I first ate at this restaurant in 1999. I have been back several times since, been very pleased and not fell ill. However, early this year I left the restaurant and attempted to walk back to my hotel near Redondo Ave. and PCH. Before I reached 7th St., the urge to relieve my bowels of diarrhea was overwhelming, so I found bushes and defecated. Moving on, I only got as far as just south of Anaheim Ave and went into the bushes again. I notified management the next day by returning the uneaten leftovers and leaving a note on the business's front door. He compensated me with a free meal, and I experienced no ill effects. The next time I went, unfortunately, I was able to make it back to my hotel room before suffering from diarrhea again. It was the same story tonight, though unlike the other times, I DID NOT FINISH MY BOTTLE OF WINE, EAT DESSERT OR CONSUME THREE CUPS OF BLACK COFFEE. Yet, I barely made it home before running to the toilet. Management keeps the establishment fairly warm, I am uncertain how food is stored or handled, but I am concerned about the frequency in which I became ill. I eat all over the country with all kinds of cuisine. I prefer spicy food, I drink routinely and am fine.It appears that despite what I thought was an amicable resolution between me and the owner that let bygones be bygones, he harbored resentment that was unleashed upon me. Specifically, I ordered chocolate mousse and black coffee but expressly directed the owner to serve it AFTER I had consumed the last of my wine. Instead, the mousse was brought out to me IMMEDIATELY after our exchange. I sent it back and motioned for the owner to come speak to me again. He came to me enraged and said, "You're making trouble again and acting crazy. How would you like it if I '86'ed' you?" I finished the glass in my wine, paid the bill, walked out and hurried home to used the toilet...again.
Greta service, great food, great atmosphere great everything! Highly recommended!! Waitresses are very nice and it gives you that 50's vibe
Had an outstanding Valentines dinner.. pre-fix menu worth every penny. Advice never leave without ordering dessert. They have a Dessert Chef that always has a divine treat available.
I really don't want to put this review on here because then more people will discover this hidden local gem of a restaurant! Paul, the owner, is great. He's managed to make this place into a relaxed little breakfast and lunch hangout where many patrons are regulars. On weekends you might have to wait awhile but it's worth the wait! Plus they have coffee set up outside to drink while you're waiting! The food is excellent. They always make you feel welcome and you just feel like you're "home". We usually stop for breakfast whenever we can and my favorite is their French toast. But everything is good. At lunchtime I love their soup and sandwich combo. If you go, don't tell anyone else so it stays a local popular favorite! :) :)
Love it! So yummy and the staff is super friendly. The walls can open up to let the breeze in and it's nice to watch the traffic go by. Huge on tap selection, and the first time you go in the server offers a complimentary caramelized Brussels sprout! I was not sure I would like it, but it was so good! Nothing bad to say about this place :)
Fun hole in the wall bar that you have to know about to find. Shuffleboard in the back makes for a fun evening.
Cool bar with great selection of beer. Love the outdoor patio. Favorite snacks to eat are tater tots and pretzel.
The best burger and peanut butter pie I ever had. There is no better than Babes. I've been eating at Babes since I was a teenager and before that when the owner of Babes cooked for Russell's on Atlantic. Best food in the world. YUM!
This place is AMAZING! My family has been coming here forever and we have always felt right at home!
I have always had a very excellent meal. I just love the food here.