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And The Winner of the Best Burger Poll Is...

One restaurant's fans pushed it to the top of Patch's poll for the best burger in town.

The results are in, and Patch readers named home to the best burger in Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Rossmoor.

Is anyone really surprised?

Sure, the burgers at and are both gourmet and mouthwatering, but nothing can beat a Volcano Burger before a Friday night game at Los Alamitos High School. It’s not just a burger, it’s a local rite of passage, served hot, eaten in the car, and rung up by a cheerful student from the high school right across the street.

A total of nine restaurants were nominated and received votes in the poll. Volcano Burger took the lead wit 20 percent of the vote, but the competition was fierce from runners up such as Paul’s Place, Café del Sol and Islands.

Rozanne Woelm February 26, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Still think Cafe Del Sol is the best.
Shoppergrl February 26, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Cafe del sol is the best burger in town bar none
MarieSam Sanchez February 26, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I love Volcano Burger!!! I live in Cerritos but I'm always happy to make the drive for a delicious Volcano burger and some chili cheese fries with grilled onions :)
Paige Austin February 27, 2012 at 01:36 AM
I have never had cafe del sol, but everyone likes it so much, I am going to have to give it a try this week. I can't believe I've driven by it all this time and never tried it.
Arvid February 27, 2012 at 03:26 AM
The Abbey has the best "real" burger in the area. Hand-formed patties (yes, you can tell). Beachwood would be an easy second. Volcano and Paul's Place are not bad for gut bombs. Classic Burger on Katella rivals them both IMHO. Important to note that Volcano and Paul's are effectively food service distribution outlets. Islands serves food from herds to herds craving food.
Arvid February 27, 2012 at 03:39 AM
The Cafe Del Sol Yelp reviews are astroturfed to the point of being fantastical. The geographic distribution of the reviews alone clearly suggest a paid or internal campaign. Even so, it's merely a 3.5 star. More to the point, the statistical skew of the Yelp ratings is interesting. I've never eaten there. I will now.
carolina uribe February 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Cafe del Sol=)) is the bestest=)) nothing like an old Russels Burger! Onion Rings don't compare to any of others junk Onionn Rings! Tha #1 Cafe del Sol=))
OC Scribes February 28, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I have been to Cafe del Sol 3 times. 3 times the food tasted horrible. What am I missing? Maybe they deserve another shot...

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