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  • The $1 bills are all over the restaurant
    The $1 bills are all over the restaurant
    by joiwatani
  • More dollar bills and the mini-train running
    More dollar bills and the mini-train...
    by joiwatani
  • Decor is 1950s just like a Diner from 50 years ago
    Decor is 1950s just like a Diner from 50...
    by glabah

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    Julie's Loose Kabose Diner: Eat breakfast at Loose Kaboose

    by joiwatani Updated Nov 28, 2008

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    The $1 bills are all over the restaurant
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    The restaurant is a very small restaurant close to the main street of Long Beach. They serve really good breakfast for an affordable price. My family ordered their special breakfast which comes with a breaded steak with sauce, scrambled eggs, two thin pancakes with maple syrup and a small slice of water melon.

    Their coffee is pretty good! They serve refills!

    The restaurant has a mini-train on its ceiling that goes around the restaurant. Part of the uniqueness of the restaurant are the one dollars stapled all over the restaurant- on the ceilings, on the walls. The one dollar bills are either folded in different types and they are written with name of those people who came and ate at the restaurant!

    Favorite Dish: We go the Special breakfast and my children got the children menu which comes with scrambled eggs, two large pancakes, two slices of bacon and a slice of water melon. The orange juice came with their order.

    Breakfast in this restaurant is served until noon. They serve it with potatoes and toast, 2 plattercakes, 2 slices of french toast or one biscuit with sausage gravay. Additional bisquit with gravy, you have to add $2.50.

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    The Rocket Diner: A Throwback to the 1950s

    by glabah Updated Aug 31, 2007
    Decor is 1950s just like a Diner from 50 years ago
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    Many cities on the Oregon and Washington coast have 1950s era restaurants that survived into the 1980s without much modernization. However, to have one that had survived into the 2000s without much modernization, and then turn it into a 1950s themed restaurant takes some good fortune, or a lot of restoration work.

    Even such equipment as the 1950s era milk shake mixing machines are accurate to the era. Items from the 1950s decorate the walls, including toys from the "space age" and a poster advertising a restaurant with a Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad theme (the railroad whose streamlined passenger trains were known as "rockets" - and thus the tie to this restaurant).

    The milkshakes are made with real ice cream and milk. The burgers and fries are reasonably accurate to the era, but are not extremely greasy either.

    The juke box contains an interesting selection from the 1950s and 1960s.

    The restaurant advertises "Daily Specials, Hamburgers, Milkshakes, Sandwiches, Kids Meals, soup" in its posters and signs.

    When I visited there were a number of families with kids in the restaurant, and therefore the kids meals must be a good enough deal to be an attraction. Unfortunately I didn't notice them as they weren't relevant to me.

    Favorite Dish: I had the veggie burger, which I suppose is easier to keep from being a greasy mess than anything else.

    And their milk shake, complete with a second cup!, was wonderful.

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    Lightship Restaurant & Columbia Bar: Probably a Great View! Big Windows! High up!

    by glabah Updated Aug 31, 2007
    Didn't eat here: View looked like it would be good

    I did not eat at this restaurant. However, I walked past it, and the huge windows set high (for this city!) atop a hotel seemed like they would provide an interesting view of the surrounding city, beach and ocean.

    Alas, I had already eaten!

    Since I didn't eat there I have no idea of the food quality, but only wish to point out this place exists for others visiting Long Beach. Also, it is nice to retain it in memory for future trips, when this certainly looks like a place worth visiting.

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    Anna Lena's Quilt Shop: Great Fudge in a Textiles Shop

    by glabah Updated Aug 26, 2007
    Quilt Shop and GREAT Fudge available inside
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    So, if you are going to draw a lot of people into your quilt shop what do you do?

    Why, you offer something that everyone in the community and the tourists that visit, even the men and children, want.

    Thus, the booming business Anna Lena's seems to do in providing excellent fudge for the entire community and its visitors.

    This isn't just garden variety chocolate fudge either. There are a variety of unique flavors available, and watch for the sign taped to the counter describing their featured flavor of the day.

    From time to time there are specials: when I happened to wander in, they had a buy one pound, get 1/2 pound free!

    All of the Fudge is made right there in the store so you don't have to worry about findng the same stuff in some grocery store somewhere else either. This is unique, high quality dessert!

    Of course, the bulk of the store is devoted to the art of quilting, but of course that doesn't apply to a restaurant / local food tip!

    Favorite Dish: All of the Fudge is Good!!!! But I particularly like the Cranberry Chocolate Walnut fudge!

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    Sunset Taco Express: Fresh and Affordable, Friendly Too

    by Mmasarech Updated Aug 17, 2007

    We loved this place, and would have eaten there more but they closed a bit early (7pm) for us. The couple who run it are very friendly and accommodating. The fish tacos we had were great. So were the rice and beans (not refried -- pintos in sauce). No lard. And really reasonable prices! You can get take out, but there are about 8 tables where you can eat in. It's pleasant although bare bones.

    Favorite Dish: Fish tacos -- for the cilantro and citrus flavors. Beans too! Soupy and yummy.

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    Long Beach Thai Cuisine: Unique Thai

    by shikokuzen Written Feb 14, 2006

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    Favorite Dish: impossible....there is not one bad dish to be found..........soups....one customer just orders "the world's best soup", his name for Tom Yum Goong....Basil Asparagus...with tofu or prawns or scallops.........Nirvana....chicken breast in curry sauce and green beans.......Happy Marriage.....prawns and chicken in a sweet chili sauce......it just keeps getting better and better

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    Long Beach Thai Cuisine: Your Taste Buds will Thank You!!!!

    by shikokuzen Written Dec 16, 2005

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    The best Thai Chef on the west coast!!!!
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    To be sure I am biased but the truth is this restaurant has the best tasting food on the Penninsula.. The chef is an experienced Thai chef and is not afraid to step out of the box and create new and tempting dishes. Her reputation ranges from San Diego, CA to Vancouver, Canada and beyond. People have driven miles out of their way to eat her food. and that ain't no lie!!!!!

    LB Thai Cuisine is not about a fancy atmosphere.....fine china or silver....it is about great food!!!

    Favorite Dish: Mango Red Curry!!! a blend of Thai red curry, fresh mango, your choice of meats, seafood or vegetarian. If you can eat this and not fall in love with it I suggest you make an appointment to see your physician....it is that good!!!

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    The ARK: Famous Northwest restaurant

    by seoulgirl Updated Sep 15, 2005

    This is a very famous Northwest restaurant in the middle of nowhere but is very busy. They have there own bakery also. James Beard used to eat here and loved it!
    Owned by Nanci Main and Jimella Lucas.

    Reservations recommended.

    Favorite Dish: Menu was full of seafood and fish dishes plus steak, pork tenderloin medallions, other things marked Casual fare. Entree's were 18-20$. Lot's of NW ingredients are used such as wild mushrooms and hazlenuts.

    Email: ark@willapabay.org

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