Anaheim and Hawthrone help for travelling family
We are headed to CA with our two preschoolers (great eaters). Have no interest in eating at Disney. Looking for some dinner recs in Anaheim, or within a 15-20 minute drive. Also need one dinner near Hawthorne for our last night...we are staying in a hotel right near the airport for convenience.
So far I've come across for Anaheim: Cortinas, Rufinos, Baci, Doner Turkish, Blakes BBQ, La Palma Chicken Pie Shop, The Mad Greek
And for Hawthorne I was thinking about Indian's Tandoori. But we'll also be close to Manhattan Beach...is there anything over there?
The two boys are great eaters and usually well behaved. However, I'm sure they'll be tired with the jet lag and fun in the parks/sun. So I'd like to avoid higher end dining. We do go around 5pm though, so we get out of there before the date crowd enters.
So am I finding good options? Or do I need to look elsewhere for dining?
In the Hawthorne area Indian's Tandoori is good but Al Noor next door in Lawndale is even better, I like El Pollo Inka and Saigon Dish both in Lawndale In El Segundo you have The Counter for burgers, The Veggie Grill and Sammy's Woodfire Pizza. In Manhattan Beach there is Mama's D's Italian Kitchen (very kid friendly) plus the beach and pier are one block away, Tin Roof Bistro in the Manhattan Village Mall, Houston's, Il Fornaio, the very casual North End Cafe and The Kettle (a 24 hour coffee shop and diner). Welcome to LA.
15112 Inglewood Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260
15725 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 108, Lawndale, CA 90260
1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
El Pollo Inka
15400 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260
1800 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
720 S Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245
1550 Rosecrans Ave Ste A, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Mama D's Italian
1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Tin Roof Bistro
3500 Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
North End Cafe
3713 Highland Ave Ste 1, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Thanks! Keep the help coming!
weinermobile- I think Kettle looks like a great option for our last night. Great menu for the kids, casual, and then we can hang out near the beach for a while before heading back to the hotel.
ubergeek - thanks for the tips. i was concerned about how cheap mad greek is and whether or not it was any good. i'll check out those two you mentioned now.
Decided on OC Poultry and Rotisserie for our first night in Anaheim. No idea how I found that place....figure we can get the boys a rotisserie chicken and have leftovers for lunch the next day (sandwiches!).
And definitely The Kettle on our last night.
Now to fill in the blanks.
OC Poultry is great. They have lots of sandwiches (the chicken is best, obviously) and they have rice with shredded chicken, vegetables, and fried shallots, soups. It's totally a hole-in-the-wall but the kids can take it over.
Just don't go to the pho shop next door. I mean it, don't, it's awful.
Around the corner, just a building or two up State College from Ball Road, is Natural, a Mexican ice-cream-and-fruit store. It's fantastic.