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Simi Valley Top Ten Restaurants

Simi Valley Top Ten Restaurants

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Red's BBQ and Grillery, located in central Simi Valley is my all time favorite Simi Valley California eating destination. The cheesy garlic rolls that they serve along with your meal are soooo warm,soft and tasty. I can't stop eating them.  You need to order the shredded  onions, to share of course. They are crunchie and seasoned just right. You can ask for them spicy.  Try dipping them in some spicy BBQ sauce. Yum. I hope my doctor isn't reading this!  At Red's, they serve soup or salad with the dinners along with two sides of your choice. The Tri Tip is always grilled just right and the portions are so generous, you will need to take some home. The Baby-Back Ribs are great and the prime rib, tender and really good. Save room for a Brownie Ice Cream Sundae in a great big 48 OZ Martini Glass to share with the whole table!  See you there!

3090 Cochran Avenue in Simi Valley California, 93065

Burger Express is a rare find in Simi Valley California. OK, so it isn't fancy and it it's not a date night spot or anything like that. But it's really good. Located right next to the Troop Real Estate Main Office,our  place of business, Burger Express serves up much more than Burgers. In fact, Burgers really aren't their forte'. It's the Mexican food that makes this place rock. Enchiladas Suizas, Burritos, Tortas, Carnitas, all good. Breakfast burritos filled with bacon or sausage, hash browns done just right, scrambled eggs and cheese.

Sandwiches, Salads, Burgers and much more await you at Burger Express of Simi Valley. Burger Express does a great job of catering your meetings or special events. We have had only great results when we have hired them to cater.

When you are done eating, stop by and see us, Barry and Debra Kessler at the Troop Main Office.  

3200 East Los Angeles Avenue (805)-579-7353

Sutter's Mill is a big favorite with the foodies in Simi Valley California. Sutter's is a Steakhouse Without the Attitude, this place is a value, especially for lunch. Sutter's Mill is kind of dark inside, trying to be romantic I guess with "L" shaped Comfy booths for you settle into to dig in to a splendid beefy treat.  You need to try their French Onion Soup, the cheesy bread, their beef aged to perfection, special mention goes to the prime rib and filet mignon with peppercorn bernaise. They have a terrific twice stuffed potato, good old fashioned iceberg lettuce and not lawn clippings in your salad. They have a terrific reasonably priced wine list and on top of that, if you bring your own wine no corkage fee!  Ok, that's enough, I gotta go have some lunch!

3885 Cochran Street, Simi Valley CA.   805 - 520-4797


Panda Bowl Simi ValleyThe Panda Bowl restaurant   is one of our family's first choices for take-out. People line up for the Panda Bowl's generous portions of fast serve Chinese favorites such as orange chicken, beef and broccoli, and kung pao chicken, but this place also serves a spicy chicken, very tasty and meaty, a sesame chicken which is a spin off of the orange chicken, their BBQ pork which is very flavorful is a bit chewy in a good BBQ sort of way. Try the won ton soup which has to be special ordered. They add shrimp, chicken, lots of veggies and the won tons are really good. It's great to order the soup when you feel under the weather or just want to eat light. Chinese penicillin. Remember, this is not gourmet Chinese fare, it's fresh, fast, and plentiful Chinese food at a very fair price.  Get there before 8:30 if you want a good selection. The neighbors know this place is a bargain and by 9:00, there ain't nothing left. 

​2311 Tapo Street, Simi Valley, CA

​By the way, for all of you Simi Valley residents living in central Simi, Panda Bowl has a sister restaurant called New Panda​ located on 2950 Cochran Street across the street from the State Farm Building.


The Hat Restaurant in Simi Valley California  has to be on this list. Not that this is haute cuisine mind you, but it is a Simi Valley California favorite and many out-of-towners travel to Simi Valley to order their hot pastrami dip sandwich. What's so great about this sandwich? Well for one thing, there is ample meat, sliced thin and kinda falling apart, lean as it has been stewing in liquid, waiting to be loaded into a soft French roll with dill pickles, mustard, onions, whatever you want inside. You can ask for any number of condiments in squeezable packets including horseradish which is a necessity in a pastrami dip. Try it!

The burgers aren't anything to write home about. They are big, have shreaded lettuce, onions, pickles...they make every order fresh so order it your way. The large order of fries is huge! they must be made with three whole potatoes. Make sure you have lots of friends to with you to devour them. 

1308 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley CA  805-579-0007



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Barry and Debra Kessler
CENTURY 21 Troop Real Estate
3200 East Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley CA 93065
Direct: 818-426-6415