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Jun 29, 2008 04:54 PM

Reviews: In and Around Anaheim, & beyond

Here's a link to an article about good/great places to eat in and around Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center, and fanning out from there around Orange County. Many of the places will be familiar to Chowhounders, but there are several I haven't seen mentioned. A fairly comprehensive listing. Please share your comments about these places.

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  1. Angelo's & Vinci's as a place for authentic Italian food? I don't think so. It's a older version of Buca's in a neighbourhood setting, with an interior like a vast cafeteria.

    The other three are probably downtown Fullerton's better restaurants. Ruta's does great salads & sandwiches in a cool coffeeshop setting; everything tastes homemade. The Olde Ship is great too; has an authentic pub feel w/great British grub. And The Cellar is a great spot for a nice romantic meal, though the food I think is done well, I don't consider it to be a great OC restaurant, but more a great neighbourhood restaurant.

    There's a mistake in the article too; it says to avoid the Original Pancake House during the weekday due to crowds. I think they meant weekEND.

    The Cellar
    305 North Harbor Blvd, Fullerton/Anaheim, CA 92832

    Rutabegorz Restaurant
    211 N Pomona Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832

    The Olde Ship
    709 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832

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    1. re: OCAnn

      The Cellar has always been stellar.

      Do report back if you go.

      Note: We went for their first Mother's Day brunch (great prices BUT horrible food. I think they were trying to broaden their appeal--terrible idea IMO!) Now I'm afraid to go back fearing that their food will be the disappointing "hotel banquet style" food we suffered through last May. What were they thinking?!)

      I like The Olde Ship's Scottish Bridie, although it's been years since I've been--hate having to wait so long for a table.

      1. re: Funwithfood

        Haven't been to the Cellar in a while. However, we were @ the Olde Ship last week and a couple times during the summer. Crowds can be a hit or miss; during the summer, we went to find it at half capacity and got tables immediately. However, our visit last Thursday required a 15 minute wait for a table. Food seemed to be going downhill earlier in the year, but last week's visit proved solid.

    2. Are you kidding me? "Joe's Crab Shack has the best seafood in the area?".

      I dont know what the rest of the article said. After I saw that, I was done.