The Golden State

426 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood), Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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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
  • 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 · 1 week ago
  • L'

    Healthy burger

    L' · 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • ℰℓⓔn℁ ✓.

    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

    ℰℓⓔn℁ ✓ · August 7, 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
  • Thatiana T.

    Antes de sentar, vai direto ao caixa e fava seu pedido! Atendimento bom

    Thatiana Thales · June 2, 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
  • Amanda S.

    Best turkey burger, ever.

    Amanda Schulze · February 18, 2013
  • Luciano C.

    Great new find. Loved the jalapeño cole slaw.

  • Andrew R.

    Root beers fit for a king. The golden crown for this Golden State.

    Andrew Rafner · December 29, 2012
  • HopHeadJim

    Sunday night special: ITALIAN BEEF. Chicago-style. The only one in town.

    HopHeadJim · December 11, 2012
  • EDollaSign

    The only side that matters in my eyes? Jalapeno cole slaw!

    EDollaSign · November 24, 2012
  • Nahj B.

    Try the cheeseburger best plain burger I've ever had

    Nahj Bogan · September 1, 2012
  • Superb

    Can't go wrong with the burger and sweet potato wedges!

    Superb · August 16, 2012
  • Food Republic

    The mission of The Golden State is to be “a talent show for the best makers of food and drink in California” That means that the beers they serve (with a few exceptions) are all Cali born and bred. Read more

    Food Republic · May 23, 2012

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