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“Best burger in town”

Burger Lounge - Little Italy
Ranked #129 of 4,764 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American
Description: Burger Lounge is centered on creating a burger you can feel better about eating. It begins with 100% fresh single source American grass fed beef. We believe that a hamburger should not only taste great, it should also utilize healthy ingredients produced in a sustainable environment. Burger Lounge offers a simple menu utilizing the mindful procurement of ingredients that appeal to health conscious diners, vegetarians, salad lovers and those simply “hankering for a great hamburger.” We take the time to know our growers and producers. These partners share our values of authenticity and simplicity. They care deeply about the quality of their products and environmental stewardship. It means better and more nutritious food for our guests. Our burgers, from The Lounge Burger made with fresh 100% grass-fed beef; to the Free-Range Turkey Burger made with Shelton Farms turkey; to the Organic Quinoa Veggie Burger created from organic quinoa, brown rice, zucchini, garbanzo, carrot, corn, and chipotle; are offered with organic American cheese or organic aged white cheddar, fresh or grilled onion, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato and house-made 1000 Island dressing. Finally, our Lounge Bun, made with a blend of organic wheat and white flour with a hint of molasses delivers the perfect combination of flavor, texture and temperature. You can also enjoy fine dining quality, truly healthy salads. Not your normal “burger joint salads,” these formidable and nutritionally robust salads include baby romaine, kale, spinach, arugula, organic quinoa, grilled corn, zucchini, red onion, jicama, tomato and a choice of house-made dressings. Fresh-cut French fries, house-made onion rings, scratch-made dipping sauces and simple desserts round out a perfect menu for any appetite.Since we opened the first Burger Lounge in 2007, we believe that it is about “doing a common thing uncommonly well.” As a small but fast growing restaurant organization, we represent a new take on an industry that has long suffered from gimmickry, poor quality, over processed food products and inadequate guest service. We embrace these genuine ideals and mindful environmental practices throughout our organization.Burger Lounge continues to satisfy Southern California diners’ and their insatiable appetite for affordable hand-crafted food and superior guest service.
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Description: Burger Lounge is centered on creating a burger you can feel better about eating. It begins with 100% fresh single source American grass fed beef. We believe that a hamburger should not only taste great, it should also utilize healthy ingredients produced in a sustainable environment. Burger Lounge offers a simple menu utilizing the mindful procurement of ingredients that appeal to health conscious diners, vegetarians, salad lovers and those simply “hankering for a great hamburger.” We take the time to know our growers and producers. These partners share our values of authenticity and simplicity. They care deeply about the quality of their products and environmental stewardship. It means better and more nutritious food for our guests. Our burgers, from The Lounge Burger made with fresh 100% grass-fed beef; to the Free-Range Turkey Burger made with Shelton Farms turkey; to the Organic Quinoa Veggie Burger created from organic quinoa, brown rice, zucchini, garbanzo, carrot, corn, and chipotle; are offered with organic American cheese or organic aged white cheddar, fresh or grilled onion, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato and house-made 1000 Island dressing. Finally, our Lounge Bun, made with a blend of organic wheat and white flour with a hint of molasses delivers the perfect combination of flavor, texture and temperature. You can also enjoy fine dining quality, truly healthy salads. Not your normal “burger joint salads,” these formidable and nutritionally robust salads include baby romaine, kale, spinach, arugula, organic quinoa, grilled corn, zucchini, red onion, jicama, tomato and a choice of house-made dressings. Fresh-cut French fries, house-made onion rings, scratch-made dipping sauces and simple desserts round out a perfect menu for any appetite.Since we opened the first Burger Lounge in 2007, we believe that it is about “doing a common thing uncommonly well.” As a small but fast growing restaurant organization, we represent a new take on an industry that has long suffered from gimmickry, poor quality, over processed food products and inadequate guest service. We embrace these genuine ideals and mindful environmental practices throughout our organization.Burger Lounge continues to satisfy Southern California diners’ and their insatiable appetite for affordable hand-crafted food and superior guest service.
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best burger in town”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

This is by far one of the best burgers I've had in a while.
The restaurant is nice and clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. F.e: They offer you some water while you're waiting. It took about 5 minutes to prepare my burger and even after a 10-minute walk it tasted very good. These aren't cheap burgers, but much better than those served at McDonalds. Way to go BurgerLounge!

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“pretty god”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The burger was good. I got the wild boar. Not sure if it's a good value, but a decent lunch option at least.

Visited December 2013
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent burger, worth the wait”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Great corner gem, cool atmosphere. Nothing fancy, just excellent food and a friendly staff. I try to visit each trip to SD.

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Always good”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love Burger Lounge. All of their burgers are good. I especially like the veggie burger. The salads are good too. The atmosphere is good. The employees are nice. Friendly to everyone. The prices are totally reasonable. It's one of our go to restaurants.

Visited November 2013
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San Diego, California, USA
2 reviews
“Great!”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the quinoa veggie burger, you can tell its homemade and not a typical frozen veggie patty. They also have really good fries. Great atmosphere right in the heart of Little Italy!

Visited October 2013
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