Chili, burgers and beer are mainstays at this café and bar that once catered to the likes of rockers Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendriks and Jim Morrison.
Established in 1920 at the western end of Route 66, it now offers a hip, grungy environment. Quentin Tarantino wrote much of Pulp Fiction while in his favorite booth next to the bar.
8447 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood;
Cheerful diner with a '50s motif offers American classics in the heart of the Walk of Fame. Home-baked chicken pot pie, burgers and milkshakes are standard fare.
The restaurant is in the Max Factor building, where Bette Davis and Jean Harlow were once salon customers
1660 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; 323-465-3111
Pig & Whistle
This 1927 Hollywood landmark hosted Judy Garland’s 15th birthday and the first Oscar after-party.
Reclaimed and renovated in 1999, it still has an old Hollywood feel, with a vaulted ceiling, booths and detailed mahogany woodwork.
Steaks, sandwiches, salads.
6714 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323-463-0000
Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n
Bargain-priced fried chicken, waffles and grits are among the soulful foods found on the menu at this casual eatery.
Founded in the '70s, this five-restaurant California chain has a host of followers, including Snoop Dog and Larry King.
Other menu items include greens, Mac and cheese, cornbread and red beans and rice.
1514 Gower St., Hollywood; 323-466-7453
In the town of make believe, Dar Maghreb offers a chance to pretend you're dining in a Moroccan palace.
Sit on couches or pillows and eat traditional Moroccan cuisine using only your hands while belly dancers swirl by the tables.
Multi-course dinners are available for a set price of $37
7651 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 323-876-7651
Musso & Frank Grill
Get a pass to the past at this venerable favorite that transports diners to Hollywood's golden era.
Established in 1919, it has played host to the likes of Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin.
It is known for its meat and chops. Be sure to try a martini and ask for a Caesar salad.
6667 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles,
Follow the lines to Pink's, the hot dog stand to the stars.
This landmark café has been dishing up chili dogs since 1939; it's not unusual to see chauffeur-driven limos stop by.
The menu includes a vast variety of hot dog creations, burgers and sides and there's an indoor dining room lined with photos of stars that are addicted to Pink's dogs.
709 N. LaBrea Blvd, Hollywood; 323-931-4223
1000 Universal Center Dr., Universal City,
Check out the spectacular view and lush gardens at this hilltop restaurant designed to look like an Imperial Palace.
Originally built as a private estate, the restaurant has served guests for more than three decades. The food is CalAsian complementing traditional Japanese classics.
The tasting menu is a hit with foodies.
1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles,