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Here Are the Burgers You Must Try in Los Angeles

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Today, you can find a burger anywhere you are. But where should you go when you’re craving a truly spectacular burger? Fortunately, there’s the Burger Route™ : your true compass for finding awesome burgers wherever you are in the country. Wherever you might find yourself, you can click on the map and discover restaurants serving up your favorite meal on a bun in your locale.

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House Of Blues

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar is at the intersection of music, art, and food, thanks to live entertainment nightly, craft beer, specialty drinks, and an inventive menu. The restaurant serves authentic, made-from-scratch Southern-inspired cooking that builds on the flavors of New Orleans, the Cajun bayou, the Mississippi Delta, and Texas Hill Country BBQ. A crowd-favorite burger on the menu is the Juicy Lucy: You’ll get a hand-formed Angus beef and applewood-smoked bacon patty stuffed with provolone cheese, along with crispy pickled jalapeños, roasted tomatoes, and chipotle mayo on a brioche bun. Top it off with sweet potato or waffle fries and a refreshing craft beer.

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Black Bear Diner

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Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’ll find something for everyone at Black Bear Diner. The diner’s already charming mountain theme is made even more cozy by (what else?) bear statues, art, and murals. On the menu are huge portions of ol’ fashioned family food at reasonable prices, making Black Bear Diner a favorite stop in the community.

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Kincaid's

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There are a lot of restaurants near the beach, but few can boast about their view the way Kincaid’s can, where diners enjoy a diverse menu (or happy hour) against a backdrop of beautiful sunsets, marine life, and ships. Since 1986, Kincaid’s has set the standard for quality steaks and fresh, innovative seafood paired with an unbeatable view. The eclectic menu appeals to all appetites: The signature steak and seafood dishes are typically the draw, but if you're looking for a great burger, the Chophouse will not disappoint.

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Palomino

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A vibrant "urban Italian" restaurant, bar, and rotisserie famous for its style, Palomino brings wood-fired Mediterranean cooking to a versatile, imaginative menu sure to cater to all cravings, from wood-fired pizzas to salads and protein bowls for lighter fare. And if you're looking for a great burger, the signature Palomino burger will not disappoint.

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Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd

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Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests, providing fresh, high-quality American fare and great service in an energetic atmosphere. The menu is highlighted by a wide selection of fan-favorite burgers. Escape from boring, traditional dining experiences and visit Hard Rock Cafe for a mouthwatering menu, tasty cocktails, and cutting-edge technology in a music-inspired location. Hard Rock Cafe’s menu features a number of Legendary Burger offerings all featuring the highest quality meats, fresh ingredients, savory sauces, and rich, melted cheeses. Each Hard Rock Cafe also features a unique Legendary Burger that usually can only be found at that location.

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Mad Madeline’s Grill

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Family-owned and operated for 27 years on Front Street in Old Town Temecula, Mad Madeline's Grill has a reputation not only for serving super-fresh ingredients, but also for their hard-working staff. There are 21 different kinds of burgers on the menu, plus pastrami, chili, chicken, fish, and homemade barbecue ribs every Friday. Come for the award-winning burgers, but try to save room for an old-fashioned root beer float, shake, or malt.

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Leave it to IHOP to craft delicious burgers for whenever the craving hits, including at breakfast. Slip into a corner booth with family and friends and dig into 100 percent USDA Choice ground beef burgers, featuring craveable flavors with a fun twist, like the brand’s distinctive cheeseburger omelette, which comes loaded with ground beef, hash browns, tomatoes, onions, and American cheese, all topped with ketchup, mustard, and pickles. Or try the Denver omelette burger, featuring an all-beef patty, white cheddar, sliced ham and an omelette filled with peppers and onions sandwiched between a grilled brioche bun for the ultimate all-day breakfast experience.​

Pie'n Burger

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Visit Pie 'N Burger on a shopping trip to South Lake Avenue or nearby Huntington Library. This casual diner opened in 1963 and features a long counter with an open kitchen. Pie 'N Burger has been acknowledged as one of the best burgers in LA as well as national recognition. It has been featured on Food Network and Travel Channel.

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Louis Burger

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For the best burgers, chili cheese fries and other fast-food eats in a no-frills space with drive-thru service whenever you’re in the LA area. This classic California burger stand that gets loud and fun at night. With locations all over LA, you are never far from Louis Burger and that late night fast food fix. The classic pastrami burger is a menu staple and never disappoints, but don’t forget to try their famous chili cheese fries!

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Lucky Boy Burger

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Lucky Boy is a Pasadena landmark that locals have been coming to for over 30 years where they still do burgers the old fashioned way. Two locations serve the Pasadena area, and both bring the deliciousness with the old school flair. Open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., Lucky Boy is always there for you to help fix your crave for either their world famous breakfast burrito, or their classic California burger that never disappoints. Some people say that this is the only place in the world that possibly puts too much bacon on their burgers and burritos, but then no one ever really says they have too much bacon.

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Chris’s Burger

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Chris’s Burger is a local favorite serving classic California fare, from authentic Mexican food to the best burgers and chili cheese fries around. You will feel like you are back in the 50’s at this renovated and upgraded classic burger stand. Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can get your fix for breakfast, lunch and dinner: from breakfast burritos to pastrami burgers all fixed up anyway you want all day long. Don’t forget to order the pastrami fries if you want to go to fry heaven.

