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Jan 25, 2005 11:27 AM

Long Beach

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HELP! I am looking for a place for dinner in Long Beach. There will be a toddler going so please take that into consideration. We do not have a preferrence as to cuisine but some place were the toddler can eat and get out in a timely manner.

Thanks for everyone's help!

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  1. On Pine Ave., King's Seafood will do fine with a toddler. There's Islands down at the new Pike, across from the convention center, which is always toddler friendly. On 2nd Street (Belmont Shore), the Creperie, Open Sesame, and Shenandoah will all handle a toddler well.

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    1. re: LBQT

      the new pike??? dang i have many memories of the old pike...i'm sure it ain't the same ;)

    2. l

      Kamal Palace Indian restaurant in the shopping mall on PCH near 2nd Street is good, reasonable, has friendly quick service, and is toddler-friendly - not formal; if the kidlet is picky he or she can probably eat rice or plain naan.

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      1. re: littleblackmaryjanes

        The shopping mall is Marina Pacifica. Also there is Tai Pan. Good Americanized Chinese food, and great with toddlers. Catty corner from Marina Pacifica, in the Marketplace, is California Pizza Kitchen, Claim Jumper, some Texas steakhouse (I forget the name), and Jimmy's Seafood. Any of those would accomodate a toddler well, too.

      2. Lucille's on 2nd St for gentrified Q (some may say emasculated, but who needs alll that excess grease really?), lotsa fun for all ages.

        1. Cha Cha is a fun little carribean theme. Lobster paella is pretty good. Jerk chicken and asparagus soup is also good. Stiff drinks. Good bang for the buck. Ask the bartender to do his special trick. it entails a nail and a hammer, AND HIS FACE!! Trust me, you will not soon forget it!

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          1. re: orlorb

            I thought Cha Cha's was closed down....Maybe it moved? And I thought it was Cha Cha Cha's. Maybe I'm way off on this.

            1. re: la_vena

              Lasher's, 4th around Redondo. Kinda southern style (love their fried green tomatoes!) Christy's (iirc, also on 4th, can't remember the cross street). Frenchy's Bistro, Anaheim around Temple, for excellent French-Provencale.

              1. re: CynD

                Lasher's and Frenchy's, I would definitely NOT consider kid-friendly places.

                1. re: SoCalMuncher

                  I've done Lasher's brunch with young nieces and nephews, and it's been okay, and Frenchy's with a young, but not toddler, nephew. I guess I overlooked the toddler part of the question. On a nice night, the patio at Lasher's might do with a toddler

              2. re: la_vena

                They are sponsoring opening and closing night at the Garage Theatre in Downtown LB this month - I hope they haven't closed down!
                according to Yahoo! Cha Cha's is at 762 Pacific Ave

            2. We eat at Bigg's on 2nd St. with my sisters three boys (4,2,6mos). We think it's some of the best food in LB, but it is LB.

              Also depends on if you're downtown or near 2nd st.

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