7 Must-Have Burgers in La Jolla

La Jolla is home to some of the best restaurants in San Diego featuring some of the best burgers in town. From 100% American grass-fed beef burgers to fried egg bacon burgers, La Jolla features an eclectic array of unique and tasty burgers. Here are 7 local burger places you must try before the summer is over:

Beaumont’s Eatery

Location: 5662 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Must have burger: Le Beast! Burger, the 1/2 pound blend of wild boar, elk, & bison comes with cambozola (A French soft-ripened triple cream cheese and Italian Gorgonzola), smoked chili marmalade, beer battered onion rings, served on a pretzel bun. Located in the heart of Birdrock, this neighborhood eatery is perfect for either a fun date night or for the entire family.

Burger Lounge

burger lounge
Location: 1101 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Must have burger: The Lounge Burger. Made with 100% fresh singe source American grass-fed beef. The bun is a special blend of organic whole wheat and organic white flours with a touch of blackstrap molasses. Served with organic white cheddar or American cheese, fresh or grilled onions (recommend grilled), crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and house-made 1000 island sauce, the Lounge Burger is truly a one-of-a-kind burger. Burger Lounge is an excellent casual burger option in the heart of the Village.


Nine ten
Location: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Must have burger: The NINE-TEN Burger. Winner of numerous awards and the subject of many famous food blogs, the Nine-Ten burger features a half pound of angus beef, house made pickles, butter lettuce, tomatoes, mustard seed aioli, and the option to add cheddar cheese, bleu cheese, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, and avocado. Nine-Ten is located in the historic Grande Colonial Hotel and also offers an excellent 3-course lunch menu.

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Harry’s Coffee Shop

Location: 7545 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Must have burger: Fried Egg Burger. This mile-high burger comes with a fried egg, cheddar cheese, bacon, & secret sauce. You’re going to need a dozen napkins to help you finish off this burger! All burgers are made from 100% certified angus beef and are served with your choice of french fries, potato salad or coleslaw.

La Jolla Brewing Company

Location: 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
Must have burger: The original LJBC Burger. Made with one of the best beef patty choices in all of La Jolla. The burger includes USDA ground chuck and short rib beef patty, beer braised onions, butter lettuce, bread & butter pickles, tomato marmalade and cheddar cheese all on a ciabatta roll. The newly opened La Jolla Brewing Company has quickly become a favorite brewery among locals.

Jeff’s Burgers

jeffs burgers
Location: 2152 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037
Must have burger: The classic Jeff’s Burger. Loaded with 1/6 lb of meat served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onion, mayonnaise, special sauce, and cooked to your liking. You also have the option to add American cheese, swiss cheese, provolone, avocado, bacon, mushrooms, and jalapenos. Located steps away from the world famous La Jolla Shores, Jeff’s Burgers is a foodie favorite.


Location: 1000 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Must try burger: Truffle Mushroom & Swiss Burger. The burger comes with truffle mayo (!), Sautéed baby portobello mushrooms, and aged swiss cheese on a classic egg bun.

Share with us your favorite burgers in La Jolla by commenting below. Bon appetite, everyone!

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