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Early Birds Get the Best Meal Deals

The early bird, as we know, is the wise bird. For seniors, the Early Bird dinner is a wise buy, served well before the dinner hour crush and at prices that fit a retiree’s budget. Here are some restaurants that serve those Early Birds.

Alouette, 7929 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood . (213) 650-6722. “Sunset Dinners” served on request only on Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Dinners are $9.95 and include both soup and salad; a choice of roast chicken, sole, or a special that changes daily; double stuffed potato; dessert and coffee. Beer and wine. Valet parking. Cash preferred for Sunset Dinners.

Alpine Village Inn, 833 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance . (213) 323-6520. Early bird dinners for seniors 55 years of age and older only, served Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. Dinners are $6.95 and include soup or salad; liver pate appetizer; choice of entree such as kassler rippchen , goulash and sauerbraten ; homemade strudel or ice cream; coffee or tea. Full bar. Parking available. American Express, MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Carnegie Deli, 300 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (213) 275-3354. Early bird dinners are served Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. for $7.95. Dinners include a cup of soup (choose from cabbage, mushroom barley or chicken with rice, kasha, noodles or a matzo ball), entree (including half a roast chicken, stuffed cabbage or cheese blintzes), and steamed, mashed or French-fried potatoes. A choice of beverage (coffee, tea or a fountain drink) and dessert (Jell-O, rice pudding or ice cream) also come with the dinner. Full bar. Valet parking at night only. American Express, MasterCard and Visa accepted.

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Charley Brown’s, 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey . (213) 823-4534 . Other locations: Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Pasadena, West Covina, Redondo Beach, Rosemead and Woodland Hills. “Prime Time Dinners” served Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinners are $9.95 and include soup or salad; choice of 10 ounce Prime rib, orange roughy, or half roasted chicken; cheesecake or Charley’s chocolate mousse. Hours may vary according to location. Full bar. Parking in lot. All major credit cards.

The Dining Room in the Baldwin Park Hilton, 14635 Baldwin Park Town Center, Baldwin Park; (818) 962-6000. “Seniors Sunlit Supper” served daily from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinners priced at $7.95 and include house salad; choice of any entree from the regular menu, such as top sirloin or stir fried chicken; and sherbet. Full bar. Parking available. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Dodsworth Restaurant, 2 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; (818) 578-1344. Early bird dinners served Tuesdays through Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinners are $6.95-$7.95 and include soup or salad, rice, vegetable and choice of entree--either garlic chicken, halibut, or veal Parmesan.

Francois, 555 S. Flower St., Los Angeles; (213) 680-2727. Pre-theater menu served Mondays through Saturdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner is $18 and includes appetizer, main course and choice of dessert from the cart. Full bar. Validated parking in building. All major credit cards.

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Les Freres Taix, 1911 Sunset Blvd . , Los Angeles; (213) 484-1265. Early bird dinners are served Mondays through Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and cost $6.95. They include soup, salad, choice of pot roast or roast chicken and sherbet. Full bar. Parking available. MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Michael’s Los Feliz Inn, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd . , Los Angeles; (213) 665-1181. Early bird dinners served daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinners are $7.95 and include soup or salad, choice of entrees that vary daily, dessert and beverage. Full bar. Parking available. Discover, MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Smoke House Restaurant, 4420 Lakeside Drive, Burbank; (818) 845-3731. Early bird dinners served Sundays from 3:15 to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 3:30 to 5:30. Complete dinners are priced from $8.95 to $13.95 and include soup or salad, entree, dessert and beverage. Full bar. Parking in lot. All major credit cards.

Sparr, 901 Foothill Blvd., La Canada; (818) 790-2342. Early bird dinners from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily. Dinners are $6.95 and include soup or salad, baked potato and vegetable, and choice of two daily specials such as pork chops or thresher shark. Full bar. Parking available. American Express, MasterCard, Visa accepted.

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