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“Great place for breakfast”
Review of Pann's

Ranked #110 of 10,975 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Deli
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Second time for me here, and was not disappointed again. Great food, friendly staff and nice music. I would go back again when i'm in town. I had the chicken and waffles and the chicken wings were delicious!

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Thank Keith U
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Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

What a place!!! Straight out of 1958!! The best place to eat in SoCal architecture "googi" classic. Always busy! They have filmed movies and TV there. The breakfast menu is huge and full of classics! You will leave full!

Thank mikeadey72
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great stop before going to LAX...We had this wonderful breakfast, eggs, ham sausage and their delicious biscuit. My husband had also their coutry potatoes and they were also so delicious :P

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Thank ATranqui
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Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Pann's is a diner throwback that is rarely found on the West Coast anymore. Classic Googie Architecture brings that 50's car culture feel to life.

Located just a few miles from LAX this modern classic eatery has a large faithful fan base. The restaurant was clean and comfortable inside. The neon, the booths and the menu make it feel like not much has changed in 60 plus years.

Not often do you see people walk in for take out at a diner but I witnessed that several times and fried chicken appeared to be in order.

Chicken is available by the piece or as a meal. In this occasion we tried the two piece dark meat fried chicken plate with collard greens and mashed potatoes with gravy. We were given a taste size sample of the Mac and Cheese as well as the house potato salad.

The chicken was crispy, thin batter and well seasoned. The greens were well done, cooked tender and would have held up at any Soul food restaurant. Mashed potatoes and gravy lacked salt and were over mixed. The Mac and Cheese was good but standard and the potato salad was very under cooked with too much crunch in the potato.

We also tried a small garden salad and the Dream Burger without cheese along with a mixed basket of crispy thin fries and large crunchy onion rings.

The salad was small but fresh. Simple green salad with a few cucumber slices, two cherry tomatoes and a couple of croutons. The bleu cheese dressing was decent but lacked some of the chunks or punch you associate with the dressing.

Fries were cooked perfect and were very crisp and hot. The onion rings are huge and battered in house.

The dream burger indicates on the menu that it is a 50/50 blend of Prime and Choice beef. It is dressed with a house relish,lettuce and tomato and grilled onions can be added for no additional charge.

The burger was cooked to a well done temperature when I had requested medium. This may have been the cooks default temp for most burgers but there was nothing left of the richness you would associate with prime beef. The grilled onions were tasty and the bun was soft and worked well for the burger. The house relish reminded me of the flavor profile from Bobs Big Boy when I was a kid though Panns may be the original.

The location gets big points for architecture. Our waitress Nicole was excellent. She was personable, attentive, funny and menu knowledgeable.

Prices vary depending on what you order with a midrange around $11.00.

Breakfast is served all day and beer and wine are offered.

This is a very solid 3 stars and would have been a 4 star if not for the overcooked burger and overworked potatoes.

Breakfast appears to be king here with the chicken wings and waffles appearing on nearly every other table.

Driving by the next morning the parking lot was full and so was the dining room.

Worth a stop to time-warp 60 years back.

Thank IEOCRealReviews
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A classic cafe with great decoration, staff, food and atmosphere. A wonderful place for brunch on the weekends. Big groups may have a short wait, we got seated immediately. Love this place

Thank Chris E
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