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Breakfast between Long Beach Airport and San Pedro?

dustchick Oct 9, 2009 06:33 AM

Hello, all. I'll be meeting up with relatives at the Long Beach Airport and driving them to San Pedro where they will be embarking on a cruise. We'd love to have breakfast together during that time. I'm completely unfamiliar with the area, so I'm seeking suggestions! Thanks!

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    baloney RE: dustchick Oct 9, 2009 07:18 AM

    I would probably go to Bake 'n Broil. Close by too.

    3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach

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      Tapeworm RE: baloney Oct 9, 2009 07:34 AM

      If Bake n Broil has a long wait, Johnny Reb's is nearby too .

      Johnny Rebs' Southern Roadhouse
      4663 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805

      Jongewaard’s Bake 'n Broil
      3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

    2. monku RE: dustchick Oct 9, 2009 09:31 AM

      Gaffey Street Diner, huge breakfasts and a few minutes from the cruise ship.
      Great chicken fried steak!

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        dustchick RE: dustchick Oct 9, 2009 09:36 AM

        Thanks for the ideas. I knew I could depend on y'all!

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          Servorg RE: dustchick Oct 9, 2009 09:50 AM

          One other option: Pacific Diner

          3821 S Pacific Ave
          San Pedro, CA 90731
          (310) 831-5334

          Pacific Diner
          3821 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731

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            dustchick RE: Servorg Oct 9, 2009 01:04 PM


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          wilp RE: dustchick Oct 9, 2009 08:39 PM

          I love Gaffey Diner for the food, but it is not exactly the beach type environment you may want. It is downtown Pedro.

          If you want more of a beach scene, I would recommend Schooner or Later in the Alamitos Marina, serving big, good portions to a big crowd. Dont let the lines get you down, they go quick. Try "the Mess"

          Also good beach breakfast is Chucks Coffee Shop on Ocean near the Belmont Pool. Try "the Weasel".

          Both have good access to cruise dock. Just take Ocean over the bridges.

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            dustchick RE: wilp Oct 9, 2009 08:40 PM

            I'll check those out. Thanks!

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              JAB RE: wilp Oct 10, 2009 02:46 PM

              2nd Schooner or later but, rec the pancakes.

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              dustchick RE: dustchick Oct 17, 2009 05:24 PM

              I just wanted to thank everyone for the recs. We went to Pacific Diner, which had great food, a homey vibe, and good service. Between the four of us, we had one order of Louisiana sausage and eggs and three omelets. All were well-received. The only letdown was the biscuits served with the plates. We'd gladly go back if in the area.

              Thanks again!

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                Servorg RE: dustchick Oct 17, 2009 06:00 PM

                Thanks for the report. What was the problem with their biscuits? Too hard? Too dry? Or?

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                  dustchick RE: Servorg Oct 17, 2009 06:08 PM

                  They were more like flat, crispy dinner rolls than a lovely, fluffy biscuit. Maybe it's just a preference?

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                    monku RE: dustchick Oct 17, 2009 06:17 PM

                    Next time Gaffey Street Diner for biscuits as big as your fist.

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                      Servorg RE: monku Oct 17, 2009 06:54 PM

                      I'm not wild about the ones at Gaffey St. either. A little less biscuity and a little too much like something out of your grocery store pop & fresh aisle, where the thing comes apart in discreet layers. But they certainly are big. Still like Pann's the best of any I've tried in LA. I especially don't like the John O' Groats version which is way too dry and crumbly for my tastes.

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                        monku RE: Servorg Oct 17, 2009 07:38 PM

                        Doesn't sound like the biscuits I've had there. Don't know what kind of layer thing you're talking about...no layers. Definitely home made not something out of a store.

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                          Harry Nile RE: Servorg Oct 19, 2009 04:32 PM

                          We're straying a bit from the requested geography, but the John O'Groats biscuits are extremely dry. However, I've found that their palatability improves even more than expected when you lay on lots of butter -- still not nearly as good as Pann's, but much closer to fine.

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                        JeetJet RE: dustchick Oct 17, 2009 07:59 PM

                        Servorg made a great rec and you made the right pick. I have ate at every place mentioned here and Pacific Diner is my fav breakfast place in L.A.. I use to get the CFS with biscuits and gravy and thought it was the best in L.A. Maybe it is preference.

                        The rec for Bake 'n Broil was a good one also because your relatives could have taken some red velvet or choicolate cupcakes with them. IMO, these are the best cupcakes in LA. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that Lemon Lush pie -- OMG!

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                          monku RE: JeetJet Oct 17, 2009 08:15 PM

                          Who would take cakes and cupcakes on a cruise?

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                            JeetJet RE: monku Oct 19, 2009 02:30 PM

                            monku, maybe I know you better than you know yourself, but I really think that if I dropped you off for a cruise and handed you that box of four B&B cupcakes they would be quickly accepted.

                            I would if they were from Bake 'n Broil. In fact, I have stopped at B&B for cupcakes to take on a jet and I have twice taken pumpkin bread from the Monastery on a jet. These treats are a great way to make friends during travel. Yes, the food on a cruise may be better than a jet but still not as good as this stuff.I mean really, the whole point of a cruise is the food at the many ports of call, not the food on the ship.

                            Monastery of The Angels (2 lb. Pumpkin Bread $8, 1 lb. Peanut Brittle $12 & Hand Dipped dark chocolates filled with real peanut butter)
                            1977 Carmen Ave (Exit 101 at Gower St., head up the hill crossing Franklyn and head toward the Hollywood Sign. You will see the old Spanish style church on the left)
                            Los Angeles, CA 90068-4098
                            (323) 466-2186

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                              monku RE: JeetJet Oct 19, 2009 04:36 PM

                              That's not me JJ.
                              I go to B&B about four times a month and will only order a slice a pie or cake to eat there. I will look at those lucious red velvet cupcakes on the way out, but never take them home.

                              Friend dropping us off at the cruise ship brought us box of baked char sui bao to eat for lunch before getting on the ship. Gave them to the Flipino servers who come ashore with pastries, coffee & juice for the Diamond lounge members. Wasn't going to waste my weeks calorie intake on something I can get at home anytime. Only thing I had there was a cup of coffee. Those servers loved those char sui bao and greeted me every morning with "char bao".

                              Getting on a plane would be a different situation...I got a flight out of Bob Hope for LV this weekend if you want to bring me something from B&B.

                          2. re: JeetJet
                            dustchick RE: JeetJet Oct 17, 2009 10:56 PM

                            Well, *I* wasn't going on the cruise, so I would have gladly grabbed cupcakes. ;) But we were overall really pleased with the breakfast, and the fact that I didn't eat my biscuits meant I had more room for the omelet! I knew I could depend on Chowhound!

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