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  • Boudin Bakery & Café

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Francisco Restaurants

    After a long walk from Union Square to the wharf, we were looking for SOMETHING to eat. How can you miss the giant Boudin building right in the center of the action? For breakfast, we ended up in their Bakers Hall, which houses a cafeteria style line. They have a handful of sandwiches and scrambles, as well as a few standbys such as french toast. I...

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  • Hard Rock Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Los Angeles Restaurants

    The food may not be fantastic but it's pretty darn good! It's the ambience that is amazing. Not all HRC are decked out but the one at Universal City Walk is pretty nice. If you have a AAA card you can received an additional 10% discount on your meal. I had the potato skins. They are okay. I wasn't in the mood for a big meal. The burgers are pretty...

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  • Anthony's Fish Grotto

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Diego Restaurants

    Anthony's has been a favorite in San Diego for many years. It is conveniently located on Harbor Drive, along the San Diego Bay near the Star of India, the Cruise Ship Terminals and the Habor Cruise kiosks. There are three restaurants rolled into one at this spot. The Star of the Sea Room is "casually elegant," the Fish Grotto is casual, family...

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  • Curry Village

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Yosemite National Park Restaurants

    The Curry Village restaurant is a cafeteria style restaurant. You can go through pick what you want and buy it at the counter. We got some Italian food with two sides, a salad, and a drink and for both of us it was about $40. Whew. Super expensive. They also have a pizza place, a bar, and a coffee shop all in the same building. The food was not bad...

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  • Furnace Creek restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Death Valley National Park Restaurants

    The restaurant at the Furnace Creek Inn is certainly the best restaurant in Death Valley, not that there are many choices. In fact, almost all of the very few restaurants in Death Valley are at the Furnace Creek Inn and its less expensive cousin, Furnace Creek Ranch, which has a 49er Cafe and a Steakhouse. The Inn is much more upscale, and more...

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  • The Fish Hopper Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Monterey Restaurants

    This is a glitzy, fun, and fairly good seafood restaurant in Cannery Row, if a bit touristy. It's not a really great place but it is definitely one of the better places to eat in Cannery Row area, both for ambience, which is nice, and the food quality and has great views on the water.

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  • Yard House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Long Beach Restaurants

    This place was packed inside and out. A very popular place with locals and tourist. The views of the inner harbor is pretty nice. It was a beautiful day to sit outside on the patio and just people watch. I tried one of Lagers, cannot remember which one though, but it had a good flavor. Glad I tried it out:)!

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  • The White House of Anaheim

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Anaheim Restaurants

    Anaheim White House was a lucky find and the first time we went, we were really surprised to find such a great place first try! My friend and I had escorted a group of French teenagers on a weekend trip to Disneyland. After the kids took off for the park in the evening, we decided to go out for a nice and relaxing dinner leaving the other teacher...

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  • Yamashiro

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hollywood Restaurants

    Well I finally got to go to Yamasiros. I had been wanting to come here for sometime now but something always came up. I had heard that this is a very nice restaurant, very romantic with great views of the city. Most of my friends had already been here and my sisters had too. As a matter of fact one of my sisters even got engaged here. So finally i...

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  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santa Monica Restaurants

    What I like about many of California's piers is the availability of good restaurants. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is exceptional. Although, the restaurant caters to sea food, it also included many other wonderful variety of foods for all the family. Menu

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  • Original Joe's

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    San Jose Restaurants

    Original Joes's is well know for huge steaks and chops. Sit at the bar and get a real treat as you watch them on the grill. Pretty tasty with their own special sauce. Doesn't kill the wallet as well. The overall atmosphere is average. Just a long bar and restaurant. No outlandish artwork.

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  • La Super Rica Taqueria

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santa Barbara Restaurants

    The story I was told is that La Super-Rica was one of Julia Childs' favorite places to eat in Santa Barbara. I don't know if that's true, but it is one of our favorites. Everything on the menu is so good that I have trouble deciding what to get, and so usually order too much, but eat it all anyway. Realistically, you could get two or three small...

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  • Nepenthe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Big Sur Restaurants

    Located in a beautiful place, the isolated restaurant of Nepenthe is a funny idea. Everybody seats side by side, facing the cliffs and the ocean, and lunch will be taken breathing the pure air, and with the sensation of freedom given by the wide sights. The food is good, respecting the american quantities and the style for "not so fast" food, but...

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  • The Firehouse Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sacramento Restaurants

    Don't waste your money at The Firehouse Restaurant. Grant it, years ago this restaurant probably had a booming business. It's in a historic old firehouse and was always known for gourmet food. Things have changed allot and it's not worth your money! The service and management are horrible...the prices are outrageous and the food is nothing special....

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  • Scusa!

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    South Lake Tahoe Restaurants

    We keep going back because the food is extraordinary, but I need to mention the staff. I had called to ask for a reservation, then had to call back to cancel the request. The waiter who answered remembered my name by my voice. That's attention to detail! Lasagna. Meaty and full of rich meat/tomato flavors. Leaves many others in the dust.

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  • The Sun Deck Bar and Grill

    4 out of 5 stars

    Coronado Restaurants

    Having lunch or a drink at America’s legendary hotels can make you feel like a million bucks even if you don’t have it, and you can certainly do that at the Del. The roster of bars and restaurants range from wear-your-church-clothes fine dining to casual outdoor decks for the shorts-and-flip-flops crowd, with a few in between. And like everything...

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  • La Casuelas Terraza

    4 out of 5 stars

    Palm Springs Restaurants

    Las Casuelas Terraza is one of the most popular and interesting restaurants in Palm Springs and one place that you must eat while you're visiting the area. The restaurant is packed at dinnertime, particularly on the weekends. You really must make a reservation (unless you want to wait an hour and 20 minutes, as we did). One good tip to know: this...

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  • Pancho's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manhattan Beach Restaurants

    I love Pancho's! I've been going here since I was young. The ambience, location, and the food make it a great "beach city" Mexican Restaurant. The bar upstairs is great for drinks and appetizers. They have a huge TV to catch sporting events. I truly reccomend going downstairs in the dining area for a meal. They have a great assortment of plants...

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  • The Land & Water Company

    5 out of 5 stars

    Carlsbad Restaurants

    Neiman's is housed in one of Carlsbad's oldest and most striking buildings, which began as two mansions, mirrored in image. There is a narrow area for patio dining and naturally that is where I eat. If you go to the website listed below you will see a button titled, "Coupon," click it and print out the $5.00 coupon before dining at Neiman's. I...

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  • Mortensen's Danish Bakery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Solvang Restaurants

    Solvang is proud of their Danish heritage and the Danish bakeries in town reflect the desire for bread and sweets to look and taste as if you were in Denmark. It's hard to walk by a bakery without going in and at least look over the delights in the display cases. Mortensen's Danish Bakery sits on a corner that sees a lot of walking traffic and most...

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  • Sarduccis Capistrano Depot

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Juan Capistrano Restaurants

    Sarducci's was the first restaurant I saw getting off the train. Now this is the place I'd choose for the evening meal. It was lovely and the fountain in the patio gave it the feel of a desert oasis that would be a wonderful bonus on a hot summer evening. They offer a Mystery Dinner Theater, "Murder by the Mission" and I'd like to check that out...

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  • Yoshi's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oakland Restaurants

    Even if you don't want to catch the show, Yoshi's has excellent food, specializing in what they are calling "modern Japanese" by Chef Shotaro Kamio and of course excellent sushi you can eat at the sushi bar, your table, or in the jazz club. My faves were: Edamame, miso soup, maguro, sake, unagi, spicy tuna roll, a kirin ichiban and either a warm...

