Food & Drink in East San Gabriel

Indian Food for Two or Four at Mahan Indian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Mahan Indian Restaurant

Alhambra

$20 $11

Chefs grind spices by hand for traditional, Indian meals made from scratch, including chicken tikka masala and tandoori shrimp

Bubble Tea at Lollicup Coffee & Tea in West LA, Alhambra, Rowland Heights, and Riverside

Lollicup Coffee & Tea

Multiple Locations

$11 $6.50

(657)

Drinks, flavored milk teas, and smoothies infused with fresh fruits and boba tapioca pearls; Asian snacks & combo plates with rice or noodle

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Fondue and Drinks at Tokyo Shabu Shabu

Tokyo Shabu Shabu

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

DIY cooking experience combines pot of broth with fresh, preservative-free food, including thin-sliced meat, seafood and veggies

$9 for $15 Worth of Ethnic Cuisine at John's Kabobs

John's Kabob

Monterey Park

$15 $9

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Chinese Food at Honey BBQ ($20 Total Value)

Honey BBQ

El Monte City

$10 $5.50

Bowls and platters filled with sizzling chicken or beef and paired with steamed rice and shredded veggies

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Filipino Cuisine at Sarap Kitchen ($30 Total Value)

Sarap Kitchen

El Monte

$15 $9

(8)

Traditional Filipino cuisine ranging from barbecue chicken or pork skewers to savory pancit bihon noodles in a crimson-walled dining room

$14 for Punchcard for 10 Regular Drinks at Lollicup ($32.50 Value)

Lollicup

El Monte

$32.50 $14

Taiwanese black teas are spruced up with creamer, boba and chewy jellies

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Vegan Cuisine at Charm Vegan ($40 Total Value)

Charm Vegan

South Pasadena

$20 $10

(78)

Wide array of vegan dishes that incorporate flavors from across the world, from grilled portabella burgers to soy-shrimp in red curry sauce

Flavored Shave Ice at Shave It (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Shave It

Arcadia

$12 $6

Shave ice spiked with more than 28 flavors, such as guava and root beer, or blended with 12 flavors of ice cream; 6 toppings available

Tapas and Traditional Spanish Cuisine at La Luna Negra (Up to 51% Off)

La Luna Negra

Arcadia

$35 $17

(49)

Amid exposed rafters and string lights, dazzling flamenco shows, colorful murals, and a large menu of meat and seafood tapas evoke Spain

Korean Barbecue for Two with Bottle of Wine on a Weekday or the Weekend at Young Dong Garden (46%)

Young Dong Garden

Arcadia

$56 $29.99

(130)

Barbecue combinations include pork belly, beef brisket, dwenjang soup, and gyuh-ran gim

$16 for One Dozen Assorted Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's ($30 Value)

Beard Papa's Arcadia Store

Multiple Locations

$30 $16

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with natural custard and whipped cream

Standup Comedy for Two with Nachos and Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 79% Off)

The Ice House

The Ice House

$94.50 $20

Club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

Burgers, Fries, and Beers for Two or Four at Rounds Premium Burgers--Pasadena (Up to 45% Off)

Rounds Premium Burgers--Pasadena

Pasadena

$35.50 $21

Customers build their own burgers, choosing from a selection of four patties, 10 sauces, six cheeses, and 16 toppings

American Comfort Food at Tops Burger (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Tops Burger

Mid Central

$10 $6

(395)

Quarter-pound pastrami-and-avocado burgers as well as Mexican–style burritos and cilantro-infused tacos for drive-thru, dine-in, or carryout

Gyro Sandwiches with Sides and Drinks for Two or Four at Oregano Fresh Greek (Up to 53% Off)

Oregano Fresh Greek

Pasadena

$24.34 $13

(60)

Original, chicken, or falafel gyros; sides include french fries, hummus, rice, and grape leaves

$10 for $18 Worth of Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Drinks at Melt It!

Melt It!

