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Lunch Tomorrow, Wed. 11/6, Near Compton Courthouse

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Meeting an old friend for lunch tomorrow. He'll be coming from the Compton Courthouse, which is south of the 105, north of the 91, between the 110 and the 710, near Alameda. We are looking for something under $15 pp for lunch, would prefer table service, easy travel and parking is essential

My default is Flossie's. Always enjoy fried chicken.

Speaking of fried chicken, there is a place I've been to once that was really good in Compton. But i think we took out and ate at a nearby McDonalds or other chain. Great corn fritters with powdered sugar. Was it called Billy's or something? Please remind me -- might be worth a stop on the way home.

Honey's Kettle is gone from Compton, right? I would go to Bludo's in a heartbeat, but I don't want to eat in the car and they have that tiny counter with only a few seats...

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  1. About 3 miles from the courthouse is Eatalian, which ought to fit the bill. Compton Blvd. runs into Redondo Beach Blvd. and the restaurant is just about a block below on Broadway.

    15500 S. Broadway St. Gardena

    http://www.eataliancafe.com/

    A bit further down Redondo Beach Blvd. would get the two of you to Sea Harbour, if you prefer dim sum for lunch.

    1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena

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    1. re: New Trial

      Sea Empress, not Sea Harbour, right?

      1. re: nosh

        Yes, Empress. Just wishful thinking otherwise!

      2. Hawkins Burger place. I've never been there so forgive the rec, just throwing it out there in case you forgot about it.

        1. << "Great corn fritters with powdered sugar. " >>
          Jim Dandy's. It's nowhere close to the Compton courthouse.

          HK Compton is gone, so the default is obviously Mom's Burger, inarguably the best 'hood burger in all of LA, also a part of the Alondra Culinary Blvd (of which Honey's Kettle was a member).

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          1. re: TonyC

            Those corn fritters are awesome. The chicken, unfortunately, not so much :(

            1. re: TonyC

              +1 Mom's. Credit to TonyC for tipping me off too.

              Don't they have a picnic table behind in the parking lot at Bludso's?

              Maybe R&R? - don't think it's that close though (and certainly not better than the above 2 + Jim Dandy).

            2. Spoon House
              Pollo A La Brasa

              A short drive into Gardena and there are more options.

              1. I second the rec for Eatalian; Also Bludso's does have a picnic table in back next to the smoker; Not ideal, but it's there, FWIW.

                1. Thanks for all of the replies.

                  We ended up at Sea Empress and had a very nice lunch and even better conversation catching up. Shu mai ok, shrimp dumplings very good, fluffy bao with bbq pork, aggrolls for something crispy, and huge order of Chinese broccoli that we barely dented for a hint of something healthy. $25 total all-in for the two of us.

                  I was coming from Westwood and traffic was minimal, so I took advantage of the extra time and stopped at Jim Dandy's. Fried chicken and some fritters to warm in the oven for dinner!

                  1. Eatalian will be over $15pp but certainly the best choice. Flossie's is too far but it sounds like you want soul food or fried chicken. M&M Soul Good on the frontage road on the south side of the 91 near Avalon is great for lunch and not expensive. One more option and where I would go right now if I could is El Antojito on 168 x Figueroa. You won't get waited on but you will get really good tortas, ceviche and corn cut from the cob. They are known for their aguas frescas and ice cream too.