Best Burgers in Los Angeles

October 26, 2020
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
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Best Burgers in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to a number of amazing eateries all specializing in everything from fancy European cuisine to good old-fashioned hamburgers. That being said, when you want a hamburger, you want to go to one of the best burger places in the city. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some exceptional burger hangouts that are very popular with the local community.

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Olympic Burger

Great classic American burgers at Olympic Burger!

Try some of the best cheeseburgers in Los Angeles at Olympic Burger. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1001 S. Vermont Ave. Ste 108 | Pico-Union/

Since 1988, Olympic Burgers has been offering delicious classic American burgers to LA locals and tourists. Try delicious cheese burgers, chili burgers, and bacon burgers. In the mood for something different? Olympic Burger is also famous for its teriyaki chicken, beef, shrimp, and pork dishes. You can also order tacos and burritos as well as a variety of sandwiches. And don’t forget their tasty short ribs!

Do you have a large family or group to feed? Olympic Burger offers a value pack complete with their Olympic burrito, cheese burger, chicken nuggets, teriyaki chicken plate, and (of course) French fries. For good food and a variety of affordable options, be sure to eat at Olympic Burger!

“Wow! This place has the best tasting burgers and short ribs in Los Angeles!” — Yelp Review

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Apollo Burgers

Enjoy a local favorite diner at Apollo Burgers

Classic cheeseburger and fries at Apollo Burgers. Image courtesy of Yelp.

12012 Chapman Ave. | Garden Grove

Want to visit a great mom and pop diner that serves huge burgers made from fresh ingredients? Apollo Burgers offers some of the best burgers in the area, including the Bulgogi burger, bacon cheeseburger, and the ever-popular double cheeseburger. You don’t have to limit your orders to just hamburgers though. Diners also love eating the gyros, pastrami sandwich, and fried chicken. You can also order teriyaki dinners.

If you want to eat at a burger joint that reminds you how traditional diners used to be before the franchises took over, be sure to drop by Apollo Burgers. You’ll enjoy plenty of delicious options along with fast and friendly service.

“Apollo burger reminds you of those small burger joints with big flavor and no franchise.” — Yelp Review

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Palace Burgers

Home style burgers at Palace Burgers

Great services and excellent burgers at Palace Burgers. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1703 W. Main St. | Alhambra

The bacon avocado cheeseburger and double cheeseburger are popular choices here, but you can also order quesadillas and pastrami burritos. Looking for a delicious breakfast? Order the bacon & egg sandwich on home style pita, rye, sour dough, wheat, or white bread. Just make sure to leave room for the burgers! When you’re in the mood for some good comfort food, Palace Burgers has what you’re looking for.

“Yum! I ordered the avocado cheeseburger and it was delicious!” — Yelp Review

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Burger Bun

Order from a wide selection of burgers at Burger Bun

Great mushroom with grilled onion burger! Image courtesy of Yelp.

818 N. Pacific Ave. Ste H | Glendale/

If you’re looking to order a 100% Angus beef burger, look no farther than Burger Bun. You can order a huge selection of burgers here, including the Halal burger, Kobe burger, Boss Burger, and the famous Mushroom Cheeseburger. Are you a fan of Mexican food? Burger Bun offers a selection of quesadillas, burritos, tacos, tortas, and Mexican fries.  

Enjoy your food in a nice casual atmosphere. Don’t want to bother with the line? You can order online and even arrange for delivery.

“Great little casual spot to get a tasty burger.” — Yelp Review

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Mr. Pepe’s Burgers

Big Meals. Affordable Prices.

Double cheeseburger from Mr. Pepe’s Burgers. Image courtesy of Yelp.

201 W Whittier Blvd. | Montebello

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly meal with large portions, head on down to Mr. Pepe’s Burgers. There are plenty of big burgers you can order, from the double cheeseburger to the bacon cheeseburger. There are also several Mexican dishes you can order, including menudo and burritos. Early morning diners will also appreciate their breakfast specials and Mr. Pepe’s family pack offers a good deal for groups.

“The food is amazing!!! I ordered the double cheeseburger combo and wow was I blown away.” — Yelp Review

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Hawkins House of Burgers

Serving the best burgers in southeast Los Angeles for decades

Crispy bacon burger. Image courtesy of Yelp.

11603 Slater Street | Los Angeles/

Visit Hawkins House of Burgers and experience an eatery that’s been serving the Watts neighborhood of Southeast Los Angeles for decades. A family-owned restaurant, Hawkins makes all of its burgers from quality ingredients, serving up favorites like the Colossal Burger (a fat burger with pastrami) and the Leaning Tower of Watts (3 half pound patties with hot links, pastrami, eggs, chili, bacon, and large fries).

You can also enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, French Toast, or waffles or drop by in the evening to try their chicken wing dinner. For great food and good service, stop by Hawkins House of Burgers and experience what a good old fashioned burger joint should be like.

“One of the best burgers in LA county.” — Yelp Review

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Pier Burger

Try some of the best burgers on the Santa Monica Pier!

Great burgers on the fun and festive Santa Monica Pier! Image courtesy of Yelp.

330 Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica/

If you’re planning on spending a fun day at the Santa Monica Pier, you need to try the burgers at Pier Burger. Located right on the pier, you’ll find quality hamburgers available every day made from 100% certified Angus beef. Order a classic Pier Burger (or make it a double if you’re in the mood for a real treat) and relax in a festive family-friendly atmosphere beneath the famous Pier Burger sign.

Of course, what really makes Pier Burger well known are the desserts you can order along with your main meal. Their frozen custard is made from real Wisconsin dairy with an authentic Stoelting Continuous Flow Freezer. The result is a tasty treat that’s denser, richer, and creamier than your regular ice cream! For the perfect food to enjoy at the Santa Monica Pier, you just can’t beat Pier Burger.  

“You NEED to try Pier Burger — it’s a SoCal staple.” — Yelp Review

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Shaka Shack Burgers

Quality Kobe burgers served island style

Try the Hawaiian Kobe at Shaka Shack Burgers. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1701 Ocean Park Blvd. | Santa Monica/

If you’re looking for an island atmosphere in LA, come down to Shaka Shack Burgers which offers Kobe-style burgers made from grass fed beef. You can also order homemade veggie burgers as well as homemade French fries and hand-crafted onion rings. Enjoy the Hawaiian-style vibes at this restaurant and great friendly service as you enjoy the famous Kobe Kahuna (with grilled Portobello mushrooms and wasabi mayo) or the Hawaiian Kobe (complete with bacon, grilled pineapple, and secret spot sauce).

Need to order for a large group? Shaka Shack Burgers offers convenient online ordering options for many of its burgers, salads, sides, kids’ meals, and milk shakes. If you’re in the mood for quality food served fresh with Hawaiian ambience, be sure to try Shaka Shack!  

“The ambience inside and outside the restaurant is wonderful — very Hawaiian vibes.” — Yelp Review

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Burger Boss

Build your ultimate burger with the best natural ingredients at Burger Boss!

Taste grass-fed beef burgers at Burger Boss! Image courtesy of Yelp.

9571 Valley View St. | Cypress/

Established in 2011, Burger Boss has enjoyed regular nominations for Best Burger in the Inland Empire. What’s the secret? Burger Boss only uses grass fed beef and naturally raised poultries. Their menu also includes aged cheddar cheese, sauces, and over 15 different toppings, giving you all the options needed for building the best burger. You won’t find any frills or gimmicks here — just good, old-fashioned American burgers.

“The food tastes great, also it’s a good feeling to know that it’s clean i.e. no antibiotics, no hormones in the food.” — Yelp Review

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