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Jul 19, 2007 04:47 PM

Best cheap burger?

Hello, I'm a recent transplant to LA and I'm in the market for a sweet burger. I hear whispers about a place called jay's, no longer with us, and I'm just wondering if there's anything in LA that can stand up to it. The burger of my dreams doesn't have to have crazy stuff on it, it just needs to rule and not be super expensive. Thoughts?

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  1. The Apple Pan

    In-n-Out. Really. Various locations - I just picked one.

    Apple Pan
    10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    In-N-Out Burger
    7009 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    4 Replies
    1. re: pgokey

      I LOVE Apple Pan, and would recommend Fatburger (at least the Santa Monica location) over In-N-Out.

      1. re: whatsfordinner

        I've only been to LA once, but I would add my recommendation (for what it's worth) for Fatburger!!!

        1. re: whatsfordinner

          I believe the request was for a "cheap" burger. Fat Burger, although very delicious, is not cheap. At least not the one in Woodland Hills.

          Mine was about $6.50.

          1. re: Westlake Jake

            $6.50 is pretty darn cheap when you start comparing it ot the $12-18 burgers found in "trendy" spots in and around town.

      2. Yuca's.

        $1.95 for a basic burger.

        2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        1. It's such a personal thing, and every place has its converts...
          Apple Pan
          Father's Office
          The Counter and Houston's (perhaps too pricey for your standards)

          3 Replies
          1. re: Emme

            The Counter, Houstons and Fathers office do not qualify as cheap. I got lots of other places if you want to go up to 9-10 or much more for a burger.

            1. re: Burger Boy

              I never know the cut-off for *cheap* given the options at 25 degrees or Morton's or the like...

            2. re: Emme

              I second pie n burger and father's office!!!! And I'll add Tops.

            3. I also posted this on a thread further down:

              Hawkin's House O Burgers on Fair Oaks in Altadena. You get a beautiful half-pound patty on a grilled bun. Order it medium rare and enjoy. $4.

              1. B&R Burgers in Hawthorne
                Yanakis on Valley Blvd in either El Monte or La Puente
                I still like Cassells on 6th Street near Vermont
                Fresh & Meaty ? on Florence east of Crenshaw i think
                Texas BBQ King on Sunset, only for the burger