Downtown – San Fernando Road

San Fernando Road, Burbank. Once known as the old U.S. Route 99, today, inverted it is as exciting as the legendary song some of us can still snap our fingers to. Is Burbank becoming cool?  Cool indeed — an array of ethnic restaurant choices, fun street artists and performers, cafes, cool boutiques, coffee joints and people are out walking! AMC theater anchors the outdoor activities as does the Burbank Town Center mall.

South of Town Center Mall (Sears)

Market City Cafe, the gateway to the relatively new outdoor AMC and mall, is a fine Italian Restaurant with a wonderful salad bar which includes some tasty seafood at a very reasonable price. 164 E. Palm Avenue.

For beer lovers, you must try Gordon Biersch Brewery a large selection of drinks and dishes. Wide screen Sports Bar makes this a great evening hang-out. 145 S. San Fernando Blvd.

Locals love Chadaka Thai for it’s authentic, fresh Thai food. 310 N. San Fernando Blvd.

A familiar Chinese Favorite, P.F. Chang’s on the corner of San Fernando and Magnolia. Friendly staff and flexible with kids.

For Burgers try Fuddruckers on 221 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Granville offers superb organic cuisine with a nice patio. 121 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Lots of other great choices, most places you don’t need a reservation, just walk in. It’s Burbank, we’re Mayberry friendly!

North of the Mall

Across the street from Ikea (although Ikea is not a bad choice if you want a cheap and quick meal).

We love California Pizza Kitchen and so will you; good eat, very friendly staff, kid friendly. 601 North San Fernando Blvd.

In-N-Out Burger offers good quality meat, fast and easy. 761 N. First Street

Chevy’s Fresh Mex Restaurant – great drinks and Mexican food. 701 N. San Fernando blvd.