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Top 10 Burger Spots in Orange County California

Top 10 Burger Spots in Orange County California Rated by the premier food critic, Steve Carlson of FoodSmackdown.com For interviews, for permission to use content… or for additional questions, contact steve@foodsmackdown.com When the battle over where to eat lunch heats up, consult the food blog and expert Steve Carlson, who has Southern California buzzing. FoodSmackdown.com…

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Dog Haus - Pasadena California

Dog Haus Freiburger

Dog Haus (pronounced dog house) opened in Los Angeles County in October 2010 in the city of Pasadena California. It’s a 1400 square foot 42 seat restaurant offering fast-food with comfy sit-down seating so you can hang out and listen to 80s music while enjoying delicious food at the same time. Dog Haus is very…

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Mama Kat's Restaurant - San Marcos California

Mama Kat's San Marcos California Chubby Chicken Burger

Mama Kat’s Restaurant and Pie Shop in San Marcos California is a hidden gem with a mom-and-pop-shop feel and a very loyal customer base. It is family owned and operated and recently voted #1 best breakfast in the 2011 “10news.com’s A-List” contest. And it’s no wonder why – Amazing food and first-rate service! Mama Kat’s…

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The Habit Burger Grill - Lake Forest California

The Habit Burger Grill Charburger with Cheese

We heard great things about a burger joint called The Habit Burger Grill. We read plenty of Habit Burger Grill reviews comparing price and quality to In-N-Out as well as being compared to Smashburger and Five Guys. With enough reviewers who preferred the Charburger at The Habit Burger Grill over In-N-Out it caught our attention….

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Shake Shack - New York - Madison Square Park

Shake Shack Shack Burger Madison Square Park NYC New York

The Shake Shack opened in 2004 and has since grown to ten locations — six of which are in NYC (Madison Square Park, Upper West Side, Citi Field, Theater District, Upper East Side and Battery Park City). Shake Shack is a NYC hot spot popular among locals and tourists. We visited the Madison Square Park…

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Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien - New York, NY

Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Cheeseburger

Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien was awesome and a true hidden gem. It is unexpectedly located inside the Le Parker Meridien Hotel. One would not expect this hip, alternative, hole-in-the-wall burger joint to be located inside such an upscale hotel. But the contrast definitely added to the experience making the Burger Joint a one-of-a-kind…

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Bare Back Grill - San Diego California

Bare Back Grill Hogs and Heffers Burger San Diego California

After our positive experience at Bare Back Grill in Pacific Beach we had to try out their Gaslamp District location to see how it compared. While the atmosphere at Bare Back Grill Gaslamp (more sports bar oriented) differed from the Pacific Beach (laid back beach feel to it) establishment it was still very cool and…

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Beach Break Cafe - Oceanside California

Beach Break Cafe Beach Break Burger Oceanside California

With numerous glowing reviews about Beach Break Café having some of the best burgers in North County in San Diego we had to try their burger out to see if it lived up to the hype. The “Beach Break Burger” lived up to the hype – It had a great beach atmosphere and one of…

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Classics Malt Shop - San Diego California

Classics Malt Shop Cheese Burger San Diego California

With tons of great reviews and appearing on several best burgers in San Diego lists we had to visit Classics Malt Shop and Diner’s burgers in San Diego to see if their food lived up to all the hype. We were pleased with our experience! Classics Malt Shop is located in the Midway neighborhood in…

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Rocky’s Crown Pub - Pacific Beach California

Rocky's Crown and Pub Cheeseburger Pacific Beach California

With all the positive reviews, recognition and hype surrounding the burgers served at Rocky’s Crown Pub we had to try this place out. Driving by Rocky’s Crown Pub we were questioning if we had the right place. We had never been to Rocky’s before – We just knew from reviews that this place had some…