Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
The flagship of this charming chain looks and feels as good as ever. Designated as a State Point of Historical Interest, this is the first Bob's Big Boy! Take a moment to admire the huge Big Boy statue before you head inside this child-friendly spot. Enjoy classic American diner food that feels like the type of dishes Fonzie would approve of. There is even car-hop service on the weekends. Friday night brings loads of car enthusiasts showing off their hotrods.
Established in 1946, only a well-worn spot could offer such specialties like steak with all the trimmings. Forget the diet, you're eating well tonight. Right across from the Warner Bros Studios, the most famous item on this menu isn't meat related—it's the cheesy garlic bread. Try the early bird specials for a great discount. No matter when you arrive, however, you'll get a great meal that is worth the price.
Locals trek to Coral Cafe day and night for the wide selection of inexpensive food. Open 24 hours, it is the perfect for lunch or stopping by after a night at the bars or clubs. The simple layout and sparse decorations may not add to the ambiance, but it creates a mom-and-pop feel. Make sure to order the tortilla soup, topped with a mound of cheese, it's simply one of the best soups in the city. Coral Cafe also has a great breakfast menu.
Since Lawry's The Prime Rib specializes in prime rib, come with a hearty appetite. Seat yourself in the elegant dining room complete with polished mahogany and art decorated walls. Choose from the different cuts of prime rib available. Go for the Diamond Jim Brady cut—all prime rib dinners are served with salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, fresh whipped cream, horseradish, and a choice of vegetable. Make sure you arrive in formals.
Bottega Louie brings European panache to the streets of LA with a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Opt for the Farmers Market Breakfast at their weekend brunch, a platter of poached eggs, vegetables and parmesan, or relish small plates of raspberry beignets or portobello fries. Complement your meal with something from their extensive beverage list; flavored soda, beer, juices, lattes or heady cocktails to name a few. The sprawling high-beamed space is decorated with crisp white walls and marble counter tops for a classy, East Coast feel, and exudes an understated elegance. Head to the deli for food to go, as well as inspiration to experiment in your own kitchen.
This stylish café puts a premium on locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients. The place is wholesome without being staid, a perfect choice for an unpretentious gourmet. Breakfast is popular, with dishes like the power breakfast and carrot hot cakes catering towards the health-conscious who don’t want to sacrifice the Los Angeles brunch ritual. Generous cocktail and brew menus round out the offerings along with soup, salad, pizza, and burgers for lunch.
Boba Loca is a small cafe that offers a lot of different Boba drinks. Boba is a specialty drink where you have tapioca balls at the bottom of the cup. You chew the balls while you sip and it allows you to have a different texture and taste than a normal drink. Whether you want to be adventuresome or you just love the drink, this is the cafe for you.
This great neighborhood spot offers a relaxed environment and delicious food. No wonder the owners have opened three more locations in neighborhoods all around town. The well-prepared specialties, such as Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Chicken are always a treat. The prices are easy to deal with and the staff is friendly and will make you want to return again and again. Beer and wine are served, as are several traditional Indian desserts.
The Carving Board Burbank is known for their hefty sandwiches. The chain has four locations across the city, and its Burbank post is quite close to the city center thus delighting locals and travelers alike. The Carving Board Burbank has quite a lineup of specials, from the turkey infused Sweet November to the meat-laden Blackstone, Longhorn for the bbq lovers to the Bentley with its delicious blue cheese flavors, The Carving Board Burbank has something for all.
Wokcano offers sushi and Japanese dishes with friendly serve. Try the Crab Wonton, Crispy Albacore Sushi Roll and Spicy Garlic Chicken. The restaurant also has a nice selection of wines so you can find the perfect drink for your meal.
If you have a yen for Mexican fare, then try Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant when in downtown Burbank. Their authentic menu is a result of a collection of family recipes handed over through generations. You will find Yucatan specialties that will tickle your taste buds. Dig into fajitas, grilled delights, seafood and burritos. They have a separate menu for kids who are 12 and under. Round it off with decadent desserts. Complement your meal with margaritas.