Right in the middle of 2nd St in Belmont Shore, this newish spot looks a bit corporate, and doesn’t ever seen to get busy. But those two facts are misleading, because Lasher’s is excellent. Grab a spot on the small front patio, and feel free to order anything on the menu - it’s a bit all-over-the-place (with everything from crab cakes to a meat pie), but when the food is this good, that doesn’t really matter. The fried green tomatoes in particular are fantastic, as is the cioppino.
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James Republic is one the more reliable brunch spots in downtown Long Beach and a great place to catch the game too.
Playa Amor is a corporate-looking Mexican restaurant in a Long Beach shopping center that has actually great food.
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Plan Check Santa Monica
The Santa Monica location of Plan Check is an excellent first date spot with great burgers and lots of seafood.
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The Attic is one of the most popular brunch spots in Long Beach, and home to the Mac N’ Cheetos, a dish that tastes much better than it sounds.
Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil
The Bake N Broil is a Long Beach institution for diner classics and incredible pies and cakes.
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