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Restaurant nearo Burbank Airport

Picking up a friend next friday night at Burbank airport around 7:30p.m. No one will have eaten dinner. Will be driving back into the city, any suggestions for a light dinner, but not expensive? TIA

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  1. Gary Bric's Ramp?

    Gary Bric's Ramp
    7730 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

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    1. re: monku

      Thanks, but that is going north and would like to go south of the airport. Also mostly steaks, and we are going out for steaks later.

      1. re: paprkutr

        Few blocks north of the airport with a 5 south freeway ramp (hence the name Ramp) right next to the restaurant. They have sandwiches, salads, burgers and other items besides steaks.

    2. Peruvian in Van Nuys at Puro Sabor. I can't think of anything near Burbank Airport.

      Puro Sabor
      6366 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

        1. Mambo's Cafe (Cuban)..featured on Diner's, Drive-ins & Dives

          1701 Victory Blvd
          (corner of Western Ave--convenient to 5 freeway south

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          1. re: monku

            Have you eaten here, monku? I ask because I've tried three times and have walked out three times, the last time writing a note that said "30 minutes and not even water, goodbye".

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              Sounds like a service problem from your experience.
              Before that DD&D show I'd driven by many times wondering why the place always looked crowded. One late afternoon it wasn't crowded and stopped in and had a Cuban sandwich and it wasn't bad.

              I mentioned the DD&D episode because my wife was watching Food TV the other night and mentioned she wanted to try it out.

          2. Well, there is a Daily Grill right at the airport on Hollywood Way.
            However, Mo's on Riverside Drive in Burbank/Toluca Lake, has salads, burgers, etc., and is located just west of the Bob's Big Boy, both just a block or so west of Pass Avenue.
            There are also Zankou Chicken and Baja Fresn locations on Riverside near Cahuenga.
            My assumption is you will be driving via Barham into the city - if you are taking I-5, please advise.

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            1. re: carter

              You are correct, I'm taking Barham. TIA

              1. re: carter

                Daily grill is the spot. Good food, good bar, decent wine list and right across from the airport. The hotel next door offers a free shuttle. Who could ask for anything more..

                Daily Grill
                2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

                1. re: carter

                  praise jeebus if you're thinking about going to Mo's for hamburgers please go to Annie Morton's instead.

                2. Coral Cafe is good. It's your general cafe with an extensive menu. It's right off of Hollywood Way and Burbank Blvd. I always get breakfast since I like their hashbrowns.


                  1. Its a little out of your way, and can sometimes be noisy, but I love Mariscos Colima, on Vanowen just east of Tujunga. Their grilled seafood platters are wonderful. Be forewarned, the platter for two feeds three - or maybe even four. Definitely worth the few miles out of your way it will be.

                    718 S San Jacinto Ave, San Jacinto, CA 92583

                    1. There's also Little Toni's on Lankershim. I go there for pizza but they have pasta too. They have a bar too.


                      Little Toni's
                      4745 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602

                      1. Bistro Provence, on Pass Avenue, is very pleasant and moderately priced.


                        Bistro Provence
                        345 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505

                        1. Dino's Pizza is close to the airport, low priced and good for pizza, salads and probably sandwiches.


                          Dino's Pizza
                          3520 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

                          1. Just off the west end of the airport is NoHo's Thai Gulch, but there's also Las Quenas Peruvian. I'd send you to La Perla del PacĂ­fico but it closes at 8.

                            Then you can take the 170 and 101 home.

                            Las Quenas
                            12708 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

                            1. Not sure of the hours, but Porto's on Hollywood Way at Magnolia for sandwiches would be on your route. Not heavy nor expensive.

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                              1. re: Akitist

                                Porto's in Burbank closes 7:30pm and 4pm on Sundays.

                              2. Assuming it's still extant it might be good to recall this scintillating review by Hugh Lipton from not all that long ago about Lau's: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/59013

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                                1. re: Servorg

                                  I've been finding myself going to the Burbank Airport more often, so this thread is helpful.

                                  But, WOW, a review from 2004? Just a guess by things may have changed, just a little since then.

                                  I really wish, if people insist on providing links, the links are fairly current, not older than a year.

                                  1. re: reality check

                                    Maybe if it's still around someone will be motivated to try it out and update the board on how it's doing these days.

                                    1. re: Servorg

                                      Yeah, good thinking. SMH. Or he could post an updated review?