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    Cafe Sevilla: Spanish Tapas

    by GracesTrips Written Aug 3, 2014

    Sharing Spanish Tapas with a group of friends is always great! You just have a couple of bites of several dishes and it makes for a great experience. We had the bacon wrapped dates, olive bread, warm goat cheese, empanadas, 6 sausage paella and mar y tierra (shrimp & beef) brochetas. We also ordered the fish (Atlantic cod) but it was over cooked. They took it back and removed it from our bill. We have been to the Riverside restaurant and had a wonderful experience there. This was just as good.

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    George's Greek Deli: Go Greek in L.B.

    by marinarena Updated Apr 30, 2014

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    George welcomes you here. Say "hopa" to him! His fine Greek place is in a perfect setting, located in downtown Long beach, along the entertaining Pine Ave. The beach is just a few blocks away.

    There is both indoor and patio seating, both provide a romantic atmosphere. During some weekends and other nights, one may find a band or singer performing.

    Eating and drinking here is real, not imitation Greek. Pitas, dolmas, feta, kalamata olives, avgolemono soup are the common favorites to devour. One can sample the fine wines before choosing one to you taste.

    Next time I'm feeling Greek in Long Beach, I'm going straight to George!

    Favorite Dish: Pita with kalamata olives, lamb, feta and fresh vegetables!

    George's Greek Deli, Long Beach
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    Archibald's: Savor Fast and Good Food in Belmont Shore

    by marinarena Updated Mar 30, 2013

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    If you want to dine all-American style style without going to MacDo, give Arhcibald's a try. It is a gourmet version of fast food. It is located along the trendy 2nd St in Belmont Shore neighborhood.

    Here you can grub on burgers, sandwiches, tacos, burritos, fish and chips and more! What's nice here on the menu is that breakfast is served all day. So, if you are in the mood for eggs and bacon after 12 pm, you will be satisfied here!

    I was drawn in by the 2 for 1 tacos deal. This is a place where I'd hang out often. The atmosphere is quaint and fun with music (often 60s theme) and TV. The dining area itself is quite small but colorful with a diner parlor seating. How cozy!

    Favorite Dish: I had fish tacos here on 2 for 1 day. I like how the lettuce was dark green, instead of the light, almost white-green produce that has less nutrients. Everything on the menu is cooked fresh right after the order. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is when considering that this is American fast food! Try any burger or sandwich here because these are menu specialities.

    Archibald's, Long Beach (Belmont Shore), CA
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    Hyatt Regency Long Beach~The Tides: Buffet!

    by Yaqui Written Oct 23, 2011

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    I had breakfast here the first morning. I had the buffet since going Al La Cart would had cost just as much. They had a wondeful wide assortment of fruits, oatmeal, muffins, toast and lots of piping hot entrees. About the only thing I didn't like was the cost, kind of expensive. Yet, I was comfortable and the service was great.

    Hours: Breakfast: 6:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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    Quacho Grill: Nice!

    by Yaqui Written Oct 23, 2011

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    Another wonderful place that was right next door to my training class. I had their salad, which was very good and filling. Yet, it was the most expensive salad I had ever had. It was not crowded at all and had a nice view of outside.

    Favorite Dish: GAUCHO SALAD 13 GRILLED CHICKEN, LETTUCE, TOMATOES, ONIONS, PEPPERS WITH HOUSE DRESSING.

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    Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt On the Boardwalk: Pink Fun!

    by Yaqui Written Oct 23, 2011

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    A great place to stop and have a treat. I found this place while exploring the Shoreline Village. It was a beautiful, but a hot day too. Having a simple single swirl ice cream cone, was awesome!

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    Tantalum Restaurant (Pan-Asian): ...

    by Phalaenopsis03 Updated Sep 21, 2011

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    While the food here wasn't terrible and the ambiance actually pretty hip and happening, I have to say that our party was disappointed in the service. Our cousin, AJ made the reservation for Tantalum in the hopes that it would be a great venue for the cousins to unwind, relax, and bond. However, as soon as he stepped through the door and approached the hostess, he was immediately greeted with, "Just a reminder that you have a two-hour reservation." Ok, thanks for the reminder. Then, when we made the request to be seated near the center of the restaurant for views of the waterfront (we did see seats available), we were escorted to the back corner of the establishment instead where no one else was seated. Immediately upon finishing our desserts, we left the place for fear of being kicked out exactly at 10pm (but seriously, who eats at 10pm anyway???). After dinner, we then decided to take a stroll around the waterfront. Walking the outside perimeter of the glassed-restaurant we noticed that the prime seats (window-seating) were occupied by non-ethnic folks. Hm, coincidence or not? Needless to say, I don't recommend this restaurant. Any place that would make one feel like a second-class citizen deserves to lose business.

    Celebrating cousins, 12.23.06

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    The Claim Jumper: Always Crowded, Get There Early

    by Ritaroni Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Claim Jumper is always packed with a line of people waiting to get in. The food is served in large portions, enough to take home and have two more meals. They serve a chocolate cake called the Motherlode that is big enough to feed a small army.

    Not only do you get ample portions here, but the food is actually very good.

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    It's A Grind: Alternative to Starbucks

    by Ritaroni Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Started by a husband and wife team from Long Beach, It's A Grind has a very loyal following among the locals and because of this it has a neighborhood feeling to it. But it also has good coffee so, I highly recommend it as an alternative to Starbucks. There are a number of locations. Check website below for the many addresses. The coffee is excellent and pastries are quite good.

    Favorite Dish: When in season, I like the pumpkin scones.

    It's A Grind
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    Passport Coffee House: Strong coffee, internet, and chocolate cigars

    by TempNomad Updated Apr 4, 2011

    We were getting very grumpy because of coffee withdrawal when we drove by this place. It's cozy, very friendly, and makes the coffee strong. There's lots of reading material, many choices for coffee styles, and many baked goods.

    They have three computers set-up for internet access, but I didn't try it out. The people working there are very friendly, and the seem to know everyone who walks in the door. If you are into art, it's a perfect location to take a break from gallery hopping.

    Favorite Dish: I needed to coffee so badly, that I have to say the dark, wonderful coffee. But the chocolate cigar was darn good.

    Indoor and outdoor seating

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    Ripley's Pub (previously Zanzibar Bar & Grill): Quality Food at Low Prices in Long Beach

    by experienceLA Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Andre Angles in mid-June 2004 sold the Zanzibar Bar and Grill. It is now known as Ripley's Pub. I have not been in yet under the change of ownership, but I have heard that it is keeping the same format. The following information is what I wrote when it was Zanzibar.

    This restaurant has the best hamburgers in Long Beach as they are using Angus beef - the price is a bargain. Also, on the menu are panini sandwiches, and many times there are French dishes that are specially prepared for Zanzibar.

    It is hard to believe that this used to be a "dive bar" before being acquired by Andre and Valerie Angles. This is a very informal restaurant where one can relax with affordable beer and wine prices. There is a great wine list with all bottles under $15 and wines by the glass. Also, a good selection of beers on draft and in bottles.

    With quality food, low prices, and an informal atmosphere, this is a great place to go as a family, as you will have a good dining experience and not go broke.

    Open Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sundays.

    Favorite Dish: Again, this is the best burger in Long Beach (and possibly among the best in LA County). In addition to the burgers, they make a good Casesar salad and calamari.

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    Omelette Inn: Packed Breakfast Place

    by GracesTrips Written Dec 1, 2009

    Driving around downtown Long Beach on Saturday morning wasn't too exciting. However, we did see this little restaurant with lots of patrons. Decided to check it out and have an omelette. The decor not too appealing with old photos and paintings of ships and boats with miscellaneous nautical related stuff. But, the omelettes were really good! I ordered the Sicilian with Italian sausage, spinach, fresh basil, sundried tomatoes and goat cheese with two eggs instead of the normal three eggs. It was very tasty and flavorful. Coffee wasn't great but the omelette more than compensated for the bad coffee.

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    Coffee Haven: Best Coffe house in Long Beach

    by ninthdoctor Written Jan 31, 2009

    You know the feeling you get in the morning, when you sit down for your first cup of fresh coffee, safe and secure, after all: you're in own home and hopefully smiling at the possibility of a great day.

    Now, you can forgo the interminable wait as you relish that first sip, throw on your slippers, brush or not brush your hair, and trek on down to the Coffee Haven, a casual, know your name and coffee, excuse PJs place type of place, locate here in the artsy, liberal neighborhood that lies along the Broadway corridor in Long Beach. Yes, for those who have not had the pleasure of stumbling in, wiping sleep or a hangover from their eyes, we are talking about :The Coffee Haven' located at 1708 Broadway in Long Beach California.\\

    It is a coffeehouse and more...with entertainment (an open mike for comedians and poets, WHO ARE ACTUALLY TALENTED!, at 8P.M. but sign up early, and some of the most delightfully amateur belly dancing I've seen since I crashed a Turkish wedding in the nineties, (but that's another story.) For those lacking the balls to do stand-up, or the glutes to gyrate in public, it offers a great casual friendly atmosphere for everyone else and a nice sense of community for everyone else The creation of Kevin Fitzpatrick It has been open since 2003.

