Dinah's Family Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 6521 S Sepulveda Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  • 310-645-0456

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It was bland and not AT what my husband and I expected after reading the reviews. We will NOT be going back.

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★★★★★

It was bland and not AT what my husband and I expected after reading the reviews. We will NOT be going back.

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We stopped off here after dropping our parents off @ LAX. Service was fast, and the food was ok - but sot of pricey for just "ok" fried chicken.

Hubby ordered the biscuits and gravy; his only comment was that the biscuits were very dry.

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★★★★★

We stopped off here after dropping our parents off @ LAX. Service was fast, and the food was ok - but sot of pricey for just "ok" fried chicken.

Hubby ordered the biscuits and gravy; his only comment was that the biscuits were very dry.

Pros: Good servers, fast service

Cons: Mediocre food

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I love the pizza but it sure is fattening, but all in all a great experience! I look forward to going back in the very near future for more pizza nad more fun!

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★★★★★

I love the pizza but it sure is fattening, but all in all a great experience! I look forward to going back in the very near future for more pizza nad more fun!

Pros: The Service

Cons: It is fattening

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OK, not as good as my mom's .. but the best I've tasted in LA. The chicken is deep fried in some pressurizer, not on a stove top. So the chicken is moist but not greasy. Good cold or hot.

4
★★★★☆

OK, not as good as my mom's .. but the best I've tasted in LA. The chicken is deep fried in some pressurizer, not on a stove top. So the chicken is moist but not greasy. Good cold or hot.

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We've been going to Dinah's for decades now, and we enjoy the convenience of their take-out for fried and roasted chicken. Dining- in has always been a great experience also, and large parties are easily accommodated. Portions are generous; we especially enjoy the breakfast menu. Their apple pancakes are fabulous!

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★★★★☆

We've been going to Dinah's for decades now, and we enjoy the convenience of their take-out for fried and roasted chicken. Dining- in has always been a great experience also, and large parties are easily accommodated. Portions are generous; we especially enjoy the breakfast menu. Their apple pancakes are fabulous!

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I though it was ordinary family restaurant. I had a pan cake-Good breakfast.
not so fancy it's diner..Coffee was ok.Kids enjoyed the food.I'll go back again.

3
★★★☆☆

I though it was ordinary family restaurant. I had a pan cake-Good breakfast.
not so fancy it's diner..Coffee was ok.Kids enjoyed the food.I'll go back again.

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Retro family diner has some good early bird deals. The menu has a large selection of items but go for the fried stuff: chicken, fish, fries. Great place to bring the kids

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★★★☆☆

Retro family diner has some good early bird deals. The menu has a large selection of items but go for the fried stuff: chicken, fish, fries. Great place to bring the kids

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Whenever I go to LA my mom and I eat at Dinah's. They have a huge menu including breakfast 24/7 to their specialty of fried chicken. It isn't the healthiest food ever, but for gravy covered fried food it isn't too bad.

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★★★☆☆

Whenever I go to LA my mom and I eat at Dinah's. They have a huge menu including breakfast 24/7 to their specialty of fried chicken. It isn't the healthiest food ever, but for gravy covered fried food it isn't too bad.

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I love this place. Cool retro atmosphere with some nice homestyle food. The service is great and prompt and the food selection is good as well. A good option for the area. Definitely would recommend.

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★★★★☆

I love this place. Cool retro atmosphere with some nice homestyle food. The service is great and prompt and the food selection is good as well. A good option for the area. Definitely would recommend.

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dinah's has a great family atmosphere. they have neat theme nights throughout the year with great deals. their apple pancake (more of a dessert) is delicious and a favorite of mine.

4
★★★★☆

dinah's has a great family atmosphere. they have neat theme nights throughout the year with great deals. their apple pancake (more of a dessert) is delicious and a favorite of mine.

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My grandmother loves Dinah's for breakfast. Whenever she is in town, we all meet for breakfast. My favorite is the waffle with strawberries, but the omelette's are great also.

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★★★☆☆

My grandmother loves Dinah's for breakfast. Whenever she is in town, we all meet for breakfast. My favorite is the waffle with strawberries, but the omelette's are great also.

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I've only been there once. We were quite disappointed with the food. It was on a father's day weekend so it was pretty packed. However we were seated promptly, the server did take a while to come take our orders and bring our drinks. She was pretty nice and friendly though I must say. Although she seemed to have forgotten to come back and check on us in between. The place is spaceious, the atmosphere-just like any old diner. The food wasn't that great though when it comes down to it. We ordered potatoe pancackes and breakfast (eggs, sausage, bacon etc). The potatoe pancake was a darker hue (its supposed to be similar to hash browns) and it was also mushy. My breakfast plate was soaked with grease. I'm thinking the kitchen staff were more worried about getting the orders out than the quality. It would've been nice to have it drain for a bit though. For a diner I would say it a bit pricey, for 2 people the bill amounted to $35.00 (without tip). Normally when we go to Coco's, I-hop or Norms the same kind and amount of food would've cost us around $20-$25. In fairness I should mention that the food are more of a home-cooked type of meals though. If it makes sense...Hope this review helps.

