If you're looking for a good burger near San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday to Sunday, July 18 to 21, you've got plenty of options. Here are 18 recommendations from AHT correspondent Erin Jackson.
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If you're open to toppings like fig jam, Buffalo mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar syrup, by all means, give the burgers at Eureka! a go.
During happy hour, this 1/3-pound burger is discounted to a mere $6. That's a good deal anywhere, especially in the Gaslamp Quarter.
A prolific Los Angeles restaurateur delivers a tasty Korean-inspired fusion burger at his large-scale gastropub on Fairfax Boulevard.
A fusillade of ingredients make for a messy, overcomplicated cheeseburger at Bon Vivant.
A new Downtown LA Indian joint is a family affair that serves a lamb burger worthy of their legacy.
A classic burger joint is still serving excellent burgers 66 years after it first opened.
Hubcap makes a tasty burger that, with a few minor tweaks, could easily be one of the best in the city
There's only one thing standing in the way of this secret menu waffle burger at D Bar achieving legendary status: that sad wagyu patty.
An Eagle Rock diner serves up an acceptable cheeseburger and some interesting stories.
Delux's classic cheeseburgers served on brioche or hot dog buns hit the mark on most points, but they could use more char.
The Hamburguesa Grande, with roasted salsa, guacamole, and a gigantic patty crafted from Brandt beef sandwiched between a sliced torta roll, sounds delicious, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
Heights Tavern got me in the door with the promise of poutine alongside my burger, but the initial elation was sadly short-lived.
A gastropub in North Hollywood fails to deliver the upscale burger quality it aspires to.
In San Diego's South Park neighborhood, pizzeria Buona Forchetta is knocking out 21 varieties of Neapolitan-style pies, all baked in a sparkling Stefano Ferrara wood-fired pizza oven.
As it turns out, there are more great reasons to visit Bird Rock other than the killer views and artful lattes from Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, like having a feta and balsamic onion-topped burger at Beaumont's.
A new gastropub boasts a chef from The Spotted Pig, but it misses the mark with its burger.
A soulful, new restaurant makes great versions of Southern classics. We just need to convince them to put the burger back on the menu.
Inside Torrey Pines, San Diego's most famous golf course, you'll find The Grill, a semi-casual spot that serves some of the top burgers in San Diego in the form of griddled patties on squishy, steamed buns.