Went to 25 Degrees in Hollywood last night with my girlfriend to try their famous burgers I've heard so much about. In a nutshell, it was just okay and nothing to write home about. I guess it's all relative and some might think the ground sirloin burgers here are delicious. We found them to be a bit too greasy and 1 or 2 degrees above regular burgers you'd get at fast food establishments accept at 4-5 times the price. Ironically, we found the fries and onion rings to be pretty good and others have complained about it. Service was just okay, not great by any means. I don't think we'll be returning here, unless we happen to be in the area and are craving hamburgers. Even then, we might not.
Haven't tried Lucky Devil's but that's next on our list. So far, Father's office burgers are by far the best. I know some don't consider them traditional burgers and their not but man, they're damn good. The drive to Santa Monica is well worth it, IMO.
One thing that stood out a little and rubbed me the wrong way about 25 degrees was the price of their cocktails. We ordered a couple of drinks and when I got the bill, I was a little blown away at how much they charged. A Cosmo was $14.00 and a Gin and Tonic (house gin) was $12.00. We're talking about a glorified diner here, not some trendy club or 4 or 5 star establishment. Has anyone else ordered drinks there and has had the same re-action or is it just us?