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Mar 2, 2011 11:46 AM

Long Beach questions

I'm planning to stay in Downtown Long Beach from tonight through Friday morning, without a car. I'm looking for a decent breakfast in the downtown, if possible. Places on or near 7th St. east from downtown also work, because I expect to be traveling along that street. I can always take a bus and will if I need to, but it would be nice not to have to, especially for breakfast.

My other question was about craft brew bars, it sounds like Congregation Ale House is the answer to that one.

It also seems like there are plenty of dinner possibilities between Cambodian, downtown places, and Belmont Shores places.

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  1. For breakfast try the Starling Diner (if its location fits your geographic needs).

    Starling Diner
    4114 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90814

    1. Starling not really downtown.

      Perhaps head over to Pine there is an It's a Grind.

      I don't work downtown so haven't been looking for breakfast there, but this might be a good time to Yelp.

      9 Replies
      1. re: mlgb

        What is considered "Downtown LB?" I found this map and used it before making the recommendation:

        1. re: Servorg

          I consider anything west of Alamitos and anything south of 10th street to be downtown LB.

          1. re: reality check

            Okay. Then this map ought to be good for locating recommendations:

            1. re: Servorg

              Can Schooner or Later qualify?

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

              1. re: Servorg

                Hardly, it's practically OC...
                East of East Long Beach, you're going in the wrong direction.

                Once again I suggest the OP use Yelp. The search function is much better.

                1. re: mlgb

                  Thanks, chows. That map is more or less consistent with how I think of Downtown Long Beach. which would be where I can easily walk to from a downtown hotel. West of Alamitos makes sense, 10th St. might be pushing it a bit in terms of north, but OK. Pine St., Pacific Ave. etc.

                  I've been to and liked Starling Diner. It's not downtown, but it might be my best breakfast option, in which case I'll just get on the bus and go there. It's a Grind might give me the first coffee to give me strength to get to Starling Diner!

                  I'll look at Yelp, but I don't trust the food reviews on it!

                  Starling Diner
                  4114 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90814

                  1. re: redrover

                    Where are you staying? That might give me more of a clue (since I seem to be clueless so far - and I really want to see if I can't come up with ONE on the geographic money recommendation)... ;-D>

                    1. re: redrover

                      Perhaps it's time to take a leap of faith or just walk down Pine with a tentative Yelp list and see what's open and looks decent. Obviously you need to read the Yelp reviews as you would any others, but as I've commented before, Yelp is far more useful than chowhound for Long Beach. There are only a few chow participants even familiar with LB (as you can tell from the responses here). The recs on LB are always the same handful of restaurants over and over, and they aren't downtown breakfast places.

                      There is always Roscoes I guess.

                  2. re: Servorg

                    Do you know where Schooner or Later is? That's east of Alamitos!!

                    Though that LB Red Bus service does go from downtown at Pine Ave east, to Schooner or Later.