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Gaffey Street Diner

Harbor
American, Diner
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247 N Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731-1921
310-548-6964
Today
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Guy recommended

Featured on Drive-in's, Diners and Dives we thought we would check it out. Yes it was a dive. Food was excellent, brought a plate of briskets and sausage gravy before our main meal. Only mine are better. I have the Gaffey special wife had eggs Benedict. Just like on the show excellent, wife... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Fred K
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Mission Viejo
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Corona del Mar, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here many times. Great food, but they close by 3PM as it is meant for Breakfast and Lunch! As seen on Guy's Diner's Drive inns and Dives. Always excellent and at a fair price.

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Concord, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

To be honest, I should know better by now that while the food on Drive-in, Dinners, and Dives look better on T.V than they are in person. I think we have liked maybe 1 out of 5 locations we have been to featured on the show. My wife had the California Turkey Club which came dried out. The biscuits and... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were staying in San Pedro the night before a cruise and needed a breakfast place to meet a family member who lives in the area. We did some research, and found this DDD restaurant near the hotel. Read some great reviews, so we figured it would be a good and fun place to meet. The Diner is in a... More 

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Mission Viejo
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131 reviews 131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Featured on Drive-in's, Diners and Dives we thought we would check it out. Yes it was a dive. Food was excellent, brought a plate of briskets and sausage gravy before our main meal. Only mine are better. I have the Gaffey special wife had eggs Benedict. Just like on the show excellent, wife had was a slab and I ended... More 

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Riverview
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Cute enough although out of several items 3 hours before closing. We look for places reviewed on Diners,driveIns and Dives and usually find them fun with good food. Not this time.

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El Cajon, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My wife and I visited the Gaffey Street Diner in Los Angeles California last week and had a great experience. We remembered, that several years ago Guy Fieri, from " Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" TV show on the Food Network channel, had visited and had given a great review of the Gaffey Street Diner. The restaurant personnel were very friendly... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great food and service. Highly recommend . If you want breakfast go with the John Wayne special. Also chicken fried steak is great. The service is fast and very friendly.

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Paris, France
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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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209 reviews 209 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 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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493 reviews 493 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 N Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731-1921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Harbor
  • Neighborhood: Harbor
  • Phone Number: 310-548-6964

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm

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