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The Golden State

Burger Joint and Hot Dog Joint · Mid-City West
426 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood), Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 263 votes

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    Michael M.
    "Quite possibly the best burger in LA."(6 Tips)
    Los Angeles
    "as well as carry Scoops ice cream in vanilla that factors"(6 Tips)
    "best sweet potatoes wedges I've ever had, seriously amazing."(5 Tips)
    Christopher D.
    "your beer float."(5 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • french fries
  • scoop ice cream
  • beer
  • gelato
  • sweet potatoes
  • sandwiches
  • casual
  • cole slaw
  • good for a quick meal
  • great value
  • root beer
  • lemonade
  • authentic
  • cheeseburgers
  • beef
  • curry ketchup
  • graffiti
  • good service
  • hot dogs
  • Frank S.

    You must try the Fried Chicken Sandwich

    Frank Sy · March 17
  • Drew T.

    Burger and fries were solid, however when I asked to sample a beer on tap they said they were too rare and expensive, this is after I had tossed down nearly $50 for lunch for two people.

    Drew Traversone · February 7
  • Markeze B.

    Horrible service. I ordered my meal to go so I could eat half and save the rest for later. They told me I was not allowed to eat at the restaurant. Stupid rule and poor management.

    Markeze Bryant · November 18, 2015
  • Trent R.

    The chips! So good.

    Trent Ripper · October 26, 2015
  • Paul M.

    solid bacon cheeseburger. +1 for having Scoops ice cream.

    Paul Masatani · October 20, 2015
  • Off The Menu

    Patty Melt: A house made burger topped with roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese, wedged between two pieces of sourdough. Read more

    Off The Menu · October 15, 2015
  • Stephen S.

    Come for the burgers and beer....stay for the gelato.

    Stephen Smythe · July 10, 2015
  • Roland

    The burgers are great

    Roland · June 7, 2015
  • Alexa W.

    Got The Burger (medium rare) with the sweet potato fries. The patty was just as delicious as Umami and the thick fries mad this meal an absolute delight.

    Alexa Whiteside · May 21, 2015
  • Roxanne S.

    Although, I always go for the side of fries (either regular or sweet potato), the cucumber salad is a GREAT substitute. Healthy, too.

    Roxanne Saei · April 10, 2015
  • Thomas C.

    Simple, American food done to perfection. Imagine if In N Out decided to create their own upscale $6 burger joint. This is a close match.

    Thomas Colton · March 18, 2015
  • L' 🌴🌞

    Healthy burger

    L' 🌴🌞 · March 9, 2015
  • Marleine P.

    The Burger, plus caramelized onions, is perfection. Multi-napkin juicy and delicious, without making you feel like your ate a brick. Get the jalapeno coke slaw too. Light and crunchy.

    Marleine Pacilio · February 4, 2015
  • Food Network

    Make sure to get the Lamb Burger. It's cooked to perfection, then topped with Gruyere cheese, roasted red peppers, arugula, curry ketchup and a yogurt-dill sauce. Read more

    Food Network · December 17, 2014
  • Boris M.

    Sure, the curry ketchup is amazing, but don't forget about the four different types of mustard!! Four!!

    Boris Mindzak · November 26, 2014
  • Joseph K.

    Very accomodating people here, "great" customer service. Be sure to leave a tip in the red jar by the register. There's a counter to the right of the register for silverware, napkins, sauces & water.

    Joseph K · September 21, 2014
  • Joseph K.

    The Burger, Fries & Belgian or whatever good beer rotating on their list (check their chalkboard on the wall or ask)👍

    Joseph K · September 21, 2014
  • Alex B.

    delicious and simple burger. arguably the best in LA. mint infused lemonade is soooo good too.

    Alex Bowman · August 25, 2014
  • Carmen N.

    Their burger has become a classic in a very short time. Pair with a Racer 5.

    Carmen N · August 8, 2014
  • Roxanne S.

    Curry ketchup on everything. Absolutely.

    Roxanne Saei · August 8, 2014
  • Kent C.

    Fantastic burger. No crazy gimmicks just great ingredients cooked well. Good atmosphere and friendly low-key service. They also serve Scoops ice cream.