Pasadena

$18 $10

(64)

Gourmet sandwiches such as the brie and fig compote, tomato caprese, or mac ‘n’ cheese sandwich

"The Un-Royal Ball" Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

"The Un-Royal Ball"

Belly Laugh Productions / Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town Pasadena

$132.12 $79

Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at New Delhi Palace

New Delhi Palace

Pasadena

$20 $12

(236)

Diners can try a variety of Indian dishes, such as lamb vindaloo, vegetable biryani, and chicken masala, while sipping wine, beer, or lassi

Sushi and Sake for Two or Four at Japon Bistro (Up to 55% Off)

Japon Bistro

West Central

$76 $35

Award-winning restaurant pairs fresh sushi rolls with sake

One or Two Salads or Wraps and Fresh Organic Juices at Saladish (Up to 50% Off)

Saladish

Old Pasadena

$18.90 $10

(206)

Saladistas spin organic ingredients into blends such as classic caesar or southwestern chicken, all of which can be enjoyed as wrap or salad

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

Old Pasadena

$20 $11

(223)

Classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, meat lasagna, sausage rolls, and Sicilian-style pizzas

$10 for $16 Worth of Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Pasadena

$16 $10

(142)

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with whipped cream alongside éclairs and other bakery items

Mediterranean Food and Hookah at Babylon Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge (Up to 62% Off); 3 Options Available

Babylon Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge

Pasadena

$46 $19

(41)

Upscale Mediterranean and Greek restaurant with outdoor hookah lounge and a bar area that frequently hosts belly dancers

Indian Food at Sitar Indian Cuisine (Up to 40% Off)

Sitar Indian Cuisine

Pasadena

$20 $12

(162)

Family recipes such as curries, vegetable dishes, and tandoori chicken and quail

Wine and Music Festival for One or Two from Wine, Rhythm, and Brews on October 4 (Up to 39% Off)

Wine, Rhythm, and Brews

Sierra Madre

$40 $25

Sip beer and wine from local producers while listening to live music or participating in the silent auction; proceeds go to charity

$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Shave Ice with Vitamin Blast at Snowopolis ($22.50 Total Value)

Snowopolis

Montebello

$4.50 $2.40

Shave ice sweetened with up to 120 flavors; vitamin blast adds vitamins or energy boost

Mexican Food and Drinks at Tepiatl Mexico (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tepiatl Mexico

Montebello

$30 $15

Grilled steak, pork carnitas, stuffed peppers, and flaky sea bass elegantly plated with avocado, green onion, and brightly colored sauces

$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Mexican Food at Mister Taco ($24 Total Value)

Mister Taco

Montebello

$8 $4.33

Nosh on casual Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, and nachos inside the Montebello Town Center food court

Italian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Opera (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Opera

Monrovia

$80 $48

Cooks craft from both traditional and inventive dishes from Italy and beyond within an elegant, hyper-modern space

Three-Course Dinner for Two at Cafe LuMar ($27.90 Off)

Cafe LuMar

Monrovia

$67.90 $40

(120)

European home-style cooking for lunch or dinner, including sweet and savory crepes, goulash, and paninis

Mexican Cuisine at La Poblana Tamaleria (40% Off). Two Options Available.

La Poblana Tamaleria

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Mexican eatery open for 25 years dishes out mole poblano, tamales, fresh salsa, and handmade tortillas

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52%Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$11 for $20 Worth of Authentic Housemade Indian Food at SR Indian Cuisine

SR Indian Cuisine

Duarte

$20 $11

(91)

Authentic housemade Indian food, such as goat curry, lamb biryani, clay-oven-baked fish, and saag paneer

$40 for $60 Worth of Steakhouse Dinner at Clearman's Steak 'n Stein Inn

Clearman's Steak N Stein Inn

Pico Rivera

$60 $40

(287)

Inside a romantic steakhouse, a charcoal fire cooks filet mignon, baby back ribs, and grilled mahi mahi

$13 for $25 Worth of Home-Cleaning Supplies — Kleen Maid

Kleen Maid

Montebello

$25 $13

Home cleaning products that will leave your house looking spotless

Italian Cuisine at De Luca's Italian Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

De Luca's Italian Restaurant

Whittier

$40 $22

Classic pasta dishes such as gnocchi and stuffed eggplant parmigiana along with New York–style thin-crust pizzas

New American Cuisine at Sage Restaurant and Lounge (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sage Restaurant and Lounge

Whittier City

$30 $15

(69)

Chef who completed stint at Bon Appetit prepares Spanish saffron paella, lamb chops with grape leaves, and seared ahi tuna.

