I was particularly drawn to this run down looking diner, drawn enough to make a quick cheeseburger pit stop. I often roll with the assumption that the dingier looking the place, the yummier the munch. This assumption of course often lead to disappointment, but not in the case of Tom's Burgers.
It was just as shabby inside as it was out, the customer toilet was out the back behind some pretty scary black bars but I of course I instantly fell for their hand written signs and dated interior.
I wasn't disappointed with Tom's Burgers grub, nor was I bowled over either. They had a pretty impressive selection of burgers. I kept it simple with a cheeseburger, burrito and rice meal with salad, onion rings and a root beer. Small and simple.
The burger was packed full of fresh salad and a rather thin patty. The thin patty was a bit of a nuisance, but made up with the pretty near perfect onion rings which ended up sandwiched in the burger like some sort of BK Whopper special.
All in all a pretty nostalgic experience of an old roadside diner with some standard burger grub and service that could maybe force a smile.
2861 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026