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The Golden State

) #425 of 8,364 Restaurants in Los Angeles €€ - €€€ American
426 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1717
+1 323-782-8331
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (30 reviews)
“gelato” (2 reviews)
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€€ - €€€
426 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1717
Neighbourhood: Central L.A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit The Golden State, for lunch, based on several reviews. It's right across the street from Cantor's Deli. We went around 1:30 in the afternoon and saw it wasn't' that crowded. It's not a large place. You line up and place your...More

Thank Mazuza2
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The best sweet potato fries we've ever had! Wedges so you get a nice sweet potato flavor in each bite. Aoli dipping a perfect compliment. The lamb burgers are delicious and the curry ketchup and roasted red peppers are unique. Glad we went here.

Thank Beenatna
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Dropped by with my daughter to have some sandwiches - grilled cheese and a BLTA - for a quick lunch before heading out to LAX. Good selection, fresh, tasty food served quickly in a hip, chill environment. Will be back for sure!

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

FML...this burger! The giant and generous order of sweet potato fries, whose singed chewy edges remind one of well done plantains, were sinfully delish. The burger is fantastic because the meat is of very high quality. It has a tenderness to it where you know...More

Thank artpulse
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us went for late lunch before going to the James Corden taping. We had burgers and sandwiches and we each really enjoyed what we got. We'd go back for sure!

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our family was visiting the Fairfax district and The Golden State was recommended for a reasonable and quick dinner. We almost walked past the restaurant due to the blinds being closed for the sun. We all ordered burgers, some with fries, some with cucumber salad....More

Thank ndcar
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Go here for lunch or dinner, the food taste good, is reasonably priced and big portions. The people are friendly and it has a quirky style inside with a big screen TV to watch sport on. I have the californian salad and it was great!

Thank NatGerrishh
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We randomly picked this place after seeing favorable reviews on Yelp. It was a Monday...yet a holiday so the place was hoping for lunch. You order at the counter, sit and food is brought to you at the table. We received free drinks because it...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My son and I stopped here during an LA shopping trip and really enjoyed our lunch. I had the grilled chicken sandwich Greek style with sweet potato wedges. My son had a hot dog and a coke float. The vibe is chill and the service...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great food and atmosphere . . . one of the best burgers around. Located right in mid cities, very accessible and on an eclectic stretch of Fairfax.

Thank pjmalloy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
22:00 - 00:00
22:00 - 00:00
22:00 - 00:00
22:00 - 00:00
22:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1717
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-782-8331
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