This OG burger spot has been serving classic, California-style cheeseburgers since 1963. The burger itself is pretty simple - an old-school greasy patty on a fresh bun with housemade Thousand Island dressing, American cheese, pickles, and lettuce. But there’s a reason they’ve never messed with this classic, because this is one of LA’s best burgers. Next time you’ve had a terrible day at work and need to drown your sorrows in meat and cheese, this is a great place to do it.
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Oseyo Shabu Shabu
Part of Oseyo Shabu Shabu’s charm is that it’s always crowded - in addition to the Pasadena spot’s high-quality meats and seafood, of course.
Maestro is a modern Mexican joint in Pasadena with a menu that’s so full of delicious dishes it’ll give you Übermenufreude.
The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse
The Royce is a fancy steakhouse inside the even fancier Langham Hotel in Pasadena, but it’s food is worth the price tag.
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Malibu Farm Cafe has simple, crowd-pleasing food at the end of Malibu pier, and is perfect for entertaining your third cousin when he’s in town.
Lulu's is a Beverly Grove brunch standby with great sidewalk seating and never too long of a wait.
Bardonna's Santa Monica location sells fresh, but not too flavorful, salads and grain bowls - sorry, "squad bowls".
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The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.
Santa Monica’s HiHo Cheeseburger is home to the best classic burger in Los Angeles.
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