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Hamburger Hamlet

$$ - $$$
South San Fernando Valley
American, Bar, Pub
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4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
+1 818-784-1183
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Santa Monica, California
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273 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was empty except for a few bar customers. We ran in to get out of the huge rains pouring down. We should have run the other way. Ordered combos consisting of burgers with bacon, etc, and fried thin onion rings. The food was ugh and ugh: meat was awful, full of gristle and tasted stale, bacon was soggy,... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hate that this is the last Hamlet. We have been coming here for decades. The food is still exceptional, the bar is great and the service is impeccable. The only downside is the place is getting a little shabby, needs new carpet, new tile, new upholstery, but we will still eat her, no matter what, great... More 

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Thank SBpicky
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went with our friends as we all wanted burgers. They got two of our orders wrong and had to change them out. Burger was average, shoestring potatoes were good. It has been years since we have been here, it might be several before we come back.

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Thank Marjorie S
Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had dinner here about three weeks ago. The food was very good - everything was fresh, hot and looked great. Our server was excellent, attentive and friendly without crowding us. The prices were very reasonable. The parking kinda sucks - we're newbies to the area so maybe there are parking secrets we don't know, but paying to park to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Been there years ago in their Sunset Location. Always enjoyed the starter happy hour, which is no longer available. While we were excited to learn that HH is back, we were disappointed and will not go again, as all food was very mediocre. The service was excellent though.

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Thank GuidoKarp
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Hamburger Hamlet in my neighborhood was my go-to place in high school. The food was innovative and fun. But that was almost 40 years ago. My friend and I have visited this Hamlet twice and our overwhelming impression of it is that it is tired. That's sad, because it was a great chain. We started at the bar, waiting... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We have visited HH in the past as family lives close by. The prices on the on-line menu were 50% less than when we arrived at restaurant. We had called in for take out. What a surprise to see a 50% increase in prices. Hamburgers were med rare and we ordered medium well. Will not return.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Stopped in to have a burger, but decided to go with the lobster bisque and a half chicken salad sandwich instead. I really wasn't impressed with either. My friend got a burger and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tables seemed sticky and overall the place just felt a bit dirty. I wouldn't make it a point to stop by when I'm... More 

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Overland Park, KS
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215 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

It was better than average, in fact, they had exactly what we wanted. Decent food, reasonable prices and quick service. Most of us had burgers, they were good. The parking is a bit odd as the so-called lot behind the restaurant where you are supposed to be able to park for free apparently charges now--you won't get your $5 refunded.... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

These are great restaurants, the food is really good, the drinks are reasonable with decent amounts of pouring. Friendly staff, prompt service, TV's and good atmosphere make this a great lunch, dinner stop.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-784-1183
Description
We wish to welcome you to The Hamburger Hamlet!

Like many of us who grew up in Los Angeles, The Hamburger Hamlet played a significant role in our friends and families lives. From dinner in Westwood before seeing a movie, to Sunday Brunch in Brentwood, The Hamburger Hamlet was always a home away from home known for simply marvelous food & drink.

Our memories include watching a very dapper man named Harry Lewis go table to table greeting his guests or seeing Marilyn Lewis working with the staff and attending to the guests needs. Still fresh in our memories is our favorite burger paired with a Haagen-Dazs shake, the famous lobster bisque and the apricot chicken wings.

So inspired by what The Hamburger Hamlet represented, that when we had the opportunity to take over such a historic brand, we could not resist the chance to bring it back to the proud tradition and foundation created by your former hosts, Harry and Marilyn Lewis and pay our respects to what they achieved.

Welcome back!

Your Hosts Kevin Michaels and Brett Doherty

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?