Good Girl Dinette

110 N. Ave. 56
Highland Park, CA 90042
Critics' Pick


  • Sun., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Just off Figueroa in Highland Park, across the street from the parking lot of the beloved Mr. T’s Bowl, Good Girl Dinette is a clean, airy space, filled with earnest couples and young families, serving bubbly soft drinks made with farmers market fruit (the Meyer lemon is especially good) and preparing a menu of Vietnamese-American comfort food that is especially friendly to vegans. The spicy fries are astonishingly good — topped with the mince of cilantro, fresh chiles and garlic you usually see on Vietnamese-Chinese fried crab or squid. The chicken pot pie, made with a yellow Vietnamese curry and topped with a dense, crisp-topped biscuit, is wonderful. And the clove-spiked beef stew, plumped out with plenty of carrots, is a perfect amalgam of Vietnamese flavors and Depression-era diner cooking, a blend that seems to be exactly what its Highland Park neighborhood, and these times, demand.

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