12 Fun and Tasty Must-Try Burbank Restaurants

Whether you live or work in Burbank or are just visiting for the day, you can enjoy a wide range of restaurants here in the Media Capital of the World. To help you navigate among the hundreds of amazing dining options, here’s a list of must-try locales and dishes when visiting Burbank. Bon Appétit! NOW OPEN

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The Hilltop Restaurant and Bar

VERDUGO MOUNTAINS

1500 E Walnut Ave, Burbank, CA 91501
(818) 736-5530

Sit back and enjoy breathtaking views, friendly service and tasty bites at the Hilltop Restaurant & Bar, located at the beautiful DeBell Golf Club. Tucked away in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, DeBell Golf Club is one of Los Angeles’ best kept secrets. Start your day here with The Hilltop’s many breakfast options before your round of 18 holes, or simply escape the city hustle for a peaceful lunch in a scenic environment.

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Handy Market’s Famous Saturday BBQ

MAGNOLIA PARK

2514 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-2500

Six days a week, Handy is a local grocery and wine shop, but on Saturdays it turns into an outdoor BBQ hangout. In the market’s adjacent parking lot, several industrial-sized grills crank out everything from tri-tip to ribs to corn on the cob, all day long.

Stop by between 9am-6:30pm every Saturday for freshly made BBQ and a fun-filled environment.

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Lou, The French on the Block

MEDIA DISTRICT

4007 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
(747) 238-8710

Based on a dream to establish an authentic French bakery, Chefs Laurent “Lou” and Karim started this beloved eatery about five years ago when they arrived in Los Angeles. With a wide array of offerings all made with love and passion, they have successfully created a unique environment where guests are guaranteed the best dining experience possible.

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The Green Room

VERDUGO MOUNTAINS

1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501
(818) 848-6691

This luxurious lounge hides behind a secret door within The Castaway restaurant. Step into this exclusive hideaway and indulge on small bites such as Wagyu Sliders, Lobster Corn Dogs, Petrossian Caviar and Seafood Towers. Or, sip on your favorite cocktail while overlooking the best views of Burbank and Downtown Los Angeles. All guests must be 21 years of age, and reservations are required.

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Olive and Thyme

MEDIA DISTRICT

3821 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 557-1560

This local European-style eatery serves flavors that will make every bite your favorite. Not many restaurants can boast about having fresh ingredients made and delivered daily, but Olive and Thyme is one of them. We recommend trying their famous salads or delicious sandwiches. Also, check out their customized baskets, which are perfect for picnic outings!

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Rein Café and Patio at LAEC

EQUESTRIAN NEIGHBORHOOD

480 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 972-5940

Quite and secluded, yet centrally located within Burbank’s famed equestrian neighborhood is the Los Angeles Equestrian Center and Rein Café. With a comfortable lounge area on the outdoor patio, Rein Café gives you the ultimate opportunity to relax with an afternoon cocktail or snack as you watch horses train throughout the property. When starting to get really hungry, enjoy an ahi salad or even some fresh BBQ.

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Basecamp Burbank & High Horse Dinette

EQUESTRIAN NEIGHBORHOOD

1221 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506
(747) 477-1135

Basecamp Burbank & High Horse Dinette is a trendy Burbank café, perfect for dining with friends and family. The dinette’s warm and inviting atmosphere combined with its delicious bites makes it an ideal eatery for everyone. Our favorite dish? Freshly baked granola and yogurt for breakfast and the Palomino Burger for lunch.

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Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Burbank, CA

Porto’s Bakery and Cafe

MAGNOLIA PARK

3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 846-9100

A fan-favorite, Porto’s Bakery has become a classic, must-visit eatery. The family-run, Cuban bakery has been voted the #1 place to eat in the US by Yelp for several years running. Serving empanadas, potato rolls, and other deliciousness, it’s challenging to pick just one favorite offering from the menu. We highly recommend the Guava Strudel (Pastel De Guayaba) – a classic flaky puff pastry filled with Porto’s signature guava jam.

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Urban Press Winery

DOWNTOWN BURBANK

316 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 561-4858

Urban Press Winery is a boutique wine bar that brings the craft of California wine-making to Los Angeles. This is a great spot for a fun and friendly night out in Downtown Burbank. When here, grab a glass of the popular Urban Press Merlot to go with light appetizers.

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SOTTA

MEDIA DISTRICT

2009 W Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 309-2333

Through innovative blending of cultures and flavors, SOTTA has modernized traditional Mediterranean dishes like no other. The restaurant’s open flame grill and wood-fired oven create such a warm atmosphere and appetizing aroma that you won’t be able to walk away.

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Bea Bea’s

MEDIA DISTRICT

353 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 846-2327

Bea Bea’s is a vibrant, family-owned restaurant serving a wide selection of mouthwatering, American breakfast foods and hearty lunches. Known to be the most popular breakfast place in Burbank, Bea Bea’s offers unique dishes like the Green Tea Monster, featuring matcha green tea pancakes with green tea mascarpone, white chocolate chips and whipped cream.

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SimpleThings

MEDIA DISTRICT

4013 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 562-9619

SimpleThings offers a delightful menu of American-style foods, served in a lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s main attraction is their pie. With flavors from banana cream to chocolate chip, SimpleThings is a haven for all pie-lovers. Order the smaller “cutie pie” samples for only $2.75 to savor more than just one flavor per visit.

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