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Arcadia, CA
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
We always eat at the Frontrunner.

I don't handle heat well so whenever we visit Santa Anita we always make reservations at the Frontrunner. You are assured of a table for the entire day of racing and can go between watching the horses at the paddock before races, or the horses during the race, and still know that you have a table... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Nancy S
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I don't handle heat well so whenever we visit Santa Anita we always make reservations at the Frontrunner. You are assured of a table for the entire day of racing and can go between watching the horses at the paddock before races, or the horses during the race, and still know that you have a table to return to. The... More 

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Signal Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great place to enjoy company of friends while relaxing, eating, betting and watching horse racing. Our waitress Jessica was top notch. She was attentive and quick. The food here is awesome. I ordered the Spinach and Pear Salad and added Chicken. One of the best salads I have ever eaten. It had Mixed Greens, Radicchio, Beets, Walnuts, Fennel,Cranberries, Blue Cheese... More 

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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The service is slow, the location is confined. The food has gone downhill. The bar is great. They save the best seats for the owners/trainers who rarely come in.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Beautiful View from one of the best tracks in the world. If you do not like horse racing thats fine because the food is also amazing. dont go to turf club, spend a couple extra dollars and head up to the frontrunner to have one of the most beautiful views of the mountain side and watch the pageantry of the... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was trying to make reservation at Sierra Terrace at Track but not listed on website, so went for FrontRunner which is a bit more upscale and expensive. Food was very good and nicely presented. Had window table right near finish line= perfect! Service got slow and we had to find waitress to order coffee and dessert AND to get... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

One of our favorite Date Days is enjoying the races in the comfort of the Frontrunner Restaurant. Comfortable seating, great view of the races, attentive service and good food. What more can you ask for.

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Rosemead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

On 11/10/2011, I ate at the "Frontrunner" restaurant at Santa Anita Racetrack. I've eaten there many times before. There is no better place to spend the day at the track when the horses are running. The views of Santa Anita with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background are unmatched on clear days. The soups are usually my favorite choice... More 

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Santa Anita race park in Arcadia California on a sunny day in January. A great way to spend the day playing the ponies.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

Restaurant in the Santa Anita Racetrack overlooking the track. The crabcakes are the best thing; 2nd is the view and 3rd is the betting on the ponies.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arcadia, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arcadia

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business

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