The Bake N Broil is a Long Beach institution. They’ve been open in Bixby Knolls since 1965, serving diner food and incredible pies and cakes. Although there will probably be a wait when you arrive, if you’re cool with sitting at the counter (which you should be), just grab a seat when it opens up. The menu is huge, but you should really go straight for the chicken pot pie. It’s also worth noting that it comes with your choice of soup starter, and that choice should be the French onion, because you’re already getting a chicken pot pie for lunch - now isn’t the time to start holding back. Save room for dessert though - everything from the red velvet cake to the 10+ types of pie are worth trying.
More spots in Long BeachSee more
The Stache is a Long Beach dive bar with excellent moscow mules and a rowdy late-night crowd.
Taste Wine Beer Kitchen
Taste Wine Bar Kitchen in Long Beach is the neighborhood wine bar and restaurant all other neighborhoods are jealous of.
Belmont Brewing Co.
Belmont Brewing is a low-key brewery/restaurant in Long Beach and perfect for when you want to drink beer, but aren’t looking for a scene.
More Diner spotsSee more
Munchies Vegan Diner
Munchies Diner in Santa Ana makes plant-based versions of all the diner classics.
Bea Bea’s is a breakfast spot in Burbank that’s always busy, and has some fantastic pancakes.
Grizzly Manor Cafe
Grizzly Manor Cafe is a tiny roadside breakfast shack in Big Bear with constant lines. The pancakes are worth the wait.
Suggested by our writers
Phnom Penh Noodle Shack
Phnom Penh Noodle Shack is a Cambodian breakfast spot in Long Beach with incredible noodle dishes and a rice porridge that will cure all ailments.
Enrique’s is an old-school Mexican restaurant in Long Beach, and home to a pork shank that will temporarily solve all of your life’s problems.
Michael’s On Naples
Michael’s On Naples is a fancy Italian restaurant in Long Beach, and still the standard for special occasion dining in the area.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more