Chuck's Coffee Shop, Belmont Shore
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Located at 4120 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 433-9317 "Locally World Famous" is proudly displayed
on both sides of this semi-triangular shaped restaurant. "Home of the Weasel" is also proudly displayed. Hmmmm,
never had a weasel before. Oh, sorry - no "actual" weasel - The Weasel is scrambled eggs, covered with
Chuck's chili. For a little extra $, you can get cheese and onions - a must, if I say so.
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Chuck's is open 7 days a week for breakfast & lunch. Especially on busy weekends, Chuck himself is out there
pouring coffee, seating guests and discussing the topic d'jour. Chuck is on the left side of the photo above.
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Breakfast is the real deal here. Machaca & eggs is one of my favorites, along with the afore mentioned Weasel. I also
like their Spanish omelet. Mom says the pancakes here are among the best she's had; thin, a little chewy, not mushy
and they hold the syrup well. Other breakfast items are; the Jimmy the Greek omelet, Fisherman's Special, as well as
your standard egg dishes & French toast. Lunch is good, but mainly standard diner type items. The waiters &
waitresses are really on their game here - Chuck demands and ensures quick & courteous service. This is truly a
place where you'll want to come back over and over - not because the food is the very best, but because of the
way you're treated with respect, consideration and a friendly smile.
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One of my favorites. Go for yourself and discover why Chuck's Coffee Shop is "Locally World Famous."
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Accessibility: B+ / Service: A / Food Quality: A- / Ambiance & cleanliness: B / Price & Value: B+
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Egg Heaven Café, Long Beach
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19 different omelets, with names like New Englander, Wanderlust and Queen Maria. Egg Heaven has some exotic
stuff, oh yeah... They even have an omelet called Exotic! Besides these, they have 12 veggie omelets plus 6 scrambles.
My favorite omelet is the Monterey. Lot of bacon, sausage, ham, cheese, mushrooms, bell peppers, avocado, and
green onions - covered with sour cream. The cooks here must know their stuff because their portion sizing of the
ingredients is just right.  Every ingredient is in it's proper proportion. It's a bit run-down looking, but has a homey feel.
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For the big appetites, try "Angel's Specials." The huevos rancheros, the breakfast burrito or the super browns are too
much for me to finish. For lunch try one of the "Heavenly" burgers, or sandwiches, though their lunch menu doesn't
have as much creativity as breakfast. Also included for lunch are five vegetarian sandwiches and six salads.
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Located on the S.W. corner of Ximeno & 4th Street. Street parking only - also cash only.
4358 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA (562) 433-9277
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Go and celebrate one of the best gifts to man - the egg, at Egg Heaven! Tell 'em you saw it on "Jerry's Good Eats.com”
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Accessibility: C- / Service: B- / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: C+ / Price & Value: B
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Schooner Later, Long Beach












OK, so it’s a play on words – I don’t care. I like this place. A great view, the sea air, excellent food, tip-top service –
Schooner or later is tops! The owners, Denny and Denise Lund or one of their family members are always at the helm
to make sure everything is ship shape! They bought this restaurant in May 12, 1985 and have been teaching
land-lubbers a thing or two about good eats! May they keep on going strong.
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OK, on to the food…. er, grub…. er, what do they call food at sea? Well, anyway, Schooner or Later has the flamboyance in
their menu I like to see. Sure, you can get a Denver omelet, but why not try “The Mess?” It’s a mixture of chopped ham, bell
pepper, onions with hash browns and eggs. It’s a lot to eat, but I must admit – it’s not my cup of tea – I found the flavors get
lost in the mix. I prefer the Spanish omelet here over anyone else’s. Packed inside with seasoned ground beef, covered
with cheese and Spanish sauce – it’s irresistible! Mom goes “overboard” for their pancakes – light, fluffy and delicious.
Besides these, Schooner has excellent eggs dishes: “Captains benedict.” Instead of hollandaise, you’ll get sausage gravy,
and bacon, not Canadian bacon. Their crab & avocado benedict is totally rich and awesome. Denny’s favorite is a good
choice as well – scrambled eggs, cream cheese, red onion and cilantro. It’s simply delicious! Carrie is our favorite
waitress here – always with a ready smile, and a pot of coffee.
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Located at: 241 Marina Drive in Long Beach. (562)430-3495 Most major credit cards. Parking is in the same area where
people park to get to their boats. Most of the time it’s OK, but on sunny weekends, it’s tough. Open 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday through Friday & 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. The outdoor patio really is awesome. You have a
great view of the marina plus the sea air to bring on your appetite.
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Tell 'em you saw it on Jerry's Good Eats.com
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Accessibility: B+ / Service: B+ / Food Quality: B / Ambiance & cleanliness: A / Price & Value: C-
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Potholder Café, Long Beach, CA
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Matching Cowboy & Cowgirl lamps, hundreds of photos of people holding signs that read: "Eat at the Potholder", weird art on
the ceiling, one of the most diverse menus in Long Beach, great food, served with top-notch service is the Potholder Café.
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Beth, Moe, Sarah, Maryella and others are always "on their game" to serve you. Open for breakfast & lunch, the Potholder
always pleases. The menu is big! Take your time! Omelets & scrambles like the Nacker Snacker, The Grand Prix, and the El
Matador are favorites. Try the Mr. Potato Head - potato skins stuffed with eggs, chicken, bacon, and topped avocado, cheese
& sour cream. Yum! They have 30+ omelets/scrambled egg dishes as well as pancakes (Mom likes 'em), French toast and
waffles. You could come here for over a month and not eat the same item twice.
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Even though breakfast is the main attraction, the lunch menu has sandwiches like the Turkey Malibu and James's Polish.
Try the Afternoon Delight salad - everything but the kitchen sink - but don't mess with Moe, she might just throw that in too!
On the corner of Broadway & Euclid, street parking only. On weekends it can be a chore to find a spot, and you will probably
wait a while, but it will most indeed be worth it. 3700 E. Broadway, Long beach, (562) 433-9305
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Tell 'em you saw it on "Jerry's Good Eats"
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Accessibility: C- / Service: B+ / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B / Price & Value: B+
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Coffee Cup Café, Long Beach













