07/24/2015Provided by YP.com
Pulled pork and pastrami offerings here are really good... juicy, tender and good portions. They make custom burgers of the day that's worth checking out... but sometimes it seems they overdo it with the different combos and end up overwhelming your taste buds.
03/10/2016Provided by YP.com
It is a nice place to hangout.
I tried their pulled pork sandwich yesterday, which I think had a good quality meat. However, I didn't like meat's seasoning.
Will try their pastrami sandwich next time.
03/10/2016Provided by YP.com
Delicious sandwiches (especially pastrami), fun beer list and nice outdoor patio dining (it also has inside). Prices are reasonable, and it's a good hang. Recommended!
02/23/2016Provided by YPmobile
Good burger - juicy and good size - he fries are just okay, not a lot of taste. Sit on the patio if it is a nice day - very relaxing!
09/08/2015Provided by YPmobile
One of my favorite burgers in town. I’m a burger purist so I generally stick with the basic cheeseburger. The beef is super fresh and flavorful. Fries are also hard to resist. The chicken salad is pretty good too.
07/24/2014Provided by YP.com
Every time I go to The Oinkster, I promise myself to order something other than their pastrami or pulled pork; needless to say, I fail every single time!
03/28/2013Provided by YP.com
07/12/2011Provided by YPmobile
Pulled pigs is the best kind of sandwich. Those pigs are tasty!
06/24/2011Provided by YP.com
Not bad for Lunch.
I checked in 11:45 a.m. on a Friday yep long line, waited about 10-15 mintutes.
they have a good selection of food and the workers were friendly.
They make a pretty good cheeseburger. cooked right, juicy and fresh - 8 out of 10.
fries not so good - 4 out of 10.
I really liked sitting out on the patio, and the wait was not real long for the food - another 10 mintues.. I will be back.
06/20/2011Provided by YP.com
Cool and happening. Was there for lunch and while there's only a limited number of vegan items, I enjoyed my lunch of garden salad and fries. Absolute plus is the outside area with lots of tables. This is a friendly place with reasonable prices. My lunch partner raved about the pastrami sandwich.
Glad we went early for lunch as the place was filling up fast around noon.
02/25/2011Provided by Citysearch
My husband and I had a hankering for a really good burger and we def found it at The Oinkster!!! It was made to order, meat was tasty, the bun was nice and fresh and the service was outstanding! Highly recommend it! We can't wait to go back to try some of their other items
01/03/2011Provided by Citysearch
My boyfriend has taken me to this place several times now. And I'm not putting up a fight! The burgers are not always well cooked - hit or miss kinda thing, (I like my meat well done) but they are surprisingly yummy! They are juicy and just melt away in my mouth... so I don't wind up paying much attention to that once I've taken a bite. The chicken is tender and cooked just right. My favorite is the strawberry milkshake. It's thick with a strong strawberry taste... just the way I like it. The Oiknsterade is pretty good too.
I have yet to try the pulled pork sandwich. Looking forward to it! =)
Seating isn't always wonderful, but we've gotten lucky. They need to be aware of turning those heaters on outside especially during these cold nights. Other than that, I have no complaints yet.
11/08/2010Provided by YP.com
Pastrami is one of those things that I have grown to expect to be the same...or at least relatively so no matter where I go. It tends to be a little too salty, a little too sinewy.
Then Oinkster shows up and RUINS PASTRAMI FOR ME! Actually it ruins pastrami for everyone else.
I think they were on the food network. THey cure their own pastrami and make, among other things, the Oinkster sandwich - gruyere cheese, dressing....the pastrami is tender and juicy and NOT overwhelmingly salty. I urge you to order this sandwich with some belgian fries.
I was amazed at how AMAZING something pedestrian and boring like pastrami could taste, you will too!
10/22/2009Provided by Citysearch
I've been a reader of reviews for years but never actually written one. But after reading what seemed like a horribly unfair review, I felt I needed to balance it with our family's raves. We Love The Oinkster! We love the french fries, we love the Pastrami and the pulled pork, the hamburgers are fantastic, and the Aioli dipping sauce is out of this world! The sandwiches are big enough to share so that you can have room to fill up on the best fries ever. Did I mention that the Beet/Spinach Salad is a delightful healthy option on their ""specials"" menu? The place isn't perfect, however. The milkshakes are good, but not great. The brownies are way too dry, so we go for the PB&J cupcakes now when we want a sweet treat. But the core menu of the place is solid and dependable.
What makes the Oinkster the family favorite is Manager Josh, who goes out of his way to make sure our dining experience is perfect. The crowd is delightfully eclectic and between the indoor tables, the outdoor tables and the low bench seating, there's a comfort level for everyone.
When we leave the kids at home, the grown-ups enjoy the beer selection which seems to have been carefully picked to go with the food. No place is flawless, but we're almost always leaving very happy and very full!
10/21/2009Provided by Citysearch
I used to live close to this place so I would come here once a month. Their pastrami sandwiches are one of the 5 best sandwiches I've ever had in my life. Period. The Belgian fries are killer and so is the garlic aoli/ mayo sauce is perfect. Even the hot mustard is terrific! Canters is the BIG Legendary pastrami joint in L.A. and for good reason. Their sandwiches are great. But The Oinkster IS better. For about $12 you get a sandwich at Canters. For about $12 at the Oinkster you get a MUCH bigger and better sandwich AND a ton of killer fries. I will go back to his place every time I visit L.A. Long live the Oink!!!!!
In my opinion, they have the best burgers ever, the best fries, and the best garlic sauce/ ayoli. When people ask where to go to eat in Eagle Rock, my wife and I always say Oinkster.
I've grown up in this area all my life and just by seeing the changes within this community, I am convinced that The Oinkster is going to be a long living asset to the growth of the surrounding community. My wife and my children love all that you have to offer, Good Times and great Family Togetherness.!!!!
My husband and I LOVE this place! We live in Eagle Rock and this is one of our favorite places to take our friends to, in town. The owner is an award winning chef. He owns high end restaurants in Sherman Oaks (if I remember correctly). He decided to open something in the area he grew up, Eagle Rock. He developed the recipes and his son runs the business (from what I recall). They have the BEST pulled pork sandwiches and awesome fries. They make all their own sauces, even the ketchup!
Home made at it's best! I mean everything from the breaed, pickles, ketchup, hot/sweet mustard, everything! They have the best hamburger I've ever eaten. The pastrami is cured for two weeks, then applewood smoked. My eyes are rolling back just remembering it. The pulled pork is to die for, nestled with the perfect amount of Home made pickled red cabbage to compliment. It doesn't look so great on the outside, but neither does an oyster.
Oinkster is a rare pearl for your tastebuds! I salivate just thinking about the place. I guess it's called The Oinkster because you just can't seem to eat enough of everything they make!
More Business Info
- Regular Hours
Mon - Thu: Fri - Sat: Sun:
- Extra Phones
- Payment method
- amex, discover, all major credit cards
- Price Range
- East LA, Eagle Rock
- Barbecue Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
- Other Information
Parking: Street, Lot, Self, On Site
Bike Parking: Yes
Drive Through: No
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, Barbecue, Family Style, American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes