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Looking for SLIDERS (mini-hamburgers) fast food in LA/OC?

rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 09:49 AM

Is there any fast food place (I know sit-down places, such as Claimjumpers or the various sportsbars carry them) similar to White Castle or Krystal that make these greasy little concoctions of soggy bun and steamed meat?

I'm a big In-N-Out fan already so no need to preach to the choir about the virtues of In-N-Out (or Tommy's, etc). But every so often I get the hunkering for these little grease bombs aka 'sliders'.

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  1. Cicely RE: rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 10:19 AM

    I hear they have them at Campanile on grilled cheese night (Thursday), but I have a feeling that's not the kind of place you're asking for.

    1. Professor Salt RE: rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 10:50 AM

      Fast food joint? Dunno, but I saw them on the menu at Yard House. Didn't try them, so can't comment on quality.It's a chain w/ locations all over the country now, so this might not be appropriate for the L.A.board.

      And Denny's. They got them at Denny's for your late night greasebomb jones.

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        malibumike RE: rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 12:40 PM

        You can buy packages of WC burgers, 16 to a box at Costco, Smart and Final, and I think Sams.

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          kproq323 RE: rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 01:29 PM

          The Counter in SM used to have some pretty decent sliders. But I have not been there since it has been sold to the franchisee.

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            mc michael RE: rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 02:00 PM

            Quality varies, but you can get some decent ones at Hamburger Hamlets. The Counter's sliders were based on the Hamlet's.

            1. ozzygee RE: rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 02:48 PM

              Jake's Billiards (the attached diner upstaris) in Old Town pasadena has sliders. As to their quality...well, they were very good when I had them, but then again I was drunk. So I recommend you get drunk first and give them a try.

              1. Swoshmn RE: rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 03:33 PM

                I know it's probably the least foodie place recommended,

                but I also am a sucker for sliders, and have loved the ones at the Saddle Ranch on Sunset.

                Fast food though...I have no clue.

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                  Hackenbush RE: rhgindc Feb 20, 2007 04:44 PM

                  Wood Ranch Grill has good ones.

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                    Oh Robin RE: Hackenbush Mar 8, 2007 12:44 PM

                    I agree. The perfect lunch with a bowl of their version of chicken tortilla.

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                    jsl RE: rhgindc Feb 21, 2007 09:09 AM

                    Hennessey's in Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Dana Point are good.

                    1. cookie monster RE: rhgindc Feb 21, 2007 10:29 AM

                      also not a (a) fast food place, or (b) particularly chowish place, but at happy hour the daily grill in santa monica (and maybe others in the chain) has really good mini-burgers, somewhat larger than your typical slider, at $3 for two. an order of those plus a shared order of fries ($4 and enough for 2 or 3 people) makes a tasty and cheap late lunch or early dinner.

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                        Mike13241 RE: rhgindc Mar 8, 2007 08:41 AM

                        I came across this article today and remembered this post. Thought I'd pass it along.


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                          MeAndroo RE: Mike13241 Mar 8, 2007 09:11 AM

                          Wow, LAMB sliders?! I'd feel decadent while still feeling down home.

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                          justagthing RE: rhgindc Mar 8, 2007 05:28 PM

                          Ruby's have started to carry sliders and I even saw an ad for Kobe beef sliders. I haven't tried them there yet. Also, Tommy Bahamas in Corona del Mar has a sea scallop slider for an appetizer...really yummy!

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                            OCGirl RE: justagthing Mar 8, 2007 06:16 PM

                            The kobe beef sliders at Ruby's look interesting. They also have crabcake sliders and carnitas sliders.

                          2. Searching4Dunny RE: rhgindc Mar 14, 2007 03:21 PM

                            Aire in Costa Mesa have AWESOME kobe sliders...$5 a pop but you have to ask for them since they're not on the menu.


                            1. Emme RE: rhgindc Mar 14, 2007 09:06 PM

                              not fast food, but hamburger hamlet has 'em (one of the only decent things there), houston's, and i believe barney's beanery, cheesecake factory (yes they're decent here), brittania pub in santa monica, and citizen smith

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