Father's Office

★★★★★
  • 1018 Montana Ave

    Santa Monica, CA 90403

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  • 310-393-2337

About Father's Office

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 01:00 AM Friday From 04:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 12:00 PM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 12:00 AM

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Stay AWAY. While waiting in line outside my wife needed to use the bathroom. The doorman refused. He was worried that she would not come out. Really? And leave her husband outside? I have never been to a restaurant that did not allow

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★★★★★

Stay AWAY. While waiting in line outside my wife needed to use the bathroom. The doorman refused. He was worried that she would not come out. Really? And leave her husband outside? I have never been to a restaurant that did not allow

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Best burger in the universe, and a fantastic beer selection.\r

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★★★★★

Best burger in the universe, and a fantastic beer selection.\r

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It's not bad, but not what I'd expected. I went there because my girl friend chose the place and wanted to try it out, and to be honest, I wouldn't go on my own or invite someone there for a burger.

3
★★★★★

It's not bad, but not what I'd expected. I went there because my girl friend chose the place and wanted to try it out, and to be honest, I wouldn't go on my own or invite someone there for a burger.

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Nice serving food.

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★★★★★

Nice serving food.

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This place is a bit overated. They make a decent burger. To be honest I expected more from all the hype I've been hearing from it. I've had better burgers for less money and less wait time, but hey it was still a good burger.

3
★★★★★

This place is a bit overated. They make a decent burger. To be honest I expected more from all the hype I've been hearing from it. I've had better burgers for less money and less wait time, but hey it was still a good burger.

Pros: beer + burger

Cons: crowed

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So, I've been going here, on and off, for about 8 years now. When it's empty, it can be quite a delightful place to be. They have a decent "gastropub-eqsue" burger. However, when the dragon's den is teeming with yuppies and beerheads,

3
★★★★★

So, I've been going here, on and off, for about 8 years now. When it's empty, it can be quite a delightful place to be. They have a decent "gastropub-eqsue" burger. However, when the dragon's den is teeming with yuppies and beerheads,

Pros: Amazing fries, good beer selection

Cons: Horrible service, long lines, limited parking

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I got sick from a burned outside, frozen inside "famuse burger", total rip off !

3
★★★★★

I got sick from a burned outside, frozen inside "famuse burger", total rip off !

Pros: Good place to waste alot of money.

Cons: Worse uncooked burger in town.

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I have been a Fathers Office Burger fan for years however, I have recently discovered LA's NEW BEST BURGER at Joni's Coffee Roaster Cafe in Marina del Rey. It's called "THE RODFATHER BURGER"....A Whipped Horseradish burger on a warmed

3
★★★★★

I have been a Fathers Office Burger fan for years however, I have recently discovered LA's NEW BEST BURGER at Joni's Coffee Roaster Cafe in Marina del Rey. It's called "THE RODFATHER BURGER"....A Whipped Horseradish burger on a warmed

Pros: Great Vibe

Cons: Too Crowded

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After reading all the hype on Father's Office, and being a beer and burger lover, naturally I had to make an appointment. I rode my bike and was eager to drink a beer ASAP when I got there. I didn't realize I was in for a 20 minute debate

3
★★★★★

After reading all the hype on Father's Office, and being a beer and burger lover, naturally I had to make an appointment. I rode my bike and was eager to drink a beer ASAP when I got there. I didn't realize I was in for a 20 minute debate

Pros: Large Selection of Beers

Cons: Horrible service, little food selection, and OVER-RATED!

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There is no table service. You have to go to the bar to order, hoping no one grabs your seat while you're trying to wriggle through the drinkers 3-deep around where you have to go to order.

You've heard of Sushi N*zis? This guy's a

3
★★★★★

There is no table service. You have to go to the bar to order, hoping no one grabs your seat while you're trying to wriggle through the drinkers 3-deep around where you have to go to order.

