Top 10 Burbank Restaurants

Burbank has a small town feel to it even though it’s a hub for entertainment industry companies as well as several motion picture studios. Many of the restaurants in Burbank have been here for decades and some of those are listed on our top 10 list. But even other, newer restaurants here in Burbank have developed a loyal following. Burbank has it all from breakfast joints to Mexican eateries to fine dining. There’s something here for everyone.

Porto’s Bakery & Cafe
3614 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 846-9100

Who is Burbank does not know Porto’s? This place is a gold mine for the owners and there’s a reason. The pastries and cakes are the best in town (arguably the world) and there is ALWAYS a line. It’s also a Cuban food quick serve restaurant and coffee shop. Breakfast, lunch or dinner plus amazing pastries equals one of Burbank’s best restaurants.

Eat’n Park Restaurant
2517 W Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 953-9302

Another Burbank institution. Like many restaurants that have been here “forever” Eat’n Park has a tremendously loyal following. All your favorite breakfast foods like omelettes, pancakes, breakfast burritos and more are here. Portions are large and old-school. If you love old-time breakfast joints, along with drive-ins, this place is for you.

121 N San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 848-4726

Granville is a newer restaurant on the Burbank scene although it has been here for some years now. The upscale interior in menu keeps bringing people back to downtown Burbank. As one diner writes on Yelp: “Great for pork chops. Great ahi steak Perfect  macaroni & cheese” They also say “We love the pizza too.”

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
110 N 1st St
Burbank, CA 91502
(747) 200-2460

Wood Ranch in Burbank as part of the chain but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t delicious. The barbecue items on the menu Will satisfy the taste of any barbecue aficionado. If you’re hungry try the full rack for barbecued ribs. Diners say the food and service is top notch which is why so many keep coming back to Wood Ranch.

Castaway – Burbank
1250 E Harvard Rd
Burbank, CA 91501
(818) 848-6691

The Castaway is another Burbank institution and everybody is familiar with this restaurant which sits top one of the Hills of the Verdugo Mountains overlooking Burbank in the San Fernando Valley. A few years ago the restaurant underwent the 10 million Dollar renovation which changed the interior from the former nautical theme to that upscale steakhouse. Indeed, that is the focus of the current ownership. Because of the remodel, almost every seat in the house has a panoramic view of the valley below. It’s a great restaurant for a romantic evening or special occasion.

World Empanadas
1206 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 561-4999

You’ve got to work a little to find World Empanadas in Burbank but it’s worth finding. If you’re a fan of empanadas– Either meet, cheese are vegetable filled–the savory Latin pastries here are some of the best. The restaurant has gained quite a following in the few years since it’s opened up here in Burbank and it’s still going strong which is a testament to how good the food is.

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
509 S Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
(747) 231-3990

Gus’s Fried Chicken is indeed part of a chain, but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t good. It is. Fans of Gus’s chicken are legion in the Burbank location serves up the hot and spicy version of this dish along with delectable side dishes. One diner calls it “best chicken I’ve ever had from a restaurant.”

Yard House
100 E Palm Ave
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 840-6700

Another chain with the Burbank location, the Yard House has a lot of fans. The Burbank location has been Busy ever since opening a few years ago and brings more people into this area of downtown. The food is fairly good but the real draw is the beer, especially served to you in a 16 inch tube. Beer isn’t the only thing on the menu. Diners can choose from different wines and cocktails as well.

Octopus Japanese Restaurant
227 E Palm Ave
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 556-6622

For Burbank sushi fans, octopus restaurant fits the bill. Located on Palm Avenue in downtown Burbank the Location is known do just about every Burbank resident and especially those fans Japanese food, specifically sushi. Octopus is part of the chain but when you’re in hear it doesn’t feel like one. Food and service are good and people keep coming back to octopus year after year. It’s a Burbank staple.

Lancers Restaurant
697 N Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 843-3433

Talking about Burbank institutions you can’t forget Lancers restaurant. This place is definitely old-school, and you can tell looking at the exterior that it’s been here in Burbank for quite sometime. Nevertheless people love coming here for the traditional diner fare. One diner calls a traditional American comfort food. Yet another raves about it so much he wrote a poem about it as a yelp review titled “Get Yo A** to Lancers.” We think that tells you all you need to know.