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Live Oak Ave. , Arcadia -- A Dirverse world of Good Chow

Like-Go-Eat? | Feb 22, 2006 12:07 PM

Live Oak Ave., as it passes through Arcadia is unique. At first glance it appears to be a street that you might think of to get a windshield put in your car, rent an apartment or look for an office job. However, spotted here-and-there over a six block stretch beginning at Santa Anita Ave. going West to Peck Rd. there are more than a half dozen places that I eat at from time-to-time. Actually, there is a diverse selection of places to get a good meal on this three minute drive.. American, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and a New England style Fish Fry, Shrimp & Chowder Restaurant – all are found on Live Oak. Wow, to think that there are some countries in this world that do not have such a selection. We are blessed here in America. I could find something good to write about each of these places in a post by itself but I thought it might be better to list them together. My reasoning is that sometimes in America you can’t make up your mind what kind of food you want but you want to get out the door and start heading someplace. I am like that – just gotta go and I will figure out what direction later. Anyway, sometimes my wife and I look at each other at the crossroads and agree to head to “Live Oak.” This is why...

Chef’s Coffee Shop (Mostly an older crowd, Classic 1950's American Coffee shop, Very good Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I like the burgers but Chef’s makes good breakfast and dinners also)
13 E. Live Oak Ave.
Arcadia, CA
(626) 574-0257

Taco Treat (A survivor of the 1960's style sidewalk walk-up window taco stands with cheap tacos that sometimes are just right)
74 E Live Oak Ave
Arcadia, CA
(626) 445-9240

Carmine's (Try the "Italian Cheesesteak," Pizza, Spaghetti with either meat balls or sausage, and lasagna)
311 E Live Oak Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 445-4726
East of Santa Anita,

Mako Sushi (Sushi, Tempura, Bowl, I like the spicy Tuna. Once inside you are far from L.A.)
506 E. Live Oak Ave.
Arcadia, CA
(626) 447-6150
"11:30am to 2pm (Tue-Fri), 11am to 2pm (Sun), 5pm to 10pm (Tue-Sat), 5pm to 9:30pm (Sun)"

Mandarin Chef (Chinese Restaurant, I order shrimp and chicken fried rice here. I cannot recall the name of the shrimp selection but it is a lot like “slippery Shrimp” if you know what I mean. I really have not been happy with the other fish selections but the beef & pork are OK)
516 E. Live Oak Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006
626) 445-9354

Cabrera's Restaurant (Abondigas and other Mexican soups & very good Dinners)
625 E Live Oak Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006,
(626) 445 5327
On-line Coupon offer

Shrimp Ahoy Seafood Restaurant (A must try, Shrimp – must try “Shrimp Scampi”in their lemon-garlic butter sauce,, fish, Scallops, Oysters, Chowders. Sitting inside this place is like going someplace on Cape Cod)
4480 E. Live Oak Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 445-6369

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