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Nov 21, 2013 09:23 PM

Late Thanksgiving dinner, cheapish?

We're flying into LAX on Thanksgiving and will get there around 8:00pm or so. We're staying in Koreatown so looking for somewhere between the two, although we don't mind driving a little bit. Last year we ended up at Norm's which was fun. Looking for a similar low-key, cheapish meal. Anything like Norm's with interesting customers? Thanks!

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  1. Original Pantry Cafe

    Might also check Panns ( but they might close early on Thanksgiving.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      You know, we go to LA every year and never been to Original Pantry Cafe. I forget about it. Thanks!

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Pann's closes at 8pm Thanksgiving night. Norms is 24hrs for $10.95, The Kettle in Manhattan Beach will also be open 24 hrs,

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Pantry's food ain't very good but compared to Norm's it would be.

          Pann's is like Norm's or Denny's if Norm's or Denny's actually served good food.

            1. re: kevin

              Thought Pantry's Tgvg dinner was pretty much what the location promised. Good solid diner food.

              1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

                Which is sort of what exactly the OP was asking for ... right?

          1. Maybe Piper's on western?

            A fun combination of quirky, Korean and American. And they have turkey!

            "Roasted Turkey - King Arthur's Roast oven roasted on a bed of homemade stuffing, served with garlic mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce"


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            1. re: happybaker

              2nd Pipers and throw in the Rainbow $21.95 starts @ 4pm. .....always great on Holidays.

            2. "Looking for a similar low-key, cheapish meal. Anything like Norm's with interesting customers?"

              The Pantry. Fills the bill exactly. 4 miles from Koreatown.
              Just don't forget to stop at an ATM; Pantry's cash only! (thanksgiving dinner, as of a couple of years ago, was less than $20 per person, though...)


              1. You are somewhat close to Dupar's at Third & Fairfax.

                They are open 24 hours, 365 days a year.

                Organic Free Range Turkey glazed with Pomegranate Sauce. Turkey Gravy, Green Beans Almandine, Glazed Carrots, Homemade Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows. Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Baked Dinner Rolls.

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                1. Greenblatt's til 2 a.m. ..."in Hollywood (next to the Laugh Factory) keeps the full deli and restaurant open, serving the same traditional hot turkey dinners they serve all year long for $11.95-14.95. No reservation necessary."

                  Haveadit ...I've never been there on Thanksgiving night, but might be interesting people watching. ;)

                  8017 Sunset Blvd
                  Hollywood CA 90046
                  (323) 656-0606