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LA area mainstays/popular spots

Thank you all for the suggestions! much appreciated. I look forward to experiencing these places.

LA area mainstays/popular spots

for the record I have been to Pinks and was really not a fan of it. I have to reserve my judgement for Roscoes and Phillipes. I have had a lot of Porto's as well, while it was very good I do not plan on visiting while in the area. Thank you for your response by the way!

LA area mainstays/popular spots

I am new to chowhound so please excuse, I am coming from the Bay area this weekend and I am sure this thread is on here a million times but i have no time to sift and look for it. What would be the "Must Go" places in the LA area? I mean popular/ unique places, excluding all mega chain restaurants. I have seen a few on TV and would like more places like these. When i google search for "best restaurants in LA" all i ever get is a list of the nicest places that serve the highest quality food, which is great but I'm also interested in the greasy spoon places too. I'm not really looking for a specific type of food just one that everyone knows is the best. Here are the ones I'm aware of already and this may give you a better idea as to what I'm asking about.

Phillipe the original- French Dips
1001 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3781

Pinks-Hot dogs
709 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 931-7594

Roscoes Chicken and Waffles
1518 N Gower St
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Portos Bakery
3614 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504