Shawn's Guidebook for Garden Grove & Surrounding areas

Shawn
Shawn's Guidebook for Garden Grove & Surrounding areas

Food Scene

I've listed several different types of places to go. Both fast food, look up at menu, look down at menu, and tablecloth types. You should be able to find one you like ... if not, please ask me ... I'll have an answer for what your'e looking for.
Great Sushi and they have a happy hour too!
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
7801 Edinger Ave
Great Sushi and they have a happy hour too!
This store has awesome personnel and are so very friendly and quick. I've been a regular there for many years now.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
16241 Beach Blvd
This store has awesome personnel and are so very friendly and quick. I've been a regular there for many years now.
They have awesome salads, soups, pastas, and even breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal!
Corner Bakery
7621 Edinger Ave
They have awesome salads, soups, pastas, and even breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal!
Just around the corner and a favorite go-to. Great Chinese food at descent prices and serving sizes. The staff is very friendly and they are open late until 9:30pm
The Wok Experience
13511 Beach Blvd
Just around the corner and a favorite go-to. Great Chinese food at descent prices and serving sizes. The staff is very friendly and they are open late until 9:30pm
open 24/7 365 days a year
McDonald's
7112 Westminster Blvd
open 24/7 365 days a year
At the end of the pier at HB Beach Main Street & PCH
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Ruby's Diner
1 Main Street
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At the end of the pier at HB Beach Main Street & PCH
Ope 24/7 365 days a year - good late night drive through food :D
Del Taco
12800 Beach Blvd
Ope 24/7 365 days a year - good late night drive through food :D
For those who want to make a "run to the border" .... there's one close by. This store is also a "Grill" so you can order Pizza and other things, walk in or drive through. They are on the corner of Beach Blvd and Garden Grove Blvd ... tucked back in the corner by the gas station.
Taco Bell
8042 Garden Grove Blvd
For those who want to make a "run to the border" .... there's one close by. This store is also a "Grill" so you can order Pizza and other things, walk in or drive through. They are on the corner of Beach Blvd and Garden Grove Blvd ... tucked back in the corner by the gas station.
Who doesn't love Slater's Burgers?? You can eat inside or out, and don't forget, there's the BACON SALT .... YUMMM There's a newer store that just opened a bit closer ON BEACH BLVD at WARNER on the WEST side of the street, just after you pass the corner.
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Slater's 50/50
8082 Adams Avenue
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Who doesn't love Slater's Burgers?? You can eat inside or out, and don't forget, there's the BACON SALT .... YUMMM There's a newer store that just opened a bit closer ON BEACH BLVD at WARNER on the WEST side of the street, just after you pass the corner.
The menu here is long so I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy! Afterwards there's a Barnes & Noble next door with a StarBucks in it and a Century/Cinemark Move Theater along with many other small shops and eateries to walk and browse. There's a few big Anchors there like, Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, REI, Mothers Market, California Pizza Kitchen, Islands Burgers and many many more.
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The Cheesecake Factory
7871 Edinger Ave
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The menu here is long so I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy! Afterwards there's a Barnes & Noble next door with a StarBucks in it and a Century/Cinemark Move Theater along with many other small shops and eateries to walk and browse. There's a few big Anchors there like, Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, REI, Mothers Market, California Pizza Kitchen, Islands Burgers and many many more.
The menu here is long so I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy! Afterwards there's Barnes & Noble near with a StarBucks in it and a Century/Cinemark Move Theater along with many other small shops and eateries to walk and browse. There's a few big Anchors there like, Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, REI, Mothers Market, Cheesecake Factory, Islands Burgers and many many more.
California Pizza Kitchen at Bella Terra
The menu here is long so I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy! Afterwards there's Barnes & Noble near with a StarBucks in it and a Century/Cinemark Move Theater along with many other small shops and eateries to walk and browse. There's a few big Anchors there like, Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, REI, Mothers Market, Cheesecake Factory, Islands Burgers and many many more.
YUMO! If you love sushi, and all you can eat, this is the place to go. Fresh, quick, there's rarely an empty table and oftentimes on the weekend nights there's a short/quick line. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. And I hear they have another store in the Los Cerritos Center (Mall) on South Street off the 605 (South street exit)
Sake 2 Me Sushi
13951 Carroll Way
YUMO! If you love sushi, and all you can eat, this is the place to go. Fresh, quick, there's rarely an empty table and oftentimes on the weekend nights there's a short/quick line. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. And I hear they have another store in the Los Cerritos Center (Mall) on South Street off the 605 (South street exit)
Elegance, and fine steaks.
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Ruth's Chris Steak House
2041 S Harbor Blvd
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Elegance, and fine steaks.
This place is awesome, packed and always fun, and its the first place in the "shoreline village drive" places to go and see A must if your'e going to be down this way!
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Yard House
401 Shoreline Village Dr
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This place is awesome, packed and always fun, and its the first place in the "shoreline village drive" places to go and see A must if your'e going to be down this way!
Always good and busy! They have Drive up service too
Outback Steakhouse
549 Westminster Mall
Always good and busy! They have Drive up service too