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  • Mill Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Mammoth Lakes Restaurants

    The PERFECT place to hang out for apres-ski cocktails! They have a great sundeck where you can bathe in the sunlight while sipping back some Sam Adams (or whatever your drink of choice is). Everyone stops by the Mill for some grub and socializin'! On a cold. blizzardy day though, it is hard to find a table inside since no one wants to be outside so...

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  • Akira Japanese Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bakersfield Restaurants

    A family owned restaurant that was started by Santos Gamez. It was on this site in 1939 a simply Hot Dog and Snow Cone stand that was transformed in 1953 into a Mexicali Restaurant. We decided to try it out. It has wonderful decor and the service here is excellent. I will say the sauces they use were different than I am use too. It was not bad,...

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  • Rockin' Baja Lobster

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oceanside Restaurants

    Barry, "Spartan" suggested this for our VT Meeting. What a great choice it was! While waiting for the others to arrive, we were given red & green chips and salsa to snack on. Most of us ordered Margaritas. The patio overlooked the Marina and the view only needed a colorful sunset. The sunset did come and many photos were taken of it. Rockin Baja...

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  • Brockton Villa Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    La Jolla Restaurants

    We didn't eat here, but it looked fantastic. Has an outside terrace with lots of shaded tables. There was a line out the door, so that was an good indication it was popular. History: 1894: The first beach cottages were constructed along a formerly barren hillside above the La Jolla Cove. Outstanding among them was this house, built as a weekend...

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  • Crustacean

    4 out of 5 stars

    Beverly Hills Restaurants

    If you are in Beverly Hills, definately check Crustacean out. The decor of this hotspot is amazing- as you walk in, there is a glass covered river that snakes by the bar through the restaurant. The menu is diverse with Vietnamese-European combinations, please be sure to try the amazing house dressing. Also, as with all Bev Hills spots, call ahead...

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  • Galley at the Marina

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Chula Vista Restaurants

    When the building was constructed and a restaurant opened up at the J Street Marina, it was a big disappointment to me. It seemed that the menu offered breakfast in the morning and unremarkable sandwhiches for the early afternoon. Such a waste for the spectacular location and of course the business didn't succeed. Several years later some...

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  • The Shed

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tehachapi Restaurants

    This was bought back by the original owners (they own the Red Barn across the street) and they have gotten rid of anything that was not American made in there gift shop, so it was very empty for awhile. Now they have is local products. The food was still good, and the service is friendly. Its being called "The Shed" now. Seems things are going to...

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  • The Tin Fish Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Imperial Beach Restaurants

    Located at the end of the IB Pier with a view of the ocean and coast line. Casual dress accepted. It's worth a trip up the pier to have a drink and admire the view. The staff of the restaurant were casual, friendly and very helpful. You may have to share your dining area with birds and fishermen along the pier. There seemed to be equal number...

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  • Red Boy Pizza

    5 out of 5 stars

    San Rafael Restaurants

    First off, this place rocks. I dont make travelogue for nothing. Best pizza I have had west of the hills. Set up with sidewalk seating this was a truly wonderful way to spend the evening with Mark, Jess, Jackie and Wayne. We tried two creations. BBQ chicken and the Devils Dare. I can't tell you much about the Devil's Dare as they thankfully...

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  • El Torito

    5 out of 5 stars

    Redondo Beach Restaurants

    El Torito isnt my favorite Mexican food place but its not bad. And most gringos love this place:) On Tuesdays they have Taco Tuesdayhappy hour from 4 to 10pm. The tortillas are handmade and the carne asada is marinated so good! Their strawberry margaritas are delicious (my favorite) On Sundays they have the all you can eat brunch. Its not that...

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  • Mom's Pie

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Julian Restaurants

    Julian is noted for it's apple pie and Mom's Pies is a great place to get a taste of the all American apple pie. It seems that the dough is being constantly shaped into the pie tins to fill the racks with apple pies waiting to be snatched up by apple pie hungry folks who drove a long way just to get the best lip smacking, finger licking good apple...