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House Of Blues

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar is at the intersection of music, art, and food, thanks to live entertainment nightly, craft beer, specialty drinks, and an inventive menu. The restaurant serves authentic, made-from-scratch Southern-inspired cooking that builds on the flavors of New Orleans, the Cajun bayou, the Mississippi Delta, and Texas Hill Country BBQ. A crowd-favorite burger on the menu is the Juicy Lucy: You’ll get a hand-formed Angus beef and applewood-smoked bacon patty stuffed with provolone cheese, along with crispy pickled jalapeños, roasted tomatoes, and chipotle mayo on a brioche bun. Top it off with sweet potato or waffle fries and a refreshing craft beer.

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Black Bear Diner

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Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’ll find something for everyone at Black Bear Diner. The diner’s already charming mountain theme is made even more cozy by (what else?) bear statues, art, and murals. On the menu are huge portions of ol’ fashioned family food at reasonable prices, making Black Bear Diner a favorite stop in the community.

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Kincaid's

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There are a lot of restaurants near the beach, but few can boast about their view the way Kincaid’s can, where diners enjoy a diverse menu (or happy hour) against a backdrop of beautiful sunsets, marine life, and ships. Since 1986, Kincaid’s has set the standard for quality steaks and fresh, innovative seafood paired with an unbeatable view. The eclectic menu appeals to all appetites: The signature steak and seafood dishes are typically the draw, but if you're looking for a great burger, the Chophouse will not disappoint.

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Palomino

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A vibrant "urban Italian" restaurant, bar, and rotisserie famous for its style, Palomino brings wood-fired Mediterranean cooking to a versatile, imaginative menu sure to cater to all cravings, from wood-fired pizzas to salads and protein bowls for lighter fare. And if you're looking for a great burger, the signature Palomino burger will not disappoint.

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Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd

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Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests, providing fresh, high-quality American fare and great service in an energetic atmosphere. The menu is highlighted by a wide selection of fan-favorite burgers. Escape from boring, traditional dining experiences and visit Hard Rock Cafe for a mouthwatering menu, tasty cocktails, and cutting-edge technology in a music-inspired location. Hard Rock Cafe’s menu features a number of Legendary Burger offerings all featuring the highest quality meats, fresh ingredients, savory sauces, and rich, melted cheeses. Each Hard Rock Cafe also features a unique Legendary Burger that usually can only be found at that location.

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Mad Madeline’s Grill

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Family-owned and operated for 27 years on Front Street in Old Town Temecula, Mad Madeline's Grill has a reputation not only for serving super-fresh ingredients, but also for their hard-working staff. There are 21 different kinds of burgers on the menu, plus pastrami, chili, chicken, fish, and homemade barbecue ribs every Friday. Come for the award-winning burgers, but try to save room for an old-fashioned root beer float, shake, or malt.

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IHOP

Leave it to IHOP to craft delicious burgers for whenever the craving hits, including at breakfast. Slip into a corner booth with family and friends and dig into 100 percent USDA Choice ground beef burgers, featuring craveable flavors with a fun twist, like the brand’s distinctive cheeseburger omelette, which comes loaded with ground beef, hash browns, tomatoes, onions, and American cheese, all topped with ketchup, mustard, and pickles. Or try the Denver omelette burger, featuring an all-beef patty, white cheddar, sliced ham and an omelette filled with peppers and onions sandwiched between a grilled brioche bun for the ultimate all-day breakfast experience.​

Pie'n Burger

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Visit Pie 'N Burger on a shopping trip to South Lake Avenue or nearby Huntington Library. This casual diner opened in 1963 and features a long counter with an open kitchen. Pie 'N Burger has been acknowledged as one of the best burgers in LA as well as national recognition. It has been featured on Food Network and Travel Channel.

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Louis Burger

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For the best burgers, chili cheese fries and other fast-food eats in a no-frills space with drive-thru service whenever you’re in the LA area. This classic California burger stand that gets loud and fun at night. With locations all over LA, you are never far from Louis Burger and that late night fast food fix. The classic pastrami burger is a menu staple and never disappoints, but don’t forget to try their famous chili cheese fries!

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Lucky Boy Burger

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Lucky Boy is a Pasadena landmark that locals have been coming to for over 30 years where they still do burgers the old fashioned way. Two locations serve the Pasadena area, and both bring the deliciousness with the old school flair. Open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., Lucky Boy is always there for you to help fix your crave for either their world famous breakfast burrito, or their classic California burger that never disappoints. Some people say that this is the only place in the world that possibly puts too much bacon on their burgers and burritos, but then no one ever really says they have too much bacon.

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Chris’s Burger

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Chris’s Burger is a local favorite serving classic California fare, from authentic Mexican food to the best burgers and chili cheese fries around. You will feel like you are back in the 50’s at this renovated and upgraded classic burger stand. Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can get your fix for breakfast, lunch and dinner: from breakfast burritos to pastrami burgers all fixed up anyway you want all day long. Don’t forget to order the pastrami fries if you want to go to fry heaven.

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