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Du-par's Restaurant Studio City

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Universal City Area
American, Diner, Cafe
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12036 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Formerly Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery)
+1 818-766-4437
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Du-pars is nostalgic of old Hollywood; a classy 50s-60s looking place with comfortable booths and GREAT service. But the star is the FOOD! I'm pushing eighty and from the Midwest, so I know about good food! The pancakes are incredibly good, and very generous in size. The bacon is the best I've had in decades, and the omelets are large... More 

Thank Ray W
Bellevue, Washington
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I will be honest. the ONLY reason we stopped here is because a lot of movie scenes from "Valley Girl" were shot here. the décor has changed quite a bit since then but the outside looks the same as it did in the movies. i didn't have too high of expectations based on previous reviews. however i was pleasantly surprised.... More 

Thank ravenstar27
Henderson, Nevada
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Old fashioned Diner with mouthwatering pies on display as you walk in. You're thinking which our can I take home??? However, after ordering pancakes and corn-beef hash and sides, our bellies was so satisfied...we did not leave with a pie! The pancakes were light, fluffy and delicious. The corn beef was just average. Hash brown was crispier on our previous... More 

Thank Momma808
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here by accident. As soon as I walked in and saw the bakery goods, great. We were hungry. This was the best place as they serve breakfast, hash browns were terrific. I had a Breakfast and a muffin plus an omelet Everything was great and friendly. It has been around since the 1950s

Thank Michele R
Sarasota, Florida
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195 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

These folks are still serving the pancake recipe from the 1930s and while somewhat updated on the menu this is old school. The waitress uniforms also look like you would expect from decades ago. For all American food with typical old school flair go here. But if you want something special this is not the place

Thank 6sandy6
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I went for lunch with a friend who recommended the place. He had breakfast for lunch and was happy. I had a salad and I have to say it took me days to recover. To be fair, the service was fine and the restaurant appeared clean. All I can tell you is that I'll steer clear on my next visit... More 

Thank JasonGoes
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221 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I have been going here for the Best Pancakes for over 30 years! They rock pancakes and they been doing their butter infused ones forever! Get the short stake they will fill you up! You get hot butter on top of them also with hot maple syrup and yes a patty of sausage. Yes the sausage is expensive but it... More 

Thank John N
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great place for breky especially if you love pancakes! You could easily split a full stack as they're as big as the plate. Yummy, fluffy, warm syrup and melted butter!! If you're in the mood to splurge get the pancakes! The eggs and bacon are good too, order them anyway you want. The coffee is eh, but it's an old... More 

Thank Jessica B
Miami, Florida
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295 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I had lunch here with friends at their recommendation , at around 130pm and even though the place was almost empty the service was very slow and the food just average..located on Vebtura blvd just after Woodley ...

Thank Easybob2014
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Du-par's may no longer be the 'in place' to eat but good old fashioned service with well cooked food makes it well worth a visit. Okay, it's not trendy but you'd be hard pressed to find better value for money

Thank MB6391

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12036 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Formerly Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-766-4437
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Beat the Clock dinner special.For more than seven decades, Du-par’s has been a part of the LA coffee shop tradition, serving millions their famous breakfasts and fresh fruit pies. Other Locations:LA Farmers MarketDowntown Las VegasPoint Loma, CA

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