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8603 W. Sahara Ave. (Durango Blvd.) Send to Phone
THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO CHARLIE’S LAKESIDE. A free-standing neighborhood restaurant and lounge with expansive breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar menus to satisfy every taste.

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Becker’s Lakeside Restaurant Review

: THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO CHARLIE’S LAKESIDE. The centerpiece of this spacious restaurant is its bar with 35 seats, one for each slot machine embedded in its counter. Separating the bar from the 48-seat dining room (open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.) is a floor-to-ceiling stone wall with a fireplace facing diners. On the second level are a 60-seat banquet room and a 47-seat outdoor patio. Manager Ozzie Montano is a favorite of locals who dined at his late-great North Beach Café. Breakfast favorites are Becker’s Deuces---two eggs, bacon slices and sausages---with french toast or buttermilk pancakes and the California three-egg omelet. At the bar, empanadas (Ozzie’s mother’s recipe) and beef filet sliders are popular at lunch and dinner. We recommend the appetizer of sautéed scallops on a bed of garlic spinach with a white wine cream sauce; a salad of spring mix with ruby red grapefruit, pink grapefruit, oranges, Mandarin oranges and avocado tossed in a honey-yogurt dressing; a ten-inch smoked salmon pizza with crème fraîche and caviar---all available for lunch and dinner---plus linguine pescatore (shrimp, calamari and scallops in a light tomato sauce) on the dinner menu. Note: portions are generous. The four-layer carrot cake is addictive. The extensive wine list nicely complements the appealing cuisine, as does Wednesday-Saturday evening’s singing pianist.
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