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The 11 Best Burger Places In Carlsbad

Updated: May 2, 2022

Could you smash a smash burger? Or how about a tasty chicken Burger? Then these Carlsbad venues are for you! We incorporated millions of critics and user reviews in our analysis of top review sites to find Carlsbad’s best burgers. If you're looking for the best vegan burgers or the best side of fries our list has something for you.

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Ebullition Brew Works And Gastronomy

New American, $$, Bressi RanchNew American, $$Carlsbad, Bressi Ranch
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Bantam’s Roost

New American, $$, Bressi RanchNew American, $$Carlsbad, Bressi Ranch
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Brewery, $$, Carlsbad RanchBrewery, $$Carlsbad, Carlsbad Ranch
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Restaurants in Carlsbad

    Zagat, 2016

Carlsbad Brewing Company

American, $$, Bressi RanchAmerican, $$Carlsbad, Bressi Ranch
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Eureka!

American, $$, Bressi RanchAmerican, $$Carlsbad, Bressi Ranch
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Pure Burger

American, $$, Bressi RanchAmerican, $$Carlsbad, Bressi Ranch
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Bushfire Kitchen - La Costa

American, $$, La Costa OaksAmerican, $$Carlsbad, La Costa Oaks
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

7 Mile Kitchen

Pizza, $$, Carlsbad RanchPizza, $$Carlsbad, Carlsbad Ranch
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Islands Restaurant

American, $$, North BeachAmerican, $$Carlsbad, North Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Ruby's Diner

American, $$, Carlsbad RanchAmerican, $$Carlsbad, Carlsbad Ranch
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Notorious Burgers

American, $$, Rancho La CostaAmerican, $$Carlsbad, Rancho La Costa
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best Burgers in Carlsbad. We analyzed 10162 Carlsbad restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Carlsbad restaurant reviews, and 624 lists and articles – looking closely at what Zagat had to say – and applied our boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Zagat - Best Restaurants in Carlsbad. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

There are 27 burger spots in Carlsbad.

Ebullition Brew Works And Gastronomy, Bantam’s Roost, and In-N-Out Burger are the highest-rated burger spots for dinner in Carlsbad.

Ebullition Brew Works And Gastronomy, Veggie Grill, and Don's Country Kitchen are the highest-rated vegetarian Burger spots in Carlsbad.

Veggie Grill, Pure Burger Bushfire Kitchen - La Costa are the highest-rated vegan burger places in Carlsbad.

Ebullition Brew Works And Gastronomy, Bantam’s Roost, and In-N-Out Burger are the highest-rated burger spots to get a quick lunch in Carlsbad.

Drink pairing tips for Burgers

  • The ideal pairing for beef burger

    Experts often pair beef burger with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.

  • Pinot Noir with your turkey cheese burger

    When considering how to best enjoy your turkey cheese burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Pinot Noir complements the dish as it complements a salty cheese topping.


  • Viognier with your veggie burger

    If your food palns include Burgers, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Viognier, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Fun facts about Burgers

  • Celebrating Burgers

    If you’re a big fan of Burgers, then you should definitely consider visiting the Seymour Wisconsin Annual Hamburger Festivale in Wisconsin, The United States

  • The largest hamburger ever

    On September 2, 2012, The United States’s Burgers fans celebrated a new world record by the hamburger, weighing 2,014 pounds.

  • The best day for hamburger

    You better not forget what May 28th is. It’s International Hamburger Day! Grab some hamburger and celebrate!

Parking in the area

Getting a good parking spot in Carlsbad can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Burgers spot.

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