The Golden State

426 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood), Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • burgers
  • scoops ice cream
  • french fries
  • beer
  • gelato
  • root beer
  • cole slaw
  • lemonade
  • street parking
  • pulled pork
  • sandwiches
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • beef
  • fried eggs
  • curry ketchup
  • fish
  • graffiti
  • good service
  • brioche
  • 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. @LAOCfoodie · 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 Lee · 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
  • ɐuǝlǝ ʞ.

    I highly recommend you coming to this DOPE place. Overall a very good burger joint. Try "The Burger", beef is juicy and high quality. Also try cucumber salad, potato wedges, California Greek salad

    ɐuǝlǝ ʞ · August 7, 2014
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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
  • 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 Goetzen · March 22, 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 Rosenbaum · 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
  • 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
  • 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 Day · April 14, 2011
  • Gina G.

    Beer milkshake!!!

    Gina Giovanni · April 15, 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
  • 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
  • Lorelei S.

    Always eat the burger!!

    Lorelei Starlitemuse · May 15, 2013
  • Paul K.

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

    Paul Kuhn · 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 Day · March 13, 2011
  • Danny W.

    Order a burger !!!

    Danny Williams · September 15, 2010
  • Roxanne S.

    Curry ketchup on everything. Absolutely.

    Roxanne Saei · August 8, 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
  • 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.

    Eat here all the time!

    Lorelei Starlitemuse · March 27, 2013
  • Amanda S.

    Best turkey burger, ever.

    Amanda Schulze · February 18, 2013
  • teala c.

    Add jalepenos to The Burger. They are fresh and the perfect kick, especially with the curry ketchup.

    teala comer · May 7, 2012
  • 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 Briggs · November 30, 2011
  • Joy B.

    Beer float!

    Joy Barr · October 25, 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 Schlesinger · August 16, 2011
  • Nicolas R.

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

    Nicolas Rodriquez · 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 Montoya · November 12, 2010
  • Laura M.

    Hot damn, that was a good burger.

    Laura Mulloy · 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'Connor · 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 Voskanian · May 11, 2010
  • David G.

    Go for the fish 'n chips on Friday and saturday

    David Greenwald · 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 Villella · 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 Town · January 13, 2010
  • 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 · 3 weeks ago
  • 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

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