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On the East Coast, Broadway is Known For Stage Shows. On the West Coast, It’s Making Its Name on Food and Drink

Written By: Deana Kabakibi
Photographed By: Nadia Hubbi Best Long Beach Restaurants

In Long Beach, the stars of the show are typically the waterfront attractions. But don’t be fooled! The real hit is the ever-growing and diverse culinary scene—especially on Broadway. There are endless options for unique, exciting meals and creative, thirst-quenching drinks to either start or close out the perfect day. We have the best places and must-try dishes on Broadway to get you started; you can thank us later!

 

Get Into the Loco Motion Best Long Beach Restaurants

Plunge

This beach-themed restaurant is located right on the beach, so think brunch and spectacular views. The food and drinks are creative and fun—like the must-order Loco Moco. It’s a Hawaiian breakfast dish with a juicy Angus patty, fluffy rice and flavorful herbed mushroom gravy, topped with the perfect runny egg, furikake and microgreens. 

Plunge
1900 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.373.7164

 

Chili Out! Best Long Beach Restaurants

Panxa Cocina

With its hip, yet inviting, New Mexican flair, Panxa delivers rich, mouthwatering dishes filled with special ingredients (we’re talking 12 varieties of chilis). Bar Manager Greg Goins says, “Most places pick their chilis early when they’re not completely ripe. We wait longer so the ripeness produces a richer, deeper flavor for our recipes.” Be sure to try the quail confit, “Carnitas Style!”

Panxa Cocina
3937 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.433.7999

 

Let Me Ex-Spain Best Long Beach Restaurants

Cafe Sevilla

Are we in Spain yet? It feels like it with such an authentic ambiance! Lisa Coglietti, assistant manager of Cafe Sevilla, says, “Our flavors are unique and authentic because a lot of our ingredients are shipped from Spain.” That is why the Paella Valenciana is a must! It’s the most flavorful, creamy dish overflowing with seafood, chicken and sausage. Make time to catch their Flamenco Dinner Show every Saturday!

Cafe Sevilla
140 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.495.1111

 

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot Best Long Beach Restaurants

The Attic

This cozy, cute “house” has no shortage of comfort food and is the home of a famous dish that does a remix on a cult classic. Manager Nikki Mark says, “Let it be known that we were the first with the flaming hot Mac N’ Cheetos!” Translation: you need to try this—yesterday!

The Attic
3441 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.433.0153

Pardon My Italian!

La Parolaccia Osteria

This family-owned restaurant is as authentic as it gets. La Parolaccia, in Italian, literally means “The Bad Language.” And in Italy, an Osteria is a place where friends and family gather to enjoy homemade food, a bottle of wine, good company and on occasion, bad language. Lol!

La Parolaccia Osteria
2945 East Broadway
Long Beach CA 90803 US
562.438.1235

If You Dare

Taste

Pop on over to Taste if you’re up for a challenge! Unlike other restaurants, this rustic kitchen strives to prepare dishes with unexpected flavors—perhaps even daring. Their rotating menu changes based on the Southern California seasons.

Taste
3506 E. Broadway
Long Beach, 90803
562.433.1000

Food for the Soul

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles

Roscoe’s has become an LA County staple, serving up the classic chicken and waffle combination. The popular chain describes their fare as “soul food,” which rings true with offerings like the Big Mama Special and the Lord Harvey—both served with a fluffy hot biscuit.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles
730 East Broadway At Los, Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.437.8355

How Sweet It Is

The Firehouse Kitchen

Settled in a firehouse built in 1929, Firehouse Kitchen strives to maintain a storybook quaintness. Tap into your sweet side with a fantastic cup of Firehouse coffee and a home-baked pastry!

The Firehouse Kitchen
562.588.9468

A Spot Tequila Few Hours Best Long Beach Restaurants

Mezcalero

Mezcalero is a lively bar that serves up a slew of creative tequila and mezcal cocktails. Be sure to check out their drink specials, DJ and karaoke schedules, and Whatever Lola Wants—an extravagant, speakeasy-style bar tucked inside.

Mezcalero
525 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.612.4951

 

Wet Your Whistle Best Long Beach Restaurants

Portuguese Bend

Portugese Bend is Long Beach’s first official distillery! Stop in for a bite to eat and a craft cocktail at their pre-prohibition style bar. The 20’s never tasted so good.

Portuguese Bend
300 The Promenade North
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.435.4411