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Arcadia, CA
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal and unbeatable racetrack veiws

You do have to pay an extra fee (5$) to get to enter this part of the facility. i think it was well worth it to have a beautiful, air-conditioned place to eat and watch the races! Staff was excellent attentive and friendly. The food was excellent, also their bloody mary's and coffee were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
rhode island
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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rhode island
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

You do have to pay an extra fee (5$) to get to enter this part of the facility. i think it was well worth it to have a beautiful, air-conditioned place to eat and watch the races! Staff was excellent attentive and friendly. The food was excellent, also their bloody mary's and coffee were delicious! had an excellent salad and... More 

Thank rhodeygem
Camarillo, California
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433 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great food in a beautiful location. The service is terrific. The fun part is watching the horses race while eating lunch.

Thank Cavydad
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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 

Thank Nancy S
Signal Hill, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Christine N
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank destinationaddict
Pasadena, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Ryan F
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177 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 

Thank cvcalifornia
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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216 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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.

Thank SrGrammyLinda
Rosemead, California
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139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Dwain C
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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.

Thank Kamakanuiahailono

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children


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