    Your hosts by day are Eric and Thorn, And,at night, if your lucky, the beautiful Whitney.

    Additionally they provide reliable, reasonable Internet. Access here is priced at 6.00 per hour with free wireless for any 1 drink min. Additional computer services are also provided, such as Fax's at 1.00 / page, Printing/ Copying is priced at .20 /page Scans are priced at .50/page. well as the brad and butter: great reasonable coffee. Prices start at 1.60 for a small coffee, 2.10 for a large and up fo those frou-frou, of which I'm not a fan, but judging by others reactions, really do the job.

    For those seeking a quick nosh, there are sandwiches (only $4.00, bages, croissants, muffins, scone, cakes and pies and a variety of fresh baked-goods which change daily. There is available to satisfy any appetite or craving to the left of t-bone steaks and blowfish.

    Coffeehaven also serves as a art gallery for the breaking artists of Long Beach dedicating the left side of the main room to works of local Long Beach artists, which, once again are often quite good.

    The ambition of this place is to become one of long beaches Favorite community resources for Internet, great coffee and casual entertainment for the area.

    Finally, for those who enjoy Internet, their web-site is found at http://www.myspace.com/coffeehavenlb

    To sum it all up, this writer found the atmosphere both cosy and inviting. The staff friendly and caring, and the coffee more than a welcome treat to the taste.
    From the moment you walk in the door and take a seat at the clean and cosy tables, there is the atmosphere of being at home and the relaxation that makes a person wish to stay all afternoon and enjoy their day. One example, this writer saw, that typifies the experience, went as follows: a customer who had a pastry that had set and become old, and it was immediately replaced with the freshest pastry in the house,unasked. It is this attention to detail and quality that I see to be far above any Starbucks this writer has ever seen.
    I would highly recommend this place for any coffee drinker or Internet user that has had enough of hustle and bustle of many shops and would like a place to go to and feel if you were in your own home rather than the high pressured MacCoffees that so many coffee-fast food places offer. so much these days. as for myself I can truly say , I know I shall be found At Coffeehaven, that place that is now my home away from home

    Favorite Dish: good coffee and service

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    The Sky Room: You pay for the Ambience!

    by GracesTrips Written Sep 7, 2008

    The Sky Room is located atop an old, historic building. It's very noticeable amongst the more modern buildings in the vicinity. The views are spectacular. The food was very good and the portions are generous but the price tag is $$$$. Personal wines are welcomes with a $30 corkage fee (pretty steep). Order a salad and pay an extra $5 to have it split. If you don't plan on ordering the chocolate souffle for dessert, make sure to say so right away because you will be asked several times whether you have decided or not to order it because it takes 30 minutes to make. I did see someone order this souffle - OMG, it's huge! They had split this with 3 people.

    We had a very funny encounter as we were leaving the restaurant, please see my Sky Room Travelogue on my Long Beach page.

    Favorite Dish: We started our meal by splitting a Caesar salad. The dressing made with the raw egg but they don't prepare it at the table. If you don't care for anchovies, you can ask for it on the side. The romaine lettuce is served in whole portions rather than cut/torn.

    I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass. I don't think the menu description matched what I was served very well. But, it was absolutely delicious! The portion of the fish was very big and my boyfriend had to finish it for me. My boyfriend ordered the Scottish Salmon. It was also very tasty, I had a bite.

    Chilean Sea Bass Scottish Salmon Split Caesar Salad
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    Khoury's: All you can eat Lobster

    by DJ_Rolo Updated Apr 7, 2008

    On certain nights, i've only been on Saturdays, Khoury's has an all you can eat buffet that includes Lobster. The Lobsters are pretty good size. The only thing is you have to peel the Lobsters yourself. Its not just the Lobster tail that is served to you. They give you the whole lobster. If you dont like to get your hands all messy, this isnt the place for you. At first it can be a little intimidating but once you get the hang of it, you'll be breaking these things open in no time. It was my 2nd time eating here and i finally found an easy way to get the meat out. The Buffet also includes other items. There is Roast Beef with a chef cutting it for you, a Pasta Chef, cold crab legs, shrimp, fish and other things.

    The presentation of the buffet isn't the greatest, but who cares most people go for the Lobster. If you come here on a crowded night, you'll have to wait in a line to get Lobster, its not too long a few minutes in between each lobster isn't that bad. Luckily the 1st time i came here there weren't too many people and there were no lines.

    The Buffet is $40/person, plus a drink, tax & tip, it comes to roughly $55. Khoury's is located in Alamitos Bay in Long beach. Its right on the water in the Marina in a very nice area. It has a pretty big parking lot, which makes parking easy. I suggest making reservations before coming here.

    Favorite Dish: Lobster

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