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The Golden State



426 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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(323) 782-8331

Hours

  • Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars, Burger Restaurants


4.6 of 5.0 from 130 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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The Golden State Reviews

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  • Nate T.The Burger at The Golden State

    33333 by Nate T.


  • Brian The Burger

    22222 by Brian


  • Danny N.One of the better veggie burgers I've had in quite a while. A few choice beers. Will gladly go back.

    55555 by Danny N.


  • Josef S.The veggie burger is one of the best I've had in LA. The jalapeño slaw is awesome and so are the sweet potato wedges. Top burger joint!

    55555 by Josef S.


  • Rishi RThe chicken sandwich - make it Greek - absolutely incredible! Haven't had such a good sandwich in a long time! Try the curry ketchup too, goes great with almost anything!

    55555 by Rishi R


  • Rayshawn JThe burgers are juicy and cheesy. Great price as well.

    55555 by Rayshawn J


  • Frank S.You must try the Fried Chicken Sandwich

    55555 by Frank S.


  • Drew T.Burger and fries were solid, however when I asked to sample a beer on tap they said they were too rare and expensive, this is after I had tossed down nearly $50 for lunch for two people.

    33333 by Drew T.


  • Mr EHorrible service. I ordered my meal to go so I could eat half and save the rest for later. They told me I was not allowed to eat at the restaurant. Stupid rule and poor management.

    11111 by Mr E


  • Trent R.The chips! So good.

    55555 by Trent R.


  • Paul M.solid bacon cheeseburger. +1 for having Scoops ice cream.

    33333 by Paul M.


  • Off The Menu mPatty Melt: A house made burger topped with roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese, wedged between two pieces of sourdough.

    55555 by Off The Menu m


  • Stephen S.Come for the burgers and beer....stay for the gelato.

    55555 by Stephen S.


  • RolandThe burgers are great

    55555 by Roland


  • Alexa WhitesideGot The Burger (medium rare) with the sweet potato fries. The patty was just as delicious as Umami and the thick fries mad this meal an absolute delight.

    55555 by Alexa Whiteside


  • Roxanne S.Although, I always go for the side of fries (either regular or sweet potato), the cucumber salad is a GREAT substitute. Healthy, too.

    55555 by Roxanne S.


  • Thomas C.Simple, American food done to perfection. Imagine if In N Out decided to create their own upscale $6 burger joint. This is a close match.

    55555 by Thomas C.


  • L'Healthy burger

    55555 by L'


  • Marleine P.The Burger, plus caramelized onions, is perfection. Multi-napkin juicy and delicious, without making you feel like your ate a brick. Get the jalapeno coke slaw too. Light and crunchy.

    55555 by Marleine P.


  • Food NetworkMake sure to get the Lamb Burger. It's cooked to perfection, then topped with Gruyere cheese, roasted red peppers, arugula, curry ketchup and a yogurt-dill sauce.

    55555 by Food Network


  • Boris M.Sure, the curry ketchup is amazing, but don't forget about the four different types of mustard!! Four!!

    55555 by Boris M.


  • Joseph KVery accomodating people here, "great" customer service. Be sure to leave a tip in the red jar by the register. There's a counter to the right of the register for silverware, napkins, sauces & water.

    33333 by Joseph K


  • Joseph KThe Burger, Fries & Belgian or whatever good beer rotating on their list (check their chalkboard on the wall or ask)👍

    55555 by Joseph K


  • Alex B.delicious and simple burger. arguably the best in LA. mint infused lemonade is soooo good too.

    55555 by Alex B.


  • Carmen N.Their burger has become a classic in a very short time. Pair with a Racer 5.

    55555 by Carmen N.


  • Roxanne S.Curry ketchup on everything. Absolutely.

    55555 by Roxanne S.


  • Kent CFantastic burger. No crazy gimmicks just great ingredients cooked well. Good atmosphere and friendly low-key service. They also serve Scoops ice cream.

    55555 by Kent C


  • Food NetworkGuy's favorite was the pulled pork sandwich with pickled jalapenos, onions and a killer hot mustard sauce. The grass fed-lamb burger with yogurt dill sauce and sweet potato fries was "rock star" too.

    55555 by Food Network


  • Food NetworkAfter this lamburger is cooked to perfection, it's topped with Grueyere cheese, roasted red peppers, arugula, curry ketchup, and yogurt dill sauce

    55555 by Food Network


  • S A H.never disappointed..."

