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Oct 15, 2008 04:05 PM

Bing Crosby in Walnut Creek

My mother wants us to go to dinner there next week, but I haven't read great things about it. Anything in particular that is really good to order?


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  1. It's not the kind of place I usually go, pretty surreal, actually. (Be sure to check out the restroom.) For lunch, I had the ahi sandwich. It was fine, but overpriced, and it fell apart. I think my friend had a salad. Simple is better, I'd say. Your mother will probably like it.

    1. Here's 2 positives from kresge86 and baseballfan.

      1. More style than substance. Which is a bit of the problem with all of the Dudum places- Bing Crosby's, McCovey's, Maria Maria. It just appears they think up a good idea for a restaurant put lot's of money into it and then, a few weeks before opening, they realize they need to serve food.

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        1. re: benjieats

          We had a long somewhat heated similar discussion a short time ago. "My mother wants us to go to dinner there next week", that should be enough.

          1. re: benjieats

            Add Dimaggio's to that list. At least while it's still open.

          2. I've been there a couple of times. Last time I had the double cut pork chop which I sometimes hesitate to order because for some reason restaurants tend to overcook it. This one came out great, very tender and juicy. So yes, simple is probably better when ordering, probably a bit overpriced, but once it a while, its fun to go to a place like this and have a terrific cocktail, and breathe in the old time style. Your mother will probably love it and you may too.

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            1. re: Ian F

              I like Maria Maria's, my husband and I went there last week. It was ok for the area. I would go back

            2. Lunch today was a good deal and not just because someone else paid for it. I had the trio, soup, salad and 1/2 sandwich $15. Cup of soup was just ok, fennel/prosciutto/parmesan cheese.
              I missed fennel flavor. Salad was crisp romaine leaves with white anchovy and probably too much dressing for some but fine for me. Ask for it on the side. The 1/2 sandwich was excellent and far from 1/2. The rounded ends of the toasted rye slices were cut off ([lcb]) leaving a generous filling of lean corned beef, mild sauerkraut and russian dressing.

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              1. re: wolfe


                Bing Crosby's
                1342 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

                  1. re: sydthekyd

                    I think he's attempting to diagram the cut-off ends and the
                    Lean Corned Beef but I'm still confused.

                    1. re: Chuckles the Clone

                      You are correct. It was the way I chose to separate the brackets to illustrate the relative size of a "1/2" sandwich. I thought the proximity of the contents would be sufficient, obviously not.