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Top 5 Iconic Restaurants

June 22, 2018
most iconic restaurants in los angeles

From visiting buildings that were around during the Golden Age of Hollywood to learning facts about the hollywood sign, there is so much history to be discovered in Los Angeles. One way to learn more about the city is to visit the most iconic restaurants in Los Angeles, many of which have been showcased in movie or TV scenes. Read on to learn more.


For over 70 years this iconic bar and social room has been a legendary nightspot also known for its appearance in films. The back of the bar is where an intimate scene took between Russell Brow and James Cromwell place for the movie L.A. Confidential. It’s also been used in films such as Gone Girl, Leaving Las Vegas and Gangster Squad.

Little Dom's

Located in Los Feliz, this Italian-American restaurant is known for their wood oven pizzas and classic Italian fare. However, the restaurant also plays an integral role in the 2011 film, We Bought a Zoo featuring Matt Damon. The restaurant is the sight where Matt Damon’s character sees his wife for the first time. In addition to this movie, it’s also been featured in Shameless, Mad Men, and The Kids are Alright.

Miss Donuts

This small donut shop in Reseda might not look like much from the outside, but it’s also the scene of the robbery gone bad in the hit movie, Boogie Nights starring Mark Wahlberg. Enjoy a cup of coffee and one of their delicious donuts while you’re at it.

Pink’s Hot Dogs

While this iconic hot dog stand hasn't necessarily been in movies, it certainly has fed some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Celebrities that have eaten at Pink’s include Jimmy Fallon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Kimmel, David Hasselhoff, Bryan Cranston, George Lopez, Tyra Banks, Debra Messing, Laura Dern, Henry Winkler, Katy Perry, Tony Hawk, Katie Couric and many more!

Philippe The Original

If you’re looking for an iconic restaurant in L.A., look no further than Philippes. For over 100 years, Philippe’s has been known to locals as the best place for french dipped sandwiches. You can customize your french dip and have it served with roast beef, roast pork, pastrami, ham, leg of lamb or turkey. Stop by this iconic dining establishment located in the heart of L.A.

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