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Jan 24, 2005 03:27 PM

Great Medium Rare Burger in Glendale, Pasadena, or Burbank

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Houston's in Pasadena is good

Islands will not do Medium Rare

I know there are some great burgers in these cities

Help me out

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  1. Zeke's Smokehouse in Glendale (Montrose) will do medium rare. The burger is ground brisket, very juicy.

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    1. re: eatsiethis

      Best burger I've had in quite awhile was my recent first-time-experience at Wolfe Burgers on Lake. Not sure if they do medium rare though.

    2. Please tell me you've been to Pie N' Burger! If not, you are in for a treat. Just steps away from Fair Oaks/California in Pasadena sits a classic burger joint with patties from heaven and perfectly buttered and toasted buns. We always order ours medium rare and that's how they arrive - beautifully pink and so juicy!

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      1. re: Susan

        I second the rec. Pie N Burger is on California just east of Lake.

        1. re: WildSwede

          Yes, I have been to Pie N Burger on California.

          I really enjoyed it, but I think of their burger as more of a "Diner" burger as opposed to a big medium rare burger.

          1. re: Chefdavis

            What's the difference?

      2. Hmm. Dare I mention the Hamburger Hamlet? I know they will cook it as you like it...

        Don't know if they do a burger at either Arroyo Chop house or Smitty's Grill (both in Pasadena, both part of the Smith Bros. restaurant group, which I'm sure has a web site but I can't find it).

        I've never actually had a burger at Burger Continental. I wonder...

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        1. re: Jack Flash

          I love HH's burgers - especially the Hotsburger (no longer on the menu, but you can still get it). Delish! Great rec!

          1. re: Jack Flash

            I'm a long time fan of Burger Continental but two things I would NOT recommend are their burgers and their pizzas.

            1. re: Sam D.

              What do you recommend at Burger Continental? I've only been there for their weekend buffet (so-so imo).

          2. I've always heard good things about Russell's Burgers on Fair Oaks. Has anyone tried them?

            1. A truly hidden gem is Jax on Brand Blvd. in Glendale. It's a place of 50's atmosphere for the bar and restaurant. Had a couple of GREAT hamburgers there and on a Friday had some of the best clam chowder in the area. Good french fries too (mandatory with a good burger).

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              1. re: Hugh Lipton

                Do they do a happy hour there? What other types of food do they have? Have heard about it, never been. Thanks!

                1. re: WildSwede

                  Unless the food has drastically changed in one year you and Carb Lover should have quite a treat in store. I do not know if they serve hamburger's at dinner though. If the rest of their food is as good as their hamburger's and clam chowder it should be very good.

                2. re: Hugh Lipton

                  Thanks for the info on food at Jax's. Heard that they have good local jazz most days of the week, but didn't know about the food. Couldn't find a website for them, but click on link for more info and positive reviews from CuisineNet...