You've heard of Sushi N*zis? This guy's a

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: crowded, noisy, no service, big attiyude

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5 of us had five different beers and each of us had the same burger. 5 for 5 on both so I give this place 20 stars.

the beer selection is astounding, even for a beer nut like me. great place to watch the lakers.

cheers

3
★★★★★

5 of us had five different beers and each of us had the same burger. 5 for 5 on both so I give this place 20 stars.

the beer selection is astounding, even for a beer nut like me. great place to watch the lakers.

cheers

Pros: Great beer selction and mouth watering burger

Cons: far from my house

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I love Father's Office. I love this particular FO even. The beer selection is great, the burger is AWESOME (granted, you cannot substitute anything in it) and the fries are great (ketchup lovers beware - they don't offer it).

The only

3
★★★★★

I love Father's Office. I love this particular FO even. The beer selection is great, the burger is AWESOME (granted, you cannot substitute anything in it) and the fries are great (ketchup lovers beware - they don't offer it).

The only

Pros: Beer selection & Burger

Cons: No space!

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this place was packed to the super extreme, and once i got a little alcohol in me, i fell right into the crowd without missing a beat, fun place, great music........ check it out

3
★★★★★

this place was packed to the super extreme, and once i got a little alcohol in me, i fell right into the crowd without missing a beat, fun place, great music........ check it out

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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This super popular santa monica bar has a fantastic beer selection (esp. Belgian and hard-to-find California brews). The food is pretty good too. The only drawback is that its usually very crowded - go early in the afternoon if you want

3
★★★★★

This super popular santa monica bar has a fantastic beer selection (esp. Belgian and hard-to-find California brews). The food is pretty good too. The only drawback is that its usually very crowded - go early in the afternoon if you want

Pros: excellent beer selection, cool room

Cons: crowded - go early to avoid

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Voted a few times to have the best burgers in Los Angeles, Father's Office definitely knows how to tantalize the taste buds with their one of a kind non-editable burgers. That means no changes! You get the burger as is no adjustments are

3
★★★★★

Voted a few times to have the best burgers in Los Angeles, Father's Office definitely knows how to tantalize the taste buds with their one of a kind non-editable burgers. That means no changes! You get the burger as is no adjustments are

Pros: Beer selection, juicy burgers, neighborhood folks

Cons: Crowded

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The food is spectacular hence the wait, but it is almost impossible to get in 30 minutes past opening and it stays that way until it closes. You order at the bar and when you tell them what you want on your burger they get irritated

3
★★★★★

The food is spectacular hence the wait, but it is almost impossible to get in 30 minutes past opening and it stays that way until it closes. You order at the bar and when you tell them what you want on your burger they get irritated

Pros: Amazing food

Cons: You feel rushed because so many people are waiting

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To anyone who disagrees that Father's Office is undeniably one of the best burgers anywhere - they don't have a clue what a burger is. Now granted, there are no substitutions or special requests and that for some diners can be a little

3
★★★★★

To anyone who disagrees that Father's Office is undeniably one of the best burgers anywhere - they don't have a clue what a burger is. Now granted, there are no substitutions or special requests and that for some diners can be a little

Pros: The Burger

Cons: Seating

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To the dude who believes Carl's Jr. is better than Father's Office: good, go to Carl's. I don't want to run into you here. Father's Office can tout the best burger in L.A. because they use aged beef, arugula (NOT spinach - get your veggies

3
★★★★★

To the dude who believes Carl's Jr. is better than Father's Office: good, go to Carl's. I don't want to run into you here. Father's Office can tout the best burger in L.A. because they use aged beef, arugula (NOT spinach - get your veggies

Pros: Incredible tap beer selection and awesome food

Cons: Crowded: get there right at opening time or you'll fight for a table

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It's all been said here: the beer selection rewards more sophisticated swillers and the burgers (in the one variety they offer) are terrific. Bar staff can be inattentive or just straight up rude (the last time we were there the only

3
★★★★★

It's all been said here: the beer selection rewards more sophisticated swillers and the burgers (in the one variety they offer) are terrific. Bar staff can be inattentive or just straight up rude (the last time we were there the only

Pros: Beer and burgers are terrific

Cons: Service and atmosphere aren't.

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Father's Office is not for everyone. For example, some people like good food and are willing to trust those who have been trained to prepare it well. Also, seeing as how their beer is actually interesting and well-selected (and therefore

3
★★★★★

Father's Office is not for everyone. For example, some people like good food and are willing to trust those who have been trained to prepare it well. Also, seeing as how their beer is actually interesting and well-selected (and therefore

Pros: Great beer!

