Top 10 Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego

InNOut Burger
Top 10 Burger Restaurants in San Diego can be found in Clairemont & Kearny Mesa.

Top 10 Best Burgers Restaurants in San Diego are easy to find if you are a local, right? It’s just like knowing where to find the Cabrillo Monument and Sea World, right? No, not really. In reality, it has meant eating in 100’s of different restaurants. This often entailed eating 3 burgers at one restaurant and then driving down the street to another burger joint and eating 3 more hamburgers. Thus, to find the top 10 Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego has required a professional restaurant reviewer to literally dine in hundreds of restaurants to find the Top 10 Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego.

The end result has set a standard upon which to base your own search for the Top 10 Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego, many of which are recommended here. These burger restaurants are legends in their own right and have a loyal following.

Thus, a serious evaluation to find the Top 10 Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego occurred. In the process, it was discovered that Clairemont & Kearny Mesa is where the highest concentration of hamburger restaurant was found. Equally amazing, is that this is where the most #1 Top 10 Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego are located. In fact, three of the Top Ten Best Burger Resturants in San Diego can be found along Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. Thus, this busy thoroughfare has been aptly named Hamburger Restaurant Row.

My credentials for selecting the Top Ten Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego is because I am a professional restaurant reviewer, who has dined in over 10,000 restaurants over the past 51 years. I have become known as San Diego’s Dean of Restaurant Reviewers. I literally dine in over 200 different restaurants a year. Thus, I know San Diego. I have lived in San Diego since I was in grammar school. Then after graduating from college with a degree in Journalism and a stint in the military here in San Diego. I have made it my business to know San Diego from a social, economic and historical perspective.

In doing so, I go unannounced, pay for my own meals (eating 3 meals at one setting), inspect the kitchen, give tips on what to order and even where to sit. Plus, I comment on the parking, if it’s an issue. These are my personally reviewed choices for The Top 10 Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego. I have literally dined in them many times.  Thus, you can expect to receive the same or a better experience than I enjoyed. For your convenience, these restaurants comprising the best of the best as well as the Top Ten Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego. For your convenience, all are listed in alphabetical order. The Number next to the name of a restaurant corresponds to their location on the map on this page.

Top Ten Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego

Anny’s Fine Burgers, (9) 5375 Kearny Villa Rd. Kearny Mesa (858-278-0618) Open Sun. – Thurs.  11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. till 10 p.m. with a second location in Santee annysfineburger.com. This top ten best burger restaurant in San Diego is a popular place. Their Kearny Mesa location is popular that they have an airy banquet room overlooking the street that’s filled with large groups of office workers that come here during the week to eat together. As for the burgers, they are worth celebrating. You order from the counter and they’ll call your name when it’s ready. Their burgers are big and delicious and second to none delicious. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Boll Weevil Restaurant, tp://bollweevilrestaurants.com 9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Pool Tables, jukebox, video games, and happy diners flock to this family-friendly restaurant. Founded in 1967 it was once the most popular burger restaurant chain in town back in the 1960s when it was a spinoff of his vastly popular Cotton Patch Restaurant. It’s home to their world-famous 2-pound burger. Credit Cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Boomerang Gourmet Burger Jointhttp://boomerangburgers.com (2), 4577 Clairemont Dr., Clairemont (858-483-9500) [boomerrangsburgers.com. ($11.99 – $17.99) Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Happy Hour Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. with a full bar and 4 p.m.–7 p.m. on the weekends. Only 4.5 miles from SeaWorld and 1.5 miles from Costco. Credit Cards: MC, VISA. Also highly touted as the best of the best are Open Table, Facebook reviews, Yelp Reviews.

Bully's Burger
Enjoy a Bully’s Burger.

