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Restaurant near San Gabriel High

We are going to a graduation Tuesday night at San Gabriel High. I know the obvious would be to go for Chinese. But I think we want something more casual, Italian, Pizza, Hamburgers. We will be then going to Alhambra, so anywhere in between. Thanks

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  1. Wahibs on Main in Alhambra is close and might work-see thread linked below.I haven't been in a few years but it used to be pretty good and the baba ghanouj was tasty ...casual, too. I don't eat meat, but folks liked the lamb, tho we all agreed the vegetarian stuff was the best.

    Charlie's Trio is also on Main St. in Alhambra tho some think it's acceptable, I found it to be pedestrian Italian fare with a menu that looks more exciting than it really is. To each his own.

    http://www.charliestriocafe.com

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/756222

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    1. re: Local

      Thanks, but the kids don't like Wahibs, I will check out the other

      1. re: paprkutr

        Maybe you should give us more info of your group. How many adults, children, infants, seniors, etc? Approximately what time do you expect to dine? Any allergies (i.e. shellfish, nuts, dairy et al)?

        1. re: Mr. Roboto

          Three adults, high school graduate and 13 year old boy. No allergies that I know of. It will be about at 8 at night so I don't want anythng too heavy and just casual.

    2. Petrillo's

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Petrillo's is great. I moved away from SGV over twenty years ago, but still get Petrillo's with family when we order pizza.

      2. What is more casual than Chinese?

        Dip's Grill?

        Why is one exclusive of the other?

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        1. re: TonyC

          Is Dip's Grill any good? I've only heard from fobby young'ns...

          1. re: chrishei

            It used to be great when it opened, but has gone downhill over the last year. They once had one of the best VN pork chops in the area, thicker than usual and very generous for the price. Now it is the generic thin style and prices have gone up. The appetizers are still pretty good though.

        2. Was just there at the high school last weekend for a basketball tournament. We ended up at Elite for dim sum which was quite disappointing. Wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. But whenever we're in that area we go to Tokyo Lobby on Las Tunas Blvd in San Gabriel. Haven't been there in a while but the last time was pretty good. Try that family "boat" of assorted entrees.

          1. If not Chinese, how about Hawaiian? Shakas, baby.

            (101 W Main in Alhambra)

            1. Dog Haus on Las Tunas?

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              1. re: chezwhitey

                Big 2nd to Dog Haus - esp with kids

                410 E Main St
                Alhambra, CA 91801

              2. There's 38 Degrees in Alhambra which has a menu you'd expect from an ale house!