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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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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Daughter says 10 out of 10. She had the black bean veggie burger. I had the build your own smash. Ingredients were fresh and delicious. My burger was very juicy. A little too salty though. Fries were fresh hot and crispy. We had both sweet potato and regular fries. Restaurant is very clean and nice. Very hipster.

Thank Mike D
Newport Beach, California
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487 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

See the picture of the burger with avacado and bacon at the top opf the page? GET IT. It is killer. You will love it for $6.95. I promise you! In a town of fancy and expensive places this place rocks. They are dog friendly on the patio.

Thank Goodness4you
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We found this place while looking for an expensive place to eat in La Jolla. I have seen this chain all over Texas, but never eaten there, since we have so many good burger places to choose from back home. Were we surprised at the quality of food! The classic egg bun was delicious and the burger patty was thick... More 

Thank TexasTea2
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Paul F
Fremont, CA
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank sanjanapc
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

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

1 Thank Danuta L
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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251 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
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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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?