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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.

              2. If you're willing to make the drive down to PCH, Belmont Shore (2nd St) is a great option. Lots of cool spots down that row. La Creperie has a great vibe, classy but reasonably priced. Open Sesame is also supposed to be delish. If you're making the drive anyway, I would suggest checking it out. Probably a more lively, interesting area than Seal Beach which is more comfy and low-key.

                Open Sesame
                5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

                La Creperie Cafe
                4911 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

                1. Some good breakfast could be had at Schooner Or Later about a mile from the 405 on PCH. If your want lunch try Panvimarn Thai Cuisine on Bellflower & Carson, their food is good and at reasonable prices (about $9 for lunch)

                  Schooner Or Later
                  241 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803

                  Panvimarn Thai Cuisine
                  4101 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90808

                  1. I like Bake 'n Broil, particularly for its baked goods but the pot pies and sandwiches are good as well.

                    Bake 'n Broil
                    3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

                    1. Check out Enrique's Mexican Restaurant in Long Beach, near Long Beach St. And order the Braised Pork Shank on Tomatillo Sauce.

                      Enrique's Mexican Restaurant
                      6210 E. Pacific Coast Highway
                      Long Beach
                      (562) 498-3622

                      1. Thanks for all of the suggestions. We've settled on Delius Restaurant because it's so close to the freeway and I won't have to worry about my friend getting lost. Plus, healthy fare like sandwiches is the type of food we like best.

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                        1. re: Ladyboss Hendrix

                          Turkey sandwich comes with house made potato chips...worth the calories!!

                        2. Jongewaard's Bake n Broil!! Love their fresh and simple food! Looove their cakes and pies. Carrot cake to die for!

                          1. Check out Riley's in LGB, wonderful friendly neighborhood spot with really good wings and burgers. Draft beer served in iced schooners and hot inked bartenders. what more can you ask for?