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Apple Pan

10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-2105 (Westside)
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Ranked #263 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hamburgers
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Westside
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180 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You grab a bar stool around a horseshoe shaped counter and can see your food being prepared. I tried the hickory burger - try it but ask for less sauce - and fries, very enjoyable. The service is attentive and personable. They even pour the ketchup for you on a separate plate. Cokes come from a can and are poured... More

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good food and quality! It is like going back in time to the Richie Cunningham days to a horse shoe bar and paper hats. It is small and busy so expect to wait but it is well worth it. A true Los Angeles instituion.

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Santa Monica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Greasy, sloppy burgers, curt staff, no air conditioning, and lousy coffee. This not cheap old fashioned burger joint used to be wonderful; now it sucks. We visited a nearby multiplex movie house, and then stopped here. Got a street parking spot, walked into Apple Pan, and the day went to ruin. Dream memories turned into a sweaty nightmare. Avoid this... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been coming to this place for years. Once you order a hickory burger with fries here, it will be etched in your food memory, and you will crave it like I am right now. It is a far drive for me, but may have to hoof it soon. The counter is always packed for good reason. I never... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great value, amazing quality. They only have like 30 seats, so you wait to be seated. Its a great experience, and the food is very good. Great if you like burgers, not that many vegetarian options. Burgers about 8usd with tax. Improvement: They could clean the bar more.

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While effectively and authentically reminiscent of the classic mid-twentieth century vibe so popular in fake, trendy 'retro' establishments around Los Angeles, the Apple Pan's cuisine is lacking in the very department that should be its strength: taste. The hamburgers are on the greasy side and astonishingly bland, even when dripping with the bottled condiment of your choice. The french fries... More

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Haifa, Israel
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I love hamburgers...but this place is not for me. To begin with, when you wait to sit, there are no numbers or lists, you just stand behind some people seated at the counter and wait for them to finish. "How quaint"...no, it's just unpleasant, you feel like your rushing those who came before you, and rushed by those who come... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Hickory Burger is THE best thing on the menu! My sweetie has not been here for about 40 years and it was all he could talk about -- going to the Apple Pan when we visit L.A. We has the fries also and the apple pie a la mode, but the burger was the best thing on the menu.... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you don't agree with the title of my review than I am so sorry for your ignorance. Everything about the Apple Pan is perfect. It's extremely old school, most of the waiters have been working there for decades and they take their jobs seriously. This is not the kind of place to meet for a long meal, this place... More

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Folsom, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ok, the Apple Pan will never win a Michelin star but it's still the greatest. This Place has not changed a thing in over 70 years because it just doesn't need to. After all, why mess with perfection. The hickory burger is still the best burger in America, the fries awesome, the pie is killer, the memories can't be replaced.... More

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