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Nov 12, 2005 04:35 PM

Chicken Fried Steak Craving..South Bay?

  • b

After seeing what appeared to be a really good chicken fried steak preparation on tv, I'd sure like to have one this afternoon. Any recs? Thnks

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  1. On short notice, I'll say Pann's. Not the best I've ever had, nor by a long shot the worst - it's possible to get a gristly one, but I never have - and it could be more aggressively fried. But it's reasonably priced, and the sides are all good (hot tip: get the split pea soup). They call it "Country Fried", and it's $8.99 as an entree.

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    1. re: Will Owen

      Johnny Rebs' does it right and I really like the feel of the interior of the place. Good people also. I have not yet tried Pann’s CFS but they do a good job with Fried Chicken and Pea soup. I respect Will Owen’s opinion. He got me going there. I guess to get it better than these places you might need to post on the greater California Board. IIf I see the post I will give you three more that are a must try while on the road. Hell, I go on the road just to eat at these others.

      Johnny Rebs' Southern Roadhouse (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner / Chicken fried steak and eggs)
      16639 Bellflower Blvd
      Bellflower, CA 90706-5418
      (562) 866-6455
      Cross Street: Laurel Street

      Pann’s (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner / Must Try Country Fried Steak & eggs, Split Pea, Meatloaf, Fried chicken, Rosemary Chicken, Stuffed chicken, Fish & Chips, Every night a different Blue Plate Special – Lasagna, Pot Roast, Fried Chicken, Pot Roast, Ribs and Turkey
      )6710 La Tijera Blvd.
      LA, CA 90045
      (310) 670-1441 (323) 776-3770
      Home page,,

      1. re: Like-Go-Eat?

        There's also a Johnny Reb's in Long Beach, which may be closer to wehre you are.

        1. re: Christine

          Check out Johnny Rebs' wed site for all their locations. Also, here are several earlier threads.

          Earlier Chowhound Thread,

          Earlier Chowhound Thread, Chicken Fried Steak in South Bay – By Xericx

          Earlier Chowhound Thread, Does Chicken Fried Steak Still exist? By Luck 17

          Johnny Rebs' Southern Roadhouse (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner / Chicken fried steak and eggs
          )16639 Bellflower Blvd
          Bellflower, CA 90706-5418
          (562) 866-6455
          Cross Street: Laurel Street

    2. In the South Bay go to Joes on PCH and Carnelian in Redondo Beach. My favorite chicken fried steak in L.A. (I've not tried Pann's yet)

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      1. re: martyR

        By "Joes" are you talking about "Eat At Joe's," the place known for omelets and the John Wayne Special? Do they make Chicken Fried Steak?

        Eat At Joe's (Any omelet, also try the “John Wayne Special” – Corn Tortillas, Potatoes, Eggs all plied high and covered with Renchera Sauce. “Hi ho, pil-gram!” Be early or you will wait)
        400 N. Pacific Coast Highway
        Redondo Beach, CA 90277
        (310) 376-9570

        1. re: Like-Go-Eat?

          Yes, that's the one. My sister used to live a half-block from there, so I ate there a LOT in a 15-year span. I love their CFS

      2. You've probably had your chicken fried steak already. But Claim Jumper as I mentioned in the above "Best Chicken Fried Steak" thread is pretty good and there's one in Torrance.

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        1. re: K

          The Claim Jumper in Torrance is now a Tony Romas.

        2. I just learned that Texas Loosie's has chicken fried steak and its the same frozen patty that Johnny Reb's uses.

            1. re: flylice2x

              Is this a serious recommendation?

              1. re: Servorg

                I was thinking the same thing -- but how serious does a rec have to be when it's made to satisfy a six year old craving?

                1. re: PaulF

                  My craving for CFS is the same today as it was when this thread was initiated...

                  1. re: Servorg

                    Damn, now I want chicken fried steak now too.