The Best Restaurants In Hawthorne, California

Hamburgers and fries
Hamburgers and fries | Photo by Peter Dawn on Unsplash
Veronika J Spencer

Located in southwestern Los Angeles County, Hawthorne, California is a great place to eat. Whether searching for a tasty lunch spot or popping out of the airport for a delicious meal in between flights, Hawthorne has a great array of options, from traditional American to Cuban restaurants. Here are the best.
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Fabulous Burgers

Bacon Burgers

Fabulous Burgers has been serving delicious burgers to the South Bay area for over 35 years. This casual fast-food restaurant is open twenty four hours and is a great place to stop at any time of day or night. The chili-cheese fries are a favorite of the locals and a must try when stopping by Fabulous Burgers. The low prices, great hours and tasty food are what have had visitors coming back to this restaurant for years and years.

Hummus House

Plate of nachos and hummus

Hummus House specializes in Turkish-style kebabs and gourmet hummus. Several different varieties of hummus are available including traditional, Kalamata olive, habanero, garlic and sun-dried tomato, and they change regularly so there is always something new and exciting to try. Soups, salads, burgers, wraps and broasted chicken are also available. This family owned and operated restaurant is 100% Halal and serves many vegetarian options, making it a great place for those with dietary restrictions. Delivery, catering and online ordering options are available, as well as dining in.

Al-Watan Halal Tandoori

Al-Watan Halal Tandoori serves traditional, authentic cuisine from India and Pakistan. The delectable food is prepared fresh daily in order to ensure that it is of the highest possible quality. The menu features a large selection of lamb, goat, chicken, beef and vegetarian selections that will leave visitors feeling full and satisfied. The relaxing atmosphere and scrumptious dishes make this a great place to enjoy a dinner with friends or family. Eat in, take out and catering options are available.

Chip’s Restaurant

Eggs Benedict for breakfast

Chip’s Restaurant is the full 1950s-style diner experience. The interior of the restaurant will transport visitors back to the age of rock ‘n roll and poodle skirts. The décor is so authentic that it was even featured in the 2014 movie ‘Purge: Anarchy.’ Scrumptious all-American food is served including a large selection of breakfast food anytime of the day. The food is great but the service is even better. The pleasant atmosphere, exceptional coffee and excellent prices cannot be beaten.

Eureka Tasting Kitchen

Eureka!, Hawthorne

Eureka Tasting Kitchen combines rock n’ roll with fresh ingredients, artisan recipes, classic cocktails and craft beer to create truly enlightening dining. At Eureka Tasting Kitchen, the dining experience is enhanced by the entertainment that can visitors can enjoy with live music and televised sports. The atmosphere is cozy yet classy with a rustic, modern décor. This restaurant believes in the idea of utilizing the best its community has to offer, so local ingredients, locally brewed beer and local music are provided. All-natural beef burgers, artisan sandwiches and gourmet salads are just a few of the delicious options on the menu.

Zacatecas Restaurant

Scrambled Tofu crispy Toast with guacamole and spinach, tomato salad.

Zacatecas Restaurant serves up some of the best Mexican food in Hawthorne. A popular favorite of many visitors is the ‘Tom burrito’. This burrito with guacamole, sour cream and a green sauce is sure to delight, as are the unlimited chips and salsa and the complimentary flan at the end of the meal. A large selection of dishes ranging from tacos to burritos to enchiladas is available and the food is affordable, simple and tasty. The excellent service rounds out the overall great experience of dining at Zacatecas Restaurant.

Piggie’s Restaurant

Burrito with Eggs, Cheese, and Hashbrowns

Piggie’s Restaurant offers a large menu of American, Asian and Mexican food favorites. Breakfast is served all-day and prepared with zero trans fat oil. The sauces and dressings are prepared daily and the fresh ground beef patties are never frozen. Since 1975, this restaurant has been serving everything from burgers to burritos to hotcakes. There is something for every taste and the long opening hours make it easy to satisfy any craving throughout the day. No one will leave Piggie’s unsatisfied.

Café Cuba & Cakes

Mouthwatering Cuban food and excellent service await visitors at Café Cuba & Cakes. The Cuban sandwiches and potato balls are favorites among the regular customers and are must try items when dining at Café Cuba & Cakes. The Cuban-style coffee, café Cubano, is a great accompaniment to any dish. For a taste of Havana in Hawthorne, visitors to this casual restaurant will be delighted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering options are available.

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