Despite all the Instagramable food trends out there, we still yearn for traditional comfort dishes, and thankfully, the American Dream in Huntington Beach offers a classic cheeseburger with just the right amount of nostalgia while flawlessly keeping it straightforward and delicious.
Rightfully bragging about its ode to simplicity is the 55 Chevy burger. The generous helping of tender chuck beef brisket, fresh tomatoes and tangy sliced pickles is topped with melted cheese and creamy Thousand Island dressing. Though grand in appearance, the familiar combination of flavors is anything but excessive, with each bite bringing you back to yesteryear with as much wonder as the ocean view from the eatery’s patio.
Fries don’t come with your burger, so you’ll have to order a basket of crisp potato goodness separately. If you possess more of a glass-half-full mentality, then consider it an excuse to keep them all for yourself—no judgement here.
The American Dream, 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 130, Huntington Beach, (714) 374-1330; www.theamericandreamhb.com.