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Best Patty Melt in LA

Mike13241 Dec 7, 2006 11:04 PM

What would you say is the best restaurant that serves THE BEST patty melt?

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    mistertoast Dec 7, 2006 11:16 PM

    Don't know if its "The Best" but Pann's makes an awfully good one.

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    1. re: mistertoast
      Wes Dec 7, 2006 11:17 PM

      Ditto on Pann's!

    2. JAB Dec 7, 2006 11:29 PM


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        Will Owen Dec 8, 2006 04:28 AM

        Fourthed, if that's a word. I think it's their best burger, certainly their best burger bargain. The sucker is a half-pounder...which means I'm allowed maybe one a year. It's worth it.

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        Mr Grub Dec 8, 2006 06:38 AM

        I can only refer you to my item #4 in my response to the recent "simple, awesome dishes" thread:

        Chupa de camarones at Mario’s Peruvian
        Bistecca ala fiorentino at Pane e Vino
        Gnocchi w wild mushroom sauce at La Buca
        Patty melt at Pann's
        BLT at Burger Continental
        Clams w chorizo at The Hungry Cat
        Grilled seabass at Fisherman’s Outlet
        Rotisserie chicken at Pollo ala Brasa

        Pann's patty melt defines the genre.

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          FKA Andrew Dec 8, 2006 07:13 AM

          The patty melt at Big Jo's in Santa Monica is really good.

          Big Jo's
          1955 Broadway
          Santa Monica, CA 90404

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            obscuro2006 Dec 8, 2006 05:03 PM

            Swingers on Beverly Blvd.

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              antob Dec 8, 2006 07:57 PM

              I tried Big Jo's- it may have been the WORST patty melt I've ever had. Ever.

              1. sll Dec 8, 2006 10:07 PM

                Pie n Burger.

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                  miffy Dec 9, 2006 03:37 AM

                  I have heard so much about Pann's! WHat else are great there??

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                    snibbo Dec 9, 2006 03:48 AM

                    Where is Pann's?

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                      Will Owen Dec 9, 2006 07:08 AM

                      On the triangular island at the intersections of La Cienega, La Tijera and Centinala (Thomas Guide page 673 A7).

                      This is not a fine Dining Destination. This is a very good diner. They have an excellent split pea soup, and their huge and succulent chicken wings are the stuff of legend. And you can get breakfast any time you want, which is all I really ask for a place like this.

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                      wilp Dec 9, 2006 04:02 AM

                      If you dont mind beer joints>

                      Thirsty Isle
                      4317 E Carson St
                      Long Beach, CA 90808

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                        condiment Dec 9, 2006 05:51 AM

                        I miss the Ship-Shape burger. A lot. And the patty melt at Five Horsemen, for that matter. But the patty melt at Pie and Burger is pretty fine.

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                          sel Dec 10, 2006 04:25 AM

                          Now that brings back memories, Grandma used to take me to the Westwood or Olympic/La Cienaga Ships for the Ship Shape Burger and the Deep Dish Boysenberry Pie a la mode! Or she would make Grandpa take me!

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