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12 L.A. Burgers Better Than the Apple Pan's

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This week we shared that National Geographic had recently bestowed the title of "Best Burger in America" on the L.A. classic Apple Pan. Naturally this provoked outrage, disdain, scoffing, eye rolling, and the offering up of suggestions for far superior burgers from our faithful readers on the site and over on our Facebook page.

An example:

If we're talking bare bones, kitschy burger.. maybe. But then you have to factor in actual good tasting burgers like Umami, Father's Office, Comme Ca and Golden State. I don't think The Apple Pan burger can stand up to those.

So did NG get it all wrong? Here are the 12 Los Angeles burgers better than the Apple Pan's, according to LAist readers.

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More of the Best Burgers:
Where's the Beef? L.A.'s BEST "Alternative" Burgers
Are These the 10 Best Burgers in the OC?
The 10 Best Burgers in Los Angeles: 2011 Edition
Make It Official: The Best Burger in LA (2010)
Who's Got the Best Burger in the Valley? (2009)