Crepes and More for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Crepes and Grapes Café in Whittier (50% Off)

Crepes and Grapes Cafe

Whittier

$20 $10

(216)

Sweet and savory crepes available all day include egg, mushroom, and goat cheese crepes, veggie curry crepes, and build-your-own varieties

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s 

Johnny Carino's

Covina-Valley

$20 $10

Menu features signature dishes such as spaghetti skillets, house-made 16-layer lasagna, 21 varieties of pizza, and balsamic barbecue ribs

Japanese Food at Ten Shabu (Up to 41% Off)

Ten Shabu

West Covina

$40 $24

(241)

Guests dunk Angus rib eye, pork, or lamb in special hot broth and enjoy it over a bed of rice, vegetables, and udon or vermicelli noodles

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Smoothies at The Smoothie Stop ($20 Total Value)

The Smoothie Stop

La Cañada Flintridge

$10 $5.50

Health-minded patrons can enjoy smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, and delectable treats, such as bowls of snow fluff ice

Gourmet Comfort Food at Food Haus Cafe (Up to 36% Off). Three Options Available.

Food Haus Cafe

Southeast Los Angeles

$25 $16

(251)

Gourmet takes on American comfort food, including truffle fries, flatbread, and burgers topped in mac 'n' cheese or a whisky reduction

2, 4, 6, or 8 Tickets to LA Club Crawl (Up to 67% Off)

LA Club Crawl

Los Angeles

$60 $29

Instead of long lines and covers, patrons snag an all-access pass from the crawl and boogie at Hollywood clubs such as Cosmo and Playhouse

$12 for $20 Worth of German-Inspired Cuisine and Drinks at Steingarten LA

Steingarten LA

Rancho Park

$20 $12

(465)

Choice of 20 traditional and game sausages; grass-fed 8-ounce burgers; list of 120 international and 20 craft beers, plus creative cocktails

Sandwiches, Pizza, and Creative Comfort Food at The Hollywood Corner (Up to 45% Off)

The Hollywood Corner

Hollywood

$30 $17

(390)

Made-from-scratch burgers on Artisan Crust buns, hearty salads, thin-crust pizza, and mimosas and breakfast tacos at brunch

Fries, Chips, and Loaded Potatoes at Potato Corner (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Potato Corner

Northridge

$10 $5

(5)

Choose from tots, chips, or original, curly, or waffle fries, dusted with flavorful seasonings such as BBQ, sour cream & onion, and cheddar

Standup Comedy at The Comedy Store (Up to 78% Off)

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

$45 $10

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin hosts showcases of nationally known comics and surprise guests

Smoothies or Coffee and Breakfast at Manifesto Café on Skid Row (Half Off)

Manifesto Café on Skid Row

Los Angeles

$5.50 $2.75

Certified-organic, fair-trade coffee, fruit- and nutrient-packed smoothies, and breakfast foods such as lox, steel-cut oatmeal, and burritos

$17 for $33 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You

Downtown Los Angeles

$33 $17

(115)

Local farm packs boxes of seasonal, certified organic vegetables, fruits, or a mix with delivery to your doorstep

2014 Santa Barbara Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Santa Barbara Passport (Up to 58% Off)

Santa Barbara Passport

Online Deal

$59 $29

Access to free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at more than 10 Santa Barbara wineries

Unlimited Creole and Cajun Brunch for Two or Four with Signature Drinks and Live Jazz at Nola's (42% Off)

Nola's

Downtown Los Angeles

$84 $49

(422)

Fried chicken, jambalaya, and other New Orleans–inspired creole and Cajun dishes at a restaurant with frequent live music

Caribbean Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four or More at Prado Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Prado Restaurant

Mid-Wilshire

$30 $16

Executive chef Javier Prado cooks up Latin-Caribbean fusion cuisine presented to diners seated under 18th-century-style murals

