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11 Mouthwatering Burgers to Devour During OC Burger Week

Classic Burgers, Brisket Burgers, Veggie Burgers…They Thought of Everything!

Fiery? Nutty? Smoky? Savor your favorite flavor with the seven-day OC Burger Week specials! From July 11-17, each Orange County restaurant involved is featuring artfully created, off-menu selections or fan favorites paired with scrumptious sides. The juicy, flame-broiled patty is customarily what lies between the toasty buns, but plenty of OC Burger Week offerings include veggie, chicken and even peanut butter alternatives! No ticket is required (prices range from $10-$25) and diners can visit each participating restaurant and relish a roundup of every eatery’s unique flavors. Let’s dig in! Orange County Burger Week

Orange County Burger Week

Stowaway Tiki Bar

Must-Try Burger: Stowaway Burger

Nothing pairs better than a burger and beverage, especially when you’re at a tiki bar! Put on your leis and say aloha to this dazzling tropical paradise. With multicolored hanging lanterns and a dimly lit theme, you’re sure to feel mesmerized. Pop in for the Stowaway Burger and savor its caramelized grilled onions, crisp greens and crunchy cheese chip. Feeling boozy? With over 100 rums to bring out your inner Jack Sparrow—and cocktails like the flame-topped Cococano—stopping in will be the kookiest part of your day. 

Location: The District at Tustin Legacy
@stowawaytiki 

 

Luna Rossa Ristorante

Must-Try Burger: Meatball Sliders

While this pick is a bit unconventional, Luna Rossa Ristorante is family-owned and offers homemade Italian dishes in a sophisticated yet rustic setting with a killer sando. The meatball sliders consist of three sizzling meatballs in tomato sauce, topped with melty mozzarella and paired with crispy french fries. They’re also featuring their twist on a vodka lemonade with hints of vanilla called the Chambo-ade. The meatball sliders or their Italian ground beef pizza are $20 each with your choice of soft drink during Burger Week

Location: The District at Tustin Legacy
@_luna_rossa

 

The Winery Orange County Burger Week

Must-Try Burger: The Winery “Grand Cru” Burger 

Who says you can’t order an exquisite burger at a white tablecloth restaurant? The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar offers a sophisticated setting paired with contemporary California cuisine. For $20, this isn’t your average burger, this half pound Wagyu beef burger is bound to make your mouth water. Topped with your choice of cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun and served with a side of pommes frites, this will most definitely satisfy any burger craving. Don’t be afraid to dig in! 

Location: The District at Tustin Legacy
@thewineryrestaurant

 

Bar Louie

Must-Try Burger: Ahi Tuna Burger

This Burger Week, Bar Louie at The District at Tustin Legacy is offering a mouthwatering special that includes your choice of craft burger with fries or tots for under $15! Choose between favorites like the All-Nighter Burger stacked with a Louie’s custom blend patty, sunny egg, house made spicy candied bacon, white cheddar and garlic aioli or the Ahi Tuna Burger with seared tuna, avocado cream, cucumber, pickled red onion, arugula, and side of sesame-ginger soy! You can’t go wrong at Bar Louie!

Location: The District at Tustin Legacy
@barlouie

 

Other participating restaurants at The District at Tustin Legacy Orange County Burger Week

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Helmsman Ale House

Must-Try Burger: The Shore Breaker

Sitting where your frothy brew is born, Helmsman Ale House is both a restaurant and microbrewery! Plank floors and ceilings along with nautical decor serve up a bustling seafarer environment you’re sure to love. The Shore Breaker is a fabulous fusion of jumbo lump crab, caramelized onions and asparagus atop a fresh grilled patty for $20 during Burger Week. This includes your choice of fries or a house salad.

Location: Newport Beach
@helmsmanalehouse 

 

Lido Bottle Works

Must-Try Burger: LBW Burger

Both a bottle shop and public house along the Newport coast, Lido Bottle Works supplies mod plates and fresh sips with California flair. The main goal is to provide sustainable and locally sourced ingredients in a beachy but sophisticated environment. The LBW Burger layers a 7-ounce beef patty, manchego, smoked chili aioli and garlic turmeric pickles on a warm and crusty bun. The LBW can be paired with a house beer for $20 during Burger Week! This stop is a stunner for your Instagram feed.

Location: Newport Beach
@lidobottleworks 

Orange County Burger Week

Slater’s 50/50

Must-Try Burger: P.B. & Jellousy

These burgers and shakes came dressed to impress. This topsy-turvy burger joint serves up the one-of-a-kind P.B. & Jellousy, a sweet and savory stack of Black Canyon angus beef, extra thick bacon and luscious PB&J between a honey-wheat bun. A classic burger (which includes the P.B. & Jellousy) and choice of side is a total of $15 during Burger Week. Don’t forget the Ultimate S’mores Shake that’s topped with a fire-roasted stick of marshmallows. It’s the sweetest addition to a warm summer night!

Location: Huntington Beach
@slaters5050hb

 

Tavern House Kitchen + Bar

Must-Try Burger: Fried Chicken Sandwich

With sparkling harbor views, this classic Newport dining experience is the premier cap to the night. The fried chicken sandwich has a heavenly assemblage of sweet chile aioli, coleslaw and bread-and-butter pickles. The notable favorite can also be made Nashville hot style for the spice lovers. A choice of selected burgers and sandwiches, including the fried chicken sandwich, side and draft beer is $20 during Burger Week. If you’re in a tangy mood, the blood-orange margarita is a magnificent refresher!

Location: Newport Beach
@tavernhousekb

Chapter One: the Modern Local

Must-Try Burger: MD Burger

The MD Burger at Chapter One is one to drool over with its tasty ingredients like the pickled chilies, gruyere cheese and apple relish. This sassy sandwich is beautifully paired with a choice of either duck-fat fries or a fresh California green salad. For $20, diners will receive one of four burgers, a side and the house-churned ice cream for a sweet finish.

Location: Santa Ana
@chapteronetml

 

SideDoor Orange County Burger Week

Must-Try Burger: The OG Bleu Burger

Branching off the famous Lawry’s Restaurants, SideDoor is a casual gastropub offering seasonal plates for sharing with your crowd. The OG Bleu Burger is the Burger Week offering, which is beautifully crafted with red onion marmalade, arugula and spicy chipotle aioli in a toasty pretzel bun. Truffle Kennebec chips are served on the side of the OG Bleu Burger for $25 throughout the event with an option to add on the Violet Daisy for tequila lovers—a flawless combination of sweet and savory.

Location: Corona del Mar
@sidedoorcdm

 

Wave Gourmet Burgers

Must-Try Burger: Phoenix Double Smash Burger

Grab your surfboard and catch a wave. This pop-up burger joint has rolled into the west coast to bring you innovative smash burgers after a sun-kissed day at the beach. Wave accommodates everyone with an option to swap out angus beef for a plant-based patty. For $20, Wave is offering a burger and classic or truffle parmesan fries with aioli sauce for dipping. The Phoenix Double Smash Cheeseburger is a Burger Week must with stunning elements, such as crispy onion rings and pickled jalapeños. We’re shore you’ll be back for more!

Location: Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach
@eatyourwave 

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