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5052 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-2802
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Ranked #16 of 57 Restaurants in Los Alamitos
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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  • English first
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were in SoCal on vacation but couldn't miss the big Sunday night game so I googled for a Steelers bar and it certainly is! We got there just before the game started and the place was so packed with fans that we ended up sitting in a small room in the back but never fear they had a big... More 

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Orange County, CA
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122 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

When you are in Los Alamitos, make sure and stop by the Starting Gate. I have always received fast service, the food is great, they have cheap drinks, and it's fun inside. And for those of us who enjoy cute bartenders, Emily rocks!!!

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Garden Grove, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you're in the Los Alamitos area you should stop by The Starting Gate. It's across the street from the Los Alamitos racetrack. It's a little old school inside, but has a cool feel about it. The food is very good (I recommend the chicken marsala) and the drinks are reasonable. They have different events each night, including a comedy... More 

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San Clemente, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My West Coast Swing dance club meets here once a month, as well as on New Year's Day, and we are always treated well and offered decent food and cocktails for reasonable prices. Management is attentive to our needs (DJ music and dance floor) and the wait staff is friendly offering great service to our large group.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Lively karaoke and good live music on a Saturday night, even if they didn't let me and my buddy in after midnight. We didn't really have any business being in there by that time. Nice bouncer.

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Additional Information about Starting Gate

Address: 5052 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-2802
Phone Number: 562-598-2527
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Los Alamitos
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am

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