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★★☆☆☆

I've only been there once. We were quite disappointed with the food. It was on a father's day weekend so it was pretty packed. However we were seated promptly, the server did take a while to come take our orders and bring our drinks. She was pretty nice and friendly though I must say. Although she seemed to have forgotten to come back and check on us in between. The place is spaceious, the atmosphere-just like any old diner. The food wasn't that great though when it comes down to it. We ordered potatoe pancackes and breakfast (eggs, sausage, bacon etc). The potatoe pancake was a darker hue (its supposed to be similar to hash browns) and it was also mushy. My breakfast plate was soaked with grease. I'm thinking the kitchen staff were more worried about getting the orders out than the quality. It would've been nice to have it drain for a bit though. For a diner I would say it a bit pricey, for 2 people the bill amounted to $35.00 (without tip). Normally when we go to Coco's, I-hop or Norms the same kind and amount of food would've cost us around $20-$25. In fairness I should mention that the food are more of a home-cooked type of meals though. If it makes sense...Hope this review helps.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Somewhat pricey and food wasn't that great

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I live in Chino and used to work in West LA. I carpooled with someone in Ontario. About once a week we would make plans to evening before to get up extra early to stop by Dinahs before work the next monring. It was well worth it for the baked apple pancakes. Now, 20 years later, I still get Dinah withdrawals if I don't go there at least twice a year. My 18 year old son and I will jump in the car and travel the 54 miles for breakfast and bring some home to enjoy the next morning. Ummmm Ummmm GOOD!

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★★★★☆

I live in Chino and used to work in West LA. I carpooled with someone in Ontario. About once a week we would make plans to evening before to get up extra early to stop by Dinahs before work the next monring. It was well worth it for the baked apple pancakes. Now, 20 years later, I still get Dinah withdrawals if I don't go there at least twice a year. My 18 year old son and I will jump in the car and travel the 54 miles for breakfast and bring some home to enjoy the next morning. Ummmm Ummmm GOOD!

Pros: Excellent Food (Breakfast) -- worth getting up early for

Cons: Long lines -- but they move fast

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"We don't need customers like you" ... when asked by a Jewish customer, "who decided to only play Christmas music?" Teri Ernst, Gereral Manager was rude, loud, and offensive in this exchange last week. Not acceptable, to say the least. She handed me her business card and said 'spell my name right' when I indicated I would be writing in the local paper and on the internet about this experience. I also hope she enjoys chatting with the Anti Defamation League. Reminds me of Ross Perot when he said "you people". I should also add, I have eaten at this restaurant several times a week for over a year ... and even had my company party scheduled there. Of course we have changed our plans now and will NEVER spend another dime there. This manager/owner needs to get the message loud and clear... it is not acceptable to be RUDE to customers, period. The food in this restaurant is nothing to write home about ... average at best. Service ... the waiters are very very nice and I feel bad that they work for such a prejudiced, rude person. I definitely would recommend going to another restaurant. Half a mile away is Rock and Rye Deli in Culver City or Truxton's in Westchester.

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★☆☆☆☆

"We don't need customers like you" ... when asked by a Jewish customer, "who decided to only play Christmas music?" Teri Ernst, Gereral Manager was rude, loud, and offensive in this exchange last week. Not acceptable, to say the least. She handed me her business card and said 'spell my name right' when I indicated I would be writing in the local paper and on the internet about this experience. I also hope she enjoys chatting with the Anti Defamation League. Reminds me of Ross Perot when he said "you people". I should also add, I have eaten at this restaurant several times a week for over a year ... and even had my company party scheduled there. Of course we have changed our plans now and will NEVER spend another dime there. This manager/owner needs to get the message loud and clear... it is not acceptable to be RUDE to customers, period. The food in this restaurant is nothing to write home about ... average at best. Service ... the waiters are very very nice and I feel bad that they work for such a prejudiced, rude person. I definitely would recommend going to another restaurant. Half a mile away is Rock and Rye Deli in Culver City or Truxton's in Westchester.

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The menu at Dinah's is huge but since they're famous for their fried chicken, that's what my husband and I had. Everything we ordered tasted wonderful and very homemade. The place looks like it would have been really trendy in the 60's with retro decor. This is a great place for a casual meal with your family!

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★★★☆☆

The menu at Dinah's is huge but since they're famous for their fried chicken, that's what my husband and I had. Everything we ordered tasted wonderful and very homemade. The place looks like it would have been really trendy in the 60's with retro decor. This is a great place for a casual meal with your family!

Pros: Great fried chicken, parking, great service

Cons: A little more pricey than we expected

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Dinah's has a huge menu, friendly service, and very inexpensive prices. Dinah's is an institution for good reason. The BBQ menu is tasty, including their BBQ salad with jicama. Their breakfasts are ample, too.

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★★★★☆

Dinah's has a huge menu, friendly service, and very inexpensive prices. Dinah's is an institution for good reason. The BBQ menu is tasty, including their BBQ salad with jicama. Their breakfasts are ample, too.

