Apr 4, 2010

Local Review: Louis Burgers - Torrance, CA

Louis Burger Marquee
Louis Burgers is a random burger joint that I stopped by one day for lunch on a rare occasion when I happened to be in Torrance.  The restaurant offers a full fast food menu ranging from pancakes, sandwiches, and omelettes for breakfast and hot dogs, burgers, salads, and Mexican food for later in the day.  Basically, they have enough variety to please everyone.

I didn't know what to expect upon entering but the place was fairly new and blended a diner and fast-food-type atmosphere.
Louis Burger Cheeseburger
Since the place is called Louis Burger, I opted to try a Cheeseburger for $2.79.  For the price, I got a burger that was roughly the size of a Burger King Whopper if not wider and is generally what is thought of as a California-style dressed with a mild and sweet Thousand Island dressing, fresh, crisp shredded lettuce, pickles, sliced tomatoes and, separated sliced onions.  Curiously, the Thousand Island was applied lightly to both the top and bottom halves of the bun.
Louis Burger Cheeseburger cross section
The hamburger patty had a nice char to it and a mouth-watering smoke flavor and smell from the grill but seemed to lack a little in the beef flavor department.  All the veggies were fresh and lent their respective flavors to the Cheeseburger without overwhelming it.  The bun was nicely toasted on both sides while remaining soft within.  All-in-all, a good fast food burger and a step above most fast food chains.

A menu item that always catches my eye at any restaurant, Zucchini Sticks are one of my favorites sides.  I like to delude myself into thinking that the nutrients in the zucchini makes up for all the fried batter and ranch dressing I'm stuffing in my pie hole.  Louis Burgers had them on the menu for $3.25 which I figure meant I would get a small fry container full.  Boy was I wrong...
Louis Burger Zucchini Sticks in Bag
I got a whole bag full of Zucchini Sticks complete with a plastic cup of thick ranch dressing.  As far as bang for your buck goes, that's a lot!
The batter for the Zucchini Sticks was very orange.  Like really, really orange.  I thought that meant if would be really spicy or would have some sort of strong flavor but again I was wrong.  The batter was actually lightly seasoned with what I would guess to be seasoned salt and served as a great medium and complement for the ranch dressing.  The Zucchini Sticks also had a strong, noticeable zucchini flavor to them, although, the zucchini itself was a bit on the soggy side.  The batter crunched nicely however.
You really get at least $5 value with the Zucchini Sticks, which makes them a steal for $3.25 and I can't recommend them enough.  If I didn't live a bit aways from Torrance, Louis Burgers would totally be my go-to spot for Zucchini Sticks.  They also have locations in Compton and Long Beach.

1311 W. Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90501


  1. Both of them look amazingly good. Will have to keep this place in mind when I am in Torrance.

  2. mejor lugar para comer en el area, cambie a este lugar desde que lo abrieron , son muy esplendidos para servir , im glad que se abrio loui burger 

  3. Our "GO To" place for breakfast.  Exceptionally clean, Exceptionally friendly counter help, aka: Carmen, Exceptional value.  Today, you will not find a better steak and eggs breakfast for $7.29.  You get a whole sliced tomato when exchanging for the hash browns.
    We go often since finding two months ago and have never been disappointed.
    A real family gathering place.


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