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John O'Groats

10516 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - (310) 204-0692
Posted By Alan Sasai on 4/16/2009 10:48:00 AM
John O'Groats on West Pico Boulevard, not far from Century City and Beverly Hills, is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant filled with regular customers. Service by the entire staff is friendly and efficient, from the hostess to the waitresses and busboys. The restaurant is made up of three attractive rooms, the brightest and most crowded of which has tables and a rectangular counter in front of the kitchen.

After we were served our coffee, we ordered a plate of eggs, home fried potatoes, and fresh biscuits with homemade jam; also, one buckwheat and one buttermilk pancake. At less than $7 per plate, these are good-tasting, inexpensive, and filling meals.

There is a full breakfast menu, and also a willingness to accommodate customers' individual dining requirements. One gentlemen had scrambled eggs with sliced bananas on the side. Another had an egg white omelet with dry toast. Someone else ordered oatmeal with fresh berries, and another just one biscuit with coffee. Many full breakfast platters are served, too.

John O'Groats is the kind of neighborhood place one can return to many times and always receive good service and a well-prepared meal at a reasonable price.

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2 - Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Eggs, Home Fries, and Biscuits
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The lemon pancakes come with a light, not-too-sweet lemon sauce spread on top. We appreciated the lacy edges of the pancakes.
"The lemon pancakes come with a light, not-too-sweet lemon sauce spread on top. We appreciated the lacy edges of the pancakes."
Cliff Strutz





Crispy crabcakes and home fries under poached eggs napped with creamy hollandaise sauce.
"Crispy crabcakes and home fries under poached eggs napped with creamy hollandaise sauce."
Donald Thompson


My girlfriend was very happy with the steel-cut oatmeal. On the menu, it is referred to as Irish oatmeal.
"My girlfriend was very happy with the steel-cut oatmeal. On the menu, it is referred to as Irish oatmeal."
Cliff Strutz


Eggs over easy with home fries, biscuits, and coffee.  Photo by sasaia1.
"Eggs over easy with home fries, biscuits, and coffee. Photo by sasaia1."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


O'Groat's offers an impressive variety of beverages, including several fresh-squeezed fruit juices. This frothy fresh-squeezed apple juice, with plenty of small slivers of apple, was a real treat!
"O'Groat's offers an impressive variety of beverages, including several fresh-squeezed fruit juices. This frothy fresh-squeezed apple juice, with plenty of small slivers of apple, was a real treat!"
Cliff Strutz


Buckwheat pancake on top, with the buttermilk pancake below.
"Buckwheat pancake on top, with the buttermilk pancake below."
Alan Sasai


Colorful main dining room with walls full of art.
"Colorful main dining room with walls full of art."
Donald Thompson


The third room of the restaurant, empty by the time we finished.
"The third room of the restaurant, empty by the time we finished."
Alan Sasai


Taken from the sidewalk outside.
"Taken from the sidewalk outside."
Alan Sasai


With two signs and a bright blue restaurant-wide awning, a great breakfast can't be missed!
"With two signs and a bright blue restaurant-wide awning, a great breakfast can't be missed!"
Donald Thompson



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