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Apr 9, 2013 12:19 PM

Santa Ana - Lunch Options (near Discovery Science Center)

Any recommendations for lunch near the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana? Walking distance preferred. And it needs to be kid-friendly as we'll have 2 sets of toddler twins (FOUR 1.5 years old) with us. Thanks in advance!

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  1. not walking distance and no lunch on Sunday IIRC

    9 Replies
    1. re: Servorg

      Bummer x2 (doesn't meet 2 of my criteria) but the menu looks awesome. May need to try some other time.

      I should also mention we'll need alcohol too. Don't judge, you would too if you were dining with 2 sets of toddler twins ;)

      1. re: Obessed

        Does that mean you are going to be there on a Sunday? I wasn't sure since it didn't meet one of your criteria (walking distance) but you never said what day you were going.

        1. re: Servorg

          Yes, I should have mentioned we are going on Sunday (for the Bubblefest). Thx again for the suggestion!

          1. re: Obessed

            Okay. Walkable and open on Sundays and toddler friendly. I don't think I can do better than this... ;-D>

            1. re: Servorg

              THANK YOU! This looks like it will work for us. Love the kitschy-feel of the website (I know it's a chain, but I haven't heard of/been to before). It looks like another option may be CPK.

              Thanks again Servorg - you also helped me with my Passover meal :)

              1. re: Obessed

                What goes around comes around (and I look forward to reading how it works out).

                1. re: Servorg

                  Hollingshead!!! May not be the best with little kids though as room is tight is it is pretty much a beer haven. But if you love craft beer...just a thought.

                  Polly's is literally right across the parking lot though and may suit you better.

                  1. re: A5 KOBE

                    Hollingshead's is great. I go there way too often. But their prices are seriously and I mean seriously overpriced.

                    No other beer bar in town or even out of town is this pricey, and that's in regards to the taps.

                    Yet, I'm here more than I should be.

                2. re: Obessed

                  Think Marie Callendars. Pollie's Pies was opened by a former employee something like thirty-five years ago.

                  So, it's been serving good enough reliable plain American food to survive the decline and resurrection-restoration-hipsterization of downtown Santa Ana.

      2. lola gaspar.

        and the green parrot or is peacock cafe.

        mimi's ?

        1. Just wanted to report back...

          We ended up not having lunch down there as the kids were all exhausted after snacks and we left around lunchtime (got there early around 9:30). But I did get a membership so we'll be back and I'm sure will use these lunch suggestions in the future. Thanks again for all the recommendations!