Most children won't eat a vegetable unless it is fried, just like they won't walk a dog who isn't wearing a bowtie. Pick your battles with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hearty American cuisine and drinks at Dinah’s Family Restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard.
Known for its juicy, fresh fried chicken, Dinah’s menu has sated even the fiercest of hungers with ease for the past 51 years. Served with your choice of two sides, a jumbo box of five pieces of never frozen, cooking oil free fried chicken contains a customizable white, dark, or a mixture of meats ($9.95–$10.95; original, chipotle, or honey-cinnamon flavor).
Each of the 17 comfort-food sides can also be bought separately, including American classics such as top hat-clad mac 'n' cheese ($1.95 for 6 oz.), and original offerings such as free-spirited pineapple coleslaw ($1.50 for 6 oz.). A large gourmet apple pancake ($10.95) is oven-baked to tame morning appetites induced by late-night tractor drag races, and bakery treats such as a slice of sweet-potato pie ($3.25) suffocate an ever-nagging sweet tooth.
- I was fascinated by the old-school charm and 1950's architecture, as well as the huge menu, as soon as we arrived. – Bridget P., Yelp, 11/24/10
- The waitstaff is very friendly and always available if you need something. Even if it's busy, they get you in and out in a hurry since the restaurant is so big. – G, Urbanspoon
Dinah's Family Restaurant
Food and nostalgia are synonymous at Dinah's Family Restaurant. Whether it's oven-baked apple pancakes, saucy ribs, or the restaurant's signature pineapple coleslaw, Dinah's team has made everything look—and taste—warmly familiar since 1959. Even the decor has barely changed since then. Its long marble bar, red-backed booths, and a retro-Sixties facade would not look out of place as an establishing shot in a Mad Men episode.
The real star at Dinah's has also stayed the same since day one: the fried chicken. In the decades since they debuted their fried chicken bucket, the cooks at Dinah's have spiced, breaded, and fried its poultry pieces for some 20 million customers—all the more impressive considering only 500 people lived on Earth in the 1960s.
6521 S Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90045Get Directions