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Best burger in San Diego

edwardc Sep 3, 2007 10:59 AM

Going to San Diego in two weeks and looking for the best burger there. Also, what are the "don't miss" places in town?

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    mmjgam Jul 6, 2009 01:49 PM

    Urban Solace
    The Linkery

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    1. re: mmjgam
      Sampaguita Jul 6, 2009 04:58 PM

      Kitchen 1540

    2. ibstatguy Jul 6, 2009 12:29 PM

      I'm pretty sure there are already a couple of threads on this subject, that said: Cowboy Star (particularly for me the bison burger), Neighborhood, Dobsons, Waterfront (TX burger with cheese and onions); Longhorn

      1. foodiechick Jul 6, 2009 12:25 PM

        A new contender has emerged: Cucina Urbana on fifth (formerly Laurel).

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          honkman Jul 6, 2009 12:40 PM

          Burger at an Italian restaurant ? I haven't heard or seen anything form that restaurant but hoped Cucina Urbana would perhaps finally a more authentic restaurant in San Diego - Let me guess the Italian part of the burger was either a cheese from Italy (or Italian sounding name) or they served it with truffle fries ?

          1. re: honkman
            foodiechick Jul 6, 2009 01:06 PM

            I was with a group of 12 that shared, allowing us to sample probably 75% of the menu. I would not call it "authentic" Italian (except most of the pasta dishes), but a fresh, new restaurant with Italian influence. And to your point, it did come with truffle fries.

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              honkman Jul 6, 2009 01:50 PM

              Is the pasta made in-house and is the pizza napolitanian style or any other italian style?

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                foodiechick Jul 6, 2009 03:53 PM

                I wouldn't call it neapolitan, thinner crust. They do have their own large, new pizza oven. Didn't try all of the pastas so couldn't tell you if they are all house made, but certainly the goat cheese and lemon ravioli was. Here is the web address with a link to download the pdf menu.


              2. re: foodiechick
                Captain Jack Jul 6, 2009 02:00 PM

                Do they have a wood fired pizza oven?

          2. SDGourmand Jul 6, 2009 10:33 AM

            I'm a fan of the burger at the lodge at torrey pines. Nothing special just a good solid burger.

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              stevewag23 Jul 6, 2009 10:32 AM

              Many people claim Hodads and Rockys as well.

              1. phee Sep 3, 2007 11:09 AM


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