Hookah for Four or Two Hookahs for Six or More at Midnight Boba Hookah Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Midnight Boba Hookah Lounge

Los Angeles

$20 $11

(14)

Groups share hookahs redolent of fruits and pleasant fragrances

Mediterranean Food and Drinks at Layla's Cafe & Catering (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Layla's Cafe & Catering

West Los Angeles

$50 $28

Italian- and Greek-style tapas, market-fresh salads, chicken and beef kebabs, and pastas, with many wine options

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Lunch from Vee's Cafe - On the Run ($30 Total Value)

Vee's Cafe - On the Run

Boyle Heights

$15 $7.50

Organic salads, as well as wraps, sandwiches, and paninis with chicken, turkey, and tuna

Lunch or Dinner at Little Ethiopia Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Little Ethiopia Restaurant

Little Ethiopia

$20 $12

(102)

Spicy plates of gored gored's raw beef cubes tossed with jalapeños and doro wot's marinated chicken legs pair with rice and injera bread

Two $15 Groupons for Bagels, Breakfast, and Coffee or Catered Breakfast for 10 from Bagel Broker (Up to 51% Off)

Bagel Broker

Mid-Wilshire

$15 $8

18 kinds of house-baked bagels & variety of creamy spreads; catered breakfasts include granola or pastries & drinks

Mexican Food at Ricardo's El Ranchito (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Ricardo's El Ranchito

Los Angeles

$20 $11

Mexican specialties such as sautéed shrimp, enchiladas in mole sauce, and huevos rancheros served all day

Seafood Takeout for Two or Four at Mel’s Fish Shack (41% Off)

Mel’s Fish Shack

Crenshaw

$22 $13

(140)

Neighborhood fixture serves fried and grilled catfish, red snapper, and oysters with a cornmeal seasoning passed down through generations

Cajun-Style Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gumbo Pot (40% Off)

The Gumbo Pot

Mid-Wilshire

$20 $12

(436)

Eatery dishes out New Orleans favorites such as crab cake po' boys, fresh catfish, chocolate beignets, gator gumbo, jambalaya, and frog legs

Argentine Cuisine for Two or Four at Gaucho Grill Woodland Hills (40% Off)

Gaucho Grill Woodland Hills

Warner Center

$30 $18

Chimichurri-marinated steaks and Argentine wines served in a blond-wood interior striped with gray stone arches

Mediterranean Food from Aslan Mediterranean Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Aslan Catering

Eagel Rock

$20 $11

Chefs whip up bountiful spreads of Armenian, Lebanese, and Greek cuisine, including vegetarian platters and family feasts with filet mignon

$50 Worth of Drinks and New-American Fare or $100 For Four or More at Luna Park (Up to 42% Off)

Luna Park

Mid-Wilshire

$50 $29

Bar & restaurant sparkles beneath playful chandeliers as cocktails, mojitos & internationally inspired fare coax enjoyable dining respites

Cuban Food for Parties of Two or Four at El Rincon Cubano Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Rincon Cubano Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Authentic Cuban food from a Cuban-born chef is paired with local DJs, live bands, and other entertainment on the weekends

$12 for Five Vouchers, Each Good for a Regular Shave Ice or Regular Boba Tea at Brian's Shave Ice - Sherman Oaks ($22.50 Value)

Brian's Shave Ice - Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

$4.50 $2.40

More than 30 flavors such as watermelon, mocha frappe, and strawberries-and-cream filled with ice cream, kochi, or dole whip

Latin Cuisine at Beso Hollywood (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Beso Hollywood

Hollywood

$60 $30

(609)

Upscale Latin dishes, such as shrimp & lobster risotto, chili-rubbed skirt steak, served in an elegant space with chandeliers, plush booths

$7 for $12 of Kosher Cuisine at The Holy Grill

The Holy Grill

Los Angeles

$12 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Wine at Palermo Ristorante Italiano (Up to 41% Off)

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Los Feliz

$67.45 $40

(740)

Appetizers of prosciutto and melon precede entrees such as lasagna bolognese, veal picata, and tilapia in a marsala sauce

