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Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

Are there any of these kinds of places in Los Angeles? Like the ones seen on the food channel?

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  1. Guy did shows from Patrick's Roadhouse, Gaffey Street Diner, Baby Blue's BBQ, Mad Greek (Baker)

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    1. re: monku

      I really enjoy the burgers and fries at Gaffey Stree, but I hear the must orders are the biscuits and gravy and a special french toast. Just make sure if you visit for breakfast you go early because the kitchen runs out of things rather quickly.

      1. re: monku

        You know the other Mad Greek is in Stanton, right? It's not quite like the one in Baker (but after all when you're stuck in Sunday afternoon traffic back from Vegas, or Friday afternoon traffic TO Vegas because you were dumb enough to drive, the Mad Greek seems like a true oasis) but it isn't bad at all.

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        Mad Greek Restaurant
        12120 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680

      2. He did a show in Long Beach's Schooner or Later

        1. Also Jay Bee's BBQ in Gardena. I'd heard of Jay Bee's before and went on Guy's rec, I was disappointed in the long line and the owner's son taking a break telling people about how they didn't need the promo, they had enough business.

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          1. re: monku

            I am not a fan of jaybees Guys rec or not.. there is soo much better here in Los Angeles. if you can not smell smoke or pay thru a bullet proof window its not BBQ to me..

            1. re: Foodandwine

              I didn't like the guy's attitude and to top it off he took this girl's ticket behind me and brought her order right out while I waited another 10 minutes. I don't understand-since the BBQ is already cooked, how come it takes so long to put your order together? Had some ribs and a pulled pork sandwich and it was decent, but not enough to go back and wait in line for.

              Right--the bullet proof order window is a nice touch.

          2. Tito's Taco's is a great dive....

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            1. re: Adsvino

              Let me be the first to say "You have to be kidding."

              1. re: Friend of Bill

                Some of the places Guy goes to make Tito's look like Pierre Gagnaire! Plus it's super popular and greasy...

              2. re: Adsvino

                tito's taco's is definitely a dive.
                they serve bland, orange-colored, greaseballs.

                1. re: westsidegal

                  bland, orange-colored, greaseballs from heaven! Tito's is a fun dive every now and again. :)

                  1. re: westsidegal

                    I agree 100%. Yes it is a dive. The tacos are really bad and tasteless. The cheese they put on top is horrible.

                2. If you're ever in the Newport Beach area, you should check out Mutt Lynch's. This place should be on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The food is good and the atmosphere is awesome.

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                  Mutt Lynch's
                  2300 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663

                  1. My girlfriends and I are big fans of Dale's in Long Beach- 4339 E. Carson. Great feel, great waitresses (young but in the diner friendly frame of mind).