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  • Cliff House

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Francisco Restaurants

    Cliff House 1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco CA 94121 Tel. 1.888.448.2186 Since 1863, serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Stylish architecture and spectacular ocean views with the freshest seafood. Three eateries suit every mood and style. Sutro’s is both casual and chic, offering a blend of modern style and architecture inspired by the rich...

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  • In-n-Out Burger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Los Angeles Restaurants

    Last visit November, 2012 Californians are passionate about their In-N-Out Burger's, the drive thru is always stacked with cars, there is always a line inside with people waiting patiently for their orders. I usually find myself at In-N-Out at least once when I'm in So Cal and this trip was no exception, there was one just up the street from my...

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  • Casa de Bandini

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San Diego Restaurants

    This hacienda-style Mexican restaurant is locating next to the famous Bazaar del Mundo. Built in 1829 by town leader, a Peruvian-born rancher Juan Bandini as a single-story adobe for his family. The word “adobe” refers to an architectural style, earthen brick, or a type of soil. It is a perfect spot to rest and refresh. Mariachi band strolls by...

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  • Ahwahnee Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Yosemite National Park Restaurants

    The great architectural wonder of the Ahwahnee Hotel is best appreciated at lunch, when the light and views of the mountains are seen through the expansive wall of windows. The vintage 1927 interior architecture log construction can be seen in natural light. For this reason, those with some financial means are obligated to dine here at least once...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Furnace Creek restaurant

    3.5 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 Lobster

    4 out of 5 stars

    Santa Monica Restaurants

    I stopped in The Lobster just to avoid driving out and eating elsewhere when I was at the pier, and I'm glad I did! I had a delicious salad and crab-stuffed steak that remains one of my best meals in Santa Monica to date. The setting was spectacular, with the huge windows you get the warmth of the sun and the amazing sunset over the pier. The...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fats's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sacramento Restaurants

    Fat's, in business since 1939, is a Sacramento institution and a great old-style higgh-end Chinese restaurant the likes of which one rarely finds any more. It is Americanized Chinese food, and pricier than most Chinese places, but the food is great, the ambience and decor nice, service is great, and they have cocktails, a big plus and another...

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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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  • 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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  • Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    Carlsbad Restaurants

    Barry, VT Member "Spartan," organized a VT Meeting for Laura, "hayward68" at Samba's and that is how I discovered it. The restaurant is in a free standing building at the entrance of a shopping mall. (The most charming aspect of this mall was the gaggle of geese that had crossed the road from the lagoon to wander around landscaped areas of the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ruby's Diner

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Juan Capistrano Restaurants

    Ruby's is a chain restaurant that I had never heard of before though they are located in six states and there are more than twenty stores between San Diego and Los Angeles. All I knew is that this the place my grand daughter wanted to have lunch at and since it was her day, that was where we ate. Walking into Ruby's was like walking in a black and...

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  • Galley at the Marina

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Chula Vista Restaurants

    Every year after the Holidays my husband and I take an RV trip to Chula Vista California. When we arrive we cannot wait to get to this local GEM for the best fish tacos we've ever had! Service is great, prices are decent, awesome views, go there!!! Fish Tacos

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chaya Venice

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Venice Restaurants

    They have great martinis! Everything is REALLY good!! There's this one appetizer that is my favorite though! It's a lobster enchilada with a cilantro cream sauce dish that was absolutely fantastic!! They also have great sushi happy hour on the weekdays. Their yellow tail tuna carpaccio is the best I've EVER had!!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Combined Suggestions

    4 out of 5 stars

    California Restaurants

    If you have wanted to be environmentally concious in your choice of eateries, here is a list of restaurants that you can choose from. See the website link below to find the list of hotels. Please write tips in each of the cities for the restaurants that you visit. here is an explaination of what the certification will meanfrom the Thimmakka.org...

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  • House of Prime Rib

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San Francisco Restaurants

    like Prime Rib,???? here is a link to the best in San Fran http://houseofprimerib.net/home.html House of Prime Rib is a San Francisco Landmark. Our juicy and delicious Prime Rib is made from the highest quality corn-fed beef available. House of Prime Rib 1906 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109 Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10:00pm Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm Sat...

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  • Phillippe the Original Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Los Angeles Restaurants

    Philippe's is one of LA oldest traditions and still going strong. Supposedly the French Dip sandwich was invented here, but what really makes this place great is a combination of and extensive reasonably priced menu in a cafeteria style presentation. The waiting staff wear Woolworth era outfits and serve standing behind a refrigerated display case....

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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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  • Combined Suggestions

    4 out of 5 stars

    Anaheim Restaurants

    relaxing and luxurious atmosphere. with good service and comfortable seating at the Pavia Restaurant you can also have a casual sandwich at the Cafe Oasis for japanese food I suggest the Sushi Bar then you wander over to the Starbucks Coffee Bar all in all there is much to choose from their webpage is full of good information

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  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    4 out of 5 stars

    Monterey Restaurants

    Bubba Gump Shrimp and Company Restaurant is easily one of my favorites plus their branch here at Monterey has panoramic views of the Monterey Bay Area. Almost everyone is familiar with the movie "Forrest Gump," and this is an excellent commercial adaptation of that theme and story in a fun eatery. Launched in 1996 by Viacom Consumer Products and...

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  • THE PALACE GRILL

    4 out of 5 stars

    Santa Barbara Restaurants

    Is everybody happy! That could be the theme for the Palace Grill, a honest to goodness cajun-creole with a little Italian thrown in for good measure restaurant. The fun begins by ordering a "Dean Martini", Pint Jar size. Oh yeah, this gin, dry vermouth, with an olive is not just stirred but shaken as well. A great starter to go with the drink is...

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  • Fisherman's Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Palm Springs Restaurants

    The atmosphere is laid back. To order, you must stand in line. They have a nice outdoor seating area. We went back twice the food was so good! Everything on the menu was great and the prices were reasonable. Alaska Air flies into Palm Springs every day and delivers fresh Alaskan fish. Eating fresh fish is truly an experience. Fish back home just...

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  • El Cholo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Santa Monica Restaurants

    Went on a Sunday night, no waiting, seated right away. Service was excellant. Food was very good. If you like hot salsa, ask for some as well as what they bring, mix the 2 salsas together, its a tasty burner! The meal was very good, the atmosphere is energetic, festive. Very enjoyable.

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