Famous LA Eatery Webpage

There is something special about a restraunt that is known locally and has been around for years. This list is meant to offer a few suggesions about "special" restraunts in the LA area that all have amazing speciaties. These restraunts almost all have a few things in common:

  • They usually only take cash
  • They stay open late
  • There is only one or at most a few locations
  • They have been open for over 20 years
  • There is always a wait or a line

    I have eaten at least once at every one of these locations and think that each one has something to offer. My advice, if you pass by one of these places, stop in. Enjoy

    Titos Tacos
    Established 1959
    11222 Washington place
    Culver City, CA 90230
    Specialty: Beef tacos (with cheese)

    Phillipe the Original
    Established 1908
    1001 N Alameda St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Specialty: French Dip Sandwich (picked eggs if you like 'em)

    Johnnie's Pastrami
    4017 Sepulveda Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90230
    Specialty: Pastrami Sandwich (crinkle cut fries)

    Dr Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas Bar-Be-Que
    Established 1969
    8136 Sepulveda Blvd
    van Nuys, CA 91402
    Specialty: BBQ beef Sandwich

    Established 1939
    709 N. La Brea Blvd.
    L.A., CA 90038.
    Specialty: Hot Dogs

    Tommy's Famous Hamburgers
    Established 1946
    2575 W. Beverly Blvd.
    Specialty: Chili Burgers
    Note: While Tommy's now is a chain, the original is far better than any of the franchise restraunts.

    Zankou Chicken
    Multiple Locations in the LA area
    Specialty: Mediterranean (schwarma, chicken, humos, etc)
    Note: All members of the chain are all very good.

    El Cholo
    Established 1923
    Multiple Locations in the LA area (La, Irvine, Santa Monica, LA)
    Specialty: Mexican, specifically shredded chicken

  • If you have a restraunt you feel should be on the list, you can e-mail me at ctsvett@verizon.net

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