Favorite Restaurants (Lunch, Nightlife, Caffeine, etc…)

The Sheraton Fairplex Convention Center sits on the grounds of the LA County Fairgrounds in a wonderful, park-like setting.  The hotel has one tasty onsite restaurant, and all the Sheraton hotel rooms have refrigerators and microwaves so you may bring your own food as you desire.  There are no other restaurants in walking distance of the hotel facility.

Note: we are pre-selling grab-and-go lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday through our online registration form for those who want to stay on-site and dine together.  All meeting registrations include a grab-and-go lunch on Thursday.  We will provide plenty of tables and chairs so you can catch up with your friends and co-workers in the convention center.

The hotel restaurant, McKinley’s Grill,  serves Southern California style meals and much of their produce is grown on grounds at The Farm at Fairplex which is a five-acre organic working farm located on the campus of Fairplex.  McKinley’s Grill will offer a quick-service buffet during our meeting.  Breakfast – 6:30 AM – 11:00AM  Lunch – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM  Dinner – 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The hotel also has McKinley’s Bar where you can catch up with co-workers and friends while enjoying a variety of featured drinks and light appetizers.  Sunday – Thursday 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM; Friday – Saturday 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM

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The Claremont Village is three miles from the Sheraton Fairplex and it offers over 50 restaurants, pubs, cafes, unique sites with tasty treats and entertainment venues.  Hotel guests may arrange a free shuttle to the Claremont Village.

Favorite restaurants in the area include: