“Cheeseburger in Paradise”, Jimmy Buffet’s famous late 1970’s hit, sure sounds like it was written about National Cheeseburger Day here in sunny San Diego! September 18th is a day to celebrate everything we love about this delicious food, whether it be the combo of grilled beef topped with melted cheese, or the flavorful condiments piled high. And to help, we’ve compiled a few of the best spots where locals and visitors can enjoy a juicy cheeseburger (in paradise)!
Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with $1 Big Cheese cheeseburgers ALL DAY at Farmer Boys, the farm-fresh burger concept with 92 locations throughout California and Nevada. At participating locations on Sept 18, guests can mention the deal in-store to receive the $1 burger, which is made with a 1/4 pound of fresh, 100% USDA beef topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, dill pickles, and thousand island dressing on a sesame seed bun. The Big Cheese regularly retails for over $4, so at just $1 each, Farmer Boys is practically handing them out for FREE!
Cruise over to the Gaslamp District and check out barleymash, a fun and high-energy spot with great eats, delicious drinks and a lively atmosphere. Executive Chef Kevin Templeton strives to incorporate fresh, local ingredients in every dish, so whether you stop in for lunch with coworkers or swing by to catch a game, you’ll find the tastiest bites in the neighborhood. This includes the All American burger, an all-beef patty topped with American cheese, baby greens, tomato, red onion, house made pickles and ale-aioli, all sandwiched between a homemade barley-beer bun.
The Whiskey House, a premier bar where you can sip over 2,500 different types of whiskey, also features a delectable menu of house made fare. Diners will find salads, a variety of charcuterie boards, sandwiches and burgers such as The Whiskey House Burger with cheddar cheese, 1000 island dressing, grilled onions, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Enjoy this mouth-watering menu option on National Cheese Burger Day for only $8 during The Whiskey House’s happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pair with a whiskey cocktail, beer or glass of wine for the ultimate treat!
Located in the heart of PB, Bub’s at the Beach takes pride in offering good, fresh, cooked-to order food and the coldest beers at the beach! While known for their tots and famous grilled wings, beach bums, sports fanatics or those just looking for a bite to eat also love their Woody Sliders. Grilled to perfection, three classic fresh ground mini burgers are topped with American cheese, chipotle aioli and pickles, and served on toasted buns. Bub’s also has a Black & Blue burger made with house blend blackening spices, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. Yum!
Known throughout San Diego as the mecca for craft beer lovers, Barrel Republic gives locals and visitors the freedom to pour and try a variety of different brews. Both the Oceanside and Carlsbad locations also feature appetizing bar bites, like flatbreads and their well-loved Barrel Burger. Made with 100% chuck, black wax cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion on a brioche bun, this menu item can be cut into quarters making it perfect for sharing. Sip on a pale ale (the Burgeon Beer Coastal Route comes highly recommended) or IPA like the Fall Western Bulldog, either of which would complement the tasty cheeseburger.
Panoramic ocean views, the best burger at the beach and a Red Bull Vodka Slushy in-hand sound like the perfect way to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, and all three can be found PB Shore Club! Head to where Grand meets the sand and request a table on the patio to enjoy the cool ocean breeze and sun on your back. Bite into Shore Club’s Beach Burger, made of an angus patty, gouda cheese, roasted red peppers and caramelized onions placed between a toasted brioche bun, and served with a side of house sauce. Upgrade by adding bacon or avocado and wash it all down with PB Shore Club’s iconic frozen Red Bull Vodka Slushy.