Entertainment & Activities

Surf City USA!
Huntington Beach Pier
103 Pacific Coast Hwy
Surf City USA!
Who doesn't love to see the animals!
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Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
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Who doesn't love to see the animals!
Quaint, close, small zoo. Just perfect for a quick trip and not a full day's experience. They also have a small children's play area inside. FUN!
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Santa Ana Zoo
1801 East Chestnut Avenue
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Quaint, close, small zoo. Just perfect for a quick trip and not a full day's experience. They also have a small children's play area inside. FUN!
All Angel's fan's here!
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Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 East Gene Autry Way
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All Angel's fan's here!
Disney!!! :)
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Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Drive
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Disney!!! :)
It's one of the best place still around for a good day's worth of fun.
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Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd
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It's one of the best place still around for a good day's worth of fun.
Big Air Trampoline Park — Buena Park
8320 On the Mall
Kid's love this place.
16 Theaters and 3D and XD all in a great plaza shopping center.
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Century Huntington Beach and XD
7777 Edinger Avenue
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16 Theaters and 3D and XD all in a great plaza shopping center.
Boomers! Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Indoor Games and more. Off of Magnolia Ave (exit off the 405 Freeway) just under the freeway and open every day until 11pm BoomersParks.com
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Boomers! Fountain Valley
16800 Magnolia Street
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Boomers! Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Indoor Games and more. Off of Magnolia Ave (exit off the 405 Freeway) just under the freeway and open every day until 11pm BoomersParks.com
Grab your family or friends or just rent a bike or scooter for you and take a tour of the shoreline village area. There is also another site closer in the HB Pier area. FUN FUN FUN Bring sunscreen during the day, and a sweater and camera in the evenings!
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Wheel Fun Rentals
429 Shoreline Village Drive
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Grab your family or friends or just rent a bike or scooter for you and take a tour of the shoreline village area. There is also another site closer in the HB Pier area. FUN FUN FUN Bring sunscreen during the day, and a sweater and camera in the evenings!
Grab your family or friends or just rent a bike or scooter for you and take a tour of the local Huntington Beach shoreline. There is also another site over in the Long Beach Shoreline area. FUN FUN FUN Bring sunscreen during the day, and a sweater and camera in the evenings!
Wheel Fun Rentals
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy
Grab your family or friends or just rent a bike or scooter for you and take a tour of the local Huntington Beach shoreline. There is also another site over in the Long Beach Shoreline area. FUN FUN FUN Bring sunscreen during the day, and a sweater and camera in the evenings!

