Cuisine: American

Phil Trani’s

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.

 

 

Signature Drink:
Grey Goose Essence Cosmo$10
Grey Goose Essence Spritzer $10
3490 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90807

The Hideaway

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.

 

Signature Drink:
Absolut Elix Orange Blossom Martini $10
4137 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA 90804

Gladstone’s

Under the toque is Chef “T” creating an array of fresh seafood fare and a few dishes for landlubbers, too. Enjoy the waterfront views from Gladstone’s patio, while you feast on lobster, crab and freshly-shucked oysters. CLOSED MONDAYS.

330 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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. 

Signature Drink:
Fade to Black Old Fashioned$11
Rosemary Paloma$11
Ghosted $11

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.

241 N Marina Dr,
Long Beach, CA 90803

Belmont Brewing Co.

For more than 30 years, the Belmont Brewing Co. has been brewing craft beer at the foot of the Belmont Pier. With its spacious outdoor patio overlooking the ocean and a menu of savory elevated pub fare, from the signature lobster bisque and clam chowder to a selection of salads, steaks, sandwiches, beefy burgers and pastas dishes, the Belmont Brewing Co. is Long Beach’s oldest and most revered craft brewery.

 

 

 

Signature Drink:
Grey Goose Essence $10

STRAWBERRY & LEMONGRASS or
WATERMELON & BASIL or
WHITE PEACH & ROSEMARY

25 39th Place
Long Beach, CA 90803

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. 

Signature Drink:
Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita$12

Olmeca Altos Tequila with fresh pineapple juice, lime and jalapeno.

Dogz Mule$12

Jameson Irish Whisky with fresh lime juice and ginger beer

Absolut Elyx Lavender Lemonade$12

Absolut Elyx Premium Vodka coupled with fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and lavender extract

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5300 E. 2nd Street (at Glendora Avenue)
Long Beach, CA 90803

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.

 

 

 

 

Signature Drink:
Rib Co. Mai Tai$8

Orange and Pineapple Juice, Disaronna, Light Rum, Dark Rum Float

5800 E 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803

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. 

 

 

5096 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804