Restaurants in Los Angeles, CA

You can eat your way around the world in Los Angeles, but what are its signature dishes and which are the restaurants that are L.A.’s alone? To the Roadfood devotee, an eating tour of the city would have to include a French Dip sandwich at Philippe’s the Original, a burger and banana cream pie at the Apple Pan, fried chicken dinner at the do-wop classic coffee shop Pann’s, a stack of pancakes at 24/7 Du-Par’s in the Farmer’s Market, flannel cakes at Musso & Frank in Hollywood, matzoh ball soup at Canter’s deli, a corned beef sandwich at Langer’s, good old-style Mexican-American fare at El Tepeyac Cafe, burritos at Al & Bea’s, and a brace of chili dogs at Pink’s. You also need a hamburger — at one time, southern California was America’s Burger Central — and while the original Cassell’s Hamburgers closed a few years back, it is now reborn, and the burgers might be better than ever.

Los Angeles’s Best Restaurants

In-N-Out Burger - Double Double
In-N-Out Burger

LOS ANGELES, CA

Gaffey Street Diner

LOS ANGELES, CA

Earl’s Donuts

LOS ANGELES, CA

Mama’s Hot Tamales Café

LOS ANGELES, CA

Roscoe’s House of Chicken ’n Waffles

LOS ANGELES, CA

Best Fish Taco in Ensenada

LOS ANGELES, CA

Galco’s Soda Pop Stop

LOS ANGELES, CA

Seoul Sausage Co.

LOS ANGELES, CA

Las Fuentes

LOS ANGELES, CA

Cielito Lindo

LOS ANGELES, CA

Stan’s Donuts

LOS ANGELES, CA

Chowder Barge

LOS ANGELES, CA

Ramenya

LOS ANGELES, CA

Cafe Brasil

LOS ANGELES, CA

Waffle

LOS ANGELES, CA

Musso & Frank

LOS ANGELES, CA

Bamboo

LOS ANGELES, CA

Tangaroa Restaurant

LOS ANGELES, CA

Marie’s Coffee Deli

LOS ANGELES, CA

Art’s Famous Chili Dog Stand - Chili Cheese Dog & Chili Dog
Art’s Famous Chili Dog Stand

LOS ANGELES, CA

Tarzana Armenian Deli

LOS ANGELES, CA

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