Dish combines a charming farmhouse décor with an inexpensive menu of American comfort food, and it’s a good spot for an all-American breakfast: cornmeal johnnycakes, applewood-smoked bacon, kids’ pancakes and the usual egg dishes. Lunch brings simple sandwiches, soups and salads. At dinner, we like the brisket and the slow-roasted ham with great mac & cheese. You often see three generations dining together (excellent kids’ menu). Good cocktails and wines by the glass, and a good-value happy hour. This is no-frills home cooking, maybe not better than you can make—but you’re not making it, you’re not cleaning up, and you’re not paying too much for it either.
734 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, 818.790.5355, dishbreakfastlunchanddinner.com, American. B, L & D daily. Full bar. AE, MC, V. $-$$