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jsb23nc Nov 7, 2011 03:39 PM

I have a friend who is flying to LA and then driving to Vegas for part of her vacation. Any recommendations for chow-worthy restaurants on the way?

Thanks!

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    LesThePress RE: jsb23nc Nov 7, 2011 04:25 PM

    We usually don't stop for food since it's not that long of a drive, but if you must stop, the only place I can recommend is The Mad Greek at 72112 Baker Blvd.

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    Mad Greek Restaurant
    12120 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680

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      ns1 RE: LesThePress Nov 7, 2011 04:31 PM

      After spending 1 hour waiting for the gyro @ Mad Greek, I think the best thing to do is pick up some sandwiches before heading out of LA.

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      Mad Greek Restaurant
      12120 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680

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        TracyS RE: LesThePress Nov 7, 2011 04:34 PM

        Yes and one of the ubiquitous date shakes advertised on the billboards nearby.

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        samtron608 RE: jsb23nc Nov 7, 2011 04:27 PM

        once you go past the San Gabriel Valley (alhambra, rowland heights, etc), you are pretty much limited to chains and diners.

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          floppy fish RE: jsb23nc Nov 7, 2011 04:55 PM

          Don't laugh, but try the Del Taco in Barstow. For whatever reason, it is a lot better than the other Del Tacos. You can do a search for "Del Taco Barstow" and find the numerous blogs about it.

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            Steve Green RE: floppy fish Nov 12, 2011 08:17 PM

            Del Taco started out in Barstow, and at least two of the outlets there are operated by the founders.

          2. Xericx RE: jsb23nc Nov 7, 2011 05:02 PM

            If its my choice I stop for the Mad Greek, but usually I just hold it in until I get to vegas. She might like In-n-out in barstow too if she's from out of town which is where people usually make a pit stop, its a really busy one though.

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            Mad Greek Restaurant
            12120 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680

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              Clinton RE: jsb23nc Nov 7, 2011 06:12 PM

              Stop off in Lenwood (Outlet) after Barstow for gas and to rest. There is a Harvey House, Denny's, and Big Boy's. Also, Burger King, Mc Donalds and a few others. Best bet is to wait until you get to Vegas for better options.

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