If you know Long Beach, you gotta know Coffee Cup Café! Located at 3734 East Fourth Street, this restaurant is well known
for the quality, diversity and quantity of the food they serve up. Open Monday to Friday; 7AM to 2PM & Sat & Sun 7AM to 3PM.
I'm often intrigued by the artwork hanging on their walls (it's for sale, too!). Recently, many of the paintings(?) looked like large
versions of a toy I had as a kid; "Spin Art", was it? Anyway..... on to the food.
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I love menus that have many items to choose from, and even though I've eaten here numerous times - I haven't tried
everything. The "Sunrise Fiesta Bowl" is one I gotta try next I go. It's a bowl of black bean soup with 2 eggs, poached,
pico de gallo, sour cream, avocado & salsa. Choice or tortillas or toast. My favorite is "The Scrambler" (hi-protein, low carb).
3 eggs with ham, bacon, sausage (pork fat rules!),onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mush-rooms, cheddar cheese, avocado
& sour cream. Besides these there's omelets & scramblers like "Nate's Favorite", "The Boss' Favorite", "Apple Honey
Sausage Scramble", as well as your basic eggs & _____ favorites. The "Chicken Chile Verde" is a bit spicy for me, but
has a great, authentic flavor. Lunch also shows off their flair with such selections as the "Just Like Pizza Sandwich",
and the  "Coffee Cup Chop Cobb" salad. Vegetarian items are available both for breakfast & lunch.
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Street parking only - but be careful! The parking tickets in Long Beach are $$$. Read the signs and park legally.
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Tell 'em you saw it on "Jerry's Good Eats.com"
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Accessibility: C- / Service: B- / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value: B+
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The Crooked Duck












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This small, corner restaurant has been in business under at least three other names; none memorable.
So far, The Crooked Duck is the best of all of 'em. You'll have to go to the restaurant to read the story of the actual
"crooked duck", I won't spoil the story. The inside is decorated with all kinds of water skiing and boating accessories.
The owner Joey; has been an avid water skier since childhood.
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I've been here at least 5 times; all for breakfast. Although the wait one time was over 20 minutes, it was worth it. Kim has waited on
myself twice, and she is a gem. Even when the kitchen was "in the weeds." All the staff have been courteous and professional.
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So far I have not been disappointed. I've tried a different breakfast item each time I've gone. "The Crooked Duck" omelet is
made with duck chili and jack cheese - delicious! The "Avocado Joe" is also a good choice. Joey also has a great variety of
sandwiches, pasta, and salads too. The prices are just a bit on the high side, but hey... It's on PCH - rent is high. However,
the quality of ingredients are equally high.
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Located at 5096 E. Pacific Coast Hwy - just south of the traffic circle. Ph. (562) 494-5118 The parking lot (pictured) only has
room for 5 or 6 cars - so expect to street park on weekends. Here's their website:
http://www.thecrookedduck.com
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Tell Joey you saw them on Jerry's Good Eats.com
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Accessibility: C / Service: A / Food Quality: B+ / Ambiance & Cleanliness: B+ / Price & Value: C+
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Long Beach, South
Well, I decided to use Pacific Coast Highway as the dividing
line. All these restaurants are south of PCH.
Restaurants featured on this page:

Chuck's Coffee Shop                       Egg Heaven Café
Schooner or Later                             Buster's Beach House
The Potholder Café                           Coffee Cup Café