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Traditional Fresh Turkey Dinner, now in August?

Bruin2 Aug 28, 2011 02:25 PM

Where might we find a great traditional fresh turkey dinner, you know with mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing, now at the end of August. Preferable mid-wilshire to westside. Thanks.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Bruin2 Aug 28, 2011 02:33 PM

    Clifton's Cafeteria?

    A little closer to the westside, there's always Junior's.

    Clifton's Cafeteria
    648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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      Bruin2 RE: ipsedixit Aug 28, 2011 02:37 PM

      While I appreciate the idea of Cliftons because we used to eat at the one in Century City, and loved it, the one downtown just doesn't do it for us, not to mention the clientele is a little strange some time. Now Juniors, hadn't thought of that. Thanks.

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        happybaker RE: ipsedixit Aug 28, 2011 02:52 PM

        Fab call ipsedixit - Juniors has it. With stuffing!


      2. Baron RE: Bruin2 Aug 28, 2011 03:05 PM

        Panns has it on the menu. $11.95, w/ cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. I also think that Nichols in Marina del Rey serves it.

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          Bruin2 RE: Baron Aug 28, 2011 06:15 PM

          Love Panns. Thanks.

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            wienermobile RE: Bruin2 Aug 27, 2012 08:23 PM

            I just had the ROASTED TURKEY dinner Smothered with Rich Brown Gravy Served with Homemade Cranberry Sauce & Cornbread Stuffing and two sides
            (I had collard greens and mashed potaots) at Pann's and it was wonderful. Comfort food grand slam and under $12 bucks!

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              happybaker RE: wienermobile Aug 27, 2012 09:49 PM

              Okay, that's AWESOME.

              Generally you can also get it at Tam o'Shanter, in Los Feliz, but trust me, it's not under $12!

        2. wienermobile RE: Bruin2 Aug 28, 2011 03:17 PM

          Koo Koo Roo in Santa Monica has a traditional handcarved turkey dinner with all the trimmings for $10.25.
          Or if you make it over the hill to the Valley Brent's Deli has a very good Hot Roasted Turkey with Stuffing Served with Yams, Gravy and Coleslaw $15.95

          Brent's Deli
          19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

          Koo Koo Roo
          2002 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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            Bruin2 RE: wienermobile Aug 28, 2011 06:16 PM

            I sometimes forget about KKR because they closed the two I used to go to. Thanks.

          2. Emme RE: Bruin2 Aug 28, 2011 07:57 PM

            Ronnie's Diner has a a special.

            Roll'n'Rye does an open-faced sandwich, as does Kate Mantilini.
            I will not suggest Jerry's Deli. though they offer both plate and sandwich.

            Ronnie's Diner
            12740 Culver Blvd Ste J, Los Angeles, CA 90066

            Kate Mantilini Restaurants
            9101 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

            Jerry's Deli
            27533 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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              JosephEBacon RE: Bruin2 Aug 28, 2011 08:04 PM

              Callender's Wilshire, by the LaBrea Tar Pits, 5773 Wilshire. They have a traditional turkey dinner on the menu, quite good!

              The Tar Pit
              609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                foodiemahoodie RE: Bruin2 Aug 29, 2011 02:27 AM

                Cafe '50's.

                1. scottca075 RE: Bruin2 Aug 29, 2011 08:31 AM

                  I would throw in Dupar's. Boston Market is along the same lines as KKR and when I need my Thanksgiving fix in July (or anytime) I go to Gelson's.

                  1. wutzizname RE: Bruin2 Aug 29, 2011 09:54 AM

                    Canter's has it as well.

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                      nosh RE: Bruin2 Aug 30, 2011 06:33 PM

                      The Main Course, on Pico just east and across the street from the Rancho Park golf course. They specialize in complete turkey dinners with the trimmings, and a lot of their business is pick-up from the neighboring Century City residences. Note the kudos from radio restaurant reviews from over two decades ago.

                      Main Course
                      10509 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                        Bruin2 RE: nosh Aug 31, 2011 09:26 PM

                        Thanks. I'll give them a try-next time. We got two dinners from one of the places mentioned above, and it was decidedly dry turkey. Stuffing, ok that can be dry or moist. But Turkey, that should always be moist. Next time, we'll give Main Course a try.

                        Main Course
                        10509 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                          foodiemahoodie RE: Bruin2 Aug 28, 2012 01:05 AM

                          Where'd you get the dry turkey? (I see this is a year old post, so...)

                          Haven't tried Panns. Have tried a lot of others. Main Course is one weird place. The stuffing is always soggy. Okay though. Tried Marie Callendars which wasn't bad, but the gravy seemed to be more salty than flavorful (then again, I hanker turkey dinners to feed a hangover, and my hangovers are vicious - and affect my taste slightly (though I tend to like extra salt in this condition - but didn't want it with their gravy. Service was extra-friendly and attentive.) Cafe '50's is better than you'd think - kind of B grade coffee shop. But they only serve dinner and my hangover gets demanding around 2:00PM.

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