This is the greatest day ever! Just found out a Steak n' Shake is coming soon to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica! and this article states more may be coming to the LA area soon. Steak 'n Shake's Third Street Promenade Plywood Up - Eater LA
If you know what Steak n' Shake is, you are now totally excited. if not, wait till the crowds die down and then go try it. Not just a burger place. Sit down diner-style food at reasonable prices. My favorite is the chili mac. It is not what you'd expect chili mac to be. But I love it. And they also have great milkshakes.