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Gaffey Street Diner

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American, Diner
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247 N Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731-1921
310-548-6964
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5:00 am - 2:30 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, Brunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Huge portions!

Went here solo for breakfast. It's another Triple D spot so I had to try it out. It was pretty good. I got the John Wayne Special. A tortilla topped with breakfast potatoes, onions and peppers in a Spanish sauce, and then 2 fried eggs with sausage patties around the outside. It was really good. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went here solo for breakfast. It's another Triple D spot so I had to try it out. It was pretty good. I got the John Wayne Special. A tortilla topped with breakfast potatoes, onions and peppers in a Spanish sauce, and then 2 fried eggs with sausage patties around the outside. It was really good. The sausage was amazing! Not... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Been wanting to try this place forever and today was the day. My son and I got off early for lunch and headed over hungry and ready to feast. Got there around 10:30am and no wait. Service was very attentive and friendly. The owners have a reputation as very fine and ethical people too. Their reputation preceded my visit. Now... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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163 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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