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“Waffles and Fried chicken for breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dinah's Family Restaurant

Dinah's Family Restaurant
6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045-1508
310-645-0456
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Ranked #931 of 8,551 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Princeton Junction, NJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Waffles and Fried chicken for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

So many choices, so little time. Stopped here on the way to Sony Studios. Weren't sure what to expect, but we were hungry. Had breakfast and lunch at the same time and was well fed till the end of the tour and beyond. Portions are huge, but you can order partial dishes. For example the 'waffle' is actually 4 large squares connected. My half order was two squares of a waffle, two eggs and two pieces of fried chicken. Great start to the day. Will look for it again next time!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best Fried Chicken Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This place is very reasonable and has delicious food. The chicken is so moist and tasty. I wish I lived next door. I have heard the breakfasts are great too. There is sometimes a wait but it is worth it and the place is surprisingly large.. Service is good. I can't wait to go back. If you need a restaurant near LAX this is the place.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Stop looking for the BEST Apple Pancake...it is here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Luckily, Dinah's is on the way to LAX from my house and I find an excuse to stop there when I land in Los Angeles...maybe on occasion have scheduled my landing during the restaurant hours.

They are known for their chicken, which I've never tried, because once you've had the Apple Pancake, you'll be hooked. I don't have enough thumbs to give my approval! Absolutely the best experience in ordering this classic at Dinah's.

Not the fanciest, but who cares...it's a landmark.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“good service, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

breakfast can be pricey, the dinner specials are hit or miss. Friday is good. Lots of parking. Can be crowded. Eclectic design is cool, a nice 50's throwback.

Visited December 2012
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San Rafael, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The absolute best Diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Dinahs is a Westchester Landmark. It's been there since the 1950s (!!) and it still gets crowded. Pancakes are spectacular and their Fried Chicken is World Famous. It wouldn't have lasted this long if it wasn't great. Portions are large and the service is great. Try the German or Dutch pancake (huge!). I grew up nearby and still go two or three times a year when we visit relatives.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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