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The Oinkster

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2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1238
323-255-6465
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hipster burgers and sandwiches, but worth the price!

You have to have the pork, of course, at least once. Do not miss the pastrami! It is fantastic. I took my family here and everyone enjoyed their burgers and sandwiches. If you are looking for a cheap option, this will not be that. But, don't be fooled by the hamburger-joint feel of this place. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Rich K
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You have to have the pork, of course, at least once. Do not miss the pastrami! It is fantastic. I took my family here and everyone enjoyed their burgers and sandwiches. If you are looking for a cheap option, this will not be that. But, don't be fooled by the hamburger-joint feel of this place. It is truly gourmet and... More 

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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good rueben, but a little sloppy. Service was quick. Burgers were about average. Pulled pork sandwich was good. Outdoor tables as well as indoor tables.

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Monrovia, California
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The barbecue is served in gut-busting portions with tasty hot garlic fries. Can be spicy, so ask before you order, if you are a tenderfoot! Go with the Fosselman's Chocolate Malt for dessert. The outside patio is sublime ...

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Glendale, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best pastrami sandwich! Ordered the oinkster pastrami and shared it. All their sauces are house made so they're amazing. Ordered chilli cheese fries and gobbled those down. The chicken breast with rice pilaf was pretty darn tasty as well! It is self serve seating and people tend to linger after they have eaten so you just have to hover over... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Saw this place on Triple " D " on food TV and they were all raving about this place The Oinkster in Eagle Rock , Califonia ( Los Angeles ) The pulled pork tasted like it had been prepared two days prior and was inedible to the extent I had to go to the bathroom and throw up. The pastrami... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My favorite sandwich is the Cluckster; I've had it 5 or 6 times! Buttermilk fried chicken with just enough spice and the pickled onions put it right at the top! I like their arugula side salad: it's pretty good. They've got really interesting burgers of the month too. I am always tempted to have their cupcake of the day, but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We love this place. Know for the Pastrami but the salads and chicken are very good. beer on tap .Home made ketchup. Purple ice cream is very good.

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Torrance, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A nice little barbecue joint. The pulled pork is great. I prefer the pastrami. Patio is nice and clean thanks to a hard working crew constantly keeping the tables clean and ready to go. Not fancy. Just a nice friendly neighborhood alternative to fast food.

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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I hit this place a couple years ago when we were in the area. We try to hit at least 1 or 2 'Diner's, Drive-In's, and Dive's' spots whenever we travel. This place definitely delivered! So we were on our way home from Irvine today, my wife thought we should hit it again. What a great idea!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I lived in Eagle Rock for many years and this was a go to restaurant. They make their own sauces, brew their beers, smoke their own meats, and just overall a great place to dine. My only complaint is that they don't have enough seating! Since it's an excellent place to eat, they have lots of patrons, and not enough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: 323-255-6465

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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