Southern California has many old school burger and pastrami places like Daglas that look like they were built in the 1960s-1970s. These types of places serve huge portions of artery clogging food at reasonable prices. You can stuff yourself silly for under $10.
You can order burgers, pastrami sandwiches, gyros, hot dogs, fries, salads, burritos, tacos, and shakes. They have Thrifty’s Ice Cream. Order at the window and they’ll call your number when it’s ready.
Daglas has the added charm of a neon sign with the tagline, “Where every day is Fryday!”
* Small fries ($2.50): A big paper bag full of fries…it’s enough for a meal… Daglas world-famous fries are hand-cut, long and about the size (maybe slightly thicker) than In N’ Out fries. The potato skins are left on and the ends are crispier. The fries are on the soft side but you’ll encounter some crispier bits. They’re seasoned with salt and pepper. I thought they would be crispier because they’re double fried.
* Grilled cheese with pastrami ($4.75): There’s a lot more pastrami than cheese, so it’s more like a pastrami sandwich with cheese. The thin white sandwich bread is quite buttery. The pastrami is cut into thin pieces – but it’s thicker than other places (like the Hat); it’s mildly smoky and peppery, not too salty with some fatty bits. The American cheese slices are pretty run of the mill and overwhelmed by the pastrami. It’s certainly not a gourmet sandwich and not very cheesy but it’s comforting.
The jaw dropping cup sizes for soda put Big Gulp to shame.
4 out of 5 stars
By Lolia S.