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Just spoke with a friend who asked for a breakfast rec for Saturday morning after arriving on a red-eye flight from Hawaii. He will be travelling here for a conference in Long Beach with a group of 16. He mentioned Denny's and I said no, no, no there must be a restaurant that accommodate a large group such as theirs AND have decent food. They will be tired and don't want anything fancy, but want something tasty and efficient that can accommodate their large group, so I am putting it out there for my fellow chowhounder's...please give me some breakfast ideas. Thanks!

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  1. Pann's www.panns.com has an enclosed patio that can accommodate your group.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Yes Yes Yes to Pann's, Please call first to let them know you're coming.

      1. re: wienermobile

        they open at 7am. if the flight lands at 6, best to go there and wait until they open.

        1. re: westsidegal

          Or grab a few donuts from Kinleys before 7.

          1. re: kevin

            randy's for me...i like the one with the coffee cake crumble stuff on top

            1. re: jessejames

              randy's is way too commercialized.

              but if you ever get to 100th and normandie try out Kindles

              too.

              1. re: kevin

                not sure but i like the giant donut, their main commercial....any donut shop popular with the kids is popular with dad

                will def check out kindles...not afraid of the hood!

                1. re: jessejames

                  http://www.yelp.com/biz/kindles-donut...

                  the OG version of Randy's on Manchester.

                  that would be kindle's.

          2. re: westsidegal

            Westsidegal,

            What do you like at pann's?

            1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

              their opening time.

            2. re: westsidegal

              If the flight lands at 6a... but the time the plane taxis to its gate. By the time the plane unloads. By the time they all get their baggage from bagage check. By the time they pile into their van. Panns will be open....

              --Dommy!

            3. re: wienermobile

              Thanks!

            4. re: Servorg

              Yup.

            5. Pann's.

              But others Polly already beT me to itz

              1. Chicken fried steak with biscuits and gravy and sunny side up eggs at Pann's.

                1. How about the original House of Pancakes in Redondo Beach?

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                  1. re: maudies5

                    Original Pancake House you mean, right ??? :)

                    1. re: maudies5

                      if it's a weekend party of 16 might be tough at Original House of Pancakes, but i do love it so...

                      1. re: wienermobile

                        I agree, and that's a big part of why I asked for suggestions. Thanks!

                        1. re: charmie2000

                          I'm thinking moon over my hammy isn't that bad an option for 16

                    2. since they will be heading south, how about The Kettle in manhattan beach?
                      it is open 24 hours.

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                      1. re: westsidegal

                        I prefer Eat at Joe's in Redondo, although the 16 would be a challenge.

                        1. re: moreplease

                          Yes, that's part of my challenge here...the group of 16. I love Joe's too. Thanks, though!

                        2. re: westsidegal

                          Yes, I thought of the Kettle too, but they will have three mini vans and you know how parking is in Manhattan Beach.

                          1. re: charmie2000

                            dunno how difficult the parking would be at ~7am.
                            need a local surfer to pipe up here.

                            1. re: westsidegal

                              Depends on the swells that day ;)

                        3. Would Marmalade Cafe be unworthy for this situation?
                          -- It has a big parking lot
                          -- It opens at 08:00
                          -- There is a private room if they need it
                          -- It's off Sepulveda. 405 fwy is not that far away.
                          -- I think the kitchen can crank out 16 orders at the same time.

                          http://www.marmaladecafe.com/site/?pa...

                          1. Thank you for all of your replies, Pann's was a success! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/969791

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                            1. re: charmie2000

                              Awesome!

                              1. re: charmie2000

                                Yay! So glad to hear that!

                                Welcome to LA : )