Bully’s East Restaurant, 2401 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley (619-291-2665). Open daily. Being in business since 1971 the Bully burger has been the longstanding leader in burgers and it’s the standard upon which all other burgers are judged. Plus, they are known world side for their awesome prime rib served with a baked potato. Also excellent are their steaks and seafood. Plus, Bully’s is well-known as being a famous watering hole on weekends during happy hour and after a sporting event for meeting people and sipping delicious libations. Credit cards; AE, MC, VISA.

Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge is a top 10 Best Burger Restaurant year after year.

Burger Lounge, 922 Orange Ave., Coronado + other 7 locations in San Diego (619-435-68350. ($6.95 – $17.95). Open daily at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m. Sun. – Wed. and 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. This Upbeat and sophisticated burger establishment stormed on to the scene in 2007 and has never looked back. Home of the original fresh, single source, grass-fed American beef burger. Serving burgers, salads, sides, shakes and floats, beer & wine. Kids meals. Credit Cards: MC, VISA.

High Dive Bar and Grill, 1801 West Morena Blvd., Bay Park (619-275-0460). Highdivebarandgrill.com. Open Sun. 8 a.m.–12 a.m., Mon.–Thurs. 9 a.m.–12 a.m., Fri. 9 a.m.–1 a.m., and Sat. 8 a.m.–1 a.m. ($9–$25). Breakfast entrees include steak and eggs, pancakes, French toast, etc. The other courses include tasty items such as the French dip. But for burger lovers, it’s gotta be the half and quarter pounders like the Gorgonzola Bacon Burger, which is smothered with Gorgonzola cheese. Also excellent is The Duke which was, obviously named after John Wayne. It’s a half-pounder smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with smoked bacon, golden brown o-rings, and American cheese, what else? But the High Dive is more than just a place to eat, it’s like Cheers of TV fame.  Yeah, they serve great micro beers, burgers and a whole lot more at the High Dive. Full bar. Credit cards: MC, VISA.

 
Hodad’s, 5010 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (619-224-4623) and 945 Broadway Downtown (619-234-6323) ($4.75–$12.50). World’s Best Burger! Established in 1969. Under 99 Gazillion Sold! Their claim to fame is that they have yet to sell a billion burgers, but with two locations and now being sold at all of the San Diego Padres home baseball games, their claim to fame may have to change. Credit cards: AE, MC, VISA.

Slater’s 50/50, 2750 Dewey Rd. Liberty Station, Point Loma (619-398-2600). Open Sun.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. till midnight. With over 100 local, regional and national beers and wine on tap, and a slew of big-screen TVs to watch, there’s plenty to see and do at this very popular Sports Bar and burger joint. Their claim to fame is a delicious tasting burger made with 50% ground corn-fed Holstein beef and 50% ground hickory-smoked bacon. Yes, bacon! And with nearly 50 Best Burger Awards they are on their way to becoming a legend. Credit cards: AE, MC, VISA.
Other locations:
Anaheim Hills: 6362 E.Sta Canyon Rd. 714-685-1103
Huntington Beach: 8082 Adams Ave. 714-594-5730
Lake Forest: 24356 Swartz Dr. 949-460-9314
Pasadena: 61 N. Raymond Ave. 765-9700
Rancho Cucamonga: 8009 Day Creek 909-803-199
San Marcos: 110 Knoll Rd 760-759-2900

Mitch's Seafood
This Top 10 Burger can be found at Mitch’s Seafood at the Sportfishing Dock


Mitch’s Seafood, 1403 Scott St. at America’s Cup Harbor, Shelter Island (618-222-8787). [Imitchssefood.com] Open daily 8 a.m.– 9 p.m. Rivaling other burger joints for the best burger is Mitch’s awesome blue cheeseburger topped caramelized onions and strips of sliced bacon. Especially delicious is the soft bun. Be sure to ask for extra blue cheese on your burger. This burger is served with french fries. Add a cold microbrew. Then take a seat outside on their bay view deck and enjoy a picturesque view of fishing boats and pleasure craft on America’s Cup Bay.  It’s a slice of paradise. If you are dining with seafood love and they order a fresh from the ocean seafood delicacy, they’ll undoubtedly claim that Mitch’s Seafood, is the best seafood restaurant in San Diego. Yes, it’s a real find, which is a real find that actually overlooks the commercial sportfishing fleet as it hangs over the water’s edge. You’ll stand in line to order your entree from a daily fresh list posted on multiple chalkboards. After dining take a stroll along America’s Cup Harbor to discover a microbrewery and other must dine at soon restaurants. Credit cards: MC, VISA.

