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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the service here and it is a great place to watch the track from, but the food is not very good. Walk into here expecting horse races with okay food as a plus, not the other way around.

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Thank Campbell c
rhode island
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

You do have to pay an extra fee (5$) to get to enter this part of the facility. i think it was well worth it to have a beautiful, air-conditioned place to eat and watch the races! Staff was excellent attentive and friendly. The food was excellent, also their bloody mary's and coffee were delicious! had an excellent salad and... More 

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Thank rhodeygem
Camarillo, California
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529 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Great food in a beautiful location. The service is terrific. The fun part is watching the horses race while eating lunch.

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Thank Cavydad
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I don't handle heat well so whenever we visit Santa Anita we always make reservations at the Frontrunner. You are assured of a table for the entire day of racing and can go between watching the horses at the paddock before races, or the horses during the race, and still know that you have a table to return to. The... More 

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Thank Nancy S
Signal Hill, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Great place to enjoy company of friends while relaxing, eating, betting and watching horse racing. Our waitress Jessica was top notch. She was attentive and quick. The food here is awesome. I ordered the Spinach and Pear Salad and added Chicken. One of the best salads I have ever eaten. It had Mixed Greens, Radicchio, Beets, Walnuts, Fennel,Cranberries, Blue Cheese... More 

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1 Thank Christine N
california
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The service is slow, the location is confined. The food has gone downhill. The bar is great. They save the best seats for the owners/trainers who rarely come in.

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1 Thank destinationaddict
Pasadena, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Beautiful View from one of the best tracks in the world. If you do not like horse racing thats fine because the food is also amazing. dont go to turf club, spend a couple extra dollars and head up to the frontrunner to have one of the most beautiful views of the mountain side and watch the pageantry of the... More 

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1 Thank Ryan F
California
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186 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

I was trying to make reservation at Sierra Terrace at Track but not listed on website, so went for FrontRunner which is a bit more upscale and expensive. Food was very good and nicely presented. Had window table right near finish line= perfect! Service got slow and we had to find waitress to order coffee and dessert AND to get... More 

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Thank cvcalifornia
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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338 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013 via mobile

One of our favorite Date Days is enjoying the races in the comfort of the Frontrunner Restaurant. Comfortable seating, great view of the races, attentive service and good food. What more can you ask for.

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Thank SrGrammyLinda
Rosemead, California
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139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

On 11/10/2011, I ate at the "Frontrunner" restaurant at Santa Anita Racetrack. I've eaten there many times before. There is no better place to spend the day at the track when the horses are running. The views of Santa Anita with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background are unmatched on clear days. The soups are usually my favorite choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arcadia, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arcadia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?