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The 6 Best Burger Places Near Vista

Updated: May 2, 2022

Wondering where to get the best cheeseburger in Vista? The list below has the best burger options in the area. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best buns Vista has to offer. If you want a gourmet burger piled with goodies or a quick burger on the run you will find what you need here.

Find the perfect Burgers spot

Water Shack

$, Vista$Vista
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

When Pigs Fly BBQ - Downtown Vista

American, $$, VistaAmerican, $$Vista
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options

    Eater, 2020

Islands Restaurant

American, $$, VistaAmerican, $$Vista
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Biggie’s Burgers

American, VistaAmericanVista
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

The Bellows

American, $$$, San MarcosAmerican, $$$San Marcos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Sublime Alehouse - San Marcos

Pizza, $$, San MarcosPizza, $$San Marcos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Choosing the right spot for Burgers can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10162 restaurants, and 624 lists and articles from top sources like Eater. Yes, we even looked at Eater - 42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Big Jim's 395 Grill, Water Shack, and In-N-Out Burger are the highest-rated burger spots for take-out in Vista.

When Pigs Fly BBQ - Downtown Vista, Big Jim's 395 Grill, and Water Shack have outdoor seating and burgers in Vista.

In-N-Out Burger, Wendy's, and Carl's Jr are the highest-rated vegetarian Burger spots in Vista.

When Pigs Fly BBQ - Downtown Vista, Big Jim's 395 Grill, and Water Shack are the highest-rated burger spots for lunch in Vista.

When Pigs Fly BBQ - Downtown Vista, Big Jim's 395 Grill, and Water Shack are the highest-rated burger spots to get a quick lunch in Vista.

Drink pairing tips for Burgers

  • Pair beef burger with Cabernet Sauvignon

    For an elevated experience, pair your beef burger with Cabernet Sauvignon. This combination works particularly well because this red wine matches the beef due to its structure and tannins.


  • Pinot Noir and turkey cheese burger


    When considering what goes best with turkey cheese burger, we recommend a glass of Pinot Noir, it truly complements the dish as it complements a salty cheese topping.


  • Viognier and 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.

Interesting 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

  • A taste for luxury

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

  • A day about hamburger

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

Parking info

Parking in Vista can be notoriously tough. 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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