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  1. My boyfriend really likes the chicken fried steak at JR Cafe

    JR Cafe
    512 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776
    (626) 457-8898

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    1. Twohey's
      1224 North Atlantic Blvd.
      Alhambra
      626-284-7387

      1. I had a very good CFS at the Nano Cafe in Monrovia (corner of Michillinda and Sierra Madre - http://www.sangabrielvalleymenus.com/... ) but it's a bit odd in that it's batter-dipped and appears to be deep fried instead of being floured and pan fried. Flavor and texture were wonderful.

        A bit further afield, I had an excellent CFS at Henry Moffett's in Bellflower (http://www.henrymoffettschickenpies.com/ ) - I'd actually gone to the restaurant to try the chicken pot pies, but was side-tracked by the CFS that another table ordered. Can't recall the sides, but the steak was fork tender and pretty close to perfect.

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        1. re: ElsieDee

          Nano is in Pasadena, across the road from sierra madre. Michillinda north off the 210.

          1. re: rantsnravesnreviews

            You're right, my bad. Thanks for catching that. I *think* I was thinking about having read somewhere that there's a second Nano Cafe in ... Monrovia or Arcadia? and got sidetracked whilst typing.

            Is there a second Nano Cafe?

            1. re: ElsieDee

              Yes, there is a second Nano Cafe in Monrovia (on Duarte, just past Mayflower).

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Thanks for the reassurance that I wasn't imagining things (er, having heard about the other location, that is - no comment on anything else imagined).

                  1. re: rantsnravesnreviews

                    *laughing* Nope, you were right - I was referring to the one located in Pasadena (and that's where I was trying to give directions to) when I said it was in Monrovia. So it's me who was bad *grinning*.

                    (But I imagine that the CFS at both locations is good!)

        2. I don't care what anyone says. Claim Jumpers makes a darn good CFS !

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          1. re: monku

            Agreed, though CHILI's CFS is my FAVE!! I have never had one better. Nano's doesn't come close. I posted on it a while ago...

          2. Although most of the menu is average at best, the Monrovian makes a pretty darned good chicken fried steak. Corner of Myrtle and Colorado.