Hollywood Burger Bar

★★★★☆
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I love their burgers and the staff is very kind. They're open for breakfast and lunch, but I want them for dinner too! So good. It's a real Hollywood landmark and a great place to stop after a day of antique shopping (there are several

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★★★★★

I love their burgers and the staff is very kind. They're open for breakfast and lunch, but I want them for dinner too! So good. It's a real Hollywood landmark and a great place to stop after a day of antique shopping (there are several

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You get that small hometown feeling when you eat at the Hollywood Burger Bar; the food is good, and the customer service is excellent, what more can yo ask for???

I was planning a luncheon for my 26th birthday in the Hollywood district, and I was in a jam to find a place to feed my 8+ hungry guests. Everywhere else around the area needed advanced notice, had booking event restrictions, pricey menus, and a 20% tip for large parties! Many of the places booked their parties exclusively through an "event planner" that never picked up the phone, or called you back. It was so frustrating to work around all of these restrictions!!!

Then I came across this lil burger joint, and it made my birthday a heck of allot easier!!!! All I was looking for was a chill environment, where my guests didn't double take at menu prices, just relax, and get their grub on; and I found all of these things plus more at the Hollywood Burger Bar! The people that work there treated us like family; they were kind, friendly, and they even ended up giving me candles for my cake! They weren't upset about such short notice, and the large # of guests; just call about an hour before to let them know, and its all good! The place is quaint, but it worked just fine for me and what I needed. There were no issues with getting our food prompt and hot, despite the 8+ guests and other customers. This is a place that serves breakfast - late lunch, and closes at 4. Even though they had closed at 4, the staff was not pushy whatsoever, and we left around 4:20.

I would recommend the Hollywood Burger Bar not only to small parties, but for anyone that wants a yummy quick bite to eat in the Hollywood District!!

CW

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★★★★★

You get that small hometown feeling when you eat at the Hollywood Burger Bar; the food is good, and the customer service is excellent, what more can yo ask for???

I was planning a luncheon for my 26th birthday in the Hollywood district, and I was in a jam to find a place to feed my 8+ hungry guests. Everywhere else around the area needed advanced notice, had booking event restrictions, pricey menus, and a 20% tip for large parties! Many of the places booked their parties exclusively through an "event planner" that never picked up the phone, or called you back. It was so frustrating to work around all of these restrictions!!!

Then I came across this lil burger joint, and it made my birthday a heck of allot easier!!!! All I was looking for was a chill environment, where my guests didn't double take at menu prices, just relax, and get their grub on; and I found all of these things plus more at the Hollywood Burger Bar! The people that work there treated us like family; they were kind, friendly, and they even ended up giving me candles for my cake! They weren't upset about such short notice, and the large # of guests; just call about an hour before to let them know, and its all good! The place is quaint, but it worked just fine for me and what I needed. There were no issues with getting our food prompt and hot, despite the 8+ guests and other customers. This is a place that serves breakfast - late lunch, and closes at 4. Even though they had closed at 4, the staff was not pushy whatsoever, and we left around 4:20.

I would recommend the Hollywood Burger Bar not only to small parties, but for anyone that wants a yummy quick bite to eat in the Hollywood District!!

CW

Pros: Best Customer Service Around

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On Saturday, this place was a welcome relief from eating at 'anywhere USA' . It's a place where you get just enough food, hot off the grill and the most old-fashioned friendliness and welcome. Don't expect glamour or trendy, this is the place for a reasonable breakfast or lunch, served timely and with allowance for leisurely conversation or eat and run.
The customer base was very diverse. Sitting at the counter for a quick meal seems perfect for a local to catch a quick meal.
This place has a long history, unique in 2009 for a restaurant. If I lived in Portland, I'd probably become a regular.

2
★★★★☆

On Saturday, this place was a welcome relief from eating at 'anywhere USA' . It's a place where you get just enough food, hot off the grill and the most old-fashioned friendliness and welcome. Don't expect glamour or trendy, this is the place for a reasonable breakfast or lunch, served timely and with allowance for leisurely conversation or eat and run.
The customer base was very diverse. Sitting at the counter for a quick meal seems perfect for a local to catch a quick meal.
This place has a long history, unique in 2009 for a restaurant. If I lived in Portland, I'd probably become a regular.

Pros: Hot, traditional American diner meals, glad to see you

Cons: No restrooms due to logistics/laws- street parking only

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My husband and I finally tried the Hollywood burger bar yesterday after living in Hollywood district for 2 yrs. and hearing this place has "won" "most popular burger" at this neighborhood's burger battle contest. These were the VERY WORST BURGERS we have ever had. The patties were burnt to a crisp on one side. Cheese was just placed on top and served (not melted). The bland potato salad not home made. We thought, "this is taking unusually long to get a simple order of cheeseburger, fries, ice tea". I wanted to say something, but the old man (must have been owner) was engrossed with filling the ketchup bottles. It's a shame because my husband and I are both out of work, and to go out to eat is a treat. Too bad we spent our money on such a bad tasting lunch. The burnt taste stayed in my mouth long after leaving the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I finally tried the Hollywood burger bar yesterday after living in Hollywood district for 2 yrs. and hearing this place has "won" "most popular burger" at this neighborhood's burger battle contest. These were the VERY WORST BURGERS we have ever had. The patties were burnt to a crisp on one side. Cheese was just placed on top and served (not melted). The bland potato salad not home made. We thought, "this is taking unusually long to get a simple order of cheeseburger, fries, ice tea". I wanted to say something, but the old man (must have been owner) was engrossed with filling the ketchup bottles. It's a shame because my husband and I are both out of work, and to go out to eat is a treat. Too bad we spent our money on such a bad tasting lunch. The burnt taste stayed in my mouth long after leaving the place.

