One of the most frequently asked questions I get is for restaurant recommendations in San Diego. A while back, I did San Diego bucket list, complete with all of my favorite ideas for people vacationing in San Diego (or natives looking for fun ideas). But, I thought it would be fun to start featuring more of my favorite food finds, both in San Diego & when I travel.
There are SO MANY amazing restaurants in San Diego. One of my favorite hidden gems is located in El Cajon, about 30 minutes North East of downtown San Diego. Funky Fries & Burgers is more of a quick stop style restaurant than fast food joint. It’s definitely not your average burger spot though. There are tons of over the top, wild items on the menu that not only will completely wow you tastebuds, but make for an epic Instagram post.
Funky Fries & Burgers
Funky Fries & Burgers is where funky eating begins. Let me start by recommending you go with an empty stomach. Or, after an intense workout so you can mentally justify stuffing your face with an over the top burger, fries & shake. Also, you can totally go alone and hide in a corner so you don’t have to share. But I recommend bringing friends so you guys can sample a few items off of the menu. It doesn’t matter when you’re in town, they’re open 7 days a week. Monday through Saturday (10 AM to 10 PM ) and Sunday (10 AM to 9 PM).
Over the Top Burgers
Ok, so this was probably the hardest decision I’ve made since choosing what to name Doug. I opted for the Bacon Mac N Cheese Burger. Sounds subtle, right? NOPE! This burger came stuffed and overflowing with Melted Cheddar, Sliced Cheddar, 4 PIECES OF BACON, and a Fried Mac n Cheese Patty! I didn’t realize how incomplete my life was until I tasted Mac n Cheese in a burger. GAME. CHANGED.
Some of their other funky burger combinations:
Chili Cheese Burger
Homemade all beef chili, shredded cheddar and Onion Rings
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
Grilled Onions, Crispy Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Onion Rings, House Ranch, and BBQ Sauce
Fried Egg, Hash Brown, Bacon, Swiss & Cheddar Cheese, Ketchup, and Garlic Truffle Aioli
Pizza Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni, Sausage, Parmesan Cheese, Italian Seasoning, and Mozzarella Sticks
Fries & Tots
In case the burgers weren’t making you drool already, enter: fries & tots. You can pick between regular french fries, tater tots or waffle fries for your “base”. THEN, you get to pick your toppings. I went with Pizza Fries, obviously. My waffle fries were topped with Pepperoni, Sausage, Pizza Sauce, Melted Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese and Italian seasoning. They didn’t disappoint. I’m dreaming of remaking them at home right now…
Other funky fries:
The Baked Potato Fries
Melted Cheddar Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Chopped Green Onions, and Sour Cream
Pulled Pork Mac N Cheese Fries
Mac N Cheese, Slow Cooked Pulled Pork, Coleslaw, BBQ Sauce, House Ranch, and Onion Rings
Buffalo Mac N Cheese Fries
Mac N Cheese mixed with Buffalo Sauce and Chicken, topped with Buffalo Sauce and Ranch
Sides & Desserts
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