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Sit-down burgers in the Valley

Hello--We have some guests from abroad, and I'd like to take them out for burgers. My ideal would be The Counter, but we're in Sherman Oaks and would like to stay fairly close by. Is there a nice sit-down place around here that has great burgers? Or should I not be ashamed to bring them to In n Out?

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  1. if you're willing to at least hop over the hill to Hollywood, you could take them to Lucky Devils or 25 Degrees at the Roosevelt.

      1. re: Servorg

        A couple of other thoughts. If you aren't turned off by the "chain" word you might give Islands a try just west a mile or so of Sherman Oaks on Ventura Blvd. in Encino. There have been a few good reports on the board about the burgers at Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill - in Sherman Oaks.

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        Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill
        4454 Van Nuys Blvd N, Sherman Oaks, CA

        1. re: Servorg

          Pineapple Hill serves a really great burger at a price that will not require yo to take a bank loan. Beer or booze is the drink of choice because their wine is jug quality if that good. Fries are excellent. If money is no problem I most likely would go to Max's for his Angus burger. In between the two would be Stanley's in Sherman Oaks.

      2. Boneyard Bistro (on Ventura Blvd) has a few high-end kobe-beef burger variations on their menu. Just about everyone but yours truly seems thrilled about 'em. I think this is your best bet at present (now that Gorikee has closed)...

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          1. re: a213b

            ah, and gorikee was dirt cheap too, 7.90 for a wimpy burger that was actually quite large.

        1. I bring all my out of town/ out of the country guests to In n Out at least once while in L A. since it is unique to the West Coast. ( Van Nuys has sit down area) All of them have liked it so far.
          The "secret menu" is also an interesting topic of conversation while there.

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          1. re: selfportrait93

            Okay, what is the "secret menu" at In & Out?