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Feb 8, 2011 03:33 PM

Know of any places to eat off the 405 fwy - near Long Beach or Seal Beach?

My ex-roommate from college lives in Lake Forest and I live in Mar Vista. We're looking to meet half way for lunch which on the map looks like Long Beach or Seal Beach. I'm looking for suggestions that are somewhat close to the 405 fwy since that's what both of us will be taking. Can you help?

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    1. Right near the freeway is Delius in Signal Hill. They are good for lunch, great service, nice atmosphere, easy parking. Not super expensive for lunch. Weakest dishes are soups and fish preparations. MacNCheese is good, as are burgers, sandwiches and salads. Oh, and don't bother with the ice tea, tastes like water anyways.

      2951 Cherry Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755

      1. How about Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach?

        Beachwood BBQ
        131 1/2 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

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        1. re: wienermobile

          I like Beachwood but I'll just warn that it is kind of a PITA to get there from the 405.

          1. re: mlgb

            And you'll be tempted to drink a few beers from their great selection.

            1. re: mlgb

              But isn't it worth a little drive?

          2. 320 Main is not bad but I don't think they open for lunch, only dinner. Beachwood is a good choice, awesome beers on tap. Exit on Seal Beach Blvd on the 405 and head south about 3 miles. Walt's Wharf is also a good option and great for lunch. Just a few doors down from Beachwoods on Main Street.

            Fish Company is Los Alamitos is another option. Pretty good Seafood. Head north off the Seal Beach exit about 2 miles or so.

            Beechwood Restaurant
            822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

            Walt's Wharf Restaurant
            201 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

            Main Street Cafe
            12939 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840

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            1. re: skjax

              I've been to 320 Main for lunch. I love me some Beachwood BBQ though... and it's not THAT much of a pain to get there. Also if you want a casual pizza lunch, Slice of New York is right in downtown Seal Beach too, and is pretty darn close to a real NY pie.

              Beachwood BBQ
              131 1/2 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

            2. Consider The Factory. Take the Atlantic exit in LB. Tasty farm to table fare, good beer selection. Or there's always the venerable Bake 'n Broil, if comfort food is what you're after. If you're willing to detour as far as Beachwood (good choice), it's no further to hit 2nd Street in Belmont Shore, where there are gobs of other options, just depends on what you're looking for. Le Creperie, Open Sesame, Bono's, Cafe La Strada, Sunin, and George's to name a few.

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              1. re: MoonpieLover

                EJ Malloys Bar and Grille is not too far from the Factory. Good eats there too.