Fancy restaurants are great to mix it up, but nothing beats the consistency of a good old-fashioned diner. If you’re looking for delicious food without busting your budget, grab the family and head over to Norms Restaurant in Los Angeles. There are seventeen SoCal locations, all open around the clock, but there’s something especially timeless about the original greasy spoon just south of the Sunset Strip, a local favorite since 1949. When the little ones see the neon lights of the “saw-tooth” Norms sign, their faces will glow as bright as the bulbs. Mom and Dad will be excited, too, when they see the prices. You’ll appreciate getting a break from cooking and cleaning and letting this classic canteen do all the work. The staff makes you feel at home as they dole out friendly service without a hint of pretension. Eating their hotcakes, made from scratch and still using the original 1949 recipe, is a quick trip to heaven. The all-inclusive steak and shrimp dinner, which comes with soup, salad, and potato, gives you more than enough fuel for your next journey. It’s nice to know there are still affordable places around that deliver quality day in and day out. In Hollywood, trends come and go, but at Norms reliability reigns supreme.