The Daily Meal recently published their picks for the top 10 In-N-Out outposts in the country, from the always-busy location in Fisherman's Wharf, to a long-standing spot with scenic mountain views. Take a look at the slideshow, or scroll down for the full list, with a brief summary of why each location made the cut.
1: Baldwin Park, CA: This outpost got props because it's right next to the company store and a replica of the original burger stand.
2: Draper, UT: The Daily Meal says this location is quieter than most, which makes eating there "an almost peaceful experience". I don't know about you, but when I'm eating at In-N-Out, I can barely hear a thing. Those burgers are like noise cancelling headphones you shove in your face.
3: Las Vegas, NV: The In-N-Out just off the Las Vegas Strip on Dean Martin Drive earned a place on the list for being the perfect spot to celebrate victories and drown your sorrows. Also: when you bet on cheeseburgers, you never lose.
4: Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA: This location, right in the middle of Hollywood, was lauded for being efficient (including taking orders from those in line with iPads—something I've only seen at drive-thrus).
5: Upland, CA: You can eat your Double-Double at a picnic table with a view of Mount Baldy at this circa-1987 outpost. You'll have to dine al fresco though, there's no indoor seating.
6: Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA Located just off Hwy 101 (and an 8-minute walk from the beach), this location is primely situated.
7: Laguna Hills, CA: There's no drive-thru at this In-N-Out, but the dining area is extra big. That's good news if you want the sit-down experience.
8: Placentia, CA: This location also doesn't have a drive-thru, but makes up for it with lots of indoor seating and a "homey" atmosphere that sometimes gets a little rambunctious due to its proximity to Cal State-Fullerton.
9: Austin, TX: This location got a nod simply for bringing In-N-Out to the excited masses of Austin, including some emotional Calfornia ex-pats who reportedly "shed tears of joy as they took their first bite".
10: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco: This busy outpost was praised for its people-watching opportunities and waterfront location.
Did your favorite location make the list? At the risk of the list getting even more California-heavy, the one outpost I think The Daily Meal missed is the In-N-Out on S Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles (map), a short drive from LAX. There's nothing like eating a cheeseburger right before a flight (or just after landing) while planes pass directly overhead. Pro tip: if you have a long layover at LAX, you can hitch a ride on the Sepulveda Parking Spot shuttle, which drops you off at a lot right across the street from In-N-Out.
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