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Skooby's in Hermosa Beach -- UGH! --

Wes | Jun 14, 200605:28 PM

What a disappointment!

I have long watched Steve Doggie-Dogg and others praise Skooby’s in Hollywood. Since I live in Westchester I was glad to see a Hermosa Beach branch open. I tried some time ago and they were closed on Monday’s. Today was the day to get the best Dog in L.A.

Or so I thought. What a terrible experience.

Cut to the details.

A very nice, clean establishment. Quick, courteous service. An good assortment of condiments is included in the price. Also, unlike the Hollywood location, they have a restroom for customers. This is important to those of us that drive a long way or take the Metrorail to the Hollywood location. Here the good stuff ends.

The Dog is $2.95 alone and $5.25 for the Deluxe which comes with two sides. I chose 1 regular with mustard and onion only and added sour kraut to the other. Like a plain cheese pizza the quality is based on the basics without all the additions.

The dog looked good. A nice color crisp looking dog in a custom bun. The bun was tough and chewy and was too much bread for the dog. The dog has little flavor other than salt and the texture of the meat in the good casing was soggy. The kraut was limp and had little flavor. What a let down.

The French fries were BAD. Almost all of the fries were less than an inch long and they all looked like leftover bits from the bottom of the fryer. The Cole Slaw was way overdressed with a thin sweet sauce that overpowered the limp cabbage.

The canned diet coke was just fine but at $1.60 for a 12oz. can was a rip-off.

My total bill for 2 bad doggies, 2 bad sides and an overpriced diet coke was a few cents shy of $11.00

This simply cannot be the equal of it’s father in Hollywood because Hollywood’s has high praise.

Not worth the visit even if you lived next door.

502 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-1292

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