Best Burgers In Orange County

July 17, 2017 7:51 PM

(credit: Wood Ranch BBQ)

(credit: Wood Ranch BBQ)


When it comes to fabulous burgers, one thing is for certain: there’s definitely no shortage in Orange County. In fact, OC residents can find tasty meat patties wrapped up in a variety of toasted, tasty buns all across the county. From inexpensive standbys to over-the-top decadence on a bun, here are some of the best burgers you can taste in Orange County. Make sure to check out our previous lists of the Best Burgers in Orange County as well.
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(credit: Mohamed K./Yelp)

(credit: Mohamed K./Yelp)


Double-Double
In-N-Out Burger
3501 East Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
(800) 786-1000
Various Locations Throughout Orange County
www.in-n-out.com

No SoCal burger list would be complete without a mention of In-N-Out, arguably one of California’s most important exports. This 1948 California original is still serving up the exact same recipe of burgers since its opening, with little bells and whistles or fancy ingredients required. Without a trendy name, their cheeseburgers, and double-doubles are some of the world’s best and the envy of most living outside of California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Utah. Made with 100% pure American beef with no fillers or additives, a unique spread (recipe unchanged since 1948), grilled or sliced onions, and a toasted bun, this freshly made, and quickly delivered, burger reigns supreme.

(credit: 25 Degrees)

(credit: 25 Degrees)


BBQ Western Burger
25 Degrees Restaurant
412 Walnut Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-2525
www.25degreesrestaurant.com

25 Degrees, whose name refers to the temperature difference between a medium rare and well-done burger, adds an upscale twist to the traditional burger joint, offering unique burger toppings and a stellar wine list. Their BBQ Western Burger is made from their special sirloin blend, mezzo secco jack cheese, house made BBQ sauce, chipotle aioli, bacon, and onion rings. Their self-dubbed #1 Burger, also a fan favorite, is topped with blue cheese, crescenza cheese, bacon, arugula, and 1000 island dressing.

(credit: Slaters 50/50)

(credit: Slaters 50/50)


50/50 Burger
Slaters 50/50
8082 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 594-5730
www.slaters5050.com

Founded in 2009 by Scott Slater, a SoCal native with a passion for bacon, burgers, craft beer, and a disdain for the boring, the original 50/50 patty (made of 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef) was born. The 50/50 Burger boasts the signature 50/50 patty, pepper jack cheese, a sunny side up egg, avocado mash, and chipotle adobo mayo on a brioche bun. Other creative burgers are also available including the Peanut Butter & Jealousy, made with brandt beef, peanut butter, strawberry jelly and bacon on a honey wheat bun, and the Fritos Crunch, made with brandt beef, bacon, American cheese, bacon turkey chili, Fritos and 1000 island dressing on a brioche bun.

(credit: The Habit)

(credit: The Habit)


Double Charburger with Cheese
The Habit Burger Grill
2777 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 550-1201
www.habitburger.com

The Habit Burger Grill boasts the “best tasting burger in America” according to Consumer Reports; the Santa Barbara 1969 original now features more than 100 restaurants, many in Orange County. Their iconic “Double Charburger” features 100% fresh ground beef char-grilled over an open flame, then topped with melted cheese, mayonnaise, pickles, ripe tomato, crisp lettuce, and caramelized onions on a toasted bun. The Santa Barbara Style Double Charburger is served on sourdough with avocado for an extra California touch. Additional locations in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, and San Clemente.

(Credit: The Counter)

(Credit: The Counter)


Red Eye
The Counter
6416 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 336-7272
www.thecounterburger.com

Armed with a clipboard full of burger possibilities, The Counter serves up local and sustainable proteins, artisan cheese, and gourmet toppings for the fan of diversity (the number of possible combinations is over one million!). If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t miss the chef-designed market selections including OC’s Red Eye Burger, made with hormone and antibiotic-free beef, Tillamook cheddar, ripened red tomato, Applewood smoked bacon, a sunny side up egg, and sweet sriracha, all layered within an English muffin. Orange County locations include Torrance, Newport Beach, and two locations in Irvine.

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(credit: Bruxie)


Bruxie Burger
Bruxie
180 5th St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(657) 215-559
www.bruxie.com

For a unique flavor combination, consider a visit to Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches, with six OC locations to serve you. Their Bruxies, a.k.a. waffle sandwiches, come in a variety of unique flavors, including the inventive Bruxie Burger. The Bruxie Burger starts with an Angus beef patty, is smothered with Tillamook cheddar, topped with tomatoes, dill pickles, mayo, and crisp lettuce, and it is sandwiched between their signature light and savory Bruxie waffle. OC locations include Old Town Orange, Brea, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Chino Hills, and Costa Mesa.

(credit: Brix Sunset Beach)

(credit: Brix Sunset Beach)


Verklempt Burger
Brix Sunset Beach
16635 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(562) 592-3167
www.brixsunsetbeach.com

The Verklempt, a house patty topped with pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, Brix special deli sauce and coleslaw is an OC favorite at Brix Sunset Beach. Catering to Generation X and Baby Boomers, featuring music from their eras, a rotating wine list, craft beer, and a noticeably absent hipster scene. The Verklempt Burger will leave you feeling just that. Talk amongst yourselves.

(credit: Wood Ranch)

(credit: Wood Ranch)


Brisket Burger
Wood Ranch BBQ
8022 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92808
(714) 974-6660
www.woodranch.com

This BBQ chain known best for their melt-in-your-mouth BBQ also happens to make an awesome burger, made from their famous brisket meat itself. The slow-cooked