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Khouri's in Long Beach

cvc | Aug 5, 200412:39 AM

A bed ridden friend found us driving to Long Beach late this morning for a little good cheer and Food Section discourse. After a short visit we opted to have lunch and my friend remembered hearing Khouri's mentioned on a recent Elmer Dill's spot. Khouri's certainly belongs to the old school beach (or Marina) restaurant and after a walk from the front desk that took us over a dance floor, through a cocktail lounge and onto a well situated patio, we were seated with a great view of the waterways. Warm rolls were served with an ice cream scoop of butter but we still ordered the good garlic bread (same rolls with toasted butter and garlic). The losbster bisque was the soup of the day and we started with a cup each. We really didn't mind that it obviously came from a can but it needed to be thinned down with cream. At $4.95 a cup it was more like lobster flan but it somehow complemented the garlic bread. We both then had the crab and shrimp salad which came with a good portion of both and a very good Louie dressing. At $12.95, we were satisfied even though the bed of iceberg and two tomato wedges seemed a paltry base. Service was spunky and the gulls vigorous.

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