Dinah’s Family Resaurant first opened its doors in 1959. Great food, competetive prices, exceptional service, in a most enjoyable atmoshpere; was the expectation of Dinah’s Restaurants’ owners. Dinah’s delicious homemade specialties like “Oven Baked Pancakes” & “Fried Chicken" are so good you can eat them hot or cold.
For 40 years, the iconic Kelly green exterior of Patrick's Roadhouse has lit up the roadside along the Pacific Coast Highway. Inside, dark wood and checkered floors join stained-glass lamps and hand-painted signs to create the look and feel of a well-worn and cozy haven for travelers. Featured on the Food Network's Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, the menu includes unique classics such as the sweet and savory Dijon plum burger, or the Rockefeller—topped with sour cream, jack cheese, mushrooms, and caviar. Fresh, organic produce acquired daily from the local farmers market piles onto stacks of fluffy pancakes, and slices of the Patrick's 'famous' banana cream pie launch into faces to round out meals.
Since its founding in 1968, Duke's West Hollywood, located in the heart of the historic Sunset Strip, has dished classic American fare to hungry locals and scores of musicians such as Jim Morrison, Tom Waits, and Janis Joplin. Relocated and redecorated, Duke's now augments its menu with vegetarian and vegan options and seats diners atop navy-and-white-striped booths in a clean, bright space. Duos can begin meals with a plate of sliders topped with blue-cheese crumbles and caramelized onions. Hearty main dishes include meatloaf spiced with spanish sauce, and a pork chop glazed with barbecue sauce and the eighth minute of "Free Bird." The Asian-inspired tofu sauté heaps rice with red peppers, broccoli, and carrots in a signature sauce. Chefs stack traditional sandwiches with healthy ingredients, such as the turkey wrap boosted with avocado, arugula, and a whole-wheat tortilla cut in the shape of a pedometer. Night owl chefs serve until midnight Sunday–Wednesday, and until 4 a.m. Thursday–Saturday.
The French Quarter Restaurant has played host to an ample and eclectic variety of edibles during breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 35 years. Early eaters can peruse a morning menu of drinkable delights from bubbly mimosas ($6.95) to Apffels coffee ($2.50) before chowing on the layered flavors of the huevos rancheros ($10.50). The chicken-fried steak ($9.95) keeps an egg sidekick close by to fight off ravenous hunger and its arch-nemesis—beef-fried chicken. Bisect the day with bites from the extensive lunch menu, or skip straight to dinner for braised pot roast ($14.95) or four-cheese rainbow ravioli ($15.95). The French Quartet Restaurant also offers a bevy of drinks and desserts to sate arid palates and quiet spoiled sweet teeth.