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Apr 6, 2006 07:36 PM

Claremont & surrounding area: Lunch Spots?

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So I'm a new yuppie who currently works in the Claremont/Upland/Montclair area. My question is, does anyone know any good lunch spots around here? (I get 1 hour for lunch, but it's generally pretty lenient.) I know about Juanita's in Pomona.

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  1. Go over to Claremont Village and take a walk around there, lots of places, cuisines and price points.

    Joey's BBQ on Foothill & Central. The Hat, Central south of Foothill about a block and a half.

    Link: http://www.indefatigable-indolence.or...

    1. I don't know how they are for lunch, but I had a good Spanish dinner at Viva Madrid.

      Viva Madrid
      225 Yale Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4704

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      1. re: Dan-o

        They are not, very unfortunately, open for lunch.

      2. I like Walter's in Claremont... Nice relaxing atmosphere, good food. My hubby first took me there 7 years ago as one of our first dates. I always buy a bottle of their chutney to take home with me when I go (it goes really good with their bowlawnie appetizer).


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        1. re: wendy8869

          I second Walter's. Love the stuffed burger and do not miss the lamb burrito. yes, I know what you're thinking - but it's really nice!

        2. h

          Aruffo's for Italian. Pizza n' Such n' more. Walter's is nice. All three are on Yale.

          Haven't tried it yet but Casa de Salsa on Indian Hill at Foothill has a beautiful patio. Buffalo Inn, just over the line in Upland on Foothill, is very fun on a sunny day.

          1. China Star is a *great* Chinese restaurant. May not look like much, but the food is a notch or two above your typical Chinese restaurant (at the same price) and the service is amazingly fast and very courteous too. I've never been there for lunch, but I've heard the lunch plates are fantastic.

            921 W. Foothill Blvd.
            Claremont, CA 91711
            (909) 624-2328; Fax: 624-3735

            Okay, this is not a lunch place, but since you're already there, it would be a great for after-work dinner: I've had a few very memorable meals at a Spanish Tapas restaurant tucked down an alley in the old downtown. I can't vouch for anything except the tapas, because we never get any farther down the menu than that before we are stuffed to the gills. They have about three dozen different tapas dishes, and they keep bringing them out until we scream for mercy.

            Viva Madrid
            225 Yale Avenue
            Claremont, CA 91711


            Mmm, now I'm craving tapas just thinking about it...