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  • ronam Jul 21, 2011 10:18 PM
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Visiting MB for a week and having brunch with some LA friend but will have kids (6 & 8) along, any suggestions for a good spot? Any other places we should go while we are in town?

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  1. If your kids are like ours, informal breakfast places work better than standard brunch places. Uncle Bill's on Highland and 13th is a Manhattan Beach standard. I've never been to Sloopy's on Highland and 34th, but it seems very popular. If you're willing to go to South Redondo Beach, The Original Pancake House is excellent as well.

    >>Any other places we should go while we are in town?<<

    You may want to expand on this - how far you can go, how much $$, food preferences, restrictions, etc. The more info you offer, the better we can hone in on some specific recs that will work for your situation.

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    Sloopy's
    3416 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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    1. re: bulavinaka

      Thanks for the suggestions. $$ not a big issue, our kids are as good as two boys can be, not overly adventurous with their eating. Can travel some distance but don't want to be caught in traffic. Good Italian would be nice, places where they are welcome but we can get a good cocktail.

      1. re: bulavinaka

        Another vote for Uncle Bill's Pancakes. Make sure you try their cheddar bacon waffle. There is always a wait on weekends but worth it.

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        Uncle Bill's Pancake House
        1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

        1. re: wienermobile

          i vote for the cheddar bacon french toast at uncle bills.

        2. re: bulavinaka

          also, since this brunch will be occurring on a weekend, how long can you stand waiting for a table to open up with the kids in tow?
          when my kid was young, i found that sometimes it was worth it to compromise on food quality or on price in order to avoid long waits.

        3. North End Cafe in Manhattan Beach is good. You might of seen them on Food Network's "Diners Drive-in and Dives". Make sure you try their famous Kahlua Pig Monte Cristo Egg Rolls. There will be a wait on the weekend.
          http://www.northendcaffe.net/

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          North End Cafe
          3713 Highland Ave Ste 1, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

          1. Martha's 22nd Street Grill in Hermosa Beach is great. The tables are almost on the sand and lots of outdoor seating. I love their SCRAMBLED WHITE CORN it's Eggs scrambled with fresh white corn, fresh herbs, and Havarti cheese. Good food.
            http://www.foodnow.tv/marthas.html

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            Martha's 22nd Street Grill
            25 22nd St, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

            1. For casual Italian in Manhattan Beach Mama D's is very kid friendly and just a block from the Pier and the beach. No cocktails but they do have beer and wine.
              http://www.mamadsrestaurant.com/

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              Mama D's Italian
              1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

              1. Very good upscale Greek food with a nice patio at Petros in Manhattan Beach (save room for their great deserts like their Loukouma Baby Greek doughnuts drizzled with Grrek honey, cinnamon, toasted walnuts and vanilla ice cream).
                http://www.petrosrestaurant.com/

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                Petros Restaurant
                451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

                1. Also very kid friendly is Big Wok Mongolian BBQ in Manhattan Beach and the new Sammy's Woodfire Pizza at Plaza El Segundo on Sepulveda Blvd in El Segundo.
                  http://www.sammyspizza.com/

                  Sammy's Woodfire Pizza
                  780 South Sepulveda Blvd.
                  El Segundo, CA 90245

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                  Big Wok Mongolian BBQ
                  250 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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                  1. re: wienermobile

                    Thanks for the help, we ended up staying in for brunch. We ate at Mama D's twice, the food was fine but the kids loved it and the service was great! The other place we really loved was MB Post. We ate there two times, the first time with our kids, ages 6 & 8 and they were very accommodating to help us out with kid eaters. Any kid would love the enormous fries they serve. We went a second time without the boys and had another great meal, really worked our way through the menu with two visits. Service was, loved the space and there really is nothing else like the place in Manhattan Beach.

                    1. re: ronam

                      Thanks for reporting back. Glad you had a nice time.