Hamburger restaurant

Best of the Beach 2022: Burger Restaurant, Hamburger (Fast Food), First Date, Fish and Chips

burger restaurant

Ercolès 1101

There are a few similarities between our winner for the fast food burger and the restaurant burger, mainly that both come from places that do almost nothing else. Ercole’s burgers are made with fresh meat from the butcher next door and topped with lettuce and tomato, like In-N-Out. One difference is that Ercole’s burger is thicker and has smoked char from the grill, and another is that you can get it with wine, beer, and cocktails. We’re assuming In-N-Out doesn’t do cocktails and Ercole doesn’t do shakes to avoid confusion between establishments.

Ercolès 1101

1101 Manhattan Ave.

manhattan beach

(310) 372-1997

Ercoles1101.com

hamburger fast food

Inside and outside

Most of the business at In-N-Out is take-out, but it’s actually fun to dine inside and admire the incredible coordination of how they operate. They prepare meal after meal in minutes, which is made easier by the fact that they only cook two dishes, burgers and fries. Their dedicated clientele can be attributed to the fact that they do it very well, using fresh ingredients. The meat was ground that day and the onion on your burger was just sliced ​​rather than sitting in a cooler for a while. They’re good, cheap, and fast, and it’s a rare trio to manage at the same time.

Inside and outside

3801 Inglewood Ave.

Redondo Beach

in-n-out.com

Finalist:

The habit

719 Pier Avenue

Hermosa Beach

(424) 350-0310

order.habitburger.com

First date

FISHBAR, Bottle Inn (tie)

We have a rare tie in a high-voting category, but we understand why, because the ideal restaurant for dates depends on the couple. Is it a fun night? If so, head to Fishbar’s vibrant and bustling dining room and keep it casual. If you’re not sure where the relationship is going, and it could be a friendly night out or the start of something deeper, FISHBAR could be perfect. If you already know your date likes quieter, serene spaces, head to the Bottle Inn and an evening of fine Italian food and wine. Both spaces are a short distance from the beach, so after dinner you can take a moonlight stroll and let the romance blossom.

FISH BAR

3801 Highland Ave.

manhattan beach

(310) 796-0200

Fishbarmb.com

bottle inn

26 22nd Street.

Hermosa Beach

(310) 376-9595

thebottleinnhermosa.com

Finalist:

blue water grill

665 N Harbor Drive

Redondo Beach

(310) 318-3474

bluewatergrill.com

fish and chips

Shellback

These fish and chips are for traditionalists, just like they were invented by Jews. Yes, it is now associated with Britain, but this style of cooking was brought there by Jewish refugees from Portugal. The authentic recipe calls for a batter made from lightly seasoned flour rather than panko, tempura, or other styles, and that’s what you’ll find at the Shellback Tavern. When dipped in hot oil, this batter creates a crispy shell that instantly seals the fish away from the grease, so you’re tasting fish, not grease. The Shellback has been producing golden fried fish for so long that we hesitate to guess how many tons have gone through the fryers, and they succeed every time.

Shellback

116 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

manhattan beach

(310) 376-7857

Shellback-tavern.business.site

Finalist:

Captain Kidd Fish Market and Restaurant

209 N Harbor Dr.

Redondo Beach

(310) 372-7703

captainkidds.com