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Lawton's closed!

SecretAsianMan Oct 20, 2008 12:18 AM


Much to my dismay, I found that Lawton's at The Pike, famous for their fried clams, is closed.

Any idea what's going on?


  1. trojans Oct 20, 2008 12:26 AM

    Closed because its after midnight? or closed closed?

    1. Servorg Oct 20, 2008 04:17 AM

      Someone had already reported that a week or two ago. I did check by calling and their phone was disconnected at that time. Maybe their "opening" in 1929 and closing now is an omen? The poster said it was due to a health code violation, but if that was the case Lawton's should have reopened by this point.

      One other point about Lawton's - Jen10 noted in one of her posts (quoted below) that Lawton's had really weird hours:

      "Just a final note, the hours posted in the website for the pike are not accurate. Lawtons is closed on Mondays, Tues and Wed, I think it said they open at 5pm, thur, fri and sat open at 11:00, and sun open at noon"

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      1. re: Servorg
        Burger Boy Oct 20, 2008 07:11 AM

        If it is their 2nd or 3rd violation or a gross violation, they can shut you for 2 weeks or until they reinspect and they are happy with the corrections of the problem.

        1. re: Burger Boy
          Mattapoisett in LA Oct 20, 2008 08:18 AM

          I was going to call around today to see what happened. I do not think it was health since the Long Beach DOH closures list makes no mention of Lawton's

          This is really sad though.

      2. wilafur Oct 20, 2008 10:42 AM

        dude! i went there yesterday and found it was empty empty empty. bummer!

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        1. re: wilafur
          JEN10 Oct 20, 2008 12:19 PM

          That S*#K's, they had great dogs!

        2. maxzook Oct 20, 2008 12:54 PM

          Major bummer indeed.

          I was in downtown LB just a couple of weeks ago, had a boring lunch, was just a block from Lawton's but didn't think of them until after.

          It was in a really crappy location ... off in a corner of a badly designed mall/shopping center/whatever. The way the economy is going, we're going to see a lot more good places going under.

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