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  • C&O Trattoria

    4 out of 5 stars

    Venice Restaurants

    My favorite part about this Italian restaurant are their garlic bread rolls, they are endless and it's hard to stop eating them. The food is pretty good too. I also like that you count the glasses of wines on the paper table cloth. They have one restaurant right by the beach at the end of Washington blvd and the other one is more toward Marina del...

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  • Maggiano's Little Italy/Corner Bakery

    4 out of 5 stars

    Costa Mesa Restaurants

    In a nutshell, Maggiano's is a pleasant spot for Italian-American dining and for gathering with family and friends. There are many locations of Maggiano's but the one in Costa Mesa is in a particularly lovely area, just a few steps away from the popular South Coast Plaza and fantastic Orange County Performing Arts Center. Overall, the menu is...

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  • SUR

    West Hollywood Restaurants

    While we were in L.A. for business, it was also our 10th wedding anniversary weekend. So we decided to celebrate at SUR Restaurant and Bar which is partially owned by Lisa Vanderpump Todd (of The Housewives of Beverly Hills fame). What a fabulous time had by all, the ambience was romantic, service impeccable and the food was delicious. Once dinner...

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  • Hershel's Restaurant and Delicatessen

    5 out of 5 stars

    Encinitas Restaurants

    Edit...surprisingly, this restaurant has changed for the 'worse' since I posted this review...this is no longer on my favorites list. Used2Be...Outstanding American breakfast -- well-prepared -- fairly sizeable portions -- good service -- dine inside or out -- you get your monies worth here. Ham & eggs or fresh strawberry waffles

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  • Jake's Del Mar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Del Mar Restaurants

    Business casual with an Hawaiian flare, this restaurant is very poplular as one of only two restaurants in Del Mar that is actually located on the beach. They have a retractable patio that can become enclosed during foul weather which is pretty nice. This restaurant is a bit more upscale than Poseidon but especially nice for more formal dining and...

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  • Kono's Surf Club Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pacific Beach Restaurants

    This is the place to go if you are looking for a sense of California Surf Community beach. Kono's opens at seven in the morning because surfer's around here are out on the waves early, before going to work or school. If you're not a surfer or staying at the Crystal Pier Cottages and don't feel like cooking this is the best spot to stop for a casual...

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  • Suzy Q's Diner

    Escondido Restaurants

    We had heard great things about this new 50s diner that recently opened in Escondido and decided to check it out. When you walk inside you feel like you are transported back to the era - a juke box plays classic oldies, the decor is perfect with Coca-Cola signs all over, even the red booths and bar stools look just out of the decade. It has an...

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  • Casa Sanchez

    Culver City Restaurants

    This is one of the fanciest Mexican restaurants I know around LA. The food is very good, the service as well. They have Steak, Mole, Salmon wrapped in banana leaves, delicious salsa and guacamole etc., not sure if it is authentic but it tastes good They also have a Mariachi band that comes for some "authentic" music. I'm not going to lie, it was...

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  • Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour

    Mission Viejo Restaurants

    This place is really fun especially for kid's birthdays, the staff is really bubbly and sings, it's really loud though. It's worth it they have delicious ice cream. We ordered a huge cup that will feed the whole party (see image). The also have other food besides ice cream, I had some french fries it was really good

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  • Combined Suggestions

    4 out of 5 stars

    California Restaurants

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  • The Stinking Rose

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Francisco Restaurants

    Friends recommended the Stinking Rose & we were not disappointed. We sat in a colorful tent & enjoyed the roasted garlic, osco bucco & garlicy deserts tremendously. We went back again years later and weren't disappointed. This time the baby back ribs and pasta dish were also just wonderful. We had reservations because there was a line out the...

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  • In-n-Out Burger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Los Angeles Restaurants

    In-N-Out Burgers is chain of fast food restaurants with locations in Southwest US. Founded in Baldwin Park, California, in 1948 by Harry Snyder and his wife Esther Snyder, the chain has it's headquartered in Irvine. In-N-Out Burger has slowly expanded outside Southern California into the rest of the state as well as into Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and...

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