Webster’s

I don’t know much about Webster’s Restaurants, other than that a man named Dick Webster opened several of them around Los Angeles and that he boasted of serving the best lemon pie in the world.  The one in the picture above was located at 270 So. La Cienega Blvd. and most of their ads said it was Beverly Hills but I think it was actually on the cusp.  There’s a restaurant called Boss Sushi at that address now.

My family and I occasionally went to one on Pico Boulevard a few blocks east of Overland.  The food was pretty simple — burgers, roast beef, chicken, stuff like that — but the menu and the waitresses implored you to save room for some of that world famous Webster’s lemon pie.  I tried it one time and didn’t see what all the fuss was about.  Seemed like pretty standard lemon pie to me, about the same as you got at any restaurant.  But a reputation can be a funny thing…

53 Responses to Webster’s

  • Julie Plotkin says:

    A fond memory that I have is my grandfather and I walking to Webster’s on La Cienega. He bought a cigar for himself and a chocolate-covered mint for me.

  • bill mazur says:

    Lived a block away from the La Cienega Webster’s and ate there as a kid in the 50’s. Along with the incredible Cinnamon Rolls and Lemon Pie, I also seem to remember that the Lemon Cake was great.

  • cathy sherman says:

    what about recipes? they had fab dishes

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