Phil Trani’s is one of Long Beach’s legendary and legacy restaurants. The restaurant feels more like an all-inclusive social club brimming with sports legends and local celebrities. And, while that’s all appetizing, it’s the menu that is the real superstar on any given night. From shareable appetizers and salads to main courses that include shrimp creole, flat iron steak and a slew of other tantalizing dishes. Wine, beer and cocktails play a significant role as well.
A modern-day chophouse with Chef Art Gonzalez overseeing the culinary efforts, The Hideaway offers a curated menu featuring aged beef and ingredients procured from local sources. The menu features starters for sharing, burgers and sandwiches as well as beefy steaks and chops. And, of course, handcrafted cocktails add to the overall experience.
The Pike Restaurant & Bar
Social D drummer Chris Reece is the owner of this Long Beach hotspot located along Retro Row. Great food, cool vibe, cold beer and thirst-quenching cocktails. Open weeknights for happy hour and dinner with weekends dedicated to breakfast, lunch and dinner plus some really great live music once the sun goes down. IMAGINARY FRIES – SUPPORTING RESTAURANTS CARE AND CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT WORKERS.
Schooner or Later
Overlooking the bobbing boats at Alamitos Bay is Schooner or Later, featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri (who served as the general manager at Parkers’ Lighthouse back in the ’90s). Known for serving bodacious breakfasts and extra-large lunches, Schooner and Later has been a local favorite for decades. Wine and Schooners of Beer Served.
DOGZ BAR & GRILL
Dogz Bar & Grill is a Belmont Shore favorite specializing in gourmet hot dogs and sausages with an endless assortment of condiments and toppings. Ice-cold beer is touted as too cold to hold because it’s kept consistently below 29 degrees. Add to the mix a selection of shareable appetizers, wines by the glass and a full bar of handcrafted cocktails. Dogz is inviting, laid back and, yes, dog-friendly. Check out the daily specials and stop by for Yappy Hour with your four-legged friends. IMAGINARY DOG BONE – SUPPORTING RESTAURANTS CARE AND CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT WORKERS.
Olmeca Altos Tequila with fresh pineapple juice, lime and jalapeno.
Jameson Irish Whisky with fresh lime juice and ginger beer
Absolut Elyx Premium Vodka coupled with fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and lavender extract
Naples Rib Company
For nearly 30 years. Naples Rib Co. has been the go-to place in Long Beach for saucy ribs. Slow roasted and fall off the bone goodness, coupled with onion bricks, salads, cornbread and a long list of libations makes Naples Rib Co. a neighborhood favorite.
Orange and Pineapple Juice, Disaronna, Light Rum, Dark Rum Float
The Crooked Duck
The Crooked Duck, located at the corner of Clark Avenue and PCH, is straight-up delicious and the go-to place for breakfast and lunch. Owners Joey and Shelley Rooney welcome guests with a bevy of favorites, from omelets and avocado toast to bodacious burgers and stacked sandwiches. Wine and beer available, too. IMAGINARY DUCK SOUP – SUPPORTING RESTAURANTS CARE AND CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT WORKERS.