When it comes time for lunch in Carson, there are lots of great options. From burgers and fries to authentic Mexican or Filipino, there is a lunch menu for just about everyone in Carson or nearby.
Dominguez Pizza on East Carson Street might look like your typically pizza dive, but this pizza restaurant is one of the best in the Southwestern California area. Dominguez offers a variety of sizes and toppings for their pizzas, classic Italian dishes like spaghetti and lasagna as well as some really great, over-stuffed Italian sandwiches all at great prices. This friendly restaurant starts At200Deg at 11 am Monday through Saturday and at noon on Sunday.
A little further down East Carson Street is Frontier Burgers, which offers one of the best burgers in town. Open at 6 am, Frontier Burgers specializes in just breakfast and lunch. Some of the most popular menu items at lunch time include huge hamburgers, double cheeseburger, gyros, chili cheese fries, and their unique zucchini fries and pastrami burrito.The Big Burger located on Avalon Boulevard is another great burger joint in Carson. This friendly establishment is well-known in the area for its fast service and great menu choices. Some of the local favorites include the turkey burger with egg, chili turkey burger and the quarter pound cheeseburger combo. While there is no seating here it is definitely worth the wait in line! The Big Burger also allows for call-in orders that are ready when you go to pick them up.
SoPhoSoGood, also on East Carson Street offers a more cultural option for lunch as it offers Filipino and Asian Fusion cuisine. Here you can enjoy a quiet lunch of freshly prepared, Filipino inspired dishes, noodles, soups and summer rolls. This clean restaurant also features television and free WiFi. Keep in mind this restaurant is only open Monday through Friday so be sure to fit it in during the week!
El Taco Charro on East Dominguez Street is one of the best restaurants in Carson for authentic Mexican cuisine. This is a great place to get lunch with the family or enjoy sports while eating one of the many flavorful menu items. Some of the favorites include lengua, chicharron tacos, pollo rotizado, tortas and fajiatas. This family-friendly restaurant is always clean and provides friendly service and great prices.
For even more cultural cuisine, check out Back Home in Lahaina, also on East Carson Avenue. This quaint restaurant serves up authentic Hawaiian dishes like Hawaiian BBQ, macaroni salad, katsu, bacon fried rice and so much more. The mom and pop atmosphere and friendly service is reminiscent of similar restaurants found on the island and this restaurant is family-friendly for lunch and dinner.
There are two great soul food restaurants in Carson to fill you up for lunch. R & R Soul Food Restaurant on Avalon Boulevard serves up home-cooked, southern inspired meals. Some of the favorites here include oxtail, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and the baked chicken with gravy. M & M Soul Food on Albertoni, in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood of Carson, is just as good as R & R but the favorites here include the flavorful pork chops, corn bread and candied yams. R & R also gives a free sweet tea with any full lunch order.
For a fresh seafood lunch, you’ll definitely want to try Family Fish Market, located on Avalon Boulevard. Here you can choose from a wide variety of Louisiana inspired seafood dishes like fried or grilled red snapper, catfish and sole. There are lots of great combination plates here for affordable prices and the Family Fish Market never skimps on servings or service.