    55555 by S A H.


  • Thatiana T.Antes de sentar, vai direto ao caixa e fava seu pedido! Atendimento bom

    33333 by Thatiana T.


  • Mina NDelicious Burger! Best in LA!

    55555 by Mina N


  • Mark R.One of the best burgers in LA

    55555 by Mark R.


  • عُمرHmmm, not bad

    22222 by عُمر


  • Scott B.One of the best burgers I've had anywhere. Sweet potato fries are also amazing. Garlic aioli is clutch!

    55555 by Scott B.


  • Maria S.No changing tables :(

    33333 by Maria S.


  • Shane M.Good Luck finding a parking spot. Worth the trouble tho

    33333 by Shane M.


  • Lindsay J.A fantastic burger! Get it medium, cause that's like a medium rare everywhere else.

    55555 by Lindsay J.


  • Hila M.We just found out about this place and OMG this place is amazing! You need to take an order and sit down after you will get a number. The employees where very nice the service was very good...

    55555 by Hila M.


  • Los AngelesThey curate 12 taps with a keen eye for balance, as well as carry Scoops ice cream in vanilla that factors into a now notorious beef float that helped to launch the beer float trend in L.A.

    55555 by Los Angeles


  • Trickthe burger and french fries are excellent

    55555 by Trick


  • Kevin K.This is a wonderful and no nonsense burger joint with a remarkable and constantly rotating craft beer selection. Some of the best stouts in la can be found in this humble white structure...

    55555 by Kevin K.


  • James G.Turkey burger was great. Sweet potatoes fries were nice and thick but inconsistent (some burned, some still cold). Slaw was kinda dry.

    33333 by James G.


  • Jennifer V.Get the lamb burger, only available on Thursdays.

    55555 by Jennifer V.


  • ThrillistHarris Ranch beef, Fiscalini Farms cheddar, arugula, garlic aioli, and ketchup. It's a straight-up amazing burg.

    55555 by Thrillist


  • Zack Z.Skip ketchup on the burger and add spicy mustard. Sweet potato wedges are the best I've had. Caramel Oreo gelato? Bonkers. Also, try onion rings if available.

    55555 by Zack Z.


  • Mucho C.Burgers & beers. Solid on both accounts. Enjoy.

    55555 by Mucho C.


  • Michael P.Great burgers here but don't just mindlessly add fries as side. The amazingly delicious Golden State Red Potato Salad perfectly complements any of the fine burgers on the menu. Try it next time.

    55555 by Michael P.


  • Lorelei S.Always eat the burger!!

    55555 by Lorelei S.


  • Courtney V.Potato salad is amazing. Wish I got the burger over the fish and chips though.

    55555 by Courtney V.


  • Leslie C.This is definitely the best burger in LA at a non-ridiculous price point, but the craft beers really make golden state magical. Bonus points: scoops gelato!

    55555 by Leslie C.


  • EaterEven the burger is made to celebrate the foods of Cali: California beef cooked to order, California cheese, topped with bacon and arugula. The burger itself is char-grilled and served on brioche.

    55555 by Eater


  • Federico V.Be prepared for street parking!

    55555 by Federico V.


  • EDollaSignjalapeño cole slaw over everything!

    55555 by EDollaSign


  • Lorelei S.Eat here all the time!

    33333 by Lorelei S.


  • Dj L.This place is the best burger I have had in my life. I am a straight dude and the crowd was a tick gay for my normal dining place but to be honest I would have married the guy who made the burgers!

    55555 by Dj L.


  • Lisa T.Menu looks simple, but is brilliantly prepared. Big flavors. You have every right to be bummed out if you forgot to leave room for ice cream.

    55555 by Lisa T.


  • Amanda S.Best turkey burger, ever.

    55555 by Amanda S.


  • Luciano C.Great new find. Loved the jalapeño cole slaw.

    55555 by Luciano C.


  • Andrew R.Root beers fit for a king. The golden crown for this Golden State.

    55555 by Andrew R.


  • HopHeadJimSunday night special: ITALIAN BEEF. Chicago-style. The only one in town.

    55555 by HopHeadJim


  • EDollaSignThe only side that matters in my eyes? Jalapeno cole slaw!

