This relatively new restaurant in the heart of Hillcrest has a screaming lunch deal: a burger, drink, and house-made chips for $5.
Aussie-style burgers with “the lot” (i.e.: pickled beets, cheese, pineapple, a fried egg, aioli, and smoky tomato chutney) can be yours at three restaurants in San Diego (all of which share the same owners): Queenstown Public House in Little Italy, Bareback Grill in Pacific Beach, and Raglan Public House in Ocean Beach. Check out my review on AHT for a closer look at this magical mess of a burger.
The bacon cheeseburger at the Marriott Marquis and Marina (downtown, beside the Convention Center) won’t change your life, but spending an hour sitting among towering palm trees and looking out on the sparkling pool just might. There’s also churros.
Yes, putting a fried egg, bacon, ham, and cheese between two halves of a cinnamon roll is crazy…but you know what else? It’s awesome.
Seafood restaurants don’t need to have a burger on their menu (let alone put extra effort into making it better than average), but the ones that do have a special place in my fish-averse heart. Spike Africa’s is one of those places.
This BLT/burger collision comes stacked with six slices of crisp, salty bacon under a half-pound beef patty, with sliced tomato, crisp lettuce, and mayo on toasted sourdough bread.
The hache burger, a Monday-only special from Cafe Chloe, deserves to be at the top of your to-eat list. Made with the same sirloin steak as the steak tartare, it’s robust and aggressively beefy.
Bub’s doesn’t make mind-blowing, destination-worthy burgers, but for the price, the all-brisket cheeseburger is a great deal. If you’re looking for a TV-plastered, sports bar steps from Petco Park with good grub, you really can’t do much better.
Sure, the burgers at Benny’s Mexican are cooked from frozen, but for just over $6 (with tax, including fries and a can of pop), their fast food-style double cheeseburger is one of the best burger deals in the city.
The ramen burger has come to RakiRaki in Kearny Mesa. But, is it any good? Find out in my review on A Hamburger Today.