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Patty Melt

I am in search of the ultimate Patty Melt. Prefer a thick patty. Westwise would be nice. Can anyone help?

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  1. I'm a big fan of the patty melts at Kerry's Cafe (formerly Pat's Cafe) on Riverside just west of Laurel Canyon.

      1. re: JAB

        I love Pann's, too, though it's a whole lot bigger than a man of my age and build needs to be eating...but what's with LA patty melts? The ones I've had elsewhere always had the cheese inside the patty, but the two or three I've sampled around these parts are just big cheeseburgers on grilled bread. They taste just fine, but lack that goofy feature of the cheese oozing out of the meat... Anyone know of a place that does them like this?

      2. THe Brite Spot in Echo Park has a mean patty melt (they will do it with a turkey patty too!)

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        1. re: echo eater

          This is a great suggestion, as their patty melt is thicker than normal. However, be advised that the rye is less rye-like than I prefer.

        2. Thirst Isle.

          Beer Bar in Long Beach. Carson and Lakewood on N/E side. handmade patty on rye, great fries. a classic.

          1. The one in Long Beach sounds good!

            Any in the SGV?

            1. My S.O. really likes the Patty Melt at Pann's.

              1. I just had a great Patty Melt at Johnnies Pastrami in Culver City. I always get the pastrami but wanted to try something different last time I was there. I asked the waitress about the Patty Melt and she said it was excellent so I tried it.

                It was a little larger than the normal patty melt and the onions where more of the stringy variety than just diced, they were good though. Also, you can request the doneness of the meat as well which makes a big difference since most patty melts tend to be overcooked. Definitely a really good Patty Melt and a nice surprise.

                1. Brent's has a good patty melt.

                  1. Pie 'n Burger. I'm not much for their burgers, but they make a knockout patty melt.

                    1. Billingsley's on Pico in W.L.A.