Cons: It's best during "off hours"

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The burgers are killer as are the fries. The only bad aspect is that there is usually no place sit, but the food is so good just go outside and sit on the curb.

3
★★★★★

The burgers are killer as are the fries. The only bad aspect is that there is usually no place sit, but the food is so good just go outside and sit on the curb.

Pros: Burger and Fries

Cons: Limited Seating

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Now please stay the F away. And spread the word of how horrible it is. Worst burger ever, and longest lines, rudest staff, horrible beers on draft. You are pretty much a retard if you believe the hype on this spot. No ketchup

3
★★★★★

Now please stay the F away. And spread the word of how horrible it is. Worst burger ever, and longest lines, rudest staff, horrible beers on draft. You are pretty much a retard if you believe the hype on this spot. No ketchup

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Let's make this simple: 1) no ketchup, and nothing similar. Only sauce is garlic aoli. Wtf? It's a simple concept, order f*ing ketchup for your burger joint! 2) Bacon not optional: the bacon is mixed in the meat of the burger, so you

3
★★★★★

Let's make this simple: 1) no ketchup, and nothing similar. Only sauce is garlic aoli. Wtf? It's a simple concept, order f*ing ketchup for your burger joint! 2) Bacon not optional: the bacon is mixed in the meat of the burger, so you

Pros: Burger is tasty, it's true.

Cons: Service, Service, Service. Oh, and did I mention they don't have ketchup?

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I loved the place but hated te people. its full of typical LA scensters. Who needs that? Not it.!!

3
★★★★★

I loved the place but hated te people. its full of typical LA scensters. Who needs that? Not it.!!

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Fathers Office has the best burger in Santa Monica! My friends also enjoy the large beer selection and I appreciate that they carry a few wines since I don't drink beer. Be patient when you go as it's a good crowd but always a crowd. You

3
★★★★★

Fathers Office has the best burger in Santa Monica! My friends also enjoy the large beer selection and I appreciate that they carry a few wines since I don't drink beer. Be patient when you go as it's a good crowd but always a crowd. You

Pros: Delicious Burgers & sweet potato fries

Cons: It's always crowded and you have to fight for a table

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40min wait in line, 30min wait to get a seat, 20min wait to get a beer and another 20mins to pay for the bill. What do you people see in this place? The food wasn't all that great as well. I don't see the appeal here... definitely not

3
★★★★★

40min wait in line, 30min wait to get a seat, 20min wait to get a beer and another 20mins to pay for the bill. What do you people see in this place? The food wasn't all that great as well. I don't see the appeal here... definitely not

Pros: The selection of beer

Cons: Everything but the selection of beer!!

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I go to the FO...... on the regular and it is only getting better and now with a new location I am in heaven. The old one is closer to my house but i find myself in culver city more these days. I hope this turns into a non corporate chain,

3
★★★★★

I go to the FO...... on the regular and it is only getting better and now with a new location I am in heaven. The old one is closer to my house but i find myself in culver city more these days. I hope this turns into a non corporate chain,

Pros: beers and burgers

Cons: sometime to busy in Montana location

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Maybe the best burger I've had in my life. You can't make any substitutions but who cares, it's perfect the way it comes to you. They also have an impressive selection of beers with bartenders who actually know something about the beer.

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★★★★★

Maybe the best burger I've had in my life. You can't make any substitutions but who cares, it's perfect the way it comes to you. They also have an impressive selection of beers with bartenders who actually know something about the beer.

Pros: Burgers, Beer

Cons: If you usually make substitutions to your order you are out of luck here

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Father's Office rocks, it's always packed and has a great buzz but there is always room in the new spacious location, and the owner is a famous chef not just some bar guy, so his specials are the best in town, and no tax, what a deal. A

3
★★★★★

Father's Office rocks, it's always packed and has a great buzz but there is always room in the new spacious location, and the owner is a famous chef not just some bar guy, so his specials are the best in town, and no tax, what a deal. A

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Sadly (really) never acquired a hardcore taste for alcohol--just a social drinker here--so my interest in My Father's Office was geared towards the food and I'm now guessing that the positive buzz about the burgers and fries is probably

