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The Golden State

Central L.A
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426 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1717
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food and atmosphere . . . one of the best burgers around. Located right in mid cities, very accessible and on an eclectic stretch of Fairfax.

Thank pjmalloy
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The food is really good, parking was challenging, but worth the trip. Fast service, but limited seating, especially for large groups.

Thank Claudia T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The best burger I ate so far. Delicious buns, delicious patty, great french fries, absolutely insane taste. The service was medium friendly, but ok.

Thank Luca H
Rutherford, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Came from NJ and ate at The Golden State based on Guy from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Once again, he was right. Excellent burger, great fries and service with a true smile. Everyone was so pleasant there. If you're looking for a great Burger, this is the place to come to.

Thank Dave2295
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great staff and excellent service! The food was well presented and super fast. Would definitely recommend the grilled cheese sandwich.

1 Thank Hanna L
Los Angeles, California
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Relatively cool casual nondescript spot on Fairfax. Never super crowded. Great service. You can bring the kids and have some good beers with your burger. The burger is the thing to get here - juicy, cooked to perfection, great tasting quality beef. One of the best in LA for sure. Love it.

Thank Pollll
Los Angeles
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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stopped by on the way shopping and now I realize what I've been missing!! All the TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS ARE SPOT-ON! The LAMB BURGER is one of the tastiest Burgers you will ever eat .. .. ever .. .. and, with the SWEET POTATO FRIES, you have a flavor riot on your hands .. .. Been in LA 20+ years... More 

Thank Sammy N
Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We hit up the Golden State Saturday for an early dinner because it was on DDD and I was hoping to have the pulled pork. Unfortunately, that's only served on Tuesdays...So, we had a turkey burger, a regular burger, and a hot dog. For sides, we tried the French fries, the sweet potato fries, and the cucumber salad. Though much... More 

Thank BiggunzLV
Seaside, California
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Saw this place on triple D and since I was in the area I thought Id give it a try, and wow the burger was amazing.. Not to mention the curry ketchup. The buns were perfect everything was perfect.

Thank OmarJ76
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Golden State serves fantastic burgers with a great selection of side orders (especially the sweet potato fries) that are equally as delicious. The really specialise in what they do, the burgers we had were cooked to perfection, the cheese and crispy bacon topping perfectly complemented the flavour of the patty. The restaurant is only small inside so be prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1717
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 323-782-8331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?