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Jun 8, 2006 04:45 PM

ISO a good Burger/Repost not enough replies...please help!

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Looking for a "Counter Restaurant Style" burger or just a "damn good, decent sized, tasty burger" anywhere in mainly, the San Fernando Valley, or just L.A. County for that matter. L.A. is full of greasy "burger joints". What I'm looking for are places that stand out. Places that are worth recommending, bragging about.

I found about "The Counter" burger in Santa Monica here, from you chowhounds! Although there are folks that either like or hate "The Counter" I really like it!

Although I don't mind driving for good food, what I don't like is having to drive to Santa Monica whenever I need my "Counter" fix! So please help this "Burger Cravin' Man". If U post a reply with a location suggestion, all I ask is that U give me the name of the joint & the approximate cross streets. or a web link if the joint has one

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  1. For one of the best burgers in the SFV and LA County, I nominate the Wimmpy Burger at Gorikee. I think it's only available during lunch though.

    21799 Ventura Blvd. (by Topanga Canyon Blvd)
    Woodland Hills
    (818) 932-9149

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    1. re: Norm

      It is only available at lunch. You take your life in your hands if you attempt to order it at dinner. Damn shame.

      1. re: TomSwift

        Does Gorikees have a website?

        1. re: Ollie

          Not that I'm aware of.

    2. 26 Beach they make their own buns and patties, 12-15 different burgers
      3100 Washington Venice

      Cassell's on 6th 2 blocks west of Vermont

      Greasy Burger Places

      Rocky's in Studio City on Lankershim

      Julios the Bucket on west side of Eagle Rock Blvd a few blocks south of Colorado

      Texas King BBQ on Sunset at Figueroa

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        Like all of your suggestions BB but I couldn't find Rocky's last week, it may have gone the way of Mo Betta Meaty Meat Burgers.

        1. re: sel

          It is a Bar on the corner, it might be 3 or 4 blocks north of Universal on the west side of street

          1. re: Burger Boy

            Rocky's closed a couple months ago.

          2. re: sel

            Have you been to The Bucket, I have not been in 2 years. Wondering if it is still good ggod?

            1. re: Burger Boy

              th bucket sucked, i had it a few months back, a lot of meat, but it tasted terrible, even wet style.

              the auntime em's cupcake from across the street saved the day at least sort of.

              1. re: kevin

                things change unfortunatly, cassells used to be better when it was origanl owners. I am still in morning over what happend to Jay's Jay Burgers, life goes on.

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  jay's was awesome esp. with the fresh squeezed lemonade and cheap too. it's what tommy's wishes it could be.

          3. re: Burger Boy

            I've been to BBQ King...IMHO, overrated, & service is slower than Molasses. Been to Cassells, pricey for a "backyard style" burger. Been to the Bucket, good sh*t! I like they're Cardiac Burger! Thanks for the tips, keep'em coming!

            1. re: Ollie

              You are so right about BBQ King, It is the size of a dinner plate but has no flavor and the wait is not worth it.

          4. My favorite high-end burger in town is the prime sirloin burger (with cheddar and sauteed mushrooms) on the lunch menu at Arnie Morton's. Perfectly seasoned and cooked, massively juicy and flavorful -- it's worth every penny of the $13 they charge. Comes with fries, but they will substitute sauteed spinach or other veggies if you like. Plus, white linen table cloths, attentive service, and a glass of good red if you want. Seriously delicious.

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            1. re: David Kahn

              I second Morton's. Best damn burger ever.
              It's only available for lunch though.

              I also like the burger from Houston's, but they raised the price to $12 now... which I find Morton's to be now a better deal.

              1. re: David Kahn

                I agree re arnie mortons...this is a seriously thick and well chargrilled on the outside burger...real flavorful meat...i go for the blue cheese, but this one is tasty no matter what, with fresh tomato can sit in a table in the barroom too if you're feeling casual....a steal for 13 bucks given the size and quality

                1. re: jesse

                  Do they serve the burger at all Arnie Mortons establishments? I just might have to visit the downtown location when I can take a slightly longer lunchbreak.

                  1. re: Jack Flash

                    I've enjoyed the burger at the downtown Mortons. Do be careful about the temp when you order it. I ordered my burger medium rare, but the middle was pretty much raw.

                    1. re: Jack Flash

                      not sure about all, but i go to the downtown one and great burger there

                2. I've heard great things about the burger at Hungry Cat..... and Nook.....

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                  1. re: MeowMixx

                    OK so where are these places, address, cross street, website, something. Thanks

                    1. re: Ollie

                      google the name of restaurant?

                      or search in, not the best place for reviews, but at least there's address and map.

                      1. re: Ollie

                        Nook Bistro
                        11628 Santa Monica Blvd
                        West Los Angeles
                        (310) 207-5160


                    2. Good suggestions/replies. Keep'em coming guys!