Italian Food for Dinner for Two or Four at Lago D'Argento Pizzeria(Up to 41% Off)

Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

$40 $24

Risotto balls and cajun alfredo linguini segue into gourmet pies such as white truffle or roasted duck with gouda

Wine Tour of Los Olivos and Solvang for One or Two from Zuri Wine Tasting (Up to 51% Off)

Zuri Wine Tasting

Westchester Shopping Center

$89 $44

(17)

Luxury motorcoaches ferry tour-goers to historical wineries, opulent restaurants, and hip shopping destinations with views of the Pacific

Lunch for Four or Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Drinks at Cities Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Cities Restaurant

East Los Angeles

$65 $35

(76)

Upscale spins on classic items such as braised short ribs, fry-bread pizza, and artisan burgers

In-Home Catered Party for 4, 6, or 12 from Chef Brian Hill (Up to 53% Off)

Chef Brian Hill

Redeem from Home

$240 $120

Top Chef contestant and celebrity chef whips up fried chicken sliders and homestyle side dishes for parties of 4–12

$16 for $30 Worth of Thai Cuisine for Dine-In Service at Nariya Thai

Nariya Thai Cuisine

Hollywood

$30 $16

Thai favorites such as colorful curries, Thai-style buffalo wings, and pra ram, available for dine-in

$10 for 50% Off a $120 Prepared Meal for 6–10 People from MDC Concierge

MDC Concierge

Los Angeles

$10 $10

Prepared meals include dishes such as brisket, slow-smoked turkey, and shrimp-and-lobster mac and cheese

Classic American Comfort Food for Two or Four at The Lobos Truck (Up to 52% Off)

The Lobos Truck

On Location

$27 $13

Gourmet food truck serves Kobe beef burgers, criss-cut waffle fries dressed with nacho toppings called Wachos, mac 'n' cheese, and hot wings

Mini, Petite, or Large Nuage Cake Packages at Bo Nuage (Up to 42% Off)

Bo Nuage

Melrose

$27.40 $16

(37)

Paris-trained pastry chefs create light, decadent treats from fresh, organic ingredients within patisserie, itself a work of modern art

Pub Food at District 13 (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

District 13

Hollywood

$20 $12

Burgers, wings, wraps, and build-your-own-sausages paired with 20+ draft beers

Fish and Shrimp Tacos at Best Fish Taco In Ensenada (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Best Fish Taco In Ensenada

Los Feliz

$14 $8.75

Crispy sweet-water basa fish and shrimp stuff tacos topped with housemade salsa or Magic Cream at revamped version of traditional taco stand

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Assisting everything from relaxation to energy boosts, Muse Tea House's tea gurus blend black, green, and oolong leaves with flavors that range from blueberry and passionfruit to lavender and rose. Chewy boba and aloe pearls nestle at the bottom of almond and taro milk teas, and royal sparkling sodas—started with San Pellegrino mineral water—tickle tongues with bubbly flavors of peach and pomegranate. For something more filling, patrons can opt for a fruity, syrup-free yogurt drink made with organic ingredients from France and Japan or toss back items from the kitchen, such as macarons, squid balls, and sliced barbecue pork on dry noodles.

Muse Tea House cultivates an intimate, hushed atmosphere with a row of low-set tables and cozy booths shaded by patterned gossamer curtains. Thick, burgundy drapes frame each sun-drenched front window, which cast natural light on a smooth, stone floor so that customers can draw perfect hopscotch courses in chalk.

227 West Valley Boulevard
San Gabriel,
CA
US

The first Kee Wah Bakery appeared in Hong Kong in 1938, where its moon cakes, bridal cakes, and other pastries gradually generated a loyal clientele. In 1985, when much of that clientele had migrated to the United States, Kee Wah set down new roots in LA to offer its signature floury goods to Californians. Patrons pick from crispy egg tarts, red-bean swirls, and pineapple crust buns using a self-serve bakery system, which is refilled with fresh breads baked three times a day. During the autumn, when the Chinese Lunar Festival is in full swing, the bakery churns out moon cakes filled with lotus seed and red-bean paste. The shop's three locations in the San Gabriel Valley?Monterey Park, San Gabriel, and Rowland Heights?help meet the demand for Chinese wedding cakes and almond cookies throughout the valley.

