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Aug 13, 2010 03:34 PM

Lunch/Dinner Rec's in Irvine near the Woolett Aquatic Center

Don't know the Irvine area going to Pan Pac's Swim Meet being held at the Woolett Aquatic Center located at 4601 Walnut Avenue in Irvine. Looking for a casual place to take 3 teenage hungry swimmers that is within 10 minutes of the pool between 3::00 and 5:30 pm. on a Saturday. Was thinking of a causal place like "The Counter". Any type of food is okay. Thanks

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  1. My choice in the area would be S.W. Seafood in the 99 Ranch shopping center on the N / W corner of Jeffrey & Walnut.

    99 Ranch
    17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

    1. There are two Indian buffets on Culver/Walnut - India Cook House & Annapoorna. In the same center a Buffalo Wild Wings just opened.

      1. You are in the heart of all things Asian in Irvine. There are 2 - 99 Ranch Markets mini malls with in a couple of mile of Woolett (one off Walnutt and Jeffery and the other off Culver and Irvine Center). Both malls have Sam Woo or SW restaurants in them. Also there are 2 large malls nearby that have a gammit of restaurants and food courts. Check out the restaurant listing for Tustin/Irvine Marketplace or the District.

        If you are looking to keep it lighter and healthier, the District has a big new Whole Foods with a large food court and salad bar but it is easy to drop a $20 once you start piling it on.

        Good luck at the meet!

        99 Ranch
        17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

        Sam Woo Restaurant
        15333 Culver Dr Ste 720, Irvine, CA 92604

        1. Well, the Counter in Irvine is only 4 miles away, so that might be an option right there.

          6416 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, CA 92620

          1. thanks everyone for the great tips.