Rocky's top 10 burger
Rocky’s is a Top Ten Best Burger & Beer Winner

Rocky’s Crown Pub, 3786 Ingraham St., Pacific Beach (858-273-9140) Rocky’sCrownPub.com. Open daily from 11 a.m.–midnight and the kitchen closes at 10 p.m. This local bar served what some say is the best burger in the world. And their repeat business and loyal following make a good case for it being the truth. Their burgers are made with mayo, lettuce, sliced tomato, onions and a pickle. Credit cards: none.

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Hamburger Heaven is in Clairemont & Kearny Mesa

The fact that Jack in the Box originated in San Diego and that its national headquarters in right here in the heart of Kearny Mesa, which is San Diego’s Hamburger Heaven, is no coincidence. Nor is it a coincidence that there are over 30 other restaurants serving delicious-tasking burgers here as well. They are all hovered together in the same community as Jack in the Box to gain some of the magic that Hamburger Heaven gives off.

Locals frequent Clairemont and Kearny Mesa daily for business and pleasure. Kearny Mesa is home to the largest Asian Multi-National District in America. See the Convoy District Chapter on this site. Kearny Mesa is also home to the Montgomery Airfield. Plus, it’s home to many new and used car dealerships. So locals can frequent this area with ease because nearly a half dozen Freeways and Highways pass by this area via Interstate 5, 805, 15 and Hwy. 52. Plus, not far away is Hwy 8 and Balboa Avenue is the second most visited thoroughfare in San Diego. Thus, easy access is major contributor to why Clairemont and Kearny Mesa are home to dozens of restaurants serving burgers to boast the name, Hamburger Heaven.

The map on this page will make your search a lot easier as will the mini-reviews by San Diego’s Dean of Restaurant Reviewers who ate in each of these burger joints and restaurants. He went unannounced, paid for this own means and on occasion inspected the kitchen and chatted with the short-order cooks that bang out these delicious burgers 7 days a week.

Hamburger Restaurant Row is Home to 20 Burger Restaurants worth Discovering

bollweevil
The Bookends of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Restaurant Row is Boolweevil and Boomerang.

If you’re on a Burger Road Trip, a good place to begin is at the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and Claremont Drive. Here at this unassuming crossing is the westernmost boundary of Clairemont’s Hamburger Restaurant Row. Near this intersection are an amazing eight excellent choices for a burger. Believe it or not, three restaurants only serve burgers.

Boomerang
Awesome mouthwatering burgers have made this a top 10 best Restaurant.

Top 10 Ranked Boomerangs is where to begin

Boomerang Gourmet Burger Joint (2), 4577 Clairemont Dr., Clairemont (858-483-9500) , ($11.99 – $17.99) Open daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Happy Hour Mon. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. with a full bar and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the weekends. Only 4.5 miles from SeaWorld and 1.5 miles from Costco. Credit Cards: MC, VISA. Boomerang Gourmet Burger Joint specializes in serving big, delicious, mouthwatering, best- tasting, highest quality, gourmet burgers possible. Owners and founders of this Top 10 Best Burger Joint in San Diego are Bruce and Jose, who dreamed of owning a burger joint for many years before they actually opened their doors on April 10, 2007. Thus, when you are living your dream, everything is always better. Thus, it’s obvious that these owners are happy campers. It’s highly touted by Open Table, who describes them as “specializing in burgers of the highest quality”. Plus, SanDiegan.com rates them as one of San Diego’s Top 10 Best Burger Joints as well as being one of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in San Diego out of 10,000 personally reviewed restaurants. Plus, they offer a full bar and a good selection of microbrewery beers. Kids menu. Banquets. Full Bar. Credit Cards: MC, VISA.

