The Golden State

426 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood), Los Angeles, CA 90036
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
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    • None
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • "Curry ketchup is a must on the already incredible burger...." (8 tips)
  • "... like the incredible lamb burger on Thursdays, come early!!! They start at 5pm and run..." (2 tips)
  • "The Burger, sweet potato wedges, and an Old Rasputin Float with Brown Bread..." (5 tips)
  • LA Weekly

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

    LA Weekly · December 30, 2010
  • Thrillist

    Try the burger w/ Fiscalini Farmstead cheddar & brown sugar-glazed bacon from the ex-Rustic Canyon chef. Read more

    Thrillist · September 21, 2011
  • H.C. @.

    Be sure to check out their blackboard of rotating craft beers on tap and "after 5 p.m." food specials!

    H.C. @. · May 16, 2011
  • AskMen

    The best place to catch graffiti writers and street artists. Read more

    AskMen · May 6, 2011
  • LA Weekly

    Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info') Read more

    LA Weekly · March 22, 2011
  • Taste Terminal

    When you want The Burger, you go to Golden State on Fairfax. Harris Ranch beef, Fiscalini Farms cheddar, glazed applewood smoke bacon, arugula, aioli and ketchup cooked to your preference. Read more

    Taste Terminal · December 20, 2011
  • Chris L.

    Order the Burger Read more

    Chris L. · March 4, 2010
  • 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
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    HopHeadJim · August 14, 2011
  • Tina-p

    best sweet potatoes wedges I've ever had, seriously amazing. AND they serve scoops ice cream :)

    Tina-p · August 9, 2010
  • Dan R.

    Go to The Golden State and get the burger with the Jalapeno slaw. It's mighty delicious and not as heavy as the fries.

    Dan R. · December 10, 2009
  • 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
  • Eric C.

    Lamb Burger Thrusdays. They're limited, so get there early!

    Eric C. · September 30, 2011
  • Christopher D.

    If you see a spaces on their draft beer board: ask em if they have anything "special" on.

    Christopher D. · April 14, 2011
  • Pleasure Palate

    Enjoyed the burger & the jalapeno coleslaw. One thing to note is the oil used to fry their fish is also used for all their fries. A hint of fishiness on the sweet potato fries turned my friend off.

    Pleasure Palate · May 13, 2010
  • Gina G.

    Beer milkshake!!!

    Gina G. · April 15, 2010
  • Julie G.

    They serve Scoops ice cream here, which, in my opinion, is the best gelato in LA. They only carry about 6 flavors but it's still a nice touch. And the beer float (Rasputin stout with ice cream) is a f

    Julie G. · March 22, 2010
  • Mark R.

    Have the burger cooked as rare as you can handle...great beef and great ingredients make a great burger.

    Mark R. · February 20, 2010
  • Lorelei S.

    Always eat the burger!!

    Lorelei S. · May 15, 2013
  • Paul K.

    Best burger in LA. Try the curry ketchup and craft beers.

    Paul K. · August 24, 2011
  • Christopher D.

    Beer braised pulled pork on Tuesdays. Best lamb burger EVER on Thursday's. Fish and chip fri-sat. Oh, and their BLT is awesome!! PS: feel free to pair ANY beer with ANY gelato for your beer float.

    Christopher D. · March 13, 2011
  • Danny W.

    Order a burger !!!

    Danny W. · September 15, 2010
  • 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
  • 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 P. · May 18, 2013
  • Lorelei S.

    Eat here all the time!

    Lorelei S. · March 27, 2013
  • Bharat S.

    Get a veggie burger. Hold the avocado. Delish.

    Bharat S. · December 5, 2011
  • Josh B.

    If you're coming for the dinner specials, like the incredible lamb burger on Thursdays, come early!!! They start at 5pm and run out fast.

    Josh B. · November 30, 2011
  • Anton S.

    One of the best in LA. Can't go wrong with the regular burger medium rare. The turkey burger is also a satisfying alternative & you cant go wrong with the sweet potato fries w some curry ketchup

    Anton S. · August 16, 2011
  • Nicolas R.

    Order the Lamb Burger which is available on Thursdays. Chase with a beer, post haste!

    Nicolas R. · February 24, 2011
  • Marc O Polo M.

    Burger is good, but do not ask for well done. Once you do the cashiers attitude changes and she clearly become a witch to you. Not only did she do withe, but he did it with another couple as well.

    Marc O Polo M. · November 12, 2010
  • Laura M.

    Hot damn, that was a good burger.

    Laura M. · November 1, 2010
  • David O.

    Turkey burger is good but a tad salty. I'll have to do the burger next time. Worth a trip.

    David O. · October 6, 2010
  • Lawrence T.

    The Burger, sweet potato wedges, and an Old Rasputin Float with Brown Bread gelato!

    Lawrence T. · August 7, 2010
  • Allen V.

    hands down the tastiest and BEST burger in town!!! try the sweet potato fries with curry ketchup, brilliant!

    Allen V. · May 11, 2010
  • David G.

    Go for the fish 'n chips on Friday and saturday

    David G. · April 27, 2010
  • Kyle V.

    They cook an amazing burger, but make sure you ask for medium well. They're "medium" is bit rarer than most.

    Kyle V. · April 7, 2010
  • Charles B.

    Get the DuganA IPA.

    Charles B. · January 23, 2010
  • Monkey T.

    Delicious hot dogs and Craftman 1903: this is one of my favorite places to enjoy a beer and people watch.

    Monkey T. · January 13, 2010
  • Omer

    Hmmm, not bad

    Omer · 3 weeks ago
  • Scott B.

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

    Scott B. · January 24
  • Merry

    No changing tables :(

    Merry · January 11
  • Shane M.

    Good Luck finding a parking spot. Worth the trouble tho

    Shane M. · December 11, 2013
  • Lindsay J.

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

    Lindsay J. · 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 M. · October 26, 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 K. · 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 G. · August 6, 2013
  • Jennifer V.

    Get the lamb burger, only available on Thursdays.

    Jennifer V. · July 25, 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 Z. · June 13, 2013
  • Mucho C.

    Burgers & beers. Solid on both accounts. Enjoy.

    Mucho C. · May 28, 2013

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