The Apple Pan

Restaurants , American Westside
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Photograph: Cbl62 at en.wikipedia
Apple Pan
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Photograph: Marshall Astor
Steak burger at Apple Pan

Queue up and ring around a U-shaped counter at this West LA institution, which has escaped time. Burger patties sizzle on the griddle that's been around for decades (since 1927, to be exact) and served by friendly waiters that seem to have been around for just as long. The go-to order: Don't miss the smoky Hickory burger ($7.10) slathered in house sauce. Pair with an order of crispy fries and save room for a slice of homemade apple pie (á la mode, all the way). Be prepared to pay cash only and, on a sweltering day, opt for a seat by the door at this no-AC joint.

Venue name: The Apple Pan
Contact:
Address: 10801 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles
90064
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 11am-midnight; Fri-Sun 11-1am
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Eric L
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Although there is no chance I give my "Best Burger in LA" blue ribbon to Apple Pan after devouring the likes of 25 Degrees, The Golden State, and Father's Office, The Apple Pan has a very solid, classic burger with its famed Hickory Burger. If you sit down at the counter here, be prepared to know exactly what you want and how you want it, otherwise be verbally trampled. Don't worry: there aren't many menu items to choose from so as to not be overwhelmed. Thumbs up for the classic metal paper cup holders for soda (tonic? pop? Coke?). Overall, The Apple Pan isn't overrated or underrated, in my opinion. Tip: Cash only! Be ready, all you paper free millennials.

Jakob N. Layman
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The Apple Pan churns out a solid burger, but it isn't exactly worth traveling for. It's worth going to say you've gone and so you can join the conversation of how great Apple Pan is vs. how overrated Apple Pan is.