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Hamburger Hamlet

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South San Fernando Valley
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4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
+1 818-784-1183
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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 - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A blast from the past

For some reason our regular visits to Hamburger Hamlet fell off the radar, and it had been at least 7 years since we had stopped by. We were in the area, and we thought "Let's go back!" and we are glad we did. First off, the place hasn't changed, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The menu had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
deanandmaria
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Van Nuys
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Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were in L.A. for my 50th high school reunion (No. Hollywood High) and ate here twice . . . meeting old friends from the past. What a treat! Best hamburger I had while in L.A. I also had their Cobb Salad that was so big, I shared it with my wife. Delicious. Happy Hour was great and we weren't... More 

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Van Nuys
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

For some reason our regular visits to Hamburger Hamlet fell off the radar, and it had been at least 7 years since we had stopped by. We were in the area, and we thought "Let's go back!" and we are glad we did. First off, the place hasn't changed, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The menu had some new... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were at the Hamlet's for Lunch and had a nice time. They offer many menu items for kids and were very accommodating to our needs. I must recommend the Stella Nelson lunch combo, which I think is valid throughout the day. For $11 you get a soup, small salad AND half of sandwich. I had the Onion Soup which... More 

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Seattle, WA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stopped for lunch. The menu is pretty extensive and features burgers, though we didn't have them. Had fries and sandwiches (club and steak). Good food, reasonably priced. Free refills for our Arnold Palmers.

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This restaurant looks like the kind of place you see in mob movies. It's dark, lots leather , bricks and a full bar! The staff is excellent and worth tipping 20%! The food is a good solid mix of American quizzenee. The fish was excellent and the calimamari was top notch also. It's worth your time!

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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This restaurant is back in a big way! Great breakfast, lunch a big bowl of soup, a salad and a big half of a sandwich for $11.00 and everything is just so fresh and like good home cooking.

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Modesto, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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545 restaurant reviews
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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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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

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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?