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The 13 Best Burger Places Near National City

Updated: August 7, 2022

Could you smash a smash burger? Or how about a tasty chicken Burger? Then these National City venues are for you! We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from the top review sites to find the best patties in National City. 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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Funky Fries And Burgers

American, $, National CityAmerican, $National City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Aunt Emma's Pancakes

American, $, National CityAmerican, $National City, Northside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Hodad's

American, $, San DiegoAmerican, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Burgers in San Diego

    Zagat, 2016
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    22 Best Burgers in San Diego, CA

    Vacation Idea, 2021

Native Foods

American, $$, San DiegoAmerican, $$San Diego, Midway District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Veggie Burgers in San Diego

    Zagat, 2016
  • Eater, 2016

    12 Fabulous Fast-Casual Spots In San Diego

    Eater, 2016

Raglan Public House

American, $$, San DiegoAmerican, $$San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    22 Best Burgers in San Diego, CA

    Vacation Idea, 2021
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach

    Eater, 2020

The Lion's Share

Bar, $$, San DiegoBar, $$San Diego, Marina
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    Great San Diego Restaurants With Equally Good Cocktails

    Eater, 2017

Little Frenchie

French, CoronadoFrenchCoronado
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat on Coronado

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Brunch Right Now in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

Slater’s 50/50

American, $$, San DiegoAmerican, $$San Diego, Midway District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2014

    The 10 Most Dangerous Burgers in the Country

    Zagat, 2014
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    22 Best Burgers in San Diego, CA

    Vacation Idea, 2021

MishMash

New American, $$, San DiegoNew American, $$San Diego, Barrio Logan
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    10 Under-the-Radar Restaurants in San Diego to Try Right Now

    Zagat, 2016
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat in Barrio Logan

    Eater, 2019

Plant Power Fast Food

American, $$, San DiegoAmerican, $$San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Veggie Burgers in San Diego

    Zagat, 2016
  • Eater, 2019

    20 Vegan Burgers To Try in San Diego

    Eater, 2019

Terra American Bistro

American, $$, San DiegoAmerican, $$San Diego, Rolando
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat in La Mesa

    Eater, 2020

Grant Grill

Bar, $$$, San DiegoBar, $$$San Diego, Core-Columbia
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2016

    San Diego Restaurant Week Veterans: 10 Spots Worth Visiting

    Eater, 2016

Giorgino's

American, $, San DiegoAmerican, $San Diego, Golden Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In South Park, San Diego, California

    CultureTrip, 2017
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat in Golden Hill

    Eater, 2020

How does it work?

Finding the best Burgers spots in National City can take way too long. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from Eater and CultureTrip and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat on Coronado, CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In South Park, San Diego, California and Eater - Where to Eat in Golden Hill. 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. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Burgers connoisseurs and amateurs alike are bound to enjoy this list of the best National City Burgers.

Most common questions

Slappy's Burgers & Brews, In-N-Out Burger, and Funky Fries And Burgers are the highest-rated late-night spots for burgers in National City.

Jack in the Box and Applebee's Grill + Bar are the highest-rated vegetarian Burger spots in National City.

In-N-Out Burger, Funky Fries And Burgers, and Jack in the Box are the highest-rated burger spots that are good for groups in National City.

Slappy's Burgers & Brews, In-N-Out Burger, and Funky Fries And Burgers are the highest-rated burger spots for lunch in National City.

Slappy's Burgers & Brews, In-N-Out Burger, and Funky Fries And Burgers have outdoor seating and burgers in National City.

Drink pairing tips for Burgers

  • A next-level match for beef burger

    When ordering beef burger, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.

  • Pinot Noir with your turkey cheese burger

    Experts would recommend a red wine as a pairing to your turkey cheese burger, specifically Pinot Noir because it complements a salty cheese topping.

Interesting facts about Burgers

  • Celebrating Burgers

    Calling all the Burgers lovers! Did you know that there is an annual festival for Burgers in The United States? We are already planning our next trip.

  • The biggest hamburger

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

  • The $5,000 hamburger

    How much would you pay for one hamburger? How does $5,000 sound? That’s what it costs at Juicys Outlaw Gril in Corvallis.

Parking tips

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