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?
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
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.
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
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.
131 1/2 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740
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.