Saturday, May 25, 2013
11223 National Blvd
Back in 2004 or 2005, I read that Hamburger Habit was rated one of the best burgers in LA by a radio food show. Now, this is right before the gourmet burger craze hit LA. Hamburger Habit has been on my list of places to try but I rarely go to the Palms area of LA. But, over the Memorial Day weekend, I was in the area and finally dropped by.
Located at the very busy intersection of National Blvd and Sepulveda, is in a L-shape strip mall and backs up against the very busy 405. The signage reminds me of gaudy Las Vegas hotels. There is a sign that says Hamburger Habit was established in 1968. The interior has a lot of chrome and white subway title.
Service is good. The guy who took my order greeted me when I walked up to the counter and was nice and friendly.
I'm sure if I went to Hamburger Habit when I first found out about them, I would have said I liked the burger. But, the burger isn't better than In N Out and it's almost double the price. I understand the cost of doing business on the snotty Westside is high, the quality of the burger doesn't justify the high price tag. I won't go back to Hamburger Habit anytime soon.