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Hamburger Hamlet

$$$
South San Fernando Valley
American, Hamburgers, Californian
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4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
+1 818-784-1183
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: We wish to welcome you to The Hamburger Hamlet! Like many of us who grew...
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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  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service, perfect location

Found this as a place to eat right before a movie around the corner. Parking was easy although we were charged the $4 parking before meal and I don't think that was supposed to happen. But the manager-looking-person took care of before we left. The burgers were cooked to our specification and they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Princess_Sondra
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Modesto, California
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Modesto, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Found this as a place to eat right before a movie around the corner. Parking was easy although we were charged the $4 parking before meal and I don't think that was supposed to happen. But the manager-looking-person took care of before we left. The burgers were cooked to our specification and they were all delicious! My daughter had a... More 

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California
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1,677 reviews 1,677 reviews
535 restaurant reviews
624 helpful votes 624 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I wish there were more Hamburger Hamlets. So many have been shut down. I thought they had been but then saw this one. Same flavorful beef, same wonderful burger.

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After a much needed hiatus from a lousy menu and bad food we returned to an old favorite. The Hamburger Hamlet had been a staple for good food, fantastic service and a nostalgic menu. After years of crowded lunches and hopes for a friday night table the Hamlet restaurant chain practically vanished. The ones that remained were tired and the... More 

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Pago Pgo
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Once upon a time... Hamburger hamlets were all over Los Angeles, but in the past few years they have slowly been disappearing! Well, this location reopened and it's just as good as before, and in some ways maybe better. I spoke to the GM and the owner, both of whom introduced themselves to our party and they were friendly and... More 

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Oswego, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been going to Hamburger Hamlet since I was a kid and though it has changed over the years as the owners have changed, it is still a great place to eat. Great menu. Service and atmosphere are good. Definitely one of our haunts when we are in LA.

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Newport Beach, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I realize we were in a family group, which can be difficult, but a minor meat substitution, and one separate check does not seem to be too much to ask. I guess when the tip is included with a group check, the waitress doesn't have to care.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We actually ate at the Hamburger Hamlet in Pasadena after the Rose Bowl parade. Don't be fooled by the name: this place was posh. The booths were leather, the tables were mahogany, the napkins linen. The food was amazing. We had a limited menu. One of our lunch companions had the chicken sandwich, which she didn't recommend. The chicken was... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The burgers are great, the fries crispy and tasty, and when you go ask for a plate of "those potatoes." They are not on the menu any more but they still make them and they are well worth the trip all by themselves.

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San Diego, CA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I went to Hamburger Hamlet a lot when I was growing up in L.A. so going there again after many years is very nostalgic. So I had to have the lobster bisque and it is even better than I remember it. I ate every bit of the bowl serving which was huge. I also used to have the spinach and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Growing up in L.A., Hambuger Hamlet was a favorite. Visiting this month, had to make a stop there. Had the Stella...a great value that included a cup of their famous french onion soup, half a sandwich and a small salad. Very filling, very tasty! The entire menu has all sorts of options for every taste and their burgers are still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-784-1183

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Californian

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
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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