Some of the most famous hamburgers in the world have been born in and around Los Angeles, including the iconic In-N-Out Burger and the more-recently famed Umami Burger. Even the McDonald's fast food chain started in Southern California, although most Angelenos wouldn't rank a Big Mac as one of the 10Best in town. But Californians know and love their burgers and will fight passionately over which restaurant serves up the top beef patty – with all the fixins', of course. Imagine burgers enhanced with truffles (like at Umami), burgers piled high with extras (think of the tater tot waffle on the Spicoli Burger at Hey 19 Public House) or huge patties made with Wagyu, America's version of Kobe beef (found at Boneyard Bistro). You'll find burgers on English muffins, burgers on brioche, burgers smothered in Brie and burgers that are made in the classic way, with a white-bread bun, lettuce, tomato and American cheese. There's something for every taste in the countless burger joints across the L.A. basin; these are our 10Best picks.
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