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DMB Sep 13, 2007 11:58 AM

are there *any* good restaurants in anaheim???

  1. kingkong5 Sep 13, 2007 10:31 PM

    There's lots! Mr. Stox is in Anaheim, but so are some good chains like Morton's and Ruth's Chris if you're into steak. The forementioned Napa Rose on the Disney property is great too.

    There are also some hidden gems like pizza at Cortina's on Brookhurst St, and Zankou's chicken on Ball. There is a 99 Ranch Market near the WalMart on Euclid, and in the same center is Ten Ten Seafood and 369 Shanghai, great for some real chinese food. And the Mexican food places like Tacqueria de Anda, you just really can't go wrong. Have fun trying them all out!

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    1. re: kingkong5
      Das Ubergeek Sep 14, 2007 05:44 AM

      Be careful at 369 -- while there's some "real" Chinese food, there's also some brown glop.

      What else is in Anaheim itself -- there's the Catch on State College, Mas' Islamic Chinese on Orangethorpe, Kareem's Falafel on Brookhurst, Alerto's (which is worth it for only one item, the half order of asada nachos) on Harbor, Luigi's D'Italia on State College, Los Mochis on State College, King Pollo on State College, Taqueria Las Mulitas (for mulitas) on Ball, Cafe Casse Croute (for Quebecois food, but no poutine) on Brookhurst, La Palma Chicken Pie Shop on Euclid, Dunarea (Romanian food) on Euclid, Tana (Ethiopian food) on La Palma, Merhaba (Eritrean ditto) on Ball, Rasthal (vegetarian Indian) on Lincoln, Kalesa (Filipino turo-turo food) on Euclid, Jagerhaus (German food) on Ball, Senor Baja (fish tacos) on Weir Canyon, Rosine's (Middle Eastern) on Weir Canyon...

      ...and that's just strictly within the city limits, and not an exhaustive list either.

      Just a hint, by the way -- saying things like "is there *any* good food in Anaheim" tells me that you haven't been trying very hard. There's a lot more to Anaheim than the Resort District and its ghastly chains (honestly, that Bakers Square has killed my desire to ever eat at any other of the chain's outposts).

      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        OCAnn Sep 14, 2007 12:06 PM

        Luigi's D'Italia on St College...I haven't been there in 15 years. What is it like these days?

        1. re: OCAnn
          Das Ubergeek Sep 14, 2007 02:46 PM

          Probably much the same as it was in 1992 (side note: what do you MEAN fifteen years ago was 1992??? Fifteen years ago was at LEAST 1985.)... same booths, same news articles and clippings under the glass tops, tasty food but better to stick to the basics than the imaginative.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek
            OCAnn Sep 14, 2007 04:00 PM

            Eh? You mean 15 years ago for you was '85? Is that the last time you were there?

            1. re: OCAnn
              Das Ubergeek Sep 14, 2007 04:01 PM

              I meant that 1992 feels like a lot less than 15 years ago :)

              I only moved to California in 1999... my first time to LdI was when I started working part-time in Anaheim.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek
                OCAnn Sep 14, 2007 04:40 PM

                Ah. That's b/c time flies faster as you get older!

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      Joani Macaroni Sep 13, 2007 01:43 PM

      The Original Pancake House (I think it's on Lincoln) is great for breakfast. More kinds of pancakes that you could have ever imagined! Yummers!

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      1. re: Joani Macaroni
        ozbuc Sep 13, 2007 08:40 PM

        Yes the Original Pancake house is on Lincoln just west of ST College on the south side of the street. Look for a large house looking building.

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          brekkie_fan Sep 14, 2007 12:17 AM

          I must be the only one who can't stand it there.

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            Joani Macaroni Sep 14, 2007 03:14 PM

            Is it the food, the service, the decor (authentic '60's I'd say) or the parking you don't like? The service varies from good to less than, and don't take a large car if you want to park in their lot - it's a scary proposition most of the time. It is noisy and crowded with tables and people. We park on the street in front. But the food? We've been several times and enjoyed everything. The pancakes with lemon juice (yeah, that's right) are SO good!

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              CynD Sep 14, 2007 03:19 PM

              I go to the Redondo Beach branch. My only gripe is that for a breakfast place, the coffee is pretty ordinary. Love the pancakes, and the fluffy omelettes are terrific, and way too much for one person to eat.

              1. re: Joani Macaroni
                brekkie_fan Sep 15, 2007 12:39 AM

                everything. food was especially mediocre.

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          rickym13 Sep 13, 2007 01:42 PM

          my favorite in that area is....by far "napa rose" went there last week and had great meal

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          1. re: rickym13
            Al Bondigas Sep 13, 2007 09:24 PM

            Napa Rose is the bomb.

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