Chicken and Waffles are here to stay

Chicken and Waffles are here to stay

Pann’s is an old school diner that’s been rocking the famous retro futuristic “Googie” look since 1958.

Like all the greats, not much has changed with the decor since then.

Pann’s is probably one of LA’s most famous old school diners but I’ve yet to meet someone that’s actually been there.

Tonight, we were going to rectify that.

Many folks think this is where they filmed the opening scene in “Pulp Fiction” but they would be wrong. It was a sister location called “Hawthorne Grille” which was demolished in 1999.

I came here tonight specifically for the famous Fried Chicken (and waffles) and was not disappointed.

I found the chicken noticeably better than it’s rival (Dinah’s) and the biscuit was one of the more amazing things I’ve shoved in my mouth recently.

Almost better than the chicken.

There isn’t a ton of seasoning in the batter but the chicken is moist (Dinah’s was a bit on the drier side) and the waffle, while it could have been crispier, was a nice accompaniment.

All of the sides we tried were just average. I didn’t mind the mac and cheese’s basic Velveeta-esque sauce but it wouldn’t win any awards.

They offer honey at every table which I love to dip my chicken and biscuit into.

The men’s bathroom is a trip. The toilet is separated by a shower curtain instead of a door, it’s like walking into a hospital room.

The chicken nugget salad was good, the nuggets are made fresh in house – not frozen from Costco, like you might have expected.

I realize the reason no one has been here is that it’s all the way by the airport, but trust me people, it’s worth the drive. Go get yourself some chicken and get a look at that funky ass bathroom.

6710 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(323) 776-3770
panns.com

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Apparently not a busy night.

Apparently not a busy night.

After your dinner, you can go rock climbing to burn off those calories.

After your dinner, you can go rock climbing to burn off those calories.

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Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread

One of the best biscuits I've ever had...dense and flakey

One of the best biscuits I’ve ever had…dense and flakey

Chicken Nugget Salad

Chicken Nugget Salad

Fried Chicken!

Fried Chicken!

Pineapple Slaw and Mac and Cheese - both just ok....

Pineapple Slaw and Mac and Cheese – both just ok….

6 Chicken Wing Platter with Baked Potato and Onion Rings

6 Chicken Wing Platter with Baked Potato and Onion Rings

Belgian Waffle

Belgian Waffle


6710 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(323) 776-3770
panns.com