496 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Los Angeles.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
La Puglia is a great all-day Italian cafe in Santa Monica. Come for coffee and a pastry, or a bowl of squid ink pasta at night.
Lu’s Garden is a Taiwanese spot in San Gabriel that makes great comfort food.
Cluck & Blaze in Long Beach put their own twist on hot chicken with their burrito and tacos.
Crimson Coward in Downey serves ultra-flavorful chicken sandwiches that really pack a punch.
Bangin’ Buns in Huntington Park is the perfect spot for grab-and-go hot chicken.
Stark’s Hot Chicken in Koreatown combines Nashville and Korean flavors in their chicken sandwiches.
Phillips Bar-B-Que is a super-popular takeout joint in West Adams. Get the chicken sausage.
My Father’s BBQ is an incredible Texas/Alabama-style smoked meats spot in Carson.
Maxwell Chicken Rice is a to-go-only Hainanese chicken operation in Chinatown.
Cluck2Go, despite it’s on-the-go name, is a casual Chinese sit-down restaurant in Pasadena.
Steep is a modern teahouse in Chinatown with a prolific selection of teas and Chinese/Taiwanese dishes.
Wife And The Somm is a tremendous neighborhood restaurant and wine bar in Glassell Park.
Nicolas Eatery provides a welcome middle ground amongst Malibu’s high-end steakhouses and seafood shacks.
Duke's is a Malibu local's staple. Come sandy on Taco Tuesday, or pop by for a margarita overlooking the ocean.