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Closest thing to good East Coast Diner Food in the OC?

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onedrummer Jan 11, 2010 02:10 AM

Any suggestions for a classic type diner or at least good "diner food" in the OC?

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    Junoesq Jan 11, 2010 12:15 PM

    There is a place in San Clement called Tommy's that comes closer than anything else I have ever seen. It has both the typical hugely varied menu and the all importantt Greek specialities. The chicken souvlaki is particularly good. The decor is a little odd - an over the top Holywood theme. However, there is nothing self conscious or dineresque about the food. Good burgers, homemade soups, chili, breakfasts.

    It has a very high sign clearly visible form the 5 - drove by it for years without stopping. Soemone recommended ti to my husband and we are converts.

    1. Das Ubergeek Jan 11, 2010 08:26 AM

      Harbor House Café in Sunset Beach or Dana Point.

      1. Servorg Jan 11, 2010 04:02 AM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493086

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/633494

        But your best bet for a casual place serving incredibly delicious (almost etherally so) food in the OC is to go immediately to Break of Dawn Cafe in Laguna Hills. Only open for breakfast and lunch.

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        Break of Dawn
        24351 Avenida De La Carlota Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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