Lunch after flight.....
We are flying into LAX next Thursday and driving south to Dana Point. There will be 4 adults and one child (1 1/2). We need a good place for lunch. We need something not to far off the freeway and not to upscale for the kiddo. We are doing Break of Dawn, Watermarc, and Crowbar on other days.
Break of Dawn
24351 Avenida De La Carlota Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Just minutes from LAX is Pann's. A great 1950's style diner ( “Googie” style architecture. Pann’s has received The Los Angeles Conservancy’s Award for best example of “Classic 50’s Coffee Shop”) they serve great biscuits, chicken and waffles and the best patty melt in LA. Very casual.
Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Pann's is on La Tijera, north of LAX. You are heading south.
My suggestion is on the west side of Main Street in El Segundo, just south of LAX. Big Mike's. Excellent Philly cheesesteaks, good burgers and salads, great light onion rings with a batter crust.
If it is near or after 3, there is a farmers market toward the south end of Main Street on Thurs afternoons, and Big Mista's is there. Many on this board think they, along with Bludso's in Compton, serve the best BBQ in SoCal. Get some brisket sandwiches.
Pann's is good, but the wrong direction.
I'd get away from LAX and head to OC.
Pho Quang Trung and Pho Nguyen Hue are not too far off the 405 and are maybe 35 minutes south of LAX and 35-40 north of Dana Point.
Pho Nguyen Hue
10487 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683
Pho Quang Trung
10072 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843
Your thread sounded familiar so I checked your last thread. Did you ever find your dumplings? If not, this might be a chance, Peking Chinese Restaurant in Westminster and Myung In Dumplings in Garden Grove aren't too far off the freeways.
And when you say "Crowbar" do you mean the crow bar and kitchen in Corona del Mar? Despite the fact that it replaced one of our old favorites, Matteo's Hoboken, we do love crow bar.
Peking Chinese Restaurant
8566 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
2323 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Myung In Dumplings
8911 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844