Sometimes, even when you’re traveling among the world’s high temples of gastronomy, all you really want is a good, messy hamburger. For more than 60 years, the retro-terrific Gott’s has been meeting that need—and, if the long summer lines for its lunch counter are any indication, meeting it well. The fare here, made to order and either taken out or enjoyed at the collection of picnic tables outside, is the real deal: big, meaty Niman Ranch beef patties, smothered with cheese, pickles, and secret sauce on toasted egg buns, hit the spot like no five-course tasting menu can. Add an order of thick-cut garlic fries or beer-battered onion rings, top it off with a local-brewed wheat beer or strawberry milkshake, and bliss is yours.
Formerly known as Taylor's Automatic Refresher