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Mar 5, 2014 04:12 PM

What's your favorite burger shack hood shack burger around South Los Angeles, covering some of what used to be called South Central Los Angeles, although it is no longer referred to as such for the past decade and a half or so, not included chains of cour

Thanks guys.

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    and usually serve triple chili cheese burgers as well as bacon and or turkey bacon with turkey burgers and topped with dirty griddled pastrami and fried eggs.

    The messier, the better.

    The more artery clogging, the better.

    The bigger, the better.

    Just sayin'

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    1. re: kevin

      There's a place on Adams Blvd. right next to a firewood seller and though it's not technically in South Central it's kind of getting there. I forget its name but it also does some BBQ, but the burgers are better.

      1. re: EarlyBird

        That's J n J and it's almost to Culver City

        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

          It's not that close to Culver. It's in West Adams, which is generally considered South LA, if not "South Central."

          1. re: EarlyBird

            I think it's pretty close to Culver City. You're still in Culver on Washington west of La Cienega. Cross La Cienega, one block, make a right turn on Adams, go a couple of blocks and JnJ is right there on your right.

        2. re: EarlyBird

          I think you mean J n J Burgers.

          Their desserts, especiallly the sweet potato pie, is killer.

          Actually I've only ever tried their BBBQ and pies.

        3. re: kevin

          Master Burger and Fred's both qualify as South LA. Though in addition to the Slauson/Crenshaw Master, there's one on Adams just east of Crenshaw.

          Both Master and Fred's have inexpensive decent burgers. For under $10 one can go for the type of life-shortening gluttonous behemoths with multiple patties, cheese, bacon (or pastrami), egg, chili. Both can be somewhat slow, especially Fred's.

        4. The Grizzly Bear at Three Bears in Athens Park

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          1. re: A5 KOBE

            Just Yelped it. You didn't eat that whole thing did ya?

            1. re: JAB

              Sadly, the Grizzly Bear conquered me. There is only so much grease the human body can endure, and the fries only compounded to it.

              1. re: A5 KOBE

                What you ate was good though? I'm down that way sometimes but I'm almost never South of Imperial on Fig.

                1. re: JAB

                  Not worthy tbh. I just ran into the place and it took forever and was basically a grease bomb. It was average tasting and really grease. Standard ketchup, mayo, and mustard. It was just to great of an experience not to post all things considered. One thing is for sure, you will have some great stories to share with your friends.

                  After putting down my burger, I took a drink out of my bottled water and where my hand was literally covered in beef fat. Lol, then there was the guy inside waiting with us and his stories. Truly a unique experience. Did I mention the fries were as greasy as the burger? Mind you, we were eating this out of the trunk of a car in the middle of the hood, probably the only people not African American. Sort of like the Langers entertainment experience but with more action and lesser food.

                  For pure experience yes. For food, I would pass.

          2. Burger Stand, Crenshaw just south of Jefferson. Particularly the turkey burgers.

            1. Not sure if this counts, but I like the Burger Plaza Grill at the Mercado La Paloma.

              The burger reminds me of a larger version of Yuca's burger.

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