Chili's
Awesome presentation for an awesome burger at Chili’s on Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

Chili’s (2), 4060 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., (858-273-3058). Open daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and till 10:30 p.m. the rest of the week. Definitely a top ten contender for their nine awesome burgers ($9.39–$15.19), which are beautifully presented with our choice of sweet potatoes or Idaho potatoes. Having a full bar and free refills for soft drinks makes dining here even better. Chili lovers will certainly rave about their Chili’s Chili Burger ($9.99) originally created in 1975 and still a top ten winner. Bacon lovers will not stop talking about their Just Bacon Burger made with bacon, cheddar cheese pickles lettuce tomato red onion, tomato and garlic aioli on a toasted brioche. bun and served with garlic dill pickles and fries ($10.69) Credit Cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

McDonald's
McDonald’s signature burgers are a real treat.

McDonald’s, (2) 5065 Clairemont Dr. Open 5 a.m.–midnight 7 days a week. (858-274-3344). Being the world’s largest hamburger chain in the world serving breakfast all-day and well as burgers and sandwiches plus chicken, fish, salad, beverages, and desserts, practically says it all. Credit Cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Outback Steakhouse
Enjoy a delicious burger at this Outback Steakhouse.

Outback Steakhouse, (2) 4196 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (858-274-6283). Open Sun.– Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. till 11 p.m. The have two burgers and both are to die for. One comes with a bun and the other doesn’t. The traditional one is a standard burger with fries. The other is called the Mumm’s Steak and it comes with a choice of baked potato and a vegetable in season. It’s topped with caramelized onions and a savory wine sauce. Every burger lover should definitely add this entree to their list of must-order entrees. Credit Cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Troy’s Greek Cafe, (2) serves a 6 oz. Hamburger ($5.95) as well as a Gyro Burger and a 1/2 lb steakburger. But this mainstay restaurant is where to enjoy Greek cuisine at its best. A great standard is the Gyro platter. It consists of beef and lamb cooked on a rotisserie. It’s served with, soup or greek salad, rice pilaf and hot pits bread with tantalizing tzatziki sauce. Other winners are the Spanakopita. Platter, Falafel Plater, half Greek Style lemon chicken, and the list goes on and on. Credit Cards: MC, VISA.

The Butcher N Cheese (2) 4705 Clairemont Dr. (858-483-3723). Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m. This new entry into the best burger scene stresses farm to the table ingredients including their bread for their burger’s buns are made by local Sadie Rose Bakery. Their mainstay burger is their Good Ol Burger ($10.99) consisting of grass-fed beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheddar, and BNC sauce. Plus craft beer, kids plate. dessert. Credit cards: MC, VISA.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box offers a TON of delicious burgers.

Jack in the Box (2) 3850 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Open 24 hours a day. With 2,200 locations nationwide, what’s not to like about San Diego’s own Jack in the Box. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Denny's Burgers
Hard to beat is a Denny’s Burger with fries and a coke.

Denny’s Restaurant (2) 4280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Open 24 hours a day. This full-service restaurant has no equal. they do it all. When it’s your birthday, bring in your I.D. and they’ll give you a FREE “Build Your Own Grand Slam” breakfast. that can include eggs, bacon, sausage links, pancakes, oatmeal, and seasonal fruit. For even more birthday specials go to the Sandiegan.com Eat Free on Your Birthday page on this web site for 75 more places that want to celebrate your special day and month. That being said they also offer a BIG BEAUTIFUL BURGER. This monster consists of cheddar cheese, bacon, sauteed mushrooms, fire-roasted bell peppers and onions, bourbon sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles on a cheddar bun. It’s served with wavy-cut fries or seasonal fruit. Add a milkshake or a root beer float for a meal to remember. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

The Clairemont Restaurant Row Adventure

Boll-Weevil
Since 1967 Boll Weevil has swooned Burger Lovers with awesome burgers.

Expect to discover another 11 good to awesome burger joints along with three top 10 Best San Diego Hamburger Restaurants. Among them is a San Diego Legend that, believe it or not actually serves the largest hamburger in San Diego. It’s a whopping 2 pounds of hamburger heaven. The handy map with their coded numbers will help you discover these local household names with ease.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box offers a TON of delicious burgers.

Jack in the Box (4) 9215 Clairemont Meas Blvd. Open 24 hours a day. With 2,200 locations nationwide, what’s not to like about San Diego’s own Jack in the Box. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Bullpen Burgers
Bullpen Burgers at Clairemont’s #1 Sport’s Bar.

The Bullpen Bar & Grill, (18) 8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (858-503-6786). Open daily 11 a.m.–2 a.m. Touted as one of the best sports bars in San Diego. It’s definitely one of the best places to watch your favorite game as well as make new friends. Burgers are served along with other bar food. Full Bar. Credit Cards: MC, VISA.

STP Burgers
STP Burgers are Delicious.

Stp Bar-N-Grill (19), 5487 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (858-430-6911). Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Serving amazing burgers, BBQ, local beers and fine wine in an eclectic setting conducive to becoming a repeat customer. Large windows face the street offering pleasant views. Burgers on the menu include the Hellcat made with pepper Jack cheese, sauteed onions and served with chili and chipotle aioli on a bun and is served with fries. Also offered is a sliced smoked brisket with caramelized onions, white cheddar cheese and house-made BBQ and mayo on a French roll. It’s served with fries. Beer and Wine. Credit cards: MC, VISA.

Arby’s (6) 7110 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Open daily (858-292-1174). Under construction and reopening soon.

Carls Burgers
A great Standby is a Carls Jr. Burger

Carl’s Jr. (26) A top 6 fast foods Burger Giant they’re open 24 hours a day and also offer drive-thru service.

Tommy's Burgers
Happy Diners Love the Chili Burgers at Tommy’s Famous Burger Joint.

The Original Tommy’s Hamburgers (7) 7415 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Open Sun. – Thurs. 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 7 a.m.– 1:30 a.m. Serving breakfast such as sausage and egg sandwiches, hash browns and breakfast burritos. The rest of the day and night it’s Tommy’s famous burgers smothered in chili that has made Tommy’s world-famous. Yes, they also serve standard burgers but any entree always tastes better such as their chili & cheese covered fries. Credit Cards: MC, VISA.

Common Theory
Common Theory is a Brewpub serving delicious Burgers.

Common Theory (8), 4805 Convoy St. (858-384-7974). Open Thurs. – Sat. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and all other days 11 a.m.– midnight. This Gastropub offers a rotating selection of 30 beers on tap to go along with your burger, which could be their tasty bacon and a blue burger made with Angus chuck, lots of blue cheese, caramelized onions, bacon garlic aioli, Plus a hefty stack of fries. Full Bar. Credit cards: MC, VISA. Convoy St. is also home to the largest Asian Restaurant Row in America. See the chapter on this site.

Annys Fine Burgers
A top 10 Best Burger Destination with 2 locations to serve you.

Anny’s Fine Burgers (9) 5375 Kearny Villa Rd. Kearny Mesa (858-278-0618) Open Sun. – Thurs.  11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. till 10 p.m. This top ten best burger restaurant in San Diego is a popular place. In fact, it is so popular that they have an airy banquet room overlooking the street that’s filled with large groups of office workers that are always celebrating something. You order from the counter and they’ll call your name when it’s ready. Their burgers are big and delicious. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Sonic Burger
Kearny Mesa is Home to a Sonic Burger Restaurant.

