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The 10 Best Restaurants In Hawthorne, California
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The 10 Best Restaurants In Hawthorne, California

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Located in southwestern Los Angeles County, Hawthorne, California is a great place to eat. Whether searching for a tasty lunch spot or popping out of the airport for a delicious meal in between flights, Hawthorne has a great array of options, from traditional American to Cuban restaurants. Here are 10 of the best.
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Matisse Restaurant

Matisse Restaurant mixes traditional American cuisine with European flavors to create something truly unique. This fine-dining restaurant has been named one of the best restaurants of Southern California by Gourmet. Matisse Restaurant offers a variety of top-quality dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to providing exceptional catering services for a range of events. The sleek interior adds to the sophisticated ambiance and makes this an excellent spot for a romantic night out or simply for an exquisite meal.

Matisse Restaurant, 14400 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 536 0807

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Fabulous Burgers

Fabulous Burgers has been serving delicious burgers to the South Bay area for over 35 years. This casual fast-food restaurant is open twenty four hours and is a great place to stop at any time of day or night. The chili-cheese fries are a favorite of the locals and a must try when stopping by Fabulous Burgers. The low prices, great hours and tasty food are what have had visitors coming back to this restaurant for years and years.

Fabulous Burgers, 3301 West Rosecrans Avenue Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 644 8474

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Hummus House

Hummus House specializes in Turkish-style kebabs and gourmet hummus. Several different varieties of hummus are available including traditional, Kalamata olive, habanero, garlic and sun-dried tomato, and they change regularly so there is always something new and exciting to try. Soups, salads, burgers, wraps and broasted chicken are also available. This family owned and operated restaurant is 100% Halal and serves many vegetarian options, making it a great place for those with dietary restrictions. Delivery, catering and online ordering options are available, as well as dining in.

Hummus House, 12211 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 675 3400

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Al-Watan Halal Tandoori

Al-Watan Halal Tandoori serves traditional, authentic cuisine from India and Pakistan. The delectable food is prepared fresh daily in order to ensure that it is of the highest possible quality. The menu features a large selection of lamb, goat, chicken, beef and vegetarian selections that will leave visitors feeling full and satisfied. The relaxing atmosphere and scrumptious dishes make this a great place to enjoy a dinner with friends or family. Eat in, take out and catering options are available.

Al-Watan Halal Tandoori, 13619 Inglewood Avenue, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 644 6395

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Chip’s Restaurant

Chip’s Restaurant is the full 1950s-style diner experience. The interior of the restaurant will transport visitors back to the age of rock ‘n roll and poodle skirts. The décor is so authentic that it was even featured in the 2014 movie ‘Purge: Anarchy.’ Scrumptious all-American food is served including a large selection of breakfast food anytime of the day. The food is great but the service is even better. The pleasant atmosphere, exceptional coffee and excellent prices cannot be beaten.

Chip’s Restaurant, 11908 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 679 2947

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Eureka Tasting Kitchen

Eureka Tasting Kitchen combines rock n’ roll with fresh ingredients, artisan recipes, classic cocktails and craft beer to create truly enlightening dining. At Eureka Tasting Kitchen, the dining experience is enhanced by the entertainment that can visitors can enjoy with live music and televised sports. The atmosphere is cozy yet classy with a rustic, modern décor. This restaurant believes in the idea of utilizing the best its community has to offer, so local ingredients, locally brewed beer and local music are provided. All-natural beef burgers, artisan sandwiches and gourmet salads are just a few of the delicious options on the menu.

Eureka Tasting Kitchen, 12101 Crenshaw Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 331 8233

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LAX Diner

LAX Diner is open twenty-four hours a day for seven days a week, making it the perfect place to satisfy any late night craving. Late-night delivery is also available so there is no need to go out in order to have tasty food from LAX Diner. Breakfast, American, Mexican, Cuban, Italian and Asian cuisines are all represented on the extensive menu, making it easy to create unique combinations or find the perfect dish. For a casual dinner out or an easy meal in, LAX Diner will not disappoint.

LAX Diner, 11433 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 424 456 7885

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Zacatecas Restaurant

Zacatecas Restaurant serves up some of the best Mexican food in Hawthorne. A popular favorite of many visitors is the ‘Tom burrito’. This burrito with guacamole, sour cream and a green sauce is sure to delight, as are the unlimited chips and salsa and the complimentary flan at the end of the meal. A large selection of dishes ranging from tacos to burritos to enchiladas is available and the food is affordable, simple and tasty. The excellent service rounds out the overall great experience of dining at Zacatecas Restaurant.

Zacatecas Restaurant, 13737 Inglewood Avenue, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 679 5161

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Piggie’s Restaurant

Piggie’s Restaurant offers a large menu of American, Asian and Mexican food favorites. Breakfast is served all-day and prepared with zero trans fat oil. The sauces and dressings are prepared daily and the fresh ground beef patties are never frozen. Since 1975, this restaurant has been serving everything from burgers to burritos to hotcakes. There is something for every taste and the long opening hours make it easy to satisfy any craving throughout the day. No one will leave Piggie’s unsatisfied.

Piggie’s Restaurant, 4601 West Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 679 6326

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Café Cuba & Cakes

Mouthwatering Cuban food and excellent service await visitors at Café Cuba & Cakes. The Cuban sandwiches and potato balls are favorites among the regular customers and are must try items when dining at Café Cuba & Cakes. The Cuban-style coffee, café Cubano, is a great accompaniment to any dish. For a taste of Havana in Hawthorne, visitors to this casual restaurant will be delighted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering options are available.

Café Cuba & Cakes, 12215 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA, USA, +1 310 675 2253