Uncategorized December 12, 2023


If you’re looking for the best burger in Encinitas, look no further than several top spots along the coastline & beach areas some with a killer ocean view.

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Encinitas CA is a city known for its stunning beaches and delicious food. One of the most popular foods in Encinitas is the burger. From classic cheeseburgers to unique and gourmet creations, Encinitas has no shortage of great burgers. In this post, we’ll look at the top five places to find a gourmet version of the Best Burger in Encinitas.

1. The Union Kitchen and Tap
Located on the iconic Highway 101, the Union Kitchen and Tap is a popular spot for locals and tourists. Their gourmet burger is a must-try, featuring a garlic aioli patty topped with caramelized onions, blue cheese, arugula, and garlic aioli, all served on a brioche bun. The delicious flavors, a unique atmosphere, and great people-watching on historic highway 101 make for a fun lunch and lazy afternoon.

2. Bier Garden Encinitas
The Bier Garden Encinitas is a casual spot known for its great selection of beers, tasty food, and outdoor dining. Sidewalk travelers walk right through the dining areas which makes for great people-watching by the patrons. Their Blue Burger is an exceptional standout, featuring a juicy beef patty topped with blue cheese, crispy bacon, and sauteed mushrooms, all served on a brioche bun. It’s a delicious and indulgent gourmet burger that is sure to satisfy.

3. The Roxy Encinitas
The Roxy Encinitas is a cozy neighborhood spot known for its tasty food, an affinity for live music, and indoor/outdoor dining. It’s the perfect place for “after beach” or a lazy Saturday afternoon always made better by an ample beer selection. The Truffle Burger is a customer favorite, featuring a juicy beef patty, truffle aioli, arugula, and shaved parmesan cheese, all served on a toasted brioche bun. It’s a gourmet twist on a classic cheeseburger that is sure to satisfy.

4.The Pacific Coast Grill

The Pacific Coast Grill in Cardiff by the Sea is a popular beachside restaurant known for its stunning ocean views and delicious seafood. The Surf and Turf Burger is a well-kept secret and a mouthwatering burst of ocean flavors.

Start with a soft buttery brioche bun and a freshly ground patty; add Dungeness crab meat, shrimp, avocado, bacon, jack cheese, chili-lime mayo, and there you have it. At one time the topping base was lobster, but I haven’t seen that lately. Either way, it’s amazing. Top it off with fresh-cut Kennebec Sea Salt fries, and you’ve got an amazing lunch or dinner.

The view is about as good as I’ve seen on the coast. If you get there early for lunch and request outside, you’ll be able to reach out and touch the sand. The Surf and Turf Burger makes it only “that much better.”

5. The Crack Shack
The Crack Shack is a funky and fun spot that offers unique twists on classic American dishes. Their Senor Croque burger is a standout disguised as a chicken sandwich that lives like a burger. Chicken thigh, prosciutto, gruyere cheese, and a sunny-side-up egg, all served on a soft brioche bun. The combination of flavors and textures makes for a truly gourmet burger experience without the meat. The selection of beers is extensive and won’t disappoint.

No matter your combo of burger, atmosphere, and tasty brew you’re sure to leave these top restaurants fully satisfied. So why not grab a friend and embark on a burger adventure today? For more tasty food and restaurant reviews, look at the Concierge section of our website

You can call Mickey Booz, Realtor Mick and Tina Homes at Coldwell Banker Global Luxury in Encinitas Ca 760.505.5554 for a more personal recommendation on where to eat, have fun or beach out!