Sonic Burger (10) 5247 Kearny Villa Rd. Open Mon.– Thurs. 7 a.m.– 1 a.m.; Fri. 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.– 3 a.m. You either love Sonic Burger or you don’t. But they have a unique concept offering car service. So you don’t even have to get out of your car. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Carls Burgers
A great Standby is a Carls Jr. Burger

Carl’s Jr. (21) A top 5 fast foods Burger Giant they’re open 24 hours a day and also offer drive-thru service.

Khan’s Cave Asian Tavern & Grill (12) 9350 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (858-279-9799) [khanscave.com] is open Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. and Fri. till 10:30 p.m.; Sat. 4 p.m.–10:30 p.m. It’s closed for lunch on Sat. and totally closed all day Sunday except for private events. Happy hours Mon.–Fri. 3 p.m.–7 p.m.; Wed. till 9:30 p.m. and Sat. from 9 p.m. till closing. Khan’s Cave Asian Tavern & Grill is a local favorite for lunch. When the sun goes down Khan’s Cave Asian Tavern & Grill takes on a new look, which is a soothing yet upbeat atmosphere with happy laughing customers in one room and intimate diners enjoying a cozy meal on their romantic outdoor deck. Plus, every entrée tastes like it’s their house specialty,  Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

bollweevil
Clairemont Mesa Blvd. st Ruffin Rd. is where you’ll find the famous Boolweevil Restaurant.

Boll Weevil Burger Restaurant (11) 9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Pool Tables, jukebox, video games, and happy diners flock to this family-friendly restaurant. Founded in 1967 it was once the most popular burger restaurant chain in town back in the 1960s when it was a spinoff of his vastly popular Cotton Patch Restaurant. It’s home to their world-famous 2-pound burger. Credit Cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Wendys Double Burger
Wendy’s Double Burger is Delicious

Wendy’s (11) A top 5 fast foods Burger Giant they’re open 24 hours a day and also offer drive-thru service.

Carls Burgers
A great Standby is a Carls Jr. Burger

Carl’s Jr. (21) A top 5 fast foods Burger Giant they’re open 24 hours a day and also offer drive-thru service.

Adrian’s Surf n Turf Grill (21) (858-836-1067) Open Mon.– Sat. 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. & Sun. 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Master Chef Adrian is a first-class chef with the background of managing large scale operations such as Sheraton Hotel kitchens. His tons of repeat customers know it by the taste and presentation of each entree. His Angus Turf Bacon Cheeseburger ($12.25) is one such example. It’s a half-pound ground chuck patty/brioche bun with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and house-made burger sauce. His large menu caters to his clientele. So come for breakfast and have his superb eggs. benedict ($12) or a French toast . with your choice of sausage, bacon or ham with maple syrup and butter. Lunch and dinner selections are also first-class such as the coconut shrimp, grilled salmon fillet or the 12 oz. Black Angus Top Sirloin ($24). Credit cards: MC, VISA.

Ruffin Road is Home to Studio Diner

Studio Diner in Kearny Mesa
Studio Diner Serves Delicious Burgers and a whole lot more.

Studio Diner, (15) 4701 Ruffin Rd., Kearny Mesa (858-715-6400) [studiodiner.com]. Open 24 hours a day on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays ($6.25–$21), with most items under ($12). Also featuring daily specials. Winner of the San Diego Restaurant Associa­tion’s 2011 Gold Medallion Award for Best American Restaurant. Featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Lunch selections include six big burgers and 18 sandwiches. Dine here once and you’ll undoubtedly become a regular. Plus, the retro decor, which is fashioned after a 1940’s railroad dining car, is sparkling new looking and stylish. Accents like movie studio light stands and comfortable booths make it easy to fall in love with this place. The dining selections are almost endless. These include eggs Benedict, eggs any way you like ’em and five big omelets. When dinner rolls around, you’ll be equally challenged with their many selections Desserts are no less spectacular! Beer and wine. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

Balboa Ave. 2nd Largest Burger Row

Kearny Mesa is Teaming with Burger Restaurants.

