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Nov 7, 2012 11:15 AM

Monrovia Canyon Park

Monrovia Canyon Park is in the mountains near Monrovia. We're going to Cub Scout camp this weekend, driving from West LA (rain or shine!). We were told to ear dinner this Firday night before getting to camp at 6:00 pm. So I want to wrap up dinner around 5:00. My wife, 8 year old Cub Scout and I like all foods, but don't want to spend much and avoid fast food chains.

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    1. If casual is okay I'm a huge fan of The Market Grill in Monrovia. No ambiance to speak of but great burgers, sandwiches and salads.

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      1. re: RoxyGrl

        The Monrovian is also very good and everyone can find something they like there.

        1. re: WildSwede

          These both sound great, something is up with The Market Grill in Monrovia link.

          --any dumplings?

          1. re: Scotty

            market grill is great, but there's only seating for maybe 10 people there... though i can't imagine it will be particularly crowded on friday at 5 pm. total hole in the wall, but great burgers and they may have bacon chocolate chip cookies.

            1. re: Scotty

              Just saw the question about dumplings. If that's what you're looking for, you should definitely hit up Din Tai Fung in Arcadia, only 2 freeway exits away to the west. It's at the corner of Baldwin and Duarte. They're usually super crowded, but if you're getting there that early, you won't have a problem.
              When you finish, you can even take the quicker surface street route to monrovia by going east on Duarte until you hit Myrtle or Mountain, which you can then take north to get to the Canyon Park.

        2. Zelo Pizzeria, it's pricey pizza but not too outrageous.

          1. If you're up for seafood, try Big Shrimps Fish Grill in downtown Monrovia. The park is just a short drive away from there:

            1. Thanks for all the advice! We'll make the call Friday afternoon and I'll report back next week.

              Sorry to say Big Shrimps Fish Grill is out (for some reason my son has made up his mind that he now does not like seafood)