    Kent C · August 6, 2014
  • Food Network

    After this lamburger is cooked to perfection, it's topped with Grueyere cheese, roasted red peppers, arugula, curry ketchup, and yogurt dill sauce Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
  • Food Network

    Guy's favorite was the pulled pork sandwich with pickled jalapenos, onions and a killer hot mustard sauce. The grass fed-lamb burger with yogurt dill sauce and sweet potato fries was "rock star" too. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
  • S A H.

    never disappointed..."

    S A H · June 17, 2014
  • Mina K.

    Delicious Burger! Best in LA!

    Mina Kaway · May 24, 2014
  • Mark R.

    One of the best burgers in LA

    Mark Rigney · May 10, 2014
  • عُمر

    Hmmm, not bad

    عُمر · March 28, 2014
  • Scott B.

    One of the best burgers I've had anywhere. Sweet potato fries are also amazing. Garlic aioli is clutch!

    Scott Boni · January 24, 2014
  • Merry

    No changing tables :(

    Merry · January 11, 2014
  • Shane M.

    Good Luck finding a parking spot. Worth the trouble tho

    Shane Martin · December 11, 2013
  • Lindsay J.

    A fantastic burger! Get it medium, cause that's like a medium rare everywhere else.

    Lindsay Jones · November 2, 2013
  • Hila M.

    We just found out about this place and OMG this place is amazing! You need to take an order and sit down after you will get a number. The employees where very nice the service was very good...

    Hila Med · October 26, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    They curate 12 taps with a keen eye for balance, as well as carry Scoops ice cream in vanilla that factors into a now notorious beef float that helped to launch the beer float trend in L.A.

    Los Angeles · October 21, 2013
  • Trick

    the burger and french fries are excellent

    Trick · September 20, 2013
  • Kevin K.

    This is a wonderful and no nonsense burger joint with a remarkable and constantly rotating craft beer selection. Some of the best stouts in la can be found in this humble white structure...

    Kevin Klauber · September 9, 2013
  • James G.

    Turkey burger was great. Sweet potatoes fries were nice and thick but inconsistent (some burned, some still cold). Slaw was kinda dry.

    James Guan · August 6, 2013
  • Jennifer V.

    Get the lamb burger, only available on Thursdays.

    Jennifer Vercelli · July 25, 2013
  • Thrillist

    Harris Ranch beef, Fiscalini Farms cheddar, arugula, garlic aioli, and ketchup. It's a straight-up amazing burg. Read more

    Thrillist · July 22, 2013
  • Zack Z.

    Skip ketchup on the burger and add spicy mustard. Sweet potato wedges are the best I've had. Caramel Oreo gelato? Bonkers. Also, try onion rings if available.

    Zack Zamora · June 13, 2013
  • Mucho C.

    Burgers & beers. Solid on both accounts. Enjoy.

    Mucho Comida™ · May 28, 2013
  • Michael P.

    Great burgers here but don't just mindlessly add fries as side. The amazingly delicious Golden State Red Potato Salad perfectly complements any of the fine burgers on the menu. Try it next time.

    Michael Pilla · May 18, 2013
  • Lorelei S.

    Always eat the burger!!

    Lorelei Starlitemuse · May 15, 2013
  • Courtney V.

    Potato salad is amazing. Wish I got the burger over the fish and chips though.

    Courtney Vanasse · April 28, 2013
  • Leslie C.

    This is definitely the best burger in LA at a non-ridiculous price point, but the craft beers really make golden state magical. Bonus points: scoops gelato!

    Leslie C · April 27, 2013
  • Eater

    Even the burger is made to celebrate the foods of Cali: California beef cooked to order, California cheese, topped with bacon and arugula. The burger itself is char-grilled and served on brioche.

    Eater · April 18, 2013
  • Federico V.

    Be prepared for street parking!

    Federico Vargas · April 7, 2013
  • EDollaSign

    jalapeño cole slaw over everything!

    EDollaSign · April 4, 2013
  • Lorelei S.

    Eat here all the time!

    Lorelei Starlitemuse · March 27, 2013
  • Dj L.

    This place is the best burger I have had in my life. I am a straight dude and the crowd was a tick gay for my normal dining place but to be honest I would have married the guy who made the burgers!

    Dj Lealos · March 17, 2013
  • Lisa T.

    Menu looks simple, but is brilliantly prepared. Big flavors. You have every right to be bummed out if you forgot to leave room for ice cream.

    Lisa Troutman · March 11, 2013

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