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Gaffey Street Diner

247 N Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731-1921 (Harbor)
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Ranked #1,603 of 8,581 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Harbor
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  • English first
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English first
Paris, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was not impressed, besides the large servings and the friendly and attentive wait staff the rest is lacking! The food average, the place looks as if they have not invested in any upgrades in decades, and the place was mostly empty but it took a long time to receive our food. We left the majority of our dishes.

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Los Angeles, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family and I ate dinner at the Gaffey Street Diner in July 2014, and we all really enjoyed our meal. We eat at Gaffey Street Diner every July where we meet friends for breakfast before we head off to an event. We love the food, it's all really good. Portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable. The decor... More

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Los Angeles, California
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328 reviews 328 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I wanted to try someplace new, so we Yelped this place and headed there. My first impression wasn't that good: The parking lot is small, poorly surfaced, and not level. Most of the customers were parked in the neighboring dirt lot, which looked like an even worse option. It was only when we walked past the side... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a diner. People unfamiliar with true diners, don't understand why they came to be. These are the food establishments created to serve the working man (truckers, longshoreman, shift workers, etc) the food is heavy, meant to sustain these clients for a long period of time. Don't be the hipster dufus that goes there to find some picture perfect,... More

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Anaheim, CA
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308 reviews 308 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I had no idea is was a TripleD place. I yelped it, and saw the great pictures of the food. My BF lives 10 minutes from this place, and we never knew it. Before the food, we ordered coffee, which my cup arrived cracked. Lucky my server noticed it, and took it away. Then I poured "cream" in my coffee,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Went to this diner for breakfast after seeing it on tripadvisor. We are not familiar with many restaurants in the area, so I looked for one while in the car. The breakfast was very good, but typical. I had eggs, sausage, and a pancakes. The serving size is rather large, especially the pancakes. They were tasty, so I took 1/2... More

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Escondido, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

great ortega scrambled eggs-more ortega than egg. great potatoes, why can't the yuppies and their designer food taste this good, and be healthy. good service too.

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Riverside California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Ok we were drawn in because this restaurant was on TV. The portions were large the food pretty much tasteless. I had a Chorizo omelet. It was simply scrambled chorizo and eggs folded in to an Omelet LIKE pile. The home potatoes were spice less. Staff was friendly but common man just because Guy ate here it does not make... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Today was a multiple choice kind of morning... How are we going to tackle the day? a. CrossFit b. Boot Camp c. Gaffey Street Diner d. Both a and b e. c all the way E won! Thinking Green we all gather and leave in my car and head towards Gaffey Street DIner singing and dancing all the way because... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We ate at this restaurant on a weekday morning and it had a small amount of diners during the time of our visit. The menu has a nice selection for any palate. When our food arrived, we were shocked at how monstrously huge the portions were. Regarding the taste of the food, we felt it was mediocre at best. The... More

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