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Sep 13, 2007 11:58 AM

dining in anaheim, CA

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

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

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    1. 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

        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.

        1. re: ozbuc

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

          1. re: brekkie_fan

            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!

            1. re: Joani Macaroni

              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

                everything. food was especially mediocre.

        2. 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

            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

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

              1. re: OCAnn

                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

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

                  1. re: OCAnn

                    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

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