Pros: Great diner food

Cons: None really

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Dinah's is a great place for "diner" style foods. They have a huge menu and do everything well for the kind of place it is. And on top of that, the fried chicken is outstanding. It's a great value for decent food. It's not a fine dining place, you know. It's like what a Denny's would be if it was any good. And the waitstaff is usually friendly and mature. Unlinke Norm's or Denny's. And the dishware is clean. Unlike Norm's in particular. Do yourself a favor, avoid the dumps like Norm's or chains like Carrows or Denny's and drive a few extra miles to Dinah's. Especially for a huge variety of breakfast entrees including "lingonberry pancakes" and "zee pigs in blankets" as featured in the Cohen Brothers' masterwork "The Big Lebowski." One warning, on the weekends for breakfast, you may wait for a table.

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★★★★☆

Dinah's is a great place for "diner" style foods. They have a huge menu and do everything well for the kind of place it is. And on top of that, the fried chicken is outstanding. It's a great value for decent food. It's not a fine dining place, you know. It's like what a Denny's would be if it was any good. And the waitstaff is usually friendly and mature. Unlinke Norm's or Denny's. And the dishware is clean. Unlike Norm's in particular. Do yourself a favor, avoid the dumps like Norm's or chains like Carrows or Denny's and drive a few extra miles to Dinah's. Especially for a huge variety of breakfast entrees including "lingonberry pancakes" and "zee pigs in blankets" as featured in the Cohen Brothers' masterwork "The Big Lebowski." One warning, on the weekends for breakfast, you may wait for a table.

Pros: huge menu

Cons: they do many things well and only fried chicken really well.

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I know I'm in the minority here. I enjoy the waffles at Roscoe's better than at Dinah's, but Dinah's serves a much juicier chicken, and Dinah's chicken and waffles has a better taste. Also, you get much more for your money here than at Roscoe's. Dinah's has some of the best fried chicken in California. The white meat combined with the waffles and syrup were great! Oh, yes. I wasn't as excited about the apple pancake as some of the others. Definitely, if you come for breakfast, eat chicken and waffles!!!!

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★★★★★

I know I'm in the minority here. I enjoy the waffles at Roscoe's better than at Dinah's, but Dinah's serves a much juicier chicken, and Dinah's chicken and waffles has a better taste. Also, you get much more for your money here than at Roscoe's. Dinah's has some of the best fried chicken in California. The white meat combined with the waffles and syrup were great! Oh, yes. I wasn't as excited about the apple pancake as some of the others. Definitely, if you come for breakfast, eat chicken and waffles!!!!

Pros: fried chicken

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I can never choose between the omelets, apple pancakes, Belgium waffles, or numerous other choices. While I've only had breakfast at Dinah's, I've heard that the fried chicken is great too.

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★★★★☆

I can never choose between the omelets, apple pancakes, Belgium waffles, or numerous other choices. While I've only had breakfast at Dinah's, I've heard that the fried chicken is great too.

Pros: Apple Pancakes, Omelettes, Breakfast

Cons: Price

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Aside from Sunday brunch, this place is a good local, and affordable restaurant for a variety of tastes. Don't expect Cafe del Rey, but if you want pancakes, you're sure to be happy. Wish they had trashed that red white and blue color scheme, as after the fire, they could have gone really retro with some pastels. Oh well, I can always close my eyes.

PROS: good value for the money
CONS: the posts under the tables can really do a number on your shins!

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★★★☆☆

Aside from Sunday brunch, this place is a good local, and affordable restaurant for a variety of tastes. Don't expect Cafe del Rey, but if you want pancakes, you're sure to be happy. Wish they had trashed that red white and blue color scheme, as after the fire, they could have gone really retro with some pastels. Oh well, I can always close my eyes.

PROS: good value for the money
CONS: the posts under the tables can really do a number on your shins!

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THis is an old fashioned joint for families and young adults. I tried the fried chicken meal and the apple pancake. The portions are extremely large and though I have to admit I was satisfied, I did feel overwhelmingly guilty after eating here. The food is incredibly greasy which is a bit of a turn off. If you're in the mood for a large meal for next to nothing and you have a few pounds to spare, check out this place.

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★★★☆☆

THis is an old fashioned joint for families and young adults. I tried the fried chicken meal and the apple pancake. The portions are extremely large and though I have to admit I was satisfied, I did feel overwhelmingly guilty after eating here. The food is incredibly greasy which is a bit of a turn off. If you're in the mood for a large meal for next to nothing and you have a few pounds to spare, check out this place.

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The German style apple pancakes are to die for... trust me on this

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★★★★★

The German style apple pancakes are to die for... trust me on this

Pros: Good food, Good parking, Good food

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You haven't lived until you try the apple pancakes. They are the size of a semi wheel and are baked (yes, baked) with chunks of delicious apples. I'm getting hungry just thinking about 'em.

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★★★★☆

You haven't lived until you try the apple pancakes. They are the size of a semi wheel and are baked (yes, baked) with chunks of delicious apples. I'm getting hungry just thinking about 'em.

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