Pros: charming diner atmosphere

Cons: terrible burgers!

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If you want a greasy burger and feel like you are back in the 1950's this is the place to be. They have a small menu but it is done good and it is cool to sit at the counter diner style. They just remodeled some things and it is really nice.

5
★★★★★

If you want a greasy burger and feel like you are back in the 1950's this is the place to be. They have a small menu but it is done good and it is cool to sit at the counter diner style. They just remodeled some things and it is really nice.

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Sitting at the counter of the Hollywood Burger Bar is like stepping back in time. It is definitely cozy and from our first visit we were made to feel like regulars. The burgers are wonderful.
Just an aside... here are no public restrooms onsite because it was once a trolley station and as an historical structure, cannot be remodelled. The staff is happy to direct customers to the nearest facilities.

4
★★★★☆

Sitting at the counter of the Hollywood Burger Bar is like stepping back in time. It is definitely cozy and from our first visit we were made to feel like regulars. The burgers are wonderful.
Just an aside... here are no public restrooms onsite because it was once a trolley station and as an historical structure, cannot be remodelled. The staff is happy to direct customers to the nearest facilities.

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Great burgers, amazing price and no pressure. I only wish there was more seating, but it is worth the wait.

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★★★★★

Great burgers, amazing price and no pressure. I only wish there was more seating, but it is worth the wait.

Pros: Everything.

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This burger bar has been in the Hollywood district forever. They only serve breakfast & lunch. The food is good - just like what you would expect. It is a small mom & pop place, and as you would expect, the menu is limited. The restaurant is small; the location can be hard to get to (depending on which way you go and the traffic). If you are in the area anyway - it's worth stopping in.

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★★★★☆

This burger bar has been in the Hollywood district forever. They only serve breakfast & lunch. The food is good - just like what you would expect. It is a small mom & pop place, and as you would expect, the menu is limited. The restaurant is small; the location can be hard to get to (depending on which way you go and the traffic). If you are in the area anyway - it's worth stopping in.

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A great little neighborhood spot that serves some excellent burgers. Don't expected fancy innovations, it's just good old fashioned burgers. The restaurant looks like it hasn't changed decor in around 30 years. This is exactly the kind of place I love. Good people, good food, no frills atmosphere. Don't pay attention to the negative reviews, those guys need to get a life. The reviewer who suggested the restaurant was too close to the bus stop is absurd. It's a burger joint not a five star.

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★★★★★

A great little neighborhood spot that serves some excellent burgers. Don't expected fancy innovations, it's just good old fashioned burgers. The restaurant looks like it hasn't changed decor in around 30 years. This is exactly the kind of place I love. Good people, good food, no frills atmosphere. Don't pay attention to the negative reviews, those guys need to get a life. The reviewer who suggested the restaurant was too close to the bus stop is absurd. It's a burger joint not a five star.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great burgers, Easy going crowd

Cons: none

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The food is great, the waitresses and waiters are very friendly and very accomodating. Try their shakes, they are the best ever. While you are there, you must have a chicken patty melt. YUMMY!

2
★★★★★

The food is great, the waitresses and waiters are very friendly and very accomodating. Try their shakes, they are the best ever. While you are there, you must have a chicken patty melt. YUMMY!

Pros: good food, excellent pricing, kid friendly

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I like that they offer variation in the detail: hot sweet mustard, swiss cheese, fried egg, ham, etc. I wish they would offer grilled onions, as it makes such a difference. $5 for cheeseburger and fries is a good deal, but some of the more creative options get expensive. Good service.

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★★★☆☆

I like that they offer variation in the detail: hot sweet mustard, swiss cheese, fried egg, ham, etc. I wish they would offer grilled onions, as it makes such a difference. $5 for cheeseburger and fries is a good deal, but some of the more creative options get expensive. Good service.

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good job with breakfast anytime, and the burgers are some of best in Portland

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★★★★☆

good job with breakfast anytime, and the burgers are some of best in Portland

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The burgers are fair at the Hollywood Burger Bar, but the place is VERY small and the booths are WAY too small! The bus is close...VERY close! Passes within 3 feet of the place! Average food, lousy neighborhood, small booths...I'll eat somewhere else!

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★★☆☆☆

The burgers are fair at the Hollywood Burger Bar, but the place is VERY small and the booths are WAY too small! The bus is close...VERY close! Passes within 3 feet of the place! Average food, lousy neighborhood, small booths...I'll eat somewhere else!

Pros: Close to bus, Close to bus, Close to bus

Cons: Lousy neighborhood, Booths too small, Food is just "ok"

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Walking through the door is a return to my childhood. The smell of the food cooking, the straws on the counter, and the stools that spin around. The burgers are awesome, and the delicious shakes add inches to the hips, just smelling them. The calories are well worth it though. Where else can you get a fresh ice cream shake in that old fashioned glass that brings back the sweet memories of your childhood?

2
★★★★★

Walking through the door is a return to my childhood. The smell of the food cooking, the straws on the counter, and the stools that spin around. The burgers are awesome, and the delicious shakes add inches to the hips, just smelling them. The calories are well worth it though. Where else can you get a fresh ice cream shake in that old fashioned glass that brings back the sweet memories of your childhood?

Pros: amnience, historical value, inexpensive

Cons: small, busy, but worth the w

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Best burger we have had in a long time! A lot like the burgers we used to get in highschool.

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★★★★★

Best burger we have had in a long time! A lot like the burgers we used to get in highschool.

Pros: inexpensive, good food, good service

Cons: very small, no restroom

 

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