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The Original Pantry

) #40 of 8,593 Restaurants in Los Angeles American,
877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2507
+1 213-972-9279
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner
877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2507
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Reviews (663)
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Reviewed yesterday

We waited in the line up for 5 mins at 7:15 am on Saturday morning and sat ourselves at the counter. The couple next to us drove from 40 miles north and they visit regularly every couple of months. Validated parking across the street is...More

Thank CCLS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge portions I didn't see many people finish their plates. The French toast was really good and the best thing there. You have to pay by cash as well.

Thank jamesvear35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Portions are enough for 2. Good and basic food @ historically protected 24 hour spot. However, with the new ownership I think the magic is less. Prices have been increasing and with a cash only policy it would seem this would to work against the...More

Thank tr3veller11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an LA icon. Not everyone is going to love it. Kind of like In n Out Burger in that there's a loyal following and some people say mehh. I stayed nearby at the JW Marriott, and walked by several times at different times...More

Thank DeanfromSeattle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress was amazing, fast, friendly, and incredibly sweet. But for the excellent bread and butter, she is the reason for all 3 stars. I had the burger and my husband had the chicken strip salad. The huge portions don't make up for the incredibly...More

Thank CountessChloe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a (jetlag-induced) 5am breakfast here whilst in town for a convention; the patrons were a mix of people who were up too early and people who were up too late. The menu is very basic (there are a dozen or so predictable diner...More

Thank Back_to_Sandringham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware this place is Cash Only and that a Ham And Cheese omelette is going to come with Velvetta on it for the love of God Disappointing I will give it another shot to try the Pantry Burger

Thank muddymudskipper404
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived around 8:15 on a Monday morning while in town for a convention. There was a short line outside which moved quickly. No menus at the table, only posted on walls. Cash only. Number 2 is a bargain - 2 eggs, potatoes and toast for...More

Thank ticoalra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good food decent price. was traveling on a budget so less expensive in the LA Live area was appreciated. If expecting 5 star dining forget it. Eclectic environment menu's on wall difficulty for those with multi focal lenses.

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I've dined here many times over the years as it is a novelty in LA. I must say, I am always underwhelmed by the quality of the food. It is a total tourist joint, because its been on this corner for many, many years. I...More

Thank rnewcomb33
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buildings, bustling streets, and industrial
warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of
cultures here with a growing influx of business
professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of
Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts,
bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly.
Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bart K
How about gluten free choices?
31 October 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Ed B | Reviewed this property |
If you ask the gluten free question, this place is not for you. Only one in 2,000 people actually has a possible issue with glutens.. The Pantry is not about health food.
Bart K
Is there enough choices for vegetarians?
31 October 2016|
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Response from spursone | Reviewed this property |
They have huge salads and good vegetables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-972-9279
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