Burbank >Food & Dining > Mo's
4301 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA | Directions 9150534.152507 -118.346848
Mon - Fri 7am - 10pm
Sat - Sun 9am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Toluca Lake
Too expensive and the services is BAD! – The burgers are good but pretty expensive. The services is pretty bad. If I am going to spend $40 for 2 people for lunch I much rather go somewhere where the food is better and the service is good.
Great Burgers that worth the wait – I hate burgers... well until I ate at Mo's. This place changed my perspective toward the great American fast food dish. The meat is juicy and they managed to put gourmet to something rather simple. The salad bar is packed with essentials that you want. The staff is so friendly. Was it only me that get treated nicely. I found that if you are nice to the people, you will be treated nicely back. :)
If it wasn't so close, I wouldn't go. – The burgers are good, but the "burger bar" consists of something like 3 condiments, and a not very good type of potato salad, which I tried once and will not have again. That's it. Nothing else. No frills, no extras. Nothing. The "foot long" sandwiches are two pieces of average bread open faced (thus the foot long?) with not much meat on them. The salads are very good, but very expensive. They do have Pacific Ridge on tap. It's a great beer and I can't find it anywhere else.
Service has always been pretty good.
Good Neighborhood Joint – From the outside this place looks like a dingy bar and can seem intimidating. Once inside, however, it's obvious that people love Mo's. There is almost always a wait, although it's never that long. The menu has a lot of interesting items on it, but the burgers are the thing to get here (at least your first time). I don't even eat red meat, and I think it's great. Mo's offers a whole list pre-set burger combinations (which you can adjust as needed, of course) and patty options (beef, turkey, veggie). When your burger is ready it is taken to the burger bar. I do have to say the burger bar (with its basic condiments and a couple side salads) was a little disappointing, but you do get to customize when you place your order so I'm not sure how to make it better. Mo's has a great selection of non-burger items on the menu as well which are also consistently good.
Tasty entrees, nothing else special. – The only reason people go to this dive and think they enjoy it is because it is trendy. The decor has an alright feel, reminiscent of a lodge, and the actual main courses are good, but everything else falls flat...well, except the prices. Who needs to pay $10.95 for a burger that doesn't come with any sides? Want french fries? That's a whopping $4.95 extra. Want extra cheese, onions, or other additives that they "conveniently" left out? That's an extra 50 cents per item on an already overpriced meal. Oh, I forgot, there is Mo's Famous Burger Bar. Essentially, you don't get your food brought to you; you have to get it yourself at a tiny island bar similar to the salsa bar at El Pollo Loco. And your being "escorted" there is just being told by a server (not the waiter/ess) where it is, leaving you to find it yourself. The bar itself is a travesty. Your options are the worst potato salad ever, some disgustingly sliced pickles, dry coleslaw (how do you mess up coleslaw?), sloppy tomatoes, unappetizing pasta salad, and risotto that no one would touch. If you're not getting a burger, you won't get much else for cheap. The cheapest pasta dish is $11.95, and none of them come with any meat in it. Two options allow chicken added for an extra $2 and shrimp for $4. Aren't we paying enough already? Apparently when it's trendy and you might see a celebrity, people will pay anything. The wait staff is alright, but they don't really do much other than give you drinks. I ordered an ice water (since a simple fountain soda is $2.50) and it was never refilled. Most people will order a burger or sandwich, which is left at the burger bar anyhow, so they don't need to serve you. Not a bad experience, but no place I would recommend. There are much better, cheaper, more celebrity-filled restaurants that actually serve you good food at a decent price and don't try to stiff you at every corner.
Mo's is cool – I like Mo?s a lot. The burgers are big and the burger bar has all the fixings you can think of. Make sure to order a side of the curly fries to go with the burger!
Almost every time I go there I see a celebrity. Last time it was Jason Priestley and Naomi Lowde.
Burger = Good, Hair Salad = Bad – Mo's used to be a regular stop in my restaurant rotation... that is until they served me a salad with a hair in it. Now I've found hair in my food before, just not one that couldn't immediately be identified as coming from someone's head. This was no head hair, my friends. So I notified the waiter. His eloquent response... "That su*ks!" And that was all. He took the salad (which I only ate 2 or 3 bites from) and walked away. Sure they were kind enough to remove the lovely hair salad from my bill, but at no time did they apologize, at no time did a manager come over, and at no time did the waiter even return until he had the my check in hand. There were two of us dining. We each had the chopped salad. Needless to say, after finding the short curly hair in one, we assumed both salads were tainted (no pun intended). She ate none of hers. They gladly cleared the full bowl of salad without even a remark as to why it wasn't touched. They really couldn't care less, that much was clear. The service at Mo's has always been turtle like, but slow I can deal with. However, eating in unsanitary conditions is not something anyone paying for a meal should tolerate.
Good food, great condiment bar – Food is good, gazpacho is great. The side salads in the condiment bar is a great plus. I never really had a bad burger here, and my meat eating family always had a great time. The last time we went though, the receptionist was a snob and the service wasn't really great.
Simply the Best!!!!!!!! – Hey , my experience at Mo's is truly satisfying each and everytime I go!
The food is second to none,the quality is top shelf,as for the steaks it just melts in my mouth ooh!
The angus burgers are always cooked to perfection,throw in those wonderful fries and a complimentry always stocked fresh hamburger bar, and you have a wining combination for success!
The service is wonderful,the waiters and those great watresses see to all your dinnig needs and they are overseen by three incredible managers all of them are quite good at their jobs!
The owner is adorable on scene at all times,he comes to the tables to ensure your satisfaction and to make your dinning experience is well worth it!
Not only am I a customer at Mo's I own my own resturaunts and have been in the food business most my life,that qualifty's me to inform the public on what is important in a dinning experience,
Again,Simply the Best!
Most overrated place in the valley! – Before my first visit to Mo's, I asked my co-worker what it was like and he responded, "Great"! So that is exactly what I was expecting...something great! I was hugely disappointed. The service was fine, the food was decent and reasonably priced, but I didn't think it was anything special. They tout their "World Famous Burger Bar". Why it is world famous, I have no idea! It's basically some condiments, toppings and a couple of salads. Quite frankly, I've seen more variety at a grocery store salad bar. When I asked my co-worker what he thought was so great about Mo's, he said, "Well, it's convenient!" (especially when you work in Burbank).
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