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The Original Pantry

877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2507
+1 213-972-9279
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2507
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have lived in LA for more than 30 years and never have been. May my expectations were higher than they should have been. But that being said the coffee was terrible. The hash browns were not even cooked on a griddle they were piled...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast was great the line to enter was huge but it was fine. The pancakes taste great and fluffy.

Thank José V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to experience authentic LA and this was the place! Loved the menu on the wall, were prepared with cash, and enjoyed wonderful breakfasts! Of special note: the buckwheat pancakes were delicious as was their salsa and sourdough toast!!!!! The 50 minute wait went by...More

Thank KellyJ0914
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gem of a landmark. Cash only, limited menu , huge portions, a little bit on the expensive side, great service and worth every penny!

Thank Ahems
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returend from the pantry. All I can say, run as long as you can! I have tried a rib eye, thinking that should be no problem, something that you can eat pretty much all over the states. But I was worng. It...More

Thank Yosuf E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

located on figuroa so easily accessible is you're in downtown LA. this place is worth the trip as the food is great and the service not fancy but professional and engaged. The pancakes with sausage were superb as was the coffee. leave your fancy hotel...More

Thank Josie053
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the burger/fries---VERY good-size portions here...Excellent service, mighty good eats & fairly quick...This place never closes, either...Recommended!!

Thank flatleyk
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering
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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Bart K
How about gluten free choices?
31 October 2016|
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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
USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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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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