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The size of burgers keep growing and so does our love for them. Being in the mood for a buyer doesn’t determine where you of to get one. We have so many options to choose from! Would you like your burger to be the size of your face? Do you crave a classic burger? Does there need to a minimum of 50 beers on tap? Whatever you’re craving, there is a burger joint that specializes in what you’re looking for.

HAVEN GASTROPUB

www.havengastropub.com

Must Have Item: Haven Burger Best: Burger

Although the Wagyu Beef Cheek Poutine and the Deviled Eggs pull at my heartstrings,  I have to save room for the Haven Burger. It literally has every box checked on what goes into the perfect bite, again and again.

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EL TORO BURGER

www.eltoroburger.com

Must Have Item: Noodle Burger Best: Handcrafted ramen burger

Not your average burger, El Toro offers a refreshing twist on the classic American staple with Asian inspired flavors and ingredients.

25 DEGREES

www.25degreesrestaurant.com

Must Have Item: Number Two Best: Build-your-own burger menu

Be prepared for a sophisticated American twist on a burger bar. The Number Two burger is amazing, I mean come on, a burger with burrata? Don’t stop there. Build your own burger and be prepared with how much you can really fit between two buns.

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SLATER’S 50/50

www.slaters5050.com

Must Have Item: Burger of the month Best: Over-the-top burgers Burgers in OC

Sometimes when you crave a burger it’s because you feel like indulging, excessively. Come here to hit the spot. Everything is over the top,  just the way we like it. Crazy burgers and an abundant array of beers is just what the doctor ordered.

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A&O KITCHEN + BAR

www.balboabayresort.com/newport-beach-ca-restaurants/a-o-kitchen-bar-restaurant

Must Have Item: Hangover Beer Float Best: Place to relax with friends after work

The space is beautiful, featuring rustic wood floors and communal dining tables. Expect to see real food presented in unpretentious ways that’s meant to be shared among friends. By the way, they are pet-friendly so make it a lunch date with the pooches! Start your culinary dining adventure by ordering the Beet garden salad. Right now we are obsessed with beets and seriously can’t get enough of them. The salad features baby beets, blue cheese, kalamata olive dust and aged balsamic. If you’re not a huge fan of olives, this is the perfect way to get the flavor without being turned off by the texture. Save room for the 8oz Kobe Burger for the ultimate Gastro Pub experience.

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MEMPHIS CAFE

www.memphiscafe.com

Must Have Item: Soul Burger Best: Place to pay attention to the music playing

Memphis brings a small and intimate Southern bar setting to Orange County. They are less about the decor and more about the chill aura and tasty fare. Grab a table out in the covered patio and enjoy a bottle of wine with your burger and sweet potato fries.

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CROW BURGER KITCHEN

www.CrowBurgerKitchen.com

Must Have Item: Grilled Green Bean Fries with Olive Tapenade Best: Place to hit up after catching some rays at the beachBu

The quality of the fresh, sustainable ingredients shine in Crow Burger’s crafty creations; and, they keep the crafty vibe going when it comes to their selection of beer on tap, too. Who doesn’t want a delicious burger and a cold beer when you’re by the beach?

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BURGER PARLOR

www.BurgerParlor.com

Must Have Item: Vegetarian Burger Best: Place to make its way into your daily routine B

Their burgers are ground daily and are hormone free; their fries, onion rings and condiments are all made in house. The baked potato fries are a must, particularly with a squirt of their homemade ketchup.

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THE RIDER’S CLUB CAFE

www.RidersClubCafe.com

Must Have Item: Underberg Best: Hangover Cure

Underberg is a digestive bitters containing herbs from over 43 countries and is made in Germany. This way when you order a hot dog adorned with house-made relish to go along with your burger, pork sandwich, and pudding, you won’t have to worry about overdoing it. Well, maybe a little, but it all just tastes so good.

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MICK’S KARMA BAR

www.MicksKarmaBar.com

Must Have Item: Strawberry Basil Lemonade Best: Sirloin Steak BurgerB

Skip the beer and grab a juice with your burger at this spot. The Strawberry Basil Lemonade is delicious! This locally loved establishment has the best burger for a quick lunch that’s full in flavor and satisfying to all your taste buds. Mick’s Karma Bar’s burger leaves you with the perfect feeling of being content after a delicious meal.

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A RESTAURANT

www.ARestaurantnb.com

Must Have Item: A Burger Best: Place to reminisce

This iconic spot holds a special place in Newport’s heart, serving quality food since 1925. The red booths and dark walls will make you dream of the celebrities that may have passed through here along with generations of folks from Orange County. Being on the West Coast can make historical locations a rarity, which is why there is also a special place in my heart for locations like this. They help keep our community’s history alive. However, throughout all of the history for which A Restaurant has seen, there is nothing old fashioned about their burgers. The A Burger consists of Niman Ranch ground chuck, blue cheese, arugula, caramelized onions, 1, 000 island dressing, served on a freshly baked brioche bun. This luxury burger was prepared by Executive Chef Jon Blackford. Chef Blackford maintains strong relationships with his suppliers to promise the best quality they can provide.

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JIMMY’S FAMOUS AMERICAN TAVERN

www.j-fat.com

Must Have Item: Chili Cheese Fries Best: Charbroiled burger Bu

This famous American tavern is the just the place to sink your teeth into a deliciously meticulously hand crafted burger. JFAT has the best ketchup, hands down! It’s a zesty combination of sweet tomatoes and bold smokey chipotle chiles. Grab a bottle and take one home with you!

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STEVE’S #4 CHARBURGER

Must Have Item: Chili Cheese Fries Best: Charbroiled burger Burgers in OC

I have to give a shout out to my favorite neighborhood burger spot. I started going here when I was 13 and my family still comes here. If you live in Huntington Beach and you’re local, you know just what I’m talking about.

BOATHOUSE COLLECTIVE

www.boathousecollective.com

Must Have Item: Boathouse Burger Best: Muti-purpose venue Burgers in OC

Looking for an interactive dining experience? Originally a private event space, this recently rebuilt venue features delectable food and cocktails, art shows, music performances and special events. Try the Boathouse Burger on a potato bun with aioli, gruyere, lettuce, tomato and pickled onions.

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