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Carson Area restaurant recommendations please

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knew of some good restaurants in the Carson area. Specifically, I am looking for somewhere to eat as an alternative to the Home Depot Center. I love Jay Bee's BBQ , Paradise (is this one still open?) and also El Pollo Inca is close by. Any others that are casual for a sporting event, but can be quick for a bite before game time? Thanks

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  1. Are you travelling from Carson? Because, otherwise, I suggest you extend your range from your origin to your destination . . .

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    1. re: apple7blue

      Oh my, anything other then Carson I have no problem with (and I am usually coming from the West Side) It's just that when you are in a hurry, you try to get to Carson first, and then choose a neighborhood restaurant. So I understand the paucity of selections in the area, but still, there are nice ones that will do in a pinch.

      1. re: mlgb

        Thanks for the link...good suggestions

      2. Depot in Torrance. It's great, and close by.

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        1. re: JE33

          Yes Depot is great, but not close enough to the Home Depot Center, and defineately, not casual; I would dress up to go there. Thanks anyway.

        2. Wing Stop
          20700 AVALON BLVD
          CARSON, CA 90746

          1. Bodacious Q near Cal State Dominguez is great for ribs, esp the St. Louis.
            Back Home Lahaina for Hawaiian plate lunch. I recommend the Hawaiian fried chicken with chashu fried rice.

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              Bodacious Q
              637 E University Dr, Carson, CA 90746

              Back Home In Lahaina
              519 E Carson St, Carson, CA 90745

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              1. re: Ogawak

                Big Burger has some really good turkey (and beef) burgers. Korean operated, hand formed patties, available with bacon and egg. Very affordable.

                R & R Soul Food has all the typical southern style soulfood (used to be a branch of M&M) except the ribs themselves. huge portions.

                Beyond the above listed, you're completely out of luck. I've been doing the search for the last 7 months and this is basically it unless you want chain-food at the Southbay Pavillion.


                Big Burger
                17940 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746

                R & R Soul Food
                18427 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746

                1. re: TonyC

                  I go to CSUDH and I agree that the burgers at Big Burger are really good.

              2. The local politicians seem to like Sizzler.

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                1. re: chestercopperpot

                  Should you really trust Carson politicians? I mean about food or anything? See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp3B-e... No knock on Sizzler, but just saying Carson politicians really do not have Chowhound credibility . . .

                  1. re: apple7blue

                    Politicians eat???...Healthy????...You've got to be kidding???