Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

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Shakers Restaurants have been on the Glendale and South Pasadena family dining scene since 1970. For no recalled reason I hadn’t visited the venerable location at 801 N. Central Ave. for at least a decade til the other week-day when a friend suggested we lunch there.

The well-maintained corner restaurant has changed very little with the years. There’s adjoining self-parking, we were warmly greeted, and the menu has been expanded to include currently popular specialties. Breakfast is served anytime, and the California Omelet with tomato, onion, mushrooms, bell peppers, and Jack cheese topped with avocado and sour cream was nicely presented and satisfying with hash browns and choice of toast, $8.95. My companion had the special green salad topped with grilled BBQ chicken and was very pleased with the dish served with hash browns and choice of toast, priced under $11.

Dinner specials are varied: all American entrees served between 5 and 9 p.m., priced from $9.95 to $12.95 excluding beverage and dessert. Family owned Shakers has a rich heritage since the original Salt Shakers and the upscale Shaker Mountain Inn ran their course. There’s a kiddies menu; major credit cards are accepted; beer and wine are available. Don’t wait as long as the Palate did to pay the fine casual dining place a visit.

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