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“True California!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tommy's Original Hamburger

Tommy's Original Hamburger
2575 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057-1020 (Central L.A)
(213) 389-9060
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Ranked #168 of 8,660 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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243 restaurant reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“True California!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

If you want a great chili cheeseburger go to Tommys! It's no frills, wrapped in wax paper. It's just an awesome burger. Great chilli. I had the calihente burger, a chili cheese with peppers. It was off the hook. I got have a Tommy's burger when I'm in So Cal! You should too.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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193 reviews 193 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“One of the Original Historical Burger Joints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a chili cheeseburger place that produces a delicious concoction of double burgers smothered in a spicy chili and cheese topping. Great tasting and messy. I have been coming here throughout the years and have learned not to eat this food late at night. Very heavy food ! This little restaurant/stand is a landmark.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Ana, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Overload”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Their burgers and tamales are terrific. Everything is covered in their garlicy, spicy chili. The original stand at Beverly and Rampart is a national shrine. Don't believe me? Ask anyone standing in line to eat there.

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Gotta go to the Original Tommy's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is another great original L.A. burger joint. Get a double chili cheeseburger with fries and you will be full for days. Have to go to the original Tommy's at Rampart & Beverly for the full effect.

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Los Angeles, California
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“from a busy corner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Have been eating here since 50's. Used to come here and eat after Lions Drag Strip. Strip gone, Tommy;s still here. Started as downtown L.A. outskirts hangout. Now all over, but Beverly Blvd. stand has a certain "feel" that the others don't have.
Chili is the stand out--on hamburger, cheeseburger, tamale, hot dog, fries--WTH--prices, really reasonable. Food is always fresh--their turnover eliminates anything hanging around.
Folks are easy going, there are no favorites here--everyone is a favorite--

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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