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Dec 22, 2007 07:35 AM

Rick's "Best Food in L.A."

I've been going to the Rick's on the corner of Riverside Drive and Fletcher adjacent to Silverlake for many years, and have always been amused by their "Best Food in L.A." sign. So audacious. Now clearly it's not the BEST food in L.A., but I do have a soft spot for their cheeseburgers, onion rings and fried zucchini. Are there any other guiltless Rick's-goers on Chowhound?

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  1. Well, at least Rick is being modest.

    In Venice Beach you'll find Charly Temmel's self intitulated "Best Ice Cream in the World".

    1. Their hard-shell tacos ROCK!!!

      1. Agree....not the BEST but Ricks is a good value for breakfast.

        I guess there's no truth in advertising when it comes to that statement and "World Famous".

        Reminds me....last night I went to Fosselman's last night and perused the numerous accolades they've received. Don't get me wrong and not stirring up a debate, I like Fosselman's. Over the years I think they've cut down on the butterfat content and maybe more overrun(more air).

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        1. re: monku

          Agreed re: breakfast (a great value, methinks), and love their breakfast burrito.

          It's always packed on Saturday and Sunday mornings: That oughta tell you something...

          1. re: blacksab67

            reminds me of the donut shop that said "best donuts in America" the one a few doors down proclaimed "best in the world" the next donut store on the street had a sign "best donuts in the universe" i gave my business to the one that had a sign "best donuts on the block"

        2. Rick's is one of my guilty pleasures as well... a very under-rated cheeseburger and the fries are great and they give you the largest portions in town. i also love the 'voted best food in LA" sign of theirs... i mean, really... just preposterous, but you gotta love their nerve...

          i'm also a fan of another under-rated cheeseburger at a place called Jo's in santa monica...

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          1. re: HerbyN

            I go by Rick's so often, sometimes twice a day or more, and have never really considered dropping in exactly because of that ridiculous sign. So all right, already, I will! I will!

            1. re: Will Owen

              I'm gonna open a burger shop next door to Rick's and put up a sign that says "voted best food on the block"

              1. re: trojans

                Ha! brilliant... sign me up as an investor/co-owner.

          2. Not a bad truck stop style breakfast. IMO a good pastrami sandwich for lunch. Awful chili, and some other less than average things though.