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Lunch stop LAX to SB?

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Lunch stop LAX to SB?

Looking forward to visiting SB this week. Arrive LAX at 1 pm - will be picking up rental car then heading out. Where is a good place to stop for lunch on the way? (not fast food :)

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1. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

How far do you want to go before stopping? I would say Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica, or eat somewhere in Malibu such as at Duke's.

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2. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

Malibu Seafood ... If you'll be on Hwy 1.

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3. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

A second for Malibu Seafood. Great food, great views.

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4. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

Thanks for restaurant suggestions! Appreciate it :)

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5. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

I would split the drive closer to halfway, and check out The Jolly Oyster in Ventura, great food, great prices and a great location next to the beach.

www.yelp.com/biz/the-jolly-oyster-ventura

Edited: 08 March 2014, 18:35
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6. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

another idea - Taverna Tony in Malibu for Greek food.

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7. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

Depends on what you want to spend, what kind of food and experience you want.

Nobu in Malibu is great for the setting and "LA lifestyle", Duke's has a great setting.

There is also Fisherman's Catch in the Chanel Islands Harbor in Oxnard and also there is Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine (Brazilian seafood), also in the harbor.

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8. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

Arriving LAX at 1pm, leaving the car rental premises closer to 2pm, stop at In & Out burger and get it to go. Get out of town by 3pm before the traffic nightmares begin.

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9. Re: Lunch stop LAX to SB?

Malibu Country Mart, to meet all tastes. Duke's in Malibu. Nobu is great and an experience all in itself.

If you arrive at 1 pm, I agree this journey will start around 3 pm after rental car pickup - so you may be hungry and not willing to wait till Ventura. But if you do get to Ventura around 4-5, and are peckish, I recommend Erik Erikson's on the pier (free parking with validation) or Aloha Grill (both accessible from the California Street offramp). Erikson's has the better views and quite nice appetizers and light lunches - but you'll be getting into dinner time.

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