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howard81 Apr 14, 2008 02:35 PM

I'm going to the theatre at Cal State Long Beach this Sunday afternoon. Any good lunch type spots around?

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    gsw Apr 15, 2008 04:11 PM

    You might also like Khoury's down by the marina for a pretty view.


    Their website is a little annoying, but it's a nice place. And I think maybe the owner has some kind of deal with the Musical Theatre West people - are you going to see one of their productions?

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      Joani Macaroni Apr 15, 2008 04:19 PM

      Have never been to Koury's (always wanted to try it) but had heard their food had really gone downhill. Have you eaten there recently?

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        justagthing Apr 15, 2008 05:00 PM

        Khoury's is ok, I'd rather eat at Buster's.

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          howard81 Apr 23, 2008 06:21 PM

          Thanks for all your input, guys ... we went to Hof's, and enjoyed it!

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      gsw Apr 15, 2008 11:50 AM

      The mall on Bellflower has a King's Fish House - I haven't eaten at that one, but I enjoy the one in Calabasas, so it's probably a good choice. There's also a Bristol Farms in that mall with a nice cafe area. Pick Up Stix is a good Asian food chain restaurant.

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        mlgb Apr 15, 2008 12:29 PM

        Isn't that restaurant called something like Fish Tale?

        Never been there.

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          Oh Robin Apr 15, 2008 02:31 PM

          Yes, it is the Fish Tale (King's is downtown) and it's very good.

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            bigdfromlb Apr 15, 2008 03:14 PM

            No, there IS a restaurant called Fish Tale in the Los Altos center, just between Bristol Farms and the pancake place. There is also a King's Fish House in downtown LB. The Fish Tale bills itself as the "oldest in Long Beach" -- I always hoped they weren't talking about the fish!

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              Oh Robin Apr 15, 2008 03:25 PM

              That's what I said. ??? Read the posts above mine.

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                CynD Apr 15, 2008 03:38 PM

                I've had dreadful experiences at Fish Tale, and can't recommend it. Hof's is just across the street if the OP is looking for good old fashioned American coffee shop stuff.

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        mlgb Apr 15, 2008 11:00 AM

        The Los Altos Hof's Hut would probably work for you. It's on Bellflower betwen the 405 Freeway and the University.

        They're a local chain that is okay. Be sure to save room for pie!

        Hof's Hut Restaurants
        2147 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815

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          howard81 Apr 14, 2008 06:23 PM

          I've got a car, so I'm free to leave the campus. I'm looking for good old fashioned American food ... not too far from the theatre. Thanks.

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            mdlb Apr 15, 2008 10:13 PM

            There's a pretty good Philly cheesesteak place north on PCH. Near the traffic circle, can't be more than 3 miles. I forget the name, but it's very good.

            Otherwise, Hof's Hut for standard diner food.

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              Servorg Apr 23, 2008 06:39 PM

              Are you thinking of Philly's Best?

              1998 Ximeno Ave, Unit B
              Long Beach, CA 90815

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                mdlb Apr 23, 2008 09:38 PM

                Yes, that's it!!!

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            thegotogirl Apr 14, 2008 05:02 PM

            the starling diner is unique, adorable and delicious. only open til 3:00 on sundays, can sometimes be sketchy service but breakfast bruschetta and bloody mary's are DELISH! really quaint spot on 3rd street in belmont heights

            1. JAB Apr 14, 2008 04:27 PM

              Enrique's for excellent Mexican.

              6210 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

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                gsw Apr 15, 2008 11:49 AM

                I concur. Enriques is great

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                justagthing Apr 14, 2008 03:37 PM

                Do you have any preferences as to type of food and also, do you have transportation for a short drive off campus? This will help us to direct you. As for w/in walking distance, just south of campus in the Ralph's shopping area you have Cha for Tea, L&L Hawaiian, Z Pizza, Pete's on the Beach, Togo's and Niko Niko Sushi. Many more places to choose from that aren't too far away.

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