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10 Best Fast Food Burgers in Los Angeles (Ranked)

In-N-Out Double Double Burger in Los Angeles, CA

Ranked: The Top 10 Fast Food Burgers in Los Angeles for 2024. The city might be famous for its health fads like kale smoothies and quinoa detoxes but LA also have some of the tastiest burgers in the world. From the iconic In-N-Out Burger to the classic McDonalds: here are LA's best fast food burgers.

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Ranked: Fast Food Burgers in Los Angeles

📍 Location: 7009 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

⌚ Hours: 10:30AM to 1AM, Daily

🍔 Most Popular Burger: Double-Double

In-N-Out Burger is one of the most popular and well-known burger joints in LA County, as it was the first drive-thru hamburger stand in ALL of California. If you visit In-N-Out Burger Los Angeles, be prepared to devour delicious hamburgers, fries, and shakes, as everything is made to order.

🪄 Insider Tip: Every In-N-Out Burger has a "not-so-secret" menu, which was crafted based on the way some of their customers like their burgers prepared.

📍 1st LA Location: 2575 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057

⌚ Hours: 24/7

🍔 Most Popular Burger: Double Chili Cheeseburger

Original Tommy's has been one of the top California burger chains since they opened in 1946. What makes Original Tommy's have some of the most unique and best burgers in Los Angeles is their addition of chili on all of their burgers, fries, breakfast burritos, and hot dogs. They also have chili-free options.

🪄 Insider Tip: Quentin Tarantino rented the entire original location of Original Tommy's to spend 12 hours filming for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", and didn't even end up using the footage.

📍 1st LA Location: 5623 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

⌚ Hours: 12PM-8PM, Daily

🍔 Most Popular Burger: Goldburger

Goldburger is new to the LA burger scene, as they were established in late 2018, but their tasty grass-fed beef burgers have quickly impressed as some of the best burgers in Los Angeles. Their high quality ingredients and house-made sauces will be sure to make your mouth water. They also have a "not-burger" part of their menu, with options such as a reuben, grilled cheese, and fries.

🪄 Insider Tip: In 2019, Goldburger competed at LA Food & Wine and it was voted as the Best Burger in LA.

📍 Location: 7450 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

⌚ Hours: 11AM to 1AM+, Daily

🍔 Most Popular Burger: The Fatburger (Medium 1/3 lb.)

Fatburger has been known as one of California's burger chains since 1947, originally going by the name of Mr. Fatburger for the first five years. Fatburger is one of the best burger places in LA because of their 100% pure lean beef (oh, the irony), customizable toppings, and every burger being built-to-order.

🪄 Insider Tip: Owning a Fatburger franchise is a popular celebrity investment, just ask Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Montel Williams, and Queen Latifah.

📍 Location: 9215 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

⌚ Hours: 10:30AM-10PM, Daily

🍔 Most Popular Burger: Charburger

The Habit Burger Grill is the place to be if you're looking for fast food California style. Chargrilled burgers on an open flame, the best ingredients, world-class service, and a variety of different menu options draw in locals and tourists alike to one of the best fast food restaurants in LA. They also offer some unique twists, such as burgers served on grilled sourdough, creating a unique sandwich-burger mashup.

🪄 Insider Tip: There are many different The Habit Burger Grill food trucks that roam around California for street food as well as catering.

📍 1st LA Location: 8351 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

⌚ Hours: Sun-Thurs 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-12AM

🍔 Most Popular Burger: 1/2 lb Cheeseburger

Carneys has some of the best fast food in Los Angeles with hot dogs and burgers as the primary menu choices, setting it apart from a lot of its competitors because of their addition of chili to some items. Although there are options without chili, they have become widely known around California for their chili-burgers impeccable taste.

🪄 Insider Tip: Carney's was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto V as well as in NCIS: Los Angeles.

📍 1st LA Location: 10207 Lakewood Blvd., Downey, CA 90241

⌚ Hours: Sun-Thurs 6AM-10PM Fri-Sat 6AM-11PM

🍔 Most Popular Burger: Big Mac

McDonald's is one of the most iconic burger places in LA that can easily go overlooked, simply because it is arguably one of the most common fast food restaurants in Los Angeles, California, if not the entire world. McDonald's doesn't fail to disappoint with it's extensive and fairly-priced menu of juicy burgers, breakfast items, chicken & fish sandwiches, kids meals, and let's not forget their world-famous french fries.

🪄 Insider Tip: The first LA location of McDonald's in Downey is drive-thru only, and it also happens to be the oldest McDonald's in the world.

📍 Location: 3020 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

⌚ Hours: 24 hours/day

🍔 Most Popular Burger: Double Del Cheeseburger

Not all California fast food is primarily burgers, and Del Taco is a great example at how fast food restaurants don't need to stick to one style of food. This primarily American-Mexican fast food chain has breakfast, burritos, nachos, tacos, quesadillas, and more...however, their burgers are even better, and IYKYK that these are some of the best fast food burgers around LA.

🪄 Insider Tip: On the popular Netflix show Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin's character Frankie constantly is mentioning her affinity for Del Taco throughout the entire show.

📍 1st LA Location: 8520 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

⌚ Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30AM-10:30PM, Fri-Sun 10:30AM-11:30PM

🍔 Most Popular Burger: ShackBurger

Shake Shack came to LA and immediately competed as one of the best burgers in the city. Priding themselves on their 100% Angus beef blend, which is never frozen, raised in the USA, and free of hormones and antibiotics, their vast menu offers multiple burger options, as well as chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and more.

🪄 Insider Tip: Shake Shack has seasonal specialty burgers - try their current special now, the Korean BBQ Burger, as it's only available for a limited time.

📍 1st LA Location: 735 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017

⌚ Hours: 10AM-11:30PM, Daily

🍔 Most Popular Burger: MeltBurger

The Melt is one of the fast food restaurants in Los Angeles that really doesn't feel like fast food because of it's high quality, 100% all-natural Angus & Wagyu beef. Their menu features four different cheese burgers as well as other cheesy options such as grilled cheese sandwiches and mac-n-cheese.

🪄 Insider Tip: Order the tomato soup to dip your grilled cheese or burger in for a tasty upgrade.


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