Battle of the Burger 2017: Vote Here

Who slings the best burger in Los Angeles? Vote for your favorite, then taste your way through the best at our very first Time Out L.A. Battle of the Burger.

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Burger fanatics, WE NEED YOU.

L.A. revolutionized fast-food burgers and then elevated the dish to gourmet heights, and it's only getting better. So in this burger capital, we're looking for the absolute best. Think the title should belong to the cult-classic Double-Double? What about Animal's juicy short-rib patty dripping with bone marrow and cheese? On our list of 50 finalists you'll find a burger for every patty-loving Angeleno, but we've got to narrow it down. Help us decide, then we'll announce our finalists and in September, you can taste your way through the city's best at Time Out L.A.'s first ever Battle of the Burger.

Fancy yourself a burger connoisseur? Vote on your favorites here, from the griddled patties by L.A.'s classic burger shacks to decadent options sporting the most rare and mindbogglingly creative ingredients. The title of L.A.'s best burger is in your hands—with great power comes great responsibility, so choose wisely and follow your gut, naturally. 

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For a complete list of rules, click here.


Patty E

I had Umami Burger, 

I went to Apple Pan but never order a burger there.

I didn't have double double (animal style) at In-N-Out Burger

but I did ate some burgers from In-N-Out.

Shack Burger at Shake Shack

I didn't have Bison is Gouda at the Counter, but I had regular burgers at the Counter.

They always put chili on my burger at Original Tommy's Hamburgers when

I didn't ask for any chili.

So I voted Shack Burger at Shake Shack.

Umami Burger was okay. 

Chris J

This is a pretty absurd premise. There is no way that more than one or two people have had even half of the listed burgers. I would guess that 99% of those voting have not even heard of more than half of these restaurants. 

I just really hope that In-n-Out does not win based on crude popularity.  I have no idea how anyone who has ever had even a generic homemade or regular restaurant burger can possibly think that In-n-Out is better than any burger that is not available in a drive-thru (which is a pretty low bar).

Joe R

So easy, yet not listed - The Golden State Burger @ Golden State on Fairfax.