Pittsburg isn't a hot bed of activity, but this shines the light on a few things in town.
by CoupleTravels on October 1, 2007
The Olive Garden in Pittsburg is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after the movies. Since the introduction of more sit down restaurants across the street wait times for being seated have been greatly reduced. Still be prepared to wait 10 to 20 minutes at peak dinner hours. Only once in the 10 plus years of eating there have I had bad service.
If you are a true fan of Red Lobster and need seafood you can go here, otherwise try a different local restaurant.The service at this Red Lobster, while pleasant, is unrefined and very slow. A recent lunch for three took about 90 minutes and everything we asked for was answered with a drawled surfer dude "sweeet". The food came out cooked well and tasted good, but every time I come (with someone who only wants to eat here) the service is lacking.Although Red Lobster is steps from the movie theater, your dining dollars should probably be spent elsewhere.
In and Out is a great place to grab a burger. The limited menu (hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries, milkshakes, soda) is great for a cooked to order lunch. In and Out is growing but is mostly a California institution.They are happy to make changes, order your meal without salt, with grilled onions, or any way you want it. They'll even make you a grilled cheese sandwich. Check out their online menu for "secret menu" options.Order placing is generally quick and always friendly. The restaurant is clean and there are indoor and outdoor dining areas. There is a drive through, but be prepared for a wait! I recommend going inside, although if you want to eat in your car they'll give you your meal in a lap box for handy in the car dining.It opens at 10:30am daily and it closes at 1am, 1:30am on Friday and Saturday. For more information you can view their website: www.in-n-out.com.
by CoupleTravels on February 15, 2008
The Mecca is a great place to go and get your Mexican food craving filled. It's a tiny little spot in an area that's being revitalized. Tables seat 4 adults and you can put a chair at the end of your booth to squeeze in one more. There's a larger table in the back that seats 6-8 but call ahead to see when you can get in there.They serve breakfast in the morning and they have specials, Chicken in Soup on Sundays, Beef Soup on Mondays, Meatballs on Thursdays and BBQ Short Ribs on Saturdays. There's your full spectrum of Mexican food available: Flautas, Tacos, Tamales, Enchiladas, Burritos, etc. They also have salads, burgers and sandwiches. They'll bring out two types of chips, salsa, and bean dip out for free during your meal.The food is good and the prices fair, my least favorite part is that sodas are sold by the can, there's no fountain drinks here.New Mecca Cafe is closed on Wednesdays! Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday they are open 11am-10:45pm; Friday and Saturday 11am-1:45am. It's a great, truly local place where you are bound to run into someone you know. Parking: Try for a spot out front or go around the corner to park in the lot.Web: http://members.aol.com/AtoZWeb/mecca.htmlThey also do catering, call 925-432-2607.
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