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Last night at Pann's. The best non-gourmet patty melt in Los Angeles. 2/3 of a lb of perfectly cooked medium rare beef that has enough meat juice running out of it to make gravy. Waffle and wings with a side of strawberry's and whipped cream. One piece of Sock it to Me cake with vanilla ice cream. One loosening of the belt by a couple of notches. One long satisfied sigh (and a determined return to a more sensible diet for the remainder of the week).

I'll say it. I love Pann's.

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Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  1. I'll second that. I love Pann's. That patty melt is the best.

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Is that the one on Victory near Woodley? Mrs g and I love a good pmelt

      1. re: mucho gordo

        Are you asking about another restaurant not mentioned in this thread? If you look at the place link you can see on the map where Pann's is located (near LAX/Fox Hills Mall).

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        Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
        6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

        1. re: Servorg

          I'm asking about the same place; apparently just a different location. They have at least 2 more that I know of.

          1. re: mucho gordo

            I am almost certain that the Pann's I posted about here is a one of kind. Maybe you are thinking of an unrelated place with a similar (or even the same name)?

            ADD: Here is the history of Pann's from their website: http://www.panns.com/ourstory.htm

            1. re: mucho gordo

              Mucho Gordo, I think you are referring to Panos Charbroiler, a Greek fast food place. A quick Google search showed this as a single location restaurant.

              The OP is referring to the venerable LA diner named Pann's located (also, a single location only) by LAX.

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              Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
              6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

              1. re: GK in SO

                There is one and only Pann's since 1958.

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                Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

                1. re: GK in SO

                  By jove, I think you're right! My apologies to servorg and wiener

                  1. re: mucho gordo

                    Not a problem mucho gordo, but now it is your duty to go and get a patty melt at Pann's and report back.

                    1. re: wienermobile

                      Do ya think they'll deliver to the North Hollywood area??

                      1. re: mucho gordo

                        Yes they do...Minimum Order $500. That works out to about 50 patty melts. Enjoy.

                        1. re: wienermobile

                          Worth every penny... ;-D>

                          1. re: wienermobile

                            La Tijera is quite a schlep from here for what is basically a cheeseburger with grilled onions served on rye bread instead of a bun.

                            1. re: mucho gordo

                              In this case (Pann's), the sum of it's parts ...

                              1. re: JAB

                                Too true. And the real beauty goes beyond the food and must include the fact that Pann's is a treasure. Something like a Frank Lloyd Wright house or work of art in the Louvre. It draws a cast of characters straight out of the United Nations. Yes, I love the googie architecture. But I also love the people who work there and the way all of LA seems to gather there in a true show of the power of the rainbow...every color and creed, enjoying one of the last of a rapidly dying breed. My worry is for the future. But I will continue to enjoy it in the present as often as I can...

          2. I eat a surprisingly large amount of Pann's fried chicken.

            By which I mean: I order Pann's fried chicken surprisingly often, and when I order it, I eat a surprisingly large portion of that chicken.

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            Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
            6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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            1. re: Thi N.

              No surprise there. ;-D>

              1. re: Thi N.

                Not a fan of Pann's fried chicken, too dry and lacking flavor.

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                Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

              2. that was a rilly gewd patty melt. =)

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                1. re: aizan

                  I am going to turn into a grumpy old man! A proper pattymelt needs to come with swiss cheese.

                  And Reality check! Next time you feel Pann's fried chicken is dry and lacking flavor go to Dinah's ;) OMG! and how do you make pancakes that bad?!

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                  Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                  6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045