Burbank may not come to the top of your mind when thinking about restaurants or dining but for those who live in the city we know there is a tremendous variety of cuisines to choose from. Whether you’re tastes run to new American, Mexican, Chinese, Thai food or traditional diner fare Burbank has what you’re looking for. In our estimation these are the ten best restaurants Burbank has to offer. This is not an exhaustive list but we think it’s a good representation of the types of dining available in Burbank California.

Burbank has many restaurants to delight the palate

Cafe De Olla
2315 W Victory Blvd Ste A
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 588-3684

Diners rave about this restaurant, calling it some of the best Mexican food in Southern California. One visitor from Phoenix said he was so happy defined Café de Olla because the Mexican flavors are so traditional. The restaurant gets hi ratings from diners especially for dishes like the breakfast burrito. Unlike some other run-of-the-mill Mexican restaurants this place serves nopal, the traditional Mexican dish made from cactus so you know you’re getting authentic food here

Over Under Public House
310 N San Fernando Blvd Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 237-9186

This gastropub gets rave reviews from diners. It also gets high marks for the way that it is handling covert restrictions. If you’re in the mood for pub fare that’s on the upscale side the Over Under Public House has it. Superlatives abound for this place. For example one diner gushes about the chicken club sandwich saying it is on his list of the top five he’s ever had. Similarly another diner says her chicken Caesar salad was the best one she’s ever had. Come for the cocktails and stay for the food.

Safari Inn in Burbank, CA
Safari Inn in Burbank, CA

Cafe Crisp
312 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 736-5525

Another Burbank restaurant the diners rave about is café Crisp. This is a breakfast and lunch place which is also a patisserie. Located on Glen Oaks Boulevard, Burbank diners put this on the top of their list. Some of the outstanding dishes include prosciutto toast and raspberry meringue.

Leaf Cafe
916 W Burbank Blvd
(747) 477-1070

The Leaf Café gets rave revues as well, one diner proclaiming “hidden gem alert!” This fresh food eatery surf’s up sandwiches salads and bowls. Burbank residents will know exactly where it is, located in the strip mall just across from Costco on Burbank Boulevard. Diner say the food is excellent and the service outstanding with good portions and reasonable prices.

Corner Cottage
310 S Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 843-2567

The Corner Cottage in Burbank has gained a loyal following due in large part to their breakfast burritos. One diner says that these should be the only thing served, they are that good. She says that as a breakfast burrito connoisseur this is the best she’s ever had. Other Burbank diners agree with her and the place gets hi ratings in multiple stars on yelp.

Mex Cocina Cafe
2714 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 845-0561

Another Burbank Mexican restaurant that makes the list is Mex Cocina Café. This Mexican eatery stands above other restaurants with really authentic Mexican cuisine instead of the same old dishes that you find on most Mexican restaurant menus. Some favorite dishes include chilaquiles and asada and machaca. Loyal followers say they have not been disappointed with any of the food at this place which is why we feature on our top 10 list

Painters in downtown Burbank, CA
Painters in downtown Burbank, CA

The Carving Board
216 E Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 563-6799

The carving Board restaurant is part of a chain has locations elsewhere in the Los Angeles area but the Burbank location it’s one of the best. Burbank diners say they can’t get enough of the medianoche sandwich. Other diners give high marks to their chips which are made on site. Other Burbank reviewers say they love the desserts here too, such as the s’mores bar.

Kopan Sushi & Ramen – Burbank
220 N San Fernando Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 845-0817

Noodle lovers rejoice in Burbank’s own ramen restaurant, Kopan Sushi and Ramen. Some people don’t think about ramen alone as a meal but there are plenty who do and Burbank had it’s own ramen star in this place. Diners consistently gives this place five stars for both service as well as the food.

Siri Thai Cuisine
2730 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 842-8222

What would Burbank be without its share of Thai restaurants? And 1 Favorite Thai place is Siri Thai Cuisine. Burbank residents love this place and it’s one of the favorite Thai restaurants in the city. In fact some call of their favorite spot in the San Fernando Valley. Diners praise the service as well as the food. One diner says appetizers are the real stars of the menu such as chicken satay, spicy wings and fried wontons. The curry gets high marks too as do the fried rice and noodle dishes

The Burbank Pub
2013 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 588-3013

If you’re a fan gastro pubs or tiki bars then you’ll be glad to know about the Burbank pub, which is a little bit of each. However, unlike some tiki bars that go for Kitch this one concentrates on the quality of food and service. Burbank has its share of bars but For those looking for something a little bit different, the Burbank pub serves it up in spades.

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