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Hole in the Wall Burger now open on Sundays

Jase Mar 28, 2011 09:09 AM

Yesterday was the first time they opened on Sunday. We were in a burger mood and lucked out that we were in the general vicinity and found out about them being open on Sundays. It's been a while since I've been there and it's still just as good. 8 oz patty cooked to order.

I got mine on the brioche bun which I prefer over the pretzel. I find the pretzel one is a bit too hard and my patty slides around too much. The burger can get a little expensive if you start throwing all kinds of add ons. But $7.95 for their base burger which comes with choice of cheese, lettuce, onion, tomatoes and home made pickles is a really good deal IMO.

Hope these guys survive and I have to remember to visit more often. Open till 9 p.m. is kind of dangerous for my burger cravings.


  1. Servorg Mar 28, 2011 09:32 AM

    Being open for Sunday is good to know as we have gone at least once on a Sunday and came away bummed that they were closed. And the brioche option must be somewhat new, as they used to only have the 3 options (regular, wholewheat or pretzel) of which my choice was the regular bun. I also think the ground chicken option as well as the "burger of the week" option are on the "recent arrivals" side as far as their menu is concerned.

    Finally, the coming of warmer weather has everything to do with how well HitWBJ does as their seating is almost all outdoors.

    Hole in the Wall Burger Joint
    11058 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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    1. re: Servorg
      Phurstluv Mar 28, 2011 10:53 AM

      Right good to know. Brioche now? Trying to keep up with a trend? I do love that pretzel bun.

      1. re: Servorg
        Jase Mar 28, 2011 11:06 AM

        I thought they had the brioche last time I was there. But I don't recall one way or the other. Anyway, they have it now and I definitely like it better than the pretzel. Maybe I was thinking I got the regular bun before after I gave up on the pretzel.

        I always forget to check their burger of the week. I just check off beef right away, request rare and go from there. I also work close enough to them that it's easy to call in and pick up. Assuming I can find parking easily.

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        reality check Mar 28, 2011 11:04 AM

        Is this the "cash only" burger place? Not that big of a deal but always nice to have options.

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        1. re: reality check
          Jase Mar 28, 2011 11:09 AM

          Yeah, cash only. Thanks for mentioning since I never think about that as I usually have some cash with me. It's cheap enough I never think about paying with a credit card. If I'm grabbing to go, I just get the base burger for $8 and take back to the office. I don't get soda or fries. So I'm out of there with change with a $10 bill.

          1. re: Jase
            reality check Mar 28, 2011 02:14 PM

            Yeah, that's great if you dine solo, but bring 3-4 people and the bill is easily $40 or more. Didn't know it was cash only, the first time I went and there were 4 people in our group and the bill was $50. Lucky for us we stopped at the B of A, a few blocks west of Hole in the Wall, first.

            1. re: reality check
              Jase Mar 29, 2011 12:07 PM

              Well then, quit being so generous and treating people, LOL! I'm usually okay with cash only places as long as there is clear signage. Also wouldn't hurt if they could tell you where the nearest ATM is. I figure if Hide with high ticket sushi items can be cash only, Hole in the Wall with sub $10 burgers can also pull it off.

              Although I do realize I'm not the norm these days as I usually carry some cash with me and refuse to convert my ATM card to a debit card. But I'm also used to going to a lot of inexpensive hole in the wall places that are cash only.

              1. re: Jase
                Servorg Mar 29, 2011 12:20 PM

                We pay cash for all our meals out, so the policy never bothers us. ;-D> A few places around are still "cash only" such as Apple Pan, Phllippe's, The Original Pantry, Pepy's Galley, etc.

                Philippe the Original
                1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

                Apple Pan
                10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                Original Pantry Cafe
                877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

                Pepy's Galley
                12125 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

                1. re: Servorg
                  Jase Mar 29, 2011 12:51 PM

                  Yeah, I'm used to paying cash for a lot of our meals, it doesn't even register with me that much when a place is cash only. Especially if most of the items offered are under $10-15.

                  But again, I'm used to going to smaller mom and pop ethnic type places. They're more likely to be cash only and if they did accept credit cards, they probably don't have a great service agreement. It's a personal bias having been around a lot of small business owners.

                  1. re: Servorg
                    rock76 Jan 5, 2012 04:47 PM

                    Ahhh Pepy's Galley... AMAZING!

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            Jwsel Mar 28, 2011 08:31 PM

            My complaint is the utter lack of parking in the area. I tried to stop there the other day around 12:30 p.m., and there was no parking within two blocks. I gave up and went to Zankou.

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            1. re: Jwsel
              Servorg Mar 29, 2011 04:31 AM

              Normally there is parking available in the lot facing Santa Monica Blvd., but it all depends on what time of the day you are there.

              1. re: Jwsel
                Phurstluv Mar 29, 2011 08:10 AM

                I was super lucky to get a spot in the lot with the Winchells, even though it was lunch hour. But you're right, it is a cluster f*ck of traffic there, not an ideal area. You have to be determined, and willing to circle sometimes. I drove for 10 years in Boston, so I'm used to it.

                1. re: Jwsel
                  Jase Mar 29, 2011 12:09 PM

                  Yeah, time of day makes a big difference. On weekends, I've gotten lucky finding parking in the residential area. On weekdays if picking up from the office, I try to get someone else to come with me. Call in the order and have one person jump out to pick up the order while driver does a circle.

                2. A5 KOBE Mar 28, 2011 11:16 PM

                  Interesting, I went there a few weeks back and did enjoy the burger. Not the best LA has to offer, but definitely a solid burger. The fries were a bit of a disappointment considering they are made from kennebecs.

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                  1. re: A5 KOBE
                    Jase Mar 29, 2011 12:10 PM

                    Yeah, not a big fan of the fries. In and Out claims Kennebecs also but their fries also suck. I think it doesn't matter what type of potatoes, more important how you cook them.

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                    Norm Man Jan 3, 2012 01:53 PM

                    Hole in the Wall Burger Deal -- $20 of Food/Drink for $10:


                    1. PaulF Jul 20, 2012 03:28 PM

                      Jason -

                      They are now open until 10 pm.

                      It's definitely a good hamburger, priced just right for what you get.

                      I see some folks don't like the fries, I tried them and thought they were okay. If nothing else, they were a vehicle for the homemade ketchup they offer.

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                      1. re: PaulF
                        kevin Jul 20, 2012 07:00 PM

                        i'm definitely not a fan, and thanks for the tip on Ronnie's i kinda really like it now. though one of the burgers was slaterhed in mayo one time, so for future reference i had to say no mayo on that.

                        1. re: kevin
                          PaulF Jul 20, 2012 07:21 PM

                          My pleasure - I'm glad you enjoy Ronnie's. It's a good, low-key spot.

                          I hope you try their homemade potato chips at some point. I like 'em.

                        2. re: PaulF
                          Jase Jul 21, 2012 10:10 PM

                          Thanks! I'm not a big fan of their homemade ketchup. I do agree the burger is very good at that price point. If parking was just a touch easier, I'd go there more often.

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