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Muskrat Dec 5, 2008 10:32 AM

I'm blanking: what's the name of the place on Riverside in Toluca Lake?

  1. Hughlipton Dec 6, 2008 04:00 PM

    Just for nostalgia purposes, what is now Mo's was the first location of the House of Pancakes.

    1. Servorg Dec 5, 2008 11:10 AM

      Mo's?

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        Muskrat Dec 5, 2008 12:45 PM

        That's it. Thanks.

        I was trying to tell somebody about it, and everybody I know just refers to it as "the place that used to be Hampton's."

        Quite similar menu, only they're less pitbullish around the salad bar.

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          Burger Boy Dec 5, 2008 01:53 PM

          Mo's is a far cry from being close to the quality burgers and salads Hampton's served. I was just there 2 months ago, I would not recommend to anyone!

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            Muskrat Dec 5, 2008 11:03 PM

            Well, I guess we won't be running into you there!

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              Briggs Dec 6, 2008 12:20 AM

              That was one man's opinion. I've never had a burger at Mo's. However unless something has changed in the last 6 months when last there, the salads and soups are homemade and very good, and the service fairly efficient.

              It's been a good meeting place for friends from Warners, Universal & NBC.

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                Burger Boy Dec 6, 2008 02:22 PM

                I had some of the salads that others had ordered and they were very AVERAGE, I had the sliders, LEATHER! I did have a grilled artichoke a couple of years ago, the flavor was good, to bad it was cold in the middle, maybe they should have microed it longer before they grilled it. Over all, I would rather go next door and see my friend Roberto and eat one of his burgers.

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              rad818 Dec 6, 2008 01:46 PM

              I agree with Burger Boy. Mo's salads aren't very good, the greens always look wilted and the burgers are not like Hampton's were. I would not go back either.
              For good fresh salads, Stanleys beats Mo's every time.

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                Briggs Dec 6, 2008 03:39 PM

                Isn't Stanley's in Sherman Oaks? Or is there now also one in Toluca Lake?

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                  rad818 Dec 7, 2008 09:27 AM

                  Stanley's is still in Sherman Oaks but worth the short drive for great salads if you live in Toluca Lake like I do.

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                  carter Dec 7, 2008 11:04 AM

                  Mo's is owned by the brother of the owner of Stanleys and the menus have much overlap, as well as the means of preparation.
                  Definitely different vibes, but the food is quite similar.

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                    Burger Boy Dec 7, 2008 02:45 PM

                    I would have never know they were related, Stanley's is or was far superior, I have not been in several years. Mo's has never done it for me, I end up there every 2 or 3 years with friends and I have always found it below average. Oh well, to each his own.

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