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Sep 22, 2010 09:15 PM

Need good, college-budget priced restaurants in Claremont area

Recently moved down to Claremont for college. I'm really missing Salumi and generally the entire international district. For those who don't know Seattle, Salumi is an extremely good sandwich place which specializes in cured meats. If you're ever in Seattle, you should put it on your list. I'm going to be upfront and say I don't like mexican food or fried food. Do you have any recommendations? Asian restaurants are greatly needed!

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  1. McConnell Dining Hall at Pitzer College, has very good food. Much better than any dorm food, I ever had.

    Assuming you attend one of the 5 C's, you can eat there. Sunday is steak night.

    1. Let's be honest. You will not find decent Asian offerings out this way. There are okay places, but not spectacular. Dragon Inn in Rancho Cucamonga is acceptable at least, but hey have a rendition of honey walnut shrimp that I quite like. Pho Ha in Rancho Cucamonga makes some awesome pho...not as good as you can get in Little Saigon, but it quells my cravings. Please do not visit Pho Century on Foothill in Upland. The broth is less beefy and more anise and cinnamon than anything else.
      If you're looking for a cured meats source, Claro's Italian Market in Upland has a great selection of deli offerings (imported and domestic). If you buy ten slices of this and that, it's doesn't hurt the wallet as much.
      Saca's Mediterranean on 2nd Street in Claremont has reasonable Middle Eastern fare. The lunch specials at Darvish Restaurant on Foothill in Claremont is very good. Service is excellent here, too.
      Everyone will tell you about Bert and Rocky's in the Village, but I LOVE Handel's Homemade Ice Cream in Upland. Amazing quality, and Wednesday nights are $1 scoop days. Great value for such wonderful ice cream.

      Darvish Restaurant
      946 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

      Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
      373 S Mountain Ave, Upland, CA 91786

      Dragon Inn
      8031 Archibald Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

      Pho Century
      1244 W Foothill Blvd, Upland, CA 91786

      1. Hi and welcome to So Cal.
        We're very different than the Seattle area and do have some yummy places but, you'll have to travel. I don't think you'll find a Salumi anywhere in the Claremont area. There's a few really good deli type shops but, they're all closer to the heart of L.A/Santa Monica.
        I was at Walter's last weekend and had a very good meal there which you might try. It's Afgani but, also very American. Across the street, I saw the Cheese Cave. Not Salumi but, you may find something you like: For a wesst go to Some Crust Bakery. It's on the same street just past Starbucks. www.
        When you have a chance take a drive to Santa Monica and eat a sammy from Bay Cities. Again not, Salumi but, delish.

        Bay Cities Italian Deli
        1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

        1. Definitely try Claro's for sandwiches and Italian cold cuts AND Italian bread.

          Try B.C. Cafe (Indian Hill & San Jose) for breakfast (especially) they are open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

          for Thai food
          Sanam Luang Cafe
          648 Indian Hill Blvd
          Pomona, CA
          (909) 621-0904

          Sanam Luang Cafe
          1648 Indian Hill Blvd, Pomona, CA 91767