3
★★★★★

Sadly (really) never acquired a hardcore taste for alcohol--just a social drinker here--so my interest in My Father's Office was geared towards the food and I'm now guessing that the positive buzz about the burgers and fries is probably

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I think I expected a much less uppity, more vintage feel from Father's Office than I ever got. While they do have a great selection of beers and a good burger and great sweet potato fries. They don't have great service, and by that I don't

3
★★★★★

I think I expected a much less uppity, more vintage feel from Father's Office than I ever got. While they do have a great selection of beers and a good burger and great sweet potato fries. They don't have great service, and by that I don't

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So, I just went to the Culver City Father's Office in that Buttercup complext or whatever, on a Sunday at 5:30pm. No lines. No wait. I went up to the bar and asked the bartender if they did take out.. He was cool. He said, um, not really,

3
★★★★★

So, I just went to the Culver City Father's Office in that Buttercup complext or whatever, on a Sunday at 5:30pm. No lines. No wait. I went up to the bar and asked the bartender if they did take out.. He was cool. He said, um, not really,

Pros: Excellent sweet potato fries!

Cons: Burger was interesting, in a good way.

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Lines, no space, crowds, overpriced food, rude/cocky staff, nuff said... What's there to like? A few friends and I wanted to see what all the "hype" was all about and we'll never go there again! Very overrated.

3
★★★★★

Lines, no space, crowds, overpriced food, rude/cocky staff, nuff said... What's there to like? A few friends and I wanted to see what all the "hype" was all about and we'll never go there again! Very overrated.

Pros: Food & beer's good

Cons: Lines, crowds, rude service personel

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If the employees were as nice as the people I've sat next to at this bar the place would be worth it. But I long for a self-serve, self-checkout like at CVS or Ralph's. If you like to just sit at a bar and be ignored, if you like to die of

3
★★★★★

If the employees were as nice as the people I've sat next to at this bar the place would be worth it. But I long for a self-serve, self-checkout like at CVS or Ralph's. If you like to just sit at a bar and be ignored, if you like to die of

Pros: Sweet Potato Fries

Cons: No ketchup to eat them with

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I love me some father's office. Mmmmm. I'm going to go get one right now! I really like dipping sauce. Yummy in my tummy.\r
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I wish there were more seats though.

3
★★★★★

I love me some father's office. Mmmmm. I'm going to go get one right now! I really like dipping sauce. Yummy in my tummy.\r
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I wish there were more seats though.

Pros: Tasty bugers that melt in my mouth, large selection of beers, sweet potato french fries

Cons: Seating, or the lack therof; often reeks of the smell of too many preppy jackoffs

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I have been three times, and while it does get jammed up - the beer selection is outstanding and the food is great. I found the staff to be cool and knows their beer (just try asking someone at the YardHouse about their beer!). All the

3
★★★★★

I have been three times, and while it does get jammed up - the beer selection is outstanding and the food is great. I found the staff to be cool and knows their beer (just try asking someone at the YardHouse about their beer!). All the

Pros: Great food and beer

Cons: does get crowded fast

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This trendy place is totally overrated. The burger, which is what they're known for, was a undercooked mushy deal with field greens instead of lettuce. Don't ask for it any way except for the way they

3
★★★★★

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This trendy place is totally overrated. The burger, which is what they're known for, was a undercooked mushy deal with field greens instead of lettuce. Don't ask for it any way except for the way they

Pros: Great beer selection

Cons: Dissapointing burger

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Went for that "famous" burger that I heard friends rave about. These people drove 50 miles for a burger, I figured it was worth my time to try it one day when I found myself in Santa Monica. It was served simply, but looked tasty. Not $12

3
★★★★★

Went for that "famous" burger that I heard friends rave about. These people drove 50 miles for a burger, I figured it was worth my time to try it one day when I found myself in Santa Monica. It was served simply, but looked tasty. Not $12

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Father's Office is a bar, but they try to make it like it's a hip club? The doors guys need a lesson on being courteous to "customers!" as well as the rest of the staff! Burgers are good, but they better be if someone's going to fork out

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★★★★★

Father's Office is a bar, but they try to make it like it's a hip club? The doors guys need a lesson on being courteous to "customers!" as well as the rest of the staff! Burgers are good, but they better be if someone's going to fork out

