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The Escondite in Downtown Los Angeles is most popular for its burgers and its generous Happy Hour offerings. Cocktails, wines, and beers, as well as, appetizers are available at an average of USD4 on weekdays from 5p to 8p. Among their cheeseburgers, the Boss Hog and Slim Pickens are crowd pleasers, while the Escondite Beef Sandwich and fries are also delicious. An added feature of this bar is its showcase of local musical talent through concerts that start every night at 10p. Offering pretty views of the city, Escondite is here to stay.
Hunger bells pealing? Chuck those fine-dining reservations and head over to The Oinkster for a quality meal and some quality time with the family. Chef Andre Guerrero puts his culinary expertise to good use as he vigorously tosses up house-cured pastrami and slow-roasted pork sandwiches, fresh rotisserie chicken, international salads and crunchy Belgian fries. Watch your kids go ga-ga over juicy, ground-beef burgers, carrot cup cakes and brownies by the dozen. Heaps of sides come in the form of tangy sauces, spicy dips and cheese galore.
Located in West Hollywood neighborhood of LA, The Golden State restaurant serves some classic burgers that are loved by all their customers. A modest eatery, it serves dishes that are made from fresh ingredients and flavorful herbs. Their turkey burger, tuna sandwich, spicy dog and chicken Caesar salad are some of the dishes that are ordered the most. A decent list of beverages are also available to accompany your burger or sandwich. Drop by to have a hearty meal with your friends or family.
Grown and expanded from her fathers burger stand, Cynthia Hawkin's is known for having some of the best burgers in town. Simplistic, yet utterly delicious, the American cuisine found here is made with fresh ingredients, never frozen and packed full of flavor. From family packed meals, double patty burgers, hot dogs, and a bevvy of sides, Hawkins House of Burgers has a large menu to please just about anyone. They even offer breakfast from 7a-noon with dishes like pancakes, chicken and waffles, egg plates, burritos and more. Filling, delicious and easy on the wallet, Hawkins House of Burgers is a great choice.
In-N-Out Burger is a legendary and beloved fast food chain that started in Southern California. Their West Los Angeles location brings out the same freshness and quality for which this chain is so popular. This casual haunt serves French fries, shakes and soft drinks besides the regular varieties of burgers. They have a limited menu but all worth tasting, and it gets a little bit bigger if you know the secret menu items. Clean environment and friendly service completes the ambiance, all in all, making it a delightful experience.
This longtime hangout serves up comfort food that will put a smile on your face. The prices won't hurt your wallet, either. Deli-style sandwiches and burgers are the favorite items here. The crowd ranges from old-timers who've been coming here for years, to 16 year-olds out for the first time without mom and dad.
This American restaurant is all about down-home, comfort food, albeit with gourmet ingredients and an upscale flare. Artfully presented and plated, juicy burgers are as appealing to the eyes as they are to the palate. Unlike any other burger or sandwich you've tried, toppings found here include ketchup leather, duck breast ham, kimchi mustard and other oddities that are absolutely delicious. Every ingredient down to the smoked salt on the fries has been carefully thought out and added to create a memorable dish. The interiors of this original location effortlessly mix industrial pieces and parts with vintage architectural office elements to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The outside patio can be enjoyed year round thanks to the mild California weather.
26 Beach offers a variety of different cuisines for lunch and dinner as well as an enormous breakfast menu. For starters, 26 Beach serves exceptional Nu'Awlins Chicken Gumbo and Coctel de Ceviche. There is an entire menu page dedicated to "Marvelous Main Course Salads," ranging from an Oriental noodle salad to a garlic shrimp Caesar. For dinner, enjoy a N.Y. Strip Steak or Mary's Rack of lamb. 26 Beach is also known for its huge selection of "giant" hamburgers served on freshly baked buns; wheat or brioche. Sit outside on the patio to bask in the California sun and mingle with the locals.
With a whopping collection of 29 craft beers on tap and even more beers by the bottle, the Library Alehouse is the perfect place to go to if you want a drink. True to its name, the Library Alehouse is like a library for booze, providing an impressive collection of labels from all around the world, though a large portion of the selection is from the West Coast. Pair your drink with their tasty New American cuisine. For a snack, pick a dish from "Light Reading" or if you want a hearty meal try ordering from the "Collection Works." The Library Alehouse's decor has an old world charm, but the real treat is the patio outside where you can dine and enjoy the sunshine.
Come here to unwind! Father's Office is known around the world for its expertly assembled gourmet cheeseburgers and its impressive drought beer selection. The beers are cold and the award-winning burgers are hefty. Those craving something less substantial can opt for delicious tapas, skewers or the popular sweet potato fries. The interior is unpretentious, with hardwood floors and petite tables that are conducive to conversation. So order an award wining local craft beer and relax!
Tucked away in an industrial area where Sherman Oaks meets Van Nuys, Bill's Burgers is a fantastic long-established gem of the valley. For over 50 years former WWII veteran, Bill Elwell has been flipping burgers in his 10 foot by 20-foot greasy burger joint and cooking on the same cast-iron grill originating from the 1920s. No fancy frills here, burgers are offered along with sandwiches, chili dogs, and sides. Cash only, everything on the menu is under USD5, partially because Elwell's old school cash register can't compute anything over USD5.99! Try the Double Cheese Burger with Bacon and a packet of chips and you won't be disappointed.
Essentially a fast food restaurant, The Standing Room serves some amazing sandwiches, burgers and meat dishes. Located in the charming city of Redondo Beach, this little restaurant is perfect for a hearty lunch, after a dip in the sea. Elvis burger, Fu-Fu Sammie, portobello mushroom sammie and sous vide grilled chicken are some of the special dishes on their menu. See their website for more details.