Best Burgers in San Diego

Your guide to the best burger joints in town!

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When you arrive in San Diego, the first question is, "where should we eat?"

In San Diego the BUZZ is all about BURGERS!


Between Hodad's, Slaters 50/50 and Burger Lounge (just to name a few) there are plenty of burger joints to check out while you are in town. My personal favorite is anywhere I can get a good burger and a beer deal. Let's explore some local options...

Nicky Rottens bar and Burger Joint

Downtown San Diego: 560 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101


Coronado: 100 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA 92118

In-N-Out Burger

10 locations in San Diego

closest to La Jolla:

2910 DAMON AVE
PACIFIC BEACH, CA 92109
1-800-786-1000

Don't put your patty down yet... there is more!

La Jolla Burger Joints to make your mouth melt...

The Public House, La Jolla

Our "Locally World Famous" burgers and specialty ales will make our La Jolla restaurant your home away from home!

The Public House is located in La Jolla, San Diego. We have both indoor & outdoor seating.

Karl Strauss Brewery & Grill, La Jolla

The location’s onsite microbrewery offers a revolving selection of handcrafted special release brews to pair with our West Coast pub fare. In addition to our drink beer, think food approach to beer and food pairing, Karl Strauss La Jolla features, 10 craft beers on tap, a full-service bar, brewery tours, and a knowledgeable staff of craft beer enthusiasts.


Smashburger, La Jolla

At Smashburger, we believe that smashing is better. Our handcrafted burgers are smashed, seared and seasoned to order, using our fresh, never frozen 100% Certified Angus Beef. Whether you choose our Classic Smashburger or decide to create-your-own, our artisan buns, freshly chopped produce, flavorful sauces and variety of cheeses are designed to deliver a great-tasting, juicy burger you can taste in every bite.


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Burger Lounge, la Jolla


The Burger Lounge ethos is centered on creating a burger you can feel better about eating. It begins with 100% fresh single source American grass fed beef. We believe that a hamburger should not only taste great, it should also utilize healthy ingredients produced in a sustainable environment.

Seven locations in San Diego to serve you:

Coronado Del Mar Gaslamp Hillcrest Kensington La Jolla Little Italy

Islands, la Jolla

Join us at Islands Restaurant for lunch, happy hour or dinner. Relax and enjoy the feeling of hanging out by the beach with your family and friends. Our menu items include burgers, handcrafted beers, specialty drinks, fresh cut fries, salads and tacos.

Caroline’s Seaside Café , La Jolla

Caroline’s Seaside Café is a restaurant located on the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography campus. The cafe features breakfast and lunch daily with a selection of daily, seasonal specials. With a relaxing contemporary look with approximately 40 seats inside and 40 on the outside ocean view patio.

THE SPOT, La Jolla

Earning its title for its friendly atmosphere and excellent cuisine, it has also become a favorite hangout for late night drinks and food for local residents. THE SPOT offers a full service bar and large selection of fine wines. It's become a favorite for burgers, pizzas, fresh fish, steaks, ribs, and salads. It also offers many child-friendly choices and a full bar selection.


Prospect Bar & Grill, La Jolla

one of La Jolla's first-class restaurants and bars. Prospect Bar & Grill's second-story space hosts an outdoor patio bar with an ocean view, indoor bar and dining room, pool tables, a wide range of sports packages, live music, and plenty of dancing! Prospect Bar's enticing menu is a combination of comfort food meets the finer things in life, and is sure to please any appetite, as are our expertly crafted cocktails.


Hennessey's Tavern, La Jolla

Serving breakfast lunch and dinner daily! Full bar with nightly promotions.
Live Entertainment at most locations!


Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, La Jolla

Rock Bottom built its foundation on a tradition of fresh, handcrafted beers and a diverse, made-from-scratch menu.

Rock Bottom is the place where great food, fresh beer and fantastic service all come together!

Fun is always on tap when you visit Rock Bottom! Each location is home to a friendly atmosphere and most locations offer Banquet Facilities perfect for any occasion.


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