94th Aero Squadron (14) 8885 Balboa Ave. (858-560-6771). It’s located just east of the 163 freeway, overlooking Montgomery Field airstrip and open daily for lunch and dinner. The theme of this impressive restaurant in France during World War I, and you’re in the headquarters of the 94th Aero Squadron along with Eddie Rickenbacker. Entrées include fresh burgers, fish, prime rib, lamb, Australian lobster, and aged Midwestern beef. The combination filet mignon and crab-stuffed shrimp is wonderful. Their desserts are superb! Plus, their Weekend Brunch is legendary. The 94th Aero Squadron is the perfect place to hold your next corporate event, social gathering, wedding or rehearsal dinner! Private dining areas are available for parties of 30 or more guests. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.

I-HOP
I-HOP now serves burgers too!

I-HOP Burgers (22) 6135 Balboa Ave. (858-277-4791). Open Sun.– Thurs. 6 a.m.– 11 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. till midnight. For 60 years IHOP has been serving the best tasting pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then last year they began serving burgers. Credit cards: ae, mc, visa.

In-N-Out Burgers
Kearny Mesa is home to a In-N-Out Burger Joint.

In-N-Out Burger (13) established 1948 A top 5 fast foods Burger Giant they’re open 24 hours a day and also offer drive-thru service.

Applebees
Great-Tasting Burgers at Applebees.

Applebee’s (17), 7677 Balboa Ave. ($11-$30). Open daily 11 a.m.– midnight. Full menu including burgers. Full Bar. Credit Cards: AE, MC, VISA.

Burger King
Try a Double Beef Cheese Burger with Extra Pickles & Extra mustard.

Burger King (22) A top 5 fast foods Burger Giant they’re open 24 hours a day and also offer drive-thru service.

Five=Guys Burgers
Five-Guys Burgers are Filling.

Five Guys (18) 5650 Balboa Ave. Open daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m. ($11-$30). Serving Burgers, hot dogs, fries peanuts, soft drinks. Credit cards: MC, VISA.

habit
Try a delicious burger bourbon bacon burger.

The Habit Burger Grill (3) 4175 Genesee Ave. Open Daily 10:30 a.m.– 10 p.m. ( 858-277-1089). This sitdown burger joint caters to families looking for a delicious meal and they get it here every time. Soft Drinks. Credit cards: MC, VISA.

Balboa’s Tap House, 4421 Genesee Ave. in the Sprout’s Shopping Center across the street from the DMV (858-277-8226). Balboataphouse.com. Open daily 11 a.m.–midnight. Ask about their Hoppy hours and beer events. Hand Crafted Burgers ($9–$13). What’s not to like about this full-service brewpub and burger joint Extraordinaire! It’s a home run hitting sports bar, brewpub and Top Ten Burger Joint in one! They proudly boast serving 16 awesome burgers such as the Heart Attack topped with an egg served sunny side up, or the Drunken Pig Burger served with a stack of hand-cut French fries? Complimenting their awesome burgers are a half dozen specialty sandwiches served on a roll with fresh hand-cut fries such as a Ruben on Rye, Philly Cheese, Pastrami and more. Last but not least they offer 32 craft beers on tap, which are rotated out with new ones coming all of the time with new beer specials. Wine lovers are not left out of the mix, as they offer a wide selection of wine as well. Banquets & Catering. Beer & wine. Credit cards: MC, VISA.

Clairemont and Kearny Mesa are home to dozens of burger restaurants including four of the top 10 Best Burger Restaurants in San Diego. These suburbs are also home to The Convoy District, which is the largest Asian Food District in America. Plus, virtually every freeway or highway passes by these suburbs making them easily accessible. When you’re hungry for a great burger or an almost endless selection of Asian cuisine dine here.

Slaters 50/50
Slater’s 50/50 make you crave for a burger right now, don’t they?