Hawkins House of Burgers

11603 Slater St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
323-563-1129
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Hawkins House of Burgers

Garret Snyder

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  • Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
Located a few blocks from the iconic Watts Towers, Hawkins House of Burgers is a small grocery store known for its behemoth burgers, as well as its half-century in business. The signature burger is undoubtedly the Whipper, an impressive construction of double-stacked beef patties fused together with melted American cheese and topped with shaved pastrami and a butterflied hot link. The pastrami is peppery and tender; the sausage link snaps and bursts with spicy juice; and the hand-shaped beef patty is griddled to a fine char. Garnished by mustard, onions, dill pickle chips and sweet relish, this burger tastes like a greatest-hits compilation of all things you could ever desire from a neighborhood burger shack. The kitchen might be slow, but hanging around outside the worn building waiting for your takeout is half the experience. - Garrett Snyder

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