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Hamburger Hamlet

$$ - $$$
South San Fernando Valley
American, Bar, Pub
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4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
+1 818-784-1183
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went with our friends as we all wanted burgers. They got two of our orders wrong and had to change them out. Burger was average, shoestring potatoes were good. It has been years since we have been here, it might be several before we come back.

Thank Marjorie S
Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had dinner here about three weeks ago. The food was very good - everything was fresh, hot and looked great. Our server was excellent, attentive and friendly without crowding us. The prices were very reasonable. The parking kinda sucks - we're newbies to the area so maybe there are parking secrets we don't know, but paying to park to... More 

Thank erikkieser
Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Been there years ago in their Sunset Location. Always enjoyed the starter happy hour, which is no longer available. While we were excited to learn that HH is back, we were disappointed and will not go again, as all food was very mediocre. The service was excellent though.

Thank GuidoKarp
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Hamburger Hamlet in my neighborhood was my go-to place in high school. The food was innovative and fun. But that was almost 40 years ago. My friend and I have visited this Hamlet twice and our overwhelming impression of it is that it is tired. That's sad, because it was a great chain. We started at the bar, waiting... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We have visited HH in the past as family lives close by. The prices on the on-line menu were 50% less than when we arrived at restaurant. We had called in for take out. What a surprise to see a 50% increase in prices. Hamburgers were med rare and we ordered medium well. Will not return.

Thank mwgf
Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Stopped in to have a burger, but decided to go with the lobster bisque and a half chicken salad sandwich instead. I really wasn't impressed with either. My friend got a burger and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tables seemed sticky and overall the place just felt a bit dirty. I wouldn't make it a point to stop by when I'm... More 

Thank iluv2travelnc
Overland Park, KS
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215 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

It was better than average, in fact, they had exactly what we wanted. Decent food, reasonable prices and quick service. Most of us had burgers, they were good. The parking is a bit odd as the so-called lot behind the restaurant where you are supposed to be able to park for free apparently charges now--you won't get your $5 refunded.... More 

Thank weathermankc
Beverly Hills, California
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

These are great restaurants, the food is really good, the drinks are reasonable with decent amounts of pouring. Friendly staff, prompt service, TV's and good atmosphere make this a great lunch, dinner stop.

Thank ronb753
Searchlight, Nevada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We enjoyed their happy hour and at the time (not sure currently) it was running 7 days per week. Lobster Bisque was an odd item to see on a happy hour menu ($7) but the small bowlful was delicious. Sliders were good too and and pleasant bartender made a great rocks Margarita. The bar area is too small for a... More 

Thank DebbieDoesDulles
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Have eaten at Hamburger Hamlets weekly (when they were owned by the original company) since the 1970s. The reason they closed in the first place was because the quality of food had gone down -along with the selection on the menu and the service. The "Original" menu had over 40 kinds of hamburgers that dwindled to about 7 before they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4419 Van Nuys Bl, Los Angeles, CA 91403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-784-1183
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?