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Oct 9, 2009 06:33 AM

Breakfast between Long Beach Airport and San Pedro?

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

    3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach

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    1. re: baloney

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

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

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        1. re: dustchick

          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

        2. 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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            1. re: wilp

              2nd Schooner or later but, rec the pancakes.

            2. 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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              1. re: dustchick

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

                1. re: Servorg

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

                  1. re: dustchick

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

                    1. re: monku

                      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.

                      1. re: Servorg

                        Doesn't sound like the biscuits I've had there. Don't know what kind of layer thing you're talking layers. Definitely home made not something out of a store.

                        1. re: Servorg

                          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.

                      2. re: dustchick

                        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!

                        1. re: JeetJet

                          Who would take cakes and cupcakes on a cruise?

                          1. re: monku

                            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

                            1. re: JeetJet

                              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

                            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!