There’s a Roscoe’s closer to Santa Monica in W. L.A. on Pico near La Brea.
You must go to Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. They are the best!!!! On Gower St., Just north of Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.
I can second this–Yang Chow is great. It gives you an opportunity to see Chinatown in LA (not so impressive) and Olvera St. (original LA buildings are there).
But it ain’t close to Santa Monica.
ya same but you have to be 21 which i am not
LA is Louisiana, .A. is Los Angeles. Santa Monica may be near L.A., but we ain’t got no Santa Monica in LA!
If you’re downtown for a lot of the suggestions here, you won’t be close to Santa Monica.
BUT, if you are, stop by Olvera Street for some taquitos at Celito Linda. It’s on the corner.
Some will say they don’t get it, but the tacos and burrito’s at Tito’s Tacos in Culver City (Washington Place near Sepulveda) are an inexpensive treat.
Right around the corner from Tito’s on Sepulveda is Johnny’s Pastrami. You can share a pastrami sandwich (with Swiss Cheese!!!) there, they are that big!
Killer Shrimp in Marina del Rey is a good and different meal. If you go just get the boiled shrimp. Don’t mess with rice or pasta. Not as good!
It’s a chain, but seeing that you’re from Wisconsin you might like one of our local chains.
In Santa Monica there’s Third Street Promenade. There are a lot of restaurants there. I like Gaucho Grill. I love the chimichuri they serve as a condiment, both to dip your bread into and to lather on to the rice.
Try some our ethnic restaurants. Thai and Indian are different and good.
Most of all…. enjoy yourself!
It’s also right down the street from another good one: Canter’s Deli.
The Pantry Cafe: I’ve always read GR8 things about TPC but isn’t hard 2 get too. I tried 2 go but it’s at this God awful intersection/light that scared me 2 death. Are there any parking garages nearby that r easier 2 get to & what days of the week r the least congested. Thanks.
The Pantry Cafe (downtown LA) for breakfast.
Or the short ribs, for lunch.
Yang Chow in LA’s Chinatown is well worth the trip from Santa Monica. They have fantastic fried dumplings and Lamb with Scallions. And their signature dish, "Slippery Shrimp" is the star of the show.
Enjoy if you go!
Big Kahuna Kooks
Barney’s Beanery. Super chili and look out for celebs.
try Killer Shrimp.
Killer Shrimp – maps.google.com
523 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey – (310) 578-2293
"Killer Shrimp is a great place for simple food."
Definitely check out the carved to order corned beef , hot turkey, and/or roast beef at Magee’s in the Farmers Market… 3rd and Fairfax…. the markets’ been around over 70 years, and that’s my favorite food stall. But theres plenty of other choices for snacks there, including a popular crepe place and there is even a new addition ,with a cutting edge movie theatre and big bookstore.
However, I like the older , more authentic section the best!
It’s a comfy mixture of tourists, and locals, including many regulars that meet up outside for coffee and donuts, etc, and screenwriters/book writers that sit at the outdoor tables with the metal chairs.
The place has SO much character!
It’s right across from CBS studios, where people line up to be contestants for "The Price is Right"
Yes, She IS!
I have her blog bookmarked.
Maybe EdSails will chime in, he took me to an oriental place in Oct 06 that had live fish. I picked which 1 I wanted and they cooked it for us. The freshest fish I’ve ever had and it was great.
Here is one of my favorite breakfast places in the US: JOHN O’GROAT’S on Pico, near Fox.
It is also valid lunchtime.
Funny. I’ve been plugging this joint since I’ve been on this board and to my knowledge haven’t influenced anyone to try it.
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