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“Can't go wrong here...”
Review of Slater's 50/50

Slater's 50/50
Ranked #13 of 703 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Slater’s 50/50® was founded in 2009 in Anaheim Hills, California by Scott Slater, a San Diego State graduate with a passion for gourmet comfort food and craft beer. Teaming up with Executive Chef Brad Lyons, they created the world’s first 50/50 burger – 50 percent ground bacon and 50 percent ground beef – taking the Southern California restaurant scene by storm. In 2011, the second Slater’s 50/50 opened in Huntington Beach followed quickly by the San Diego location. Since opening, Slater’s 50/50 has won a number of awards and accolades including “Best Burger” by The Orange County Register, OC Weekly and FOX 5 San Diego as well as Best New Restaurant by San Diego Magazine. Slater’s 50/50 has also been featured on national television shows including the Travel Channel’s Bacon Paradise and Discovery Channel’s United States of Bacon.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong here...”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

So any place that has 100+ beers on Tap has to be good!
They will let you sample the beer to determine which ones you like, I can honestly say that we sampled "several" which led to several Pints,

Ok, now for the burgers, if you like Bacon then you cant go wrong here, starting with the 50/50 burger to the bacon salt or the baconaise, really baconaise.

If you like great burgers and great beer you owe it to yourself to give them a try.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“So disappointed!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Their original location is too far away, but I had always wanted to try this place because of the legend. They recently opened in Pasadena in a location that several others had died in, but it was PACKED last night, people standing outside waiting to be seated. Decor was that of the average concept Cheesecake Factory / BJs / Yardhouse. And then it went downhill. The burgers - they won't do the meat rarer than medium because of the bacon, so it was not juicy. The bacon taste was very mild. The sauce and condiments did not bring back the juiciness or flavor. Kudos to a great bun that did not fall apart. But eh! The fries were nothing special either, but their bacon-ketchup was terrific. Others with us had the non-bacon burger and someone had a salad, and we all felt the same way. All in all, there are many better burgers out there, so I won't return here by choice.

  • Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“A Burger Lover's Dream Come True”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Every top of burger imaginable and some you would never imagine. Had the veggie burger and definitely the best veggie burger i have ever had. Son had the 50/50 burger which was the most amazing thing i have ever tasted. The sweet potato fries with pumpkin sauce is to die for

  • Visited September 2013
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“A must do burger!”
Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Wowza. What a great burger place. We had the vampire dip appetizer. It was so delicious. We had a pretzel burger made our way and one 50/50 burger. Half bacon half beef. Both were the best burger. We all liked the regular beef best. But if u love bacon. Then u must try the 50/50. This is best burger I have had. You should try this place. Price for two burgers and appetizer was 33.08. Great prices for the food. 3 of us ate this and wrote the review together.

  • Visited September 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
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“Bacon everything!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Out of the blue, my husband and I decided to drive 30 minutes to try Slater's 50/50. We are so glad we did! The food was as good as everyone said it was, and how can you loose with a hamburger that contains 50% ground bacon? The onion rings were worth the drive alone! I was most pleased with the atmosphere and service. The restaurant had a casual, pub feel to it. They have a HUGE selection of beers on tap...more than I've seen before. Our server was Amanda. She helped us select our beers and was so knowledgeable about the menu options. She did lots of suggested selling, but was never pushy. A restaurant can never succeed with "just good service" or "just good food", but when you combine both, it is a sure winner! Amanda was a gem and we will surely return!

  • Visited September 2013
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