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Feb 4, 2013 03:21 AM

Let's do lunch instead

Are there restaurants or types of cuisines that you'd much prefer to eat at for lunch than dinner?

For me, Middle Eastern/Levantine restaurants I greatly prefer for lunch than dinner. I really enjoy eating the various small mezze dishes, but main courses at such restaurants often revolve around grilled meat (either kebabs or whole cuts) and uninspiring side dishes. For lunch, I'm happy splitting the mezze and if I'm really hungry getting a kebab in a pita or a single kebab skewer - but avoiding the standard dinner entree options.

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  1. I prefer simple ethnic fare for lunch, couple of tacos, slice or two of pizza, chinese lunch special, Gyro etc. Burgers and sandwich too!

    1. When I go to an "all-you-can-eat" -- I go for lunch, never dinner.

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      1. re: Kholvaitar

        Me too, because it usually ends up covering both!

        1. re: Kholvaitar

          Absolutely +1- AYCE lunch = skipped dinner,

          1. re: EWSflash

            maybe a little dish of ice cream later...

          1. I'm more likely to enjoy a salad for lunch, or a bowl of soup, than I would for dinner. If eating on the go, pizza slices or packaged sushi. I don't have access to any ethnic restaurants.
            If I did, I'd head for ramen or pho!!

            1. Salad, sandwiches including burgers, Mexican are all lunch time faire at our house. Asian noodles/soup also, like pho. Fast food is also a lunch as are diners for the most part.

              Other ethnic cuisine is usually dinner: hibachi, sushi, anything continental with various courses, Italian, Indian, Lebanese, seafood.

              Thai is typically lunch at one place and dinner at another due to the crowds etc.

              Pizza out is usually lunch but pizza takeout is dinner.