Pros: Good burger & a beer

Cons: "careless" staff, unnecessary lines

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Let's get one thing straight about Father's Office: IT"S A BAR!!!!!!!!!! Have you been to a bar, complainers? BAR'S DON'T SIT PEOPLE OR TAKE RESERVATIONS. To be more clear: I'm sure most of you have waited in a line to get into a bar, then

3
★★★★★

Let's get one thing straight about Father's Office: IT"S A BAR!!!!!!!!!! Have you been to a bar, complainers? BAR'S DON'T SIT PEOPLE OR TAKE RESERVATIONS. To be more clear: I'm sure most of you have waited in a line to get into a bar, then

Pros: Burger, Fries, Beers

Cons: Novice patrons

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I do not recommend this place. I went there last night with my boyfriend to get a burger. The place is really small and too crowded. We got there at 7:30p and had to wait outside in line for someone to leave before we could go in. Then

3
★★★★★

I do not recommend this place. I went there last night with my boyfriend to get a burger. The place is really small and too crowded. We got there at 7:30p and had to wait outside in line for someone to leave before we could go in. Then

Pros: You get a big basket of fries

Cons: Too crowded and nowhere to sit and eat. The waitstaff and bartenders are not nice.

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Not recommended for anyone who is meeting friends or family there since they have a strict occupancy policy of no more than 140 people at one time. I arrived and easily found 2 bar stools at the bar; however, my date who arrived 10

3
★★★★★

Not recommended for anyone who is meeting friends or family there since they have a strict occupancy policy of no more than 140 people at one time. I arrived and easily found 2 bar stools at the bar; however, my date who arrived 10

Pros: bad place to meet folks if you arrive separately

Cons: good burger

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These burgers are sooooo overrated. These burgers are truly nothing special. There not awful but it's just not that great of a burger. We call them Yuppie Burgers because thats all you see at Fathers Office is a bunch of pretentious yups.

3
★★★★★

These burgers are sooooo overrated. These burgers are truly nothing special. There not awful but it's just not that great of a burger. We call them Yuppie Burgers because thats all you see at Fathers Office is a bunch of pretentious yups.

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After waiting in line for an hour, there was no place to sit, no place to order at the bar. After looking and hunting for a table for another twenty minutes we hovered over someone leaving and snagged there table. They we had to save the

3
★★★★★

After waiting in line for an hour, there was no place to sit, no place to order at the bar. After looking and hunting for a table for another twenty minutes we hovered over someone leaving and snagged there table. They we had to save the

Cons: Bad service, bad food, bad beer, bad burgers...

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I love a good burger and I used to go to this place quite a bit. But after it got crowded, the owners didn't seem to adjust. Try to get your order in at the bar, good luck. Try to get a table. Good luck. Try to ask the people who work

3
★★★★★

I love a good burger and I used to go to this place quite a bit. But after it got crowded, the owners didn't seem to adjust. Try to get your order in at the bar, good luck. Try to get a table. Good luck. Try to ask the people who work

Pros: Burgers/Fries

Cons: Awful experience. Get it to go. Or just go somewhere else like The Counter.

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You think your burgers are too good for ketchup but not too good for that mayonaise-intensive sauce? Please. They're not that good, and your restaurant is not that cool now matter how dis-interested your moody bartenders act.\r
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★★★★★

You think your burgers are too good for ketchup but not too good for that mayonaise-intensive sauce? Please. They're not that good, and your restaurant is not that cool now matter how dis-interested your moody bartenders act.\r
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Pros: pretty good burger, nice social scene (if you're in the mood)

Cons: no ketchup, lack of seats, general "too cool" attitude

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I have heard everyone rave about Father's Office so I was so excited when I finally got to try their burger and fries. You have to wait on yourself and then the burger finally arrives. It was ok not the best I've had better infact I got

3
★★★★★

I have heard everyone rave about Father's Office so I was so excited when I finally got to try their burger and fries. You have to wait on yourself and then the burger finally arrives. It was ok not the best I've had better infact I got

Pros: Montana Avenue

Cons: No service, No substitions, Average Food, No Value

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Fathers Office is a gastropub that features an office inspired theme and large-portioned entrees. The menu is rather small and does not include a kid...

 

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