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Jan 19, 2005 11:03 AM

Best burger in Santa Monica besides Father's Office?

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Actually, although I've only had it once, I didn't like the Father's Office burger--you couldn't taste the meat through the rocquefort/blue cheese they insist on. So, now that I'm back eating burgers occasionally, what do you recommend in my neighborhood in terms of a restaurant style burger rather than a hamburger stand?

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  1. Cheesecake Factory's Original or Factory Burger - medium rare.

    1. The Shack on Wilshire serves a pretty darn good burger. West of 26th Street, if I'm remembering correctly.

      1. Library Ale House on Main Street makes a good one.

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        1. re: dave g

          I've heard theirs is modeled on the one at Father's Office. Do you know if that's true? Certainly would be worth a try.

        2. Hal's on Abbot Kinney in Venice makes a good burger. Fries are good, too. Address listed in website below.


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          1. re: DanaB

            Second the vote for Hal's burger. Also, I believe Rockenwagner still makes a mean "pretzel burger."

          2. Houston's on 2nd and Wilshire.

            Their hickory burger...mmm...

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            1. re: Xericx

              Never think of Houston's, but that's nearby and a good idea. Thanks!