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Apr 25, 2012 10:34 AM

Lunch near Old Globe Theatre?

I'm going to the Old Globe in a few weeks, and being from the L.A. area, I'm not very familiar with the territory. I'd love some nice suggestions for lunch not too far from the theatre. Good old all-American fare is what I have in mind: burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc.

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  1. Brian's American Eatery. (in Hillcrest on Washington St.)

    1. When we go to the Globe, we go to the's right in Balboa Park about a block away.

      1. Are you talking about a 2:00 afternoon performance? Where you eat is kind of dependent on how much time you have before the show. If you get an early start, there are lots of nice places that are fairly close to the park, but if you don't have lots of time the Prado is probably your best bet.

        The food is good, (but not great) but the real advantage of the Prado is that it is only about a 5 minute walk from the Old Globe. Therefore you won't have to worry about getting from the restaurant to the theatre and FINDING A P;ACE TO PARK before showtime. Parking in Balboa Park can be difficult on weekends especially if it is a warm beautiful day.

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        1. re: svnirvana

          Yup, we're going to a 2:00 matinee.

        2. Thanks for recommending Brian's American Eatery. We had a great lunch there.

          1. It's not the exact cuisine you want, but Barrio Star has excellent food.

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            1. re: Dagney

              Lunched at Barrio Star yesterday. I really think it the best of Chef Isabel's places. Easy parking, attentive service, and an eclectic, tasty menu. Breakfast all day, I believe-- as well as lunch fare. It would be easy to pop by there, eat, then get to the show. BUT allow plenty of time to find parking. Waters used to cater in the museum building next to the Globe, and the dining was in an open patio or outside. The food was quite good. Does anyone know if they still do the food or if it's as good as when Andrew Spurgin was Waters' chef?