    33333 by EDollaSign


  • Valerie P.Cool place - not just burgers!

    55555 by Valerie P.


  • nahj b.Try the cheeseburger best plain burger I've ever had

    55555 by nahj b.


  • GrubwithusCan't go wrong with the burger and sweet potato wedges!

    55555 by Grubwithus


  • Food RepublicThe mission of The Golden State is to be “a talent show for the best makers of food and drink in California” That means that the beers they serve (with a few exceptions) are all Cali born and bred.

    55555 by Food Republic


  • teala c.Add jalepenos to The Burger. They are fresh and the perfect kick, especially with the curry ketchup.

    55555 by teala c.


  • Rebs Y.Order the Beer Float: "a marriage of cold creaminess and explosive fizz, innocent sweetness and a blast of pungent, hoppy bitterness."

    55555 by Rebs Y.


  • Souris H.Arrive for lunch by 1215. By 1230 its a zoo!

    33333 by Souris H.


  • Lawrence T.If you get regular fries, don't miss out on the curry ketchup!!

    55555 by Lawrence T.


  • Don O.The house burger is great with one of the beers of the week!

    55555 by Don O.


  • Taste TerminalWhen you want The Burger, you go to Golden State on Fairfax. Harris Ranch beef, Fiscalini Farms cheddar, glazed applewood smoke bacon, arugula, aioli and ketchup cooked to your preference.

    55555 by Taste Terminal


  • Bharat S.Get a veggie burger. Hold the avocado. Delish.

    55555 by Bharat S.


  • Josh B.If you're coming for the dinner specials, like the incredible lamb burger on Thursdays, come early!!! They start at 5pm and run out fast.

    55555 by Josh B.


  • Thirsty J.Will be back for grass-fed hot dogs (Let's Be Frank)

    55555 by Thirsty J.


  • Heather D.Best hot dog I think I've ever had. Exotic ice cream flavors; I had "brown bread" ice cream and Andy had "red velvet".

    55555 by Heather D.


  • Brandon A.I absolutely love this place. Dining in or picking up. Food is AMAZING.

    55555 by Brandon A.


  • Joy B.Beer float!

    55555 by Joy B.


  • Sarah B.Try the tuna melt! Delicious!

    55555 by Sarah B.


  • Jonathan T.Get curry ketchup!

    55555 by Jonathan T.


  • mbLamb burgers!

    55555 by mb


  • Eric C.Lamb Burger Thrusdays. They're limited, so get there early!

    55555 by Eric C.


  • ThrillistTry the burger w/ Fiscalini Farmstead cheddar & brown sugar-glazed bacon from the ex-Rustic Canyon chef.

    55555 by Thrillist


  • Daniel C.Avoid this place! staff is obnoxious and the food mediocre at best

    22222 by Daniel C.


  • Paul K.Best burger in LA. Try the curry ketchup and craft beers.

    55555 by Paul K.


  • Amy J.Ask for your burger extra rare.

    55555 by Amy J.


  • Daniel C.Avoid this place, they spit on the food!

    11111 by Daniel C.


  • Anton S.One of the best in LA. Can't go wrong with the regular burger medium rare. The turkey burger is also a satisfying alternative & you cant go wrong with the sweet potato fries w some curry ketchup

    55555 by Anton S.


  • Greg B.New Belgium Le Terrior! Sour amazing beer. I need to find this for the fridge at home.

    55555 by Greg B.


  • Prometheus SpringsOrder the burger with a Prometheus Springs Spicy Pear Elixir

    55555 by Prometheus Springs


  • AlexCome on tuesdays for the amazing pork shoulder sammich.

    55555 by Alex


  • H.C. @.Be sure to check out their blackboard of rotating craft beers on tap and "after 5 p.m." food specials!

    55555 by H.C. @.


  • John H.Get "The Burger," fries and a root beer. Try the curry ketchup too. Father's Office is still better than this place though.

    55555 by John H.


  • AskMenThe best place to catch graffiti writers and street artists.

    55555 by AskMen


  • Christopher D.If you see a spaces on their draft beer board: ask em if they have anything "special" on.

    55555 by Christopher D.


  • Matthew KGreat burger

    55555 by Matthew K


  • Michael M.Quite possibly the best burger in LA.

    55555 by Michael M.


