good called the latina french toast. It;s two peices of french toast with cream cheese and guava jelly in the middle.

      2. Consider also,
        Gabbi's Kitchen on Glassell just south of the plaza in dwntwn Orange
        Tangata @ Bowers Museum on Main just south of St. Joe's
        Green Parrot Cafe (ditto on location)

        1. When i'm in that area I always try to hit Yen Ching. Love their pot stickers and Mandarin chicken.

          Yen Ching
          574 S. Glassell, Orange, CA 92866
          (714) 997-3300

          1. Ditto on Felix and Citrus City.

            1. Tangata, Gabbi's Mexican, Citrus City Grill from me, too, in that order.