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Corky's Restaurant & Bar

Bar, Diner, Healthy, American
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5043 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-1706
+1 818-788-5110
07:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Late breakfast on Sunday. Great diner type menu. Fast and very friendly service. Food was very good, big portions .

Thank ArizonaTom2423
Riverside, California
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2,145 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

If you're not a regular, based on my experience, it seems you're not welcome. If you're a regular, you'd probably give this place 5 stars. That's how starkly different I was treated by the exact same staff members (plural). And yes, I showered today.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Cala Tarida, Spain
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Good old fashion food at a good price. Parking is plentiful so no problem there. Service is very good too.

Thank Ibizan_Yankee
Miami, Florida, United States
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Only the best there is! Whenever you don't know where to go eat - go here! It's always our standby... because it never lets us down. An extensive menu which is served 24 hours a day, and they have lots of gluten free options too! Wait staff is familiar - it's like where everybody knows your name! Haven't tried the... More 

Thank Phil B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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400 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A friend in Sherman Oaks took us for lunch to Corky's restaurant and lounge on Van Nuys Blvd., in Sherman Oaks. Good service, OK food. Great milk shakes. The place is old, out of the '50's with neat old photos of the older movie stars of MY generation. We enjoyed looking at the old photos, i.e., Ann Margaret.

Thank SusieRussell
North Hills
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556 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

It's been many years since I've been to Corky's on Van Nuys Blvd. I was in the area so I decided to stop in for lunch. I sat at the counter and was approached promptly and asked what I wanted to drink. I ordered a diet soda. When it arrived, my server asked what I wanted for lunch. I ordered... More 

Thank Robert L
los angeles, ca
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The retro signage and swoopy roof made me want to try this place. Inside though, it was a rundown hodgepodge of renovations. Food was terrible. They actually failed at making simple diner breakfast and made the pancakes dry. Scrambled eggs were tough and extremely overcooked. To add insult to injury we had to wait 30 minutes for it. Service was... More 

Thank bangalicious
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

We tried Corky's for lunch while passing by on Van Nuys Blvd. The place has a parking lot and two entrances, one from the lot through their lounge/bar area and another on Van Nuys Blvd. entering into the main restaurant. We both had 1/2 sandwiches and salads and the food was good. The waitress was friendly, a little slow to... More 

Thank ZumaDawg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

In all my trips to LA, I never ate here until recently. Hope I get to return! This is not trendy food, but good home cooking with lots of variety. Fish and Chips, salads, breakfast anytime, good cakes and pastries, soups, the works. And the decor is great--old photos, old time furnishings, very comfy. Full bar. And with all the... More 

Thank COGuest
Hidden Valley Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here today. This place was built in the late 1940's. I ordered the Ruben. It was one of the best I have ever had. The wait staff was very nice. If you are close by, I recommend giving this ace a try.

Thank Jonothan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Diner, Healthy, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5043 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-1706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 818-788-5110
Corky's Restaurant & Bar in Sherman Oaks is in the location where Lamplighter formerly was. It's an entirely new restaurant focusing on affordable, tasty, home-style dishes with classic American flavors and dining options. It's an old-school diner mixed in with some new, California flair and concepts, and it's a fun place to visit with the family, or with a group of friends to have a good time and enjoy a few beverages.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?