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Good Girl Dinette

Map & Directions 110 N. Ave. 56
Highland Park, CA 90042
  • American, Diner, Vietnamese
  • Sun 12pm-9pm, Tue-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri 5:30pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

Just off Figueroa in Highland Park, across the street from the parking lot of the beloved Mr. T’s Bowl, Good Girl Dinette is a clean, airy space, filled with earnest couples and young families, serving bubbly soft drinks made with farmers market fruit (the Meyer lemon is especially good) and preparing a menu of Vietnamese-American comfort food that is especially friendly to vegans. The spicy fries are astonishingly good — topped with the mince of cilantro, fresh chiles and garlic you usually see on Vietnamese-Chinese fried crab or squid. The chicken pot pie, made with a yellow Vietnamese curry and topped with a dense, crisp-topped biscuit, is wonderful. And the clove-spiked beef stew, plumped out with plenty of carrots, is a perfect amalgam of Vietnamese flavors and Depression-era diner cooking, a blend that seems to be exactly what its Highland Park neighborhood, and these times, demand.

Member Reviews

  • susanbeckman wrote a review for Good Girl Dinette
    on 06/07/13

    A jewel! Had a very pleasurable delicious lunch today. Finely calibrated food, obviously a knowing purposeful hand at the helm. Can't wait to go back. Fascinating L.A. Weekly interview with chef/owner (6/6/13) precipitated this, our first visit.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 02/24/11

    "American diner meets Vietnamese comfort food" translates to rice noodle salads, rolls, and pho at dirt-cheap prices in this Highland Park neighborhood hangout. What to order: curry chicken pot pie.

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • LA Weekly on 01/31/11

    Come to sample Good Girl Dinette and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! http://bit.ly/iaPthT

  • marc b. on 05/06/09

    order a pot pie!

  • Ade A. on 11/01/10

    Be a good girl (or boy!) and don't leave this dinette without their spicy fries.

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