Of course I love it! An LA icon. Around since the mid to late 50's and pretty much the same decor and menu. Great hamburgers. Best French fries in the city - especially if you ask for crunchy! Not glamorous, but there'll be people dressed up asking with beach bum attire - all are just fine here!
Classic burger place. Get the hickory burger, get a soda, get the pie, and get there with time because you will probably be waiting 5-10 minutes for seats to open up at the counter. Longer for each person after 2.
Staff might seem brusque, don't take it personal, they're trained to be speedy. After all, there's a three top behind you waiting to sit. Just relax, eat your burger, and soak up the atmosphere of a different world.
As a teenager I raised in Westwood some 40+ yrs ago and always cherished my visits to the Apple Pan. Every time I visit LA now, I always make a stop at the APPLE PAN either on arrival at LAX or B4 departure. It has changed VERY LITTLE SINCE THEN (1966 for me). Small square spot with rotating stools on 3 sides. The kitchen is in the middle. People waiting to eat stand around the exterior trying to pick out the couple getting ready to leave next... no hostess, no tables, no nothin' fancy here. It's all about the food!! But littlw things have changed... no more fountain sodas for flavored Coke drinks, but you still get the drinks (canned) served in cone cups with old fashioned metal holders. The burgers are to die for. Juicy, thick, hand made, packed with fixings and wrapped in wax paper. (Yes Johnny Rockets stole their whole biz from them). French fries so hot and crispy. ... and then the pies... apple, cherry, blueberry, cream, plain or ala mode ... a great finish to a perfect meal. I love this place. It reminds me of my youth. It's makes LA seem down home and human. You want to know what LA was like in the 60s? Come to the Apple Pan.
An LA landmark that has remained unchanged for decades. The Apple Pan is as classic as you can get. The hickory burger and apple pies are to die for. Cash only.
The long-time employees, the unique taste of the hickory sauce, the pewter cups for water and porcelain ups of coffee with real ream and the crunchy and huge portion of fries are comfort food at a counter from the old ays