Dining February 11, 2016
15 Burger Joints In Southern California That’ll Make Your Taste Buds Go Crazy
We may be health conscious here in Southern California, but that doesn’t stop us from chowing down on a delicious burger whenever the craving strikes. The next time you’re jonesin’ for a Royale with Cheese go check out these incredible spots to get your burger fix.
Please note, Father’s Office is temporarily closed.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. In-N-Out, Throughout Southern California
If you haven’t had a Double-Double and fresh-cut fries at In-N-Out you have no idea what you're missing. In-N-Out is legendary here in So Cal and considered to be fast-food at its finest.
2. Bruxie, Los Angeles and Orange County
A gourmet burger made with waffles for the buns? Sign me up!
In addition to their storefront restaurants located in several parts of So Cal, they now have a food truck that will be roaming somewhere near you to satisfy all of your burger and waffle needs in LA and Orange County.
3. The Counter, Newport Beach
Please note, The Counter has permanently closed.
The Counter is known for being the ultimate spot to custom-build an epic burger. After eating here you can officially add "Burger Architect" to your resume’.
4. Father's Office, Los Angeles
It may be called “Father’s Office,” but you don’t have to wear a suit and tie at this casual burger bar. The "Office Burger" is one of the most popular burgers on the menu.
5. The Burnt Truck, Orange CA
Feast your eyes on this traveling food truck best known for some pretty gorgeous and tasty gourmet sliders.
6. Pure Burger, Carlsbad
They keep it local here by using grass-fed beef sourced from local farmers in every burger. Add fresh-baked buns made in-house daily and you have a truly “Pure” burger.
7. The Veggie Grill, Multiple Locations (Woodland Hills pictured)
Because meat lovers aren’t the only ones who should enjoy a great burger.
8. The Burger Bus, Santa Barbara
Please note, The Burger Bus has permanently closed.
Yes, it’s an actual school bus. And double-yes the burgers are hella good.
9. Dog Haus, Pasadena and Other Locations
Dog Haus is known for stacking their towering burgers between soft and yummy Hawaiian rolls. The popular Freiburger (pictured here) looks like quite the feast.
10. VaKA Burger, Los Angeles
Please note, VaKA Burger has permanently closed.
These burgers are not only delicious but they are made from ingredients you can actually feel good about putting into your body. Grass-fed patties and organic Non-GMO products make these burgers so good for you it’s tempting to order two.
11. Hodad's, Ocean Beach and San Diego
Hodad’s serves up a giant burger. I’m talking Giant with a capital G. No matter how big that burger is there’s always room for onion rings.
12. Hole in the Wall Burger Joint, Santa Monica
Please note, Hole in the Wall Burger Joint has permanently closed.
Another hot spot to build your own burger. The pretzel bun is a nice twist.
13. Umami Burger, Multiple Locations in Southern CA and beyond
Nice buns! Umami consistently makes pretty much every “Best Burger” list out there on the Interwebs. It’s no wonder they’ve expanded to multiple locations in such a short time.
14. Bare Back Grill Pacific Beach, San Diego
New Zealand-style burgers loaded with a plate full of fries. Now that's my idea of a Saturday.
15. Slater's 50/50, Huntington Beach
If you’ve ever wondered what PB ‘n J might taste like on a burger then check out Slater’s. The Peanut Butter and Jellousy is the perfect combo of sweet and savory.
We would love to know what burgers you find crave-worthy in your city. Tell us about it in the comments so we can go out and do some more exploring.