Craving a hamburger? These Los Angeles burger places can help.
This year’s Yelp list of the 100 Best Burgers in America features four Los Angeles-area burger joints, including some longtime and family favorites. There are 11 California locations on the list, which Yelp provides by identifying restaurants in the food category with high concentrations of “burgers” mentioned in reviews. Those businesses are then ranked using factors including total volume and review ratings.
The first place in the country went to Fox Bros. Bar-BQ in Atlanta.
Here are the Los Angeles area burger places on the list.
No. 5: Father’s Office
Representing LA in the top 5, a must-try burger joint that accepts no substitutes. None needed with the delicious Official Burger. The dry-aged beef burger is topped with a delicious combination of caramelized onions, applewood-smoked bacon compote, maytag blue and gruyere, and arugula. Stack that between a French muffin, soak in the flavor, and savor every bite. The original location is in Santa Monica, but you can also try the larger Culver City Father’s Office or the even larger venue in downtown Los Angeles’ historic Arts District.
No. 12. Monty’s Good Burger
The plant-based burger that launched at Coachella, Stagecoach and other Southern California music festivals became available at the first Monty’s Good Burger location in 2018. Monty’s has expanded to three other areas since then, introducing the Single Cheeseburger, a grilled burger with vegan cheese. , house spread, lettuce, tomato, house gherkins and grilled onions on a brioche bun. Monty’s has locations in Culver, City, Echo Park, Koreatown, and Riverside.
“Nicknamed ‘The Vegan In-N-Out’ by passionate Yelpers, Monty’s Good Burger is everything a takeout burger should be, minus the meat,” Yelp noted in its ranking.
No. 26: Real Food Daily, Hollywood
The original RFD burger on Real Food Daily’s Plant-Based Specials menu comes on a ciabatta bun with melted cashew cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, chipotle aioli, and jalapeños. There are locations in Pasadena, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles International Airport.
No. 78: In-N-Out Burger
A Los Angeles classic. The first In-N-Out Burger opened as a self-service burger stand in Baldwin Park. By 1973, the chain had 13 restaurants, all in Los Angeles County, and expanded to 50 locations throughout Southern California by 1988.
Other California Burger Locations on Yelp’s List:
- KoJa Kitchen, Berkeley
- Fast Food Evolution, San Diego
- Bear Bitez, Newark
- The Counter Santana Row, San Jose
- Five Guys, San Jose
- Plant Power Fast Food, San Diego
- Vinsetta Garage, Berkeley