I had been hearing the rumblings about Le Tub (1100 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood) for quite a while now. I mean, the most asked question I would be asked is, when are you going to write about Le Tub? A few years back, GQ named Le Tub’s burger the best in the country for those of you who don’t know about the hype. Oprah followed suit the following year.
With the weather being a little on the colder side, today was as good a time as any. I suggested to Marcela that we should go right when they open to not have to worry about the rumored long wait. They can only fit six burgers on the grill at a time. If you do make the drive, make sure you slow down because you might pass the place as we did. There was no line to speak off when we arrived, nor any when we left.
Le Tub’s decor is rather eclectic, with toilets, tubs, and signs all over the place. It’s right by the water (for you romantic types). Marcela sat in this secluded little picnic area that seemed to be falling apart (in keeping with all the ambiance). We know what we’re eating, so no menus necessary.
Marcela asked for a cup of chili.
Le Tub Chili: Ground Sirloin, fried, drained, then added to our caldron of tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and seasonings.
There are beans in there as well. The chili was good and had a tiny bit of heat. I had a small taste since I had ordered a chili cheese dog. Now that charred thing was excellent. The dog had a slice of American cheese on it, which I thought was a great idea instead of the nacho cheese most places love to use. We also ordered a large order of their steak fries. I love thicker cut fries, so I was not disappointed.
Is Le Tub the Best Burger in the U.S.?
Of course, I had the 13 oz — Sirloin Burger with Swiss cheese. So how was it? Marcela was not impressed. Me? Well, I thought it tasted similar to Keg South‘s Keg burger. I happen to love the Keg burger, so it’s no slight to them.
And for all I have heard about the staff, I thought our waiter was pretty cool. If you’ve never been here, you should come for the experience alone. It’ll be worth the trip, plus the burger was great.