150 W Valley Blvd
San Gabriel,
CA
US

Los Tacos founder Fidel Leos mined his experience as a maitre d’ and memories of his childhood south of the border to design Los Taco’s menu of authentic Mexican fare. Fillings such as shredded beef and fresh red snapper stuff the restaurant’s namesake tacos, and chefs also sling specialty steak dishes such as grill-kissed carne asada and lightly breaded milanesa onto waiting plates. Early birds dig into Mexican breakfasts such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros, and meat-free forks can excavate a variety of vegetarian fare.

504 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel,
CA
US

Beto's Grill's culinary craftspeople please border-bound palates with fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine in a fun, friendly atmosphere. The menu abounds with plates of piquant traditional favorites, such as carnitas tacos ($1.95 each), tangy sea-bass ceviche ($4.95), or mouthwatering guacamole ($6.95) prepared by hand at the table, and eaten by mouth at the plate. Diners delight in meaty main courses, such as a beefy steak picado served in red sauce ($11.95) or the chile verde, a juicy cut of pork in green tomatillo sauce ($10.95). Chili rellenos invoke the power of cheese-stuffed Mexican chilies to incite incisors with an elation they haven't felt since they were spared by the Tooth Fairy ($8.95).

510 E Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel,
CA
US

Clearman's Galley, which started as a hamburger stand with patio seating in 1968, has become a whale of a restaurant: its patio alone can seat 90 people, and the restaurant itself, resembling a fishing shack built by mer-giants, holds 300. But locals are still likely to call it "The Boat." The origins of that name are visible in the chipper red-and-white boat that sits outside, but to fully uncover its backstory, diners would need to take a waterproofed time machine back to 1913. In those days, that boat was a real, seaworthy vessel on the Pacific Ocean that ran mail between San Francisco and Alaska. In 1968, it docked permanently on Huntington Drive and transformed into a hamburger stand, and when owner John Clearman decided to expand the restaurant, he simply dug a shipping canal and brought the boat along with him.

Today, waiters carry plates of the galley's signature cabbage salad and cheese bread to scores of hungry families. The rest of the menu is still stocked with casual grill food: fried chicken, chili cheeseburgers, and cod dinners grace tables alongside 25-ounce beer steins, which bartenders fill with more than 20 imported and domestic brews on tap. Sunday breakfast brings pancakes and breakfast burritos, and at most hours of the day, diners will notice that the Galley has a third love in addition to good food and the sea: sports. Staff root alongside customers for teams from the NFL and the local T-ball league alike, and games flash across no fewer than 16 HDTVs.

7215 Rosemead Blvd
San Gabriel,
CA
US

Nestled in the building that previously housed renowned restaurant Ponchito, which drew celebrities and even former president Ronald Reagan, Mission 261 is steeped in culinary tradition and a history of lavish entertainment. The restaurant continues that legacy, regaling diners with extravagant performances by the Dancing Fire Dance Company. The dancers dazzle eyes with Tahitian, hula, samba, and LED Glow performances dressed in Vegas-show-style garb, and conclude the evening with a glowing LED-light finale. During these grand displays, guests feast on a Hawaiian buffet of coconut shrimp, huli-huli chicken, and fire-roasted kalua pig.

Though the chefs experiment with Hawaiian cuisine, their specialty is a menu of finely crafted Cantonese delicacies. Dim sum and tea fill out the lunch menu, followed by entrees such as bird's nest soup and braised abalone with oyster sauce at dinnertime. Diners can also opt for traditional Chinese favorites including kung pao chicken, Peking-style pork chops, and sauteed scallops with chili peppers.

Their dining room is as expansive as their menu, with a series of banquet rooms and an outdoor patio?marked by dramatic architecture and photo-ready d?cor?that host up to 800 diners. This makes Mission 261 a go-to choice for those planning a wedding, family reunion, or impromptu chariot race.

261 S Mission Dr
San Gabriel,
CA
US

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