  • LA WeeklyFeatured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info')

    55555 by LA Weekly


  • Adam L.Good burger, but not worth the hype in my opinion

    33333 by Adam L.


  • Christopher D.Beer braised pulled pork on Tuesdays. Best lamb burger EVER on Thursday's. Fish and chip fri-sat. Oh, and their BLT is awesome!! PS: feel free to pair ANY beer with ANY gelato for your beer float.

    55555 by Christopher D.


  • Christina D.Yummy burger, and great beer selection.

    55555 by Christina D.


  • TonyBe a man and put a fried egg on that burger.

    33333 by Tony


  • Rosemary tBurgers were great! Must return to try lamb burgers on Thursday!

    55555 by Rosemary t


  • Nicolas R.Order the Lamb Burger which is available on Thursdays. Chase with a beer, post haste!

    55555 by Nicolas R.


  • Matthew J.The Sweet Potato Wedges are heaven in your mouth. The Burger is a staple and if you're not gonna get a brew the lemonade has a good kick to it. Also, service = spetac

    55555 by Matthew J.


  • Tony MThe best quality burger in Los Angeles plus a great craft beer list curated by knowledgable, friendly owners. Without a doubt, one of my favorite spots in town.

    55555 by Tony M


  • LA WeeklyFeatured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

    55555 by LA Weekly


  • Marc O Polo M.Burger is good, but do not ask for well done. Once you do the cashiers attitude changes and she clearly become a witch to you. Not only did she do withe, but he did it with another couple as well.

    33333 by Marc O Polo M.


  • Laura EHot damn, that was a good burger.

    33333 by Laura E


  • David O.Turkey burger is good but a tad salty. I'll have to do the burger next time. Worth a trip.

    55555 by David O.


  • Danny W.Order a burger !!!

    33333 by Danny W.


  • Pinzon G.Seriously the best burger in LA!!! Ha don't think so, good burger but not great clearly over rated. Jalapeno slaw well let's just say never again.

    33333 by Pinzon G.


  • Tina-pbest sweet potatoes wedges I've ever had, seriously amazing. AND they serve scoops ice cream :)

    55555 by Tina-p


  • Lawrence T.The Burger, sweet potato wedges, and an Old Rasputin Float with Brown Bread gelato!

    55555 by Lawrence T.


  • Kathy D.Ranked as one of the top burgers in LA. Get it! And try the Virgil Root Beer on draft. Scoops ice cream too!

    55555 by Kathy D.


  • Damien N.Curry ketchup is a must on the already incredible burger. Don't miss the hone pistachio gelato either

    55555 by Damien N.


  • Hank F.The Salad is Booooooo! Don't get it. The Burger is great!

    55555 by Hank F.


  • Pleasure PalateEnjoyed the burger & the jalapeno coleslaw. One thing to note is the oil used to fry their fish is also used for all their fries. A hint of fishiness on the sweet potato fries turned my friend off.

    55555 by Pleasure Palate


  • Allen V.hands down the tastiest and BEST burger in town!!! try the sweet potato fries with curry ketchup, brilliant!

    55555 by Allen V.


  • David G.Go for the fish 'n chips on Friday and saturday

    55555 by David G.


  • Gina G.Beer milkshake!!!

    55555 by Gina G.


  • Kyle V.They cook an amazing burger, but make sure you ask for medium well. They're "medium" is bit rarer than most.

    55555 by Kyle V.


  • Julie DThey serve Scoops ice cream here, which, in my opinion, is the best gelato in LA. They only carry about 6 flavors but it's still a nice touch. And the beer float (Rasputin stout with ice cream) is a f

    55555 by Julie D


  • Chris L.Order the Burger

    22222 by Chris L.


  • Mark R.Have the burger cooked as rare as you can handle...great beef and great ingredients make a great burger.

    55555 by Mark R.


  • NealLamb burger is the best in the city.

    55555 by Neal


  • yael b.where I fell in love with potato salad

    55555 by yael b.


  • Charles B.Get the DuganA IPA.

    33333 by Charles B.


  • Monkey DDelicious hot dogs and Craftman 1903: this is one of my favorite places to enjoy a beer and people watch.

    55555 by Monkey D


  • Dan R.Go to The Golden State and get the burger with the Jalapeno slaw. It's mighty delicious and not as heavy as the fries.

    55555 by Dan R.


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