1. Eddie's Restaurant
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Topping the list is longtime local staple Eddie's Restaurant. Located at 401 W. Pacheco Blvd., the old-school diner is the highest-rated spot for burgers in Los Banos, boasting four stars out of 245 reviews on Yelp.
Check out the Cassie Burger: certified Angus beef mixed with bell peppers and mushrooms, and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and cheddar cheese on a French roll. A patty melt, a burger topped with blue cheese crumbles and breakfast and brunch fare are also on offer.
2. Courthouse Diner
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Next up is the Courthouse Diner, situated down the road at 245 W. Pacheco Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 73 reviews on Yelp, this diner and traditional American spot has proven to be a local favorite.
Served on an oil-topped bun, the burgers are one-third of a pound, and the assumption is that you want cheese with that with options like the bacon cheeseburger and the mushroom and Swiss. Turkey and vegetarian burgers are also available.
3. Fosters Freeze
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Popular for its burgers and shakes, Fosters Freeze was established in 1946 and serves much of California's Central Valley and beyond.
The Big Boss adds two kinds of cheese plus bacon and onion rings packed inside the bun. Fosters sauce gives all of its burgers a signature flavor. Complete your meal with a milkshake (vanilla, hot fudge, pineapple, to name a few), sundae or Twister, featuring soft-serve ice cream mixed with a sweet treat like Oreos or cookie dough.
4. The Habit Burger Grill
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Finally, check out The Habit Burger Grill, which has earned four stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp. The burgers here are chargrilled. In addition to the classic options, there's a teriyaki burger and another topped with cheese and avocado on grilled sourdough. You can find it at all 1335 W. Pacheco Blvd. The chain has locations throughout the U.S. as well as four international outposts.