Shopping

There's every store you can think of there or in their plaza/shopping center.
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South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
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There's every store you can think of there or in their plaza/shopping center.
New mall with lots of great anchor stores and eateries there. Plus a Movie theater and a Costco!
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Bella Terra
7777 Edinger Avenue
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New mall with lots of great anchor stores and eateries there. Plus a Movie theater and a Costco!
When you need to replace your mouse or any other electronics while youre here
Best Buy
500 Westminster Mall
When you need to replace your mouse or any other electronics while youre here
This Swap Meet has been a longstanding tradition in this area. Lots of locals buy a slot at the college parking lot and every weekend they host a grand adventure. You can find lots of little treasures, tring-kits and many other items. Or you can just casually take a stroll just to see what's there. There are plenty of food vendors as well. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and bring cash!
Golden West College Swap Meet
15744 Goldenwest St
This Swap Meet has been a longstanding tradition in this area. Lots of locals buy a slot at the college parking lot and every weekend they host a grand adventure. You can find lots of little treasures, tring-kits and many other items. Or you can just casually take a stroll just to see what's there. There are plenty of food vendors as well. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and bring cash!
Our local edition of "The Grove LA" is here over by Disneyland off of Katella.
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Grove of Anaheim
2200 East Katella Avenue
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Our local edition of "The Grove LA" is here over by Disneyland off of Katella.
Outlets galore!! You can shop here all day long and then hit the Commerce Casino after all the shopping and eating! Great place with ample parking and LOTS of your favorite vendors. Adidas, Coach, Nike, Samsonite, Jockey, and so many many more!!
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Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Drive
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Outlets galore!! You can shop here all day long and then hit the Commerce Casino after all the shopping and eating! Great place with ample parking and LOTS of your favorite vendors. Adidas, Coach, Nike, Samsonite, Jockey, and so many many more!!
The stores here cater to a higher level of income and he experience is vastly different then that of a local outlet centers. Lots of shops and eateries to enjoy a slow paced shopping day/date!
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Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive
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The stores here cater to a higher level of income and he experience is vastly different then that of a local outlet centers. Lots of shops and eateries to enjoy a slow paced shopping day/date!
This place is huge and long! You can spend an entire day over here and across the way is the rest of the plaza shops and restaurants and eateries.
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Los Cerritos Center
239 Los Cerritos Center
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This place is huge and long! You can spend an entire day over here and across the way is the rest of the plaza shops and restaurants and eateries.
In-N-Out, Edwards theatres, Walmart, Lucilles BBQ, OUTLETS, and soo soo so much more.
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Long Beach Towne Center
7575 Carson Blvd
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In-N-Out, Edwards theatres, Walmart, Lucilles BBQ, OUTLETS, and soo soo so much more.
This is a smaller local mall when you want to just get in, and get out. There are a few big anchor stores here, JCPenney, DSW, Macy's, Best Buy, Target, and Sears (May have moved out already) along with plenty of eateries in the middle and lots of smaller stores as well. The mall is usually only upon until 7p weeknights and 8 or 9p Saturdays and 6p on Sundays. The bigger anchor stores on the outside are open longer hours always. There'a an Outback Steakhouse in the front of the mall which is always full and busy. Its a great place for a good steak!
Westminster Mall
This is a smaller local mall when you want to just get in, and get out. There are a few big anchor stores here, JCPenney, DSW, Macy's, Best Buy, Target, and Sears (May have moved out already) along with plenty of eateries in the middle and lots of smaller stores as well. The mall is usually only upon until 7p weeknights and 8 or 9p Saturdays and 6p on Sundays. The bigger anchor stores on the outside are open longer hours always. There'a an Outback Steakhouse in the front of the mall which is always full and busy. Its a great place for a good steak!

Essentials

Markets, Laundromats, Post offices, Fitness Clubs, etc.
They close at 11pm
Stater Bros. Markets
8522 Westminster Boulevard
They close at 11pm
They close at 10pm and they are close and clean.
Laundry Mat of Westminster
7525 Trask Ave
They close at 10pm and they are close and clean.
They close at 1 on Saturday
US Post Office
13761 Goldenwest St
They close at 1 on Saturday
Garden Grove club - again usually busy, descent club. Parking is ok. It's in the same plaza with a Walmart and many other Anchors, food eateries and a Edwards Theater. Busy Plaza
24 Hour Fitness
9561 Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove club - again usually busy, descent club. Parking is ok. It's in the same plaza with a Walmart and many other Anchors, food eateries and a Edwards Theater. Busy Plaza
HB Sport club with pool - parking not so great but there's a parking garage next to it so if you cant find parking around the building, you can inside the garage. This place is usually always busy with people and classes. BIG 2 story
24 Hour Fitness
7887 Center Avenue
HB Sport club with pool - parking not so great but there's a parking garage next to it so if you cant find parking around the building, you can inside the garage. This place is usually always busy with people and classes. BIG 2 story
These guys are just around the corner and are open until midnight. You'll usually find what you need at this market and at a lower price than most other markets. Just bring your own bags or they'll charge you a $0.10 fee for every bag you need.
Walmart Neighborhood Market
12840 Beach Boulevard
These guys are just around the corner and are open until midnight. You'll usually find what you need at this market and at a lower price than most other markets. Just bring your own bags or they'll charge you a $0.10 fee for every bag you need.
This Walmart was open 24 hours then they turned back to close at 1am It's more of a store than a market but there are plenty of market items there. There's a McDonald's inside this store and its right beside a new COSTCO Business which closes at 6pm
Walmart
13331 Beach Blvd
This Walmart was open 24 hours then they turned back to close at 1am It's more of a store than a market but there are plenty of market items there. There's a McDonald's inside this store and its right beside a new COSTCO Business which closes at 6pm
Much smaller post office down the street ... rarely has anyone or lines in it. Quick and happy!
United States Postal Service
15041 Jackson St
Much smaller post office down the street ... rarely has anyone or lines in it. Quick and happy!
Sometimes you need something for your vehicle. You can find it quick here ... just down the street.
AutoZone Auto Parts
8481 Westminster Blvd
Sometimes you need something for your vehicle. You can find it quick here ... just down the street.

Sightseeing

Because it's Hollywood Blvd!
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Hollywood Boulevard
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Because it's Hollywood Blvd!
Take the Catalina Express over there.
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Avalon
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Take the Catalina Express over there.
What else would you do while you're in Hollywood but get a picture of you near the infamous HOLLYWOOD sign!
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Hollywood Sign
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What else would you do while you're in Hollywood but get a picture of you near the infamous HOLLYWOOD sign!

Arts & Culture

It's Iconic. La Brea Tar Pits are around the corner
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The Getty
1200 Getty Center Drive
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It's Iconic. La Brea Tar Pits are around the corner
It's great for kids!
Discovery Science centre
It's great for kids!
The local shops in this area all converge and open up for the public's consumption. Bring your walking shoes, your own bags, cards/cash and plan on spending the day down here. Soak up some sun and get immersed in the locals arts and culture.
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Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
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The local shops in this area all converge and open up for the public's consumption. Bring your walking shoes, your own bags, cards/cash and plan on spending the day down here. Soak up some sun and get immersed in the locals arts and culture.
LACMA is iconic for is gallery of period specific pieces that tour the globe. You'll find maybe King Tut, China's Neolithic to its Republic, and so many more. Spend the afternoon immersed in culture you'll only find at LACMA LACMA.org
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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LACMA is iconic for is gallery of period specific pieces that tour the globe. You'll find maybe King Tut, China's Neolithic to its Republic, and so many more. Spend the afternoon immersed in culture you'll only find at LACMA LACMA.org
The La Brea Tar Pits is the last of it's kind. How often are scientists STILL discovering relics from the dinosour age? only here will you find this kind of culture.
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La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
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The La Brea Tar Pits is the last of it's kind. How often are scientists STILL discovering relics from the dinosour age? only here will you find this kind of culture.
When in LA, stop and visit the ZOO! spend the day here watching/seeing these great animals
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LA Zoo
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When in LA, stop and visit the ZOO! spend the day here watching/seeing these great animals
This great sanctuary is here for our local sea/wildlife that need our help. Take a visit here and you'll go away knowing that someone's always watching out for those who need it, and have no voice.
Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center
21900 Pacific Coast Highway
This great sanctuary is here for our local sea/wildlife that need our help. Take a visit here and you'll go away knowing that someone's always watching out for those who need it, and have no voice.

Everything Else

This Starbucks is down the street, walk in only off of Trask Blvd. In-N-Out is directly catty corner from it. in the plaza on the corner of Magnolia/Trask Ave just before the entrance to the 22 Freeway west.
Starbucks
13471 Magnolia Street
This Starbucks is down the street, walk in only off of Trask Blvd. In-N-Out is directly catty corner from it. in the plaza on the corner of Magnolia/Trask Ave just before the entrance to the 22 Freeway west.
New, Drive thru Starbucks! open until 10pm every day.
Starbucks
12950 Beach Blvd
New, Drive thru Starbucks! open until 10pm every day.
This 7-11 is on the corner of Newland / Westminster Blvd
7-Eleven
8491 Westminster Boulevard
This 7-11 is on the corner of Newland / Westminster Blvd
This is a 76 Gas station, which used to be the Mobil gas station ... they are open 24 hours/7 days a week. Corner of Westminster Blvd/Newland.
Excaliber Fuels
8482 Westminster Blvd
This is a 76 Gas station, which used to be the Mobil gas station ... they are open 24 hours/7 days a week. Corner of Westminster Blvd/Newland.
This inexpensive $6 car wash is on the corner of Garden Grove Blvd/Beach Blvd tucked back in the corner behind the Chevron Gas station and the Taco Bell. They're open every day until 8pm ggexpresswash.com
GG Express Car Wash
8034 Garden Grove Blvd
This inexpensive $6 car wash is on the corner of Garden Grove Blvd/Beach Blvd tucked back in the corner behind the Chevron Gas station and the Taco Bell. They're open every day until 8pm ggexpresswash.com
This gas station is just down the street and rivals Costco. ALWAYS. They are open 24/7 and are clean and nice. Literally will save you from having to drive down to Costco for a cheap fill up with good gas!
Berri Brothers Gas
8221 Garden Grove Blvd
This gas station is just down the street and rivals Costco. ALWAYS. They are open 24/7 and are clean and nice. Literally will save you from having to drive down to Costco for a cheap fill up with good gas!