Every Monday, dine out without digging too deep into your wallet at Little Dom's, where a three-course meal goes for an affordable $25 per head. Each week the menu changes—some weeks it might feature a light pasta, others might highlight a seasonal squash farro risotto—but the lineup always includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Drinks are discounted, too: Snag a bottle of house blend red or white for $20, or canned Peroni for $4. Check Little Dom's website for the most updated Monday night menu.
Outside of a certain global fast food chain, the term “value meal” generally doesn’t carry much weight among Angelenos. At the same time, it’s probably the best way to describe these excellent bang-for-your-buck L.A. restaurant deals, which conscientious diners might call reasonably priced once you factor in the quality of the ingredients, level of service and general ambience. (At a broader level, “cheap” food carries plenty of hidden costs.)
Other diners in search of inexpensive eats and under $20 happy hour deals might not consider these prices “cheap,” but they’re still cost-effective ways to dine out in the city without the typical big-ticket restaurant bill. In practice, this often means eating on weekdays, the days L.A.’s locally owned restaurants and bars struggle the most to draw crowds, but that’s not always the case—so read on for our favorite meal deals around the city that make every dollar in your dining budget count.