Restaurants

Top Choice Burgers in San Diego

Hodad's

Since the flower-power days of 1969, OB’s legendary burger joint has served great shakes, massive baskets of onion rings and succulent hamburgers wrapped in paper. The walls are covered in license plates; grunge/sur…
Top Choice Burgers in Lee Vining

Mono Cone

Looking to satisfy your nostalgia for summertime vacations of yore or want to introduce your kids to a classic roadside joint? Mono Cone will not disappoint. Chow down on juicy burgers, fries and thick shakes at one…
Burgers in Hollywood

In & Out Burger

This LA burger chain is a point of pilgrimage for locals and visitors alike. Yes, this is fast food, but In & Out has been hand-crafting burgers since 1948: fresh (not frozen) beef, hand-cut French fries, etc. T…
Burgers in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Shake Shack

Expect a happy buzz despite line-out-the-door crowds at the indoor-outdoor LA outpost of New York superchef Danny Meyer's burger ‘n’ dog joint. Crowds throng for hormone- and antibiotic-free meats (chicken or mushro…
Burgers in Exposition Park & South LA

Locol

Clean lines, loud hip-hop and a gourmet pedigree animate this fast-food concept from Roy Choi, the chef credited with starting LA's food-truck revolution. Locol does bargain-priced yet quality burgers, fried chicken…
Burgers in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Humble Potato

A super-fun anime aesthetic animates this Japanese-inspired, not-quite-fast-food burger-and-sandwich joint between Marina del Rey and LAX. Order a burger (our favorite: the supremely gooey Battle Royale, loaded with…
Burgers in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Pono Burger

Chef Makani Gerardi's burgers go Hawaiian at this airy spot on up-and-coming Rose Ave. Top choices include the piku 'fig' burger with caramelized fig jam, brie, bacon, hazelnuts, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette, th…
Burgers in San Clemente

Riders Club Cafe

Locals adore this tiny roadhouse where they grill juicy, messy, hand-packed, quality burgers (served with ka-runchy potato chips and tangy pickled beets), generous chef's salads and carnitas sandwiches. There's simp…
Burgers in Anaheim

Umami Burger

The Anaheim outpost of this LA-based minichain sets the right tone for the Packing District. Burgers span classic to truffled. Try the Hatch burger with roasted green chilies or the Manly with beer cheddar and bacon…
Burgers in Old Towne Orange

Burger Parlor

Chef Joseph Mahon has parlayed his work at a Michelin-starred restaurant into gourmet burgers that have been named the OC's best. The cheerily contemporary counter service Orange location dishes up the same award-wi…