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Best Burger Restaurants in La Jolla

If you're in a nostalgic mood for the good old days, or classic American food, nothing satisfies like a burger, fries, and a milk shake. Fortunately today's burger joint restaurants, especially those in La Jolla, feature fresh, organic ingredients, such as grass-fed, hormone-free beef and poultry and locally grown produce. That way you can enjoy old-fashioned taste with a modern, healthy approach to preparation.

The Burger Lounge at the corner of Silverado Street and Herschel Avenue always draws a crowd, seated both indoors and outdoors. This La Jolla restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Here you can choose from several handcrafted burgers, including beef, turkey, and quinoa veggie. Burgers are served with organic white cheddar or American cheese, fresh or grilled onion, organic ketchup and the Burger Lounge's house-made 1000 Island dressing. The free range turkey burger is accompanied by fresh basil. Seasonal burgers are also available, such as spring lamb with asadero cheese, jalapeno relish, and tomatillo green chile mayonnaise. Other dishes include chicken tenders, healthy salads, onion rings, french fries, shakes, desserts, beer and wine. Special children's meals are also available and you can you hire the La Jolla Burger Mobile Lounge to cater your next party.

Jeff's Burgers in La Jolla Shores is popular with neighborhood locals and surfers and with vacationers. Jeff's Burgers serves four sizes of freshly-made hamburgers, from regular to jumbo. You can order these tasty La Jolla burgers alone or in several combination plates with fries, onion rings and drinks. Other side dishes include green, macaroni and potato salad. Jeff's restaurant in La Jolla also offers several hot and cold sandwiches, such as chicken fajita, grilled fish, gyros, carne asada, grilled cheese, pastrami, tuna melt, baked ham, turkey, Italian, vegetarian burger, felafel, and hot dogs. To complete your meal, you can top it off with ice cream or a variety of shakes and floats. From Thursday to Sunday between 8 and 10 a.m., Jeff's also serves breakfast, including eggs, omelets, egg sandwiches, breakfast burritos, pancakes, french toast, oatmeal, and fresh fruit.

At Smashburger on Prospect, you have your choice of several gourmet burgers or of building your own burger. All are smashed, seared and seasoned to order, using fresh 100% certified Angus beef. Gourmet burgers at this La Jolla restaurant include the San Diego (avocado, cilantro, pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayo), the Classic, the All American cheeseburger, Avocado Club, Spicy Baja, and Mushroom Swiss (vegetarian, with sautéed baby portabella mushrooms and aged Swiss cheese). Add-ons include bacon, chili, fried egg and guacamole. Building your own Smashburger includes selecting a bun (such as multi-grain, egg or torta roll), a filling (beef, chicken or black bean) and your choice of sauces, toppings and cheese. Side dishes include Smashfries (tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic), regular fries, sweet potato fries, chili cheese fries, onion rings, fried pickles and flash-fried carrot sticks and green beans. You can also order salads, hot dogs, children's meals and Haagen-Dazs shakes and malts, soda floats, iced tea and beer. Smashburger is a top choice for families and burgers in La Jolla and is open daily for lunch and dinner.


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