Burger Parlor at Rialto Cafe - Closed

108 W. Wilshire Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
714-525-5111

Details

  • Wed-Sat 6pm-11:30pm
  • $$
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
For four nights a week in this rented space at Rialto Café, ex-Bastide chef Joseph Mahon transforms the ordinary burger into something that isn't. The man clearly knows what to do with ground beef and a bun. These are the kind whose effects stay with you for days. You can tell they're good and greasy even before you touch them. The sweet, griddle-toasted buns are lacquered by that which spatters from his sizzling patties. Despite a long list of toppings, Mahon constructs all his burgers to fit snugly inside your grip and serves them on paper-lined pie tins with a thick pickle cut crosswise. His aren't the type to reach dizzying altitudes like those offered at the Counter. Mahon's restraint is his burger's virtue.

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