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Mar 25, 2008 04:58 PM

After the Angel Game Sat. Nite...

Going to the Angel game on Saturday night with mom and her boyfriend. Looking for options close by for after the game. Heading south to Newport so anything on the way home.

There is only a slim chance we can get to a restaurant (even close to the stadium) before 10pm.

What is good that is open late? Nothing to "funky" my mom is not that adventurous, but the only thing definitely out is sushi.

And I know the stadium has good food, but not going that route this time.

Any help would be appreciated!

Go halos!

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  1. Yikes...not a lot of restaurants near the stadium except for chain-type places, as far as I know, and things tend to shut down. There might be something open at Downtown Disney. Or better yet, The Block at Orange has a place called Tu Tu Tango. It's sort of a tapas place. I've only been there once, and it was definitely later in the evening. The food was good enough.

    1. The downtown Pacific Dining Car I believe is still open 24 hrs and has steaks and chops, etc. I haven't been there in years but maybe other members of the board might have a more recent experience. One thing I know, its quite expensive and it's "old school."

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      1. re: Baron

        Downtown Los Angeles is a good 25-30 miles north of Anaheim, and in the complete opposite direction that the OP will be headed, which is south, towards Newport Beach.

      2. Boy, do I WISH there was a Pacific Dining Car in Anaheim!!

        That said, you are in a dining desert of late-night possibilities. Were it me and and my mom, I would consider nearby Lazy Dog Cafe or King's Fish House. Possibly open late enough. Not awesome, not awful. Big menus with enuf to please all. Both have websites.

        I might also look at nearby Mr. Stox. They might serve a bar menu -- which given their fare, would please most moms. Old School Continental characterizes their food and crowd. Comfy digs.

        You might get suggestions for Honda Ya in Tustin, just off the 5. Too funky and too raucus -- for my mom anyway. I happen to love it.

        1. Although a couple off-ramps North of the Big A, can try Portillos for great hot dogs, sausage or beef sandwiches and salads. I often stop by and doggybag it into Angels Stadium. Much better than anything they serve inside.

          Portillo's Hot Dogs
          8390 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

          1. Don't look further! Definitely go to Mr. Stox, on Katella in Anaheim. It's only five minutes from the stadium! This is an excellent and traditional place so I am sure your mom will like it. We have gone there after a ball game, and if you let them know when you make your reservation, there will be no problem. I am certain that they will serve you the full menu if you get there by 10 pm, and probably will serve you later if they know you are coming from the stadium. Mr. Stox is an old classic clubby restaurant with excellent food and service. Be sure to reserve and let them know that you will be coming from an Angel's game. Check out their website: