Finding a movie theater and a restaurant in the same place in Los Angeles can be intimidating to those not entirely familiar with the area, especially when it comes to finding a good place to eat AMD watch good movies. Below are five great Los Angeles restaurant staples that will fill you with delicious food, served on great plates, entertain you, and at the same time not put a huge dent in your wallet!
More Than Waffles in Encino
Nothing warms the heart more than a plate of warm waffles just like grandma used to make. Looking for a great breakfast in LA? Look no further than this hidden treasure in Encino at 17200 Ventura Blvd. It sits in the back left corner of a center that also includes a Laemmle movie theatre and an equally excellent cheapie fish restaurant called Hook’d on Fish. The menu is big with breakfast and lunch options, but order one of the omelettes. They’re big enough to share, plus you get a crisp waffle on the side!
The Nosh in Beverly Hills
It’s hard enough to find parking in Beverly Hills, let alone a decent place to eat. Once you get tired of eating those famous Sprinkles cupcakes for lunch every day, mosey down a couple blocks to an awesome restaurant called The Nosh at 9689 Santa Monica Blvd. While the plate menu is even bigger than the one at More Than Waffles, you really can’t go wrong with any of the choices here. The movie theater is expensive though.The Nosh might be most popular for the bagel combinations, but their Reuben sandwich is out of this world.
Aroma Coffee & Tea in Studio City
Prepare for huge crowds, as well as sandwiches that might be a little bit on the pricier side, but the ambiance, huge portions, and endless tasty dishes make this charming restaurant at 4360 Tujunga Ave a can’t-miss. The menu includes excellent breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including incredible wraps, giant salads, and insanely delectable pancakes. Wasn’t happy with the cleanliness of their movie theater.
Once you get to the front of the line, which stretches out the door no matter what day or time you go, you can also pick from dozens of dessert options, which range from oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to creamy lemon cheesecake.
Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in Hollywood
This might sound gross to you. You might want to dine on a huge plate of fried chicken and giant waffles dripping with butter and maple syrup. But you really haven’t tasted the best of LA dinnerware until trying the incomparable platter of heart-stopping goodness at this classic restaurant at 1518 N Gower St. Too many loud kids in the movie though!
Don’t chince out—order the #3, Herb’s Special, which offers half a southern style chicken and two waffles. You might not be able to eat anything for another day or so, but you will delight in every last bite of this plate of pure food magic.
The Apple Pan in West LA
The one, the only. For the best burger, fries, and pie in L.A., look no further than this old-school institution located across the street from the Landmark Theatres at 10801 W Pico Blvd. Parking is a bitch, trying to find a couple seats inside takes both patience and tenacity, but every second waiting for this heavenly food is worth it. The movie was worth it too, could find no fault.
Be sure to order the French fries well done for extra crispiness. Next—and it is imperative that you don’t leave this restaurant, one that hasn’t really changed its menu since 1947, before trying this slice of perfection—order the banana cream pie. You might be inclined to order the apple pie given the place’s name, but it doesn’t even compare to the orgasmic combination of bananas, custard, and so-good-you’ll-want-to-die buttery crust. Don’t miss out on The Apple Pan!