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1000 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4146
+1 858-750-2531
10:00 - 22:00
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We really enjoyed our lunch here today. We have eaten in some very nice places so it was nice to grab some fast food. The burgers were very good, sweet potato fries a little different. The milkshakes were very nice too. Bit confused by another recent review that says Mc Donald's is better. Clearly not the case, if you want... More 

Thank Paul F
Fremont, CA
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Go there when you are hungry! They have a very nice variety of make your own burgers. I had a black bean burger with lots of great toppings to make it nice and spicy just the way I like it. The sides were great too.

Thank sanjanapc
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are a tourist, please learn from my mistake and avoid this place. The decision to eat here was the worst restaurant choice that I made in six nights of staying in the San Diego area. This is merely fast food. One of the worst burgers that I have ever had. McDonald's is seriously better.

Thank beach_vacation26
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Good burgers. Within walking distance to hotels for that late night craving, great fries. O main drag.

Thank Danuta L
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We used to come here several times a month when it was a franchise. Since it's been corporate owned we came once at the beginning of the summer. My food was overcooked and not of the same quality as previously. We decided to give them another chance so went Saturday of Labor Day weekend. We almost didn't go in. Lights... More 

Thank bll97
Riverside, California
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241 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

First time at this place and it was a tasty surprise. New chain based in Colorado that is growing pretty fast This place seems to be a gourmet burger/ fast food combination place. Nice decor and trendy ambiance. They keep it clean Really friendly staff and our burgers came out really fast. Burgers are really good. Cooked to perfection really... More 

Thank ericucho n
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Tried first time, we had kids in other party, so tough to go to a nice fish restaurant cause they are not into it. Not even close to habit, in and out taste wise. Very average burger. Bread isnt that good, nothing really special to carve out a cult-following. The patties taste a little like 5 guys, crumbling style. I... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

An often crowded place all during the day which is understandable because the burgers they serve are terrific. My wife and I ate there twice during our week stay in LaJolla two weeks ago. If you love a good burger, it's a must.

Thank GaryC P
Corpus Christi, Texas
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Not only are the burgers good, but you really, really need to try the fries! If I was to ever go again, I'd get the biggest plate of fries, ever! Little, small, crispy pieces of potato goodness! The burgers were beautiful as well! Great staff! Nice, clean restaurant! Enjoyed it all!

Thank BJMcQueen
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved their burgers, kids enjoyed their chicken strips and lemonade was delicious. Not too mention price was very reasonable & staff was pleasant. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Dark_Choc-a-holic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4146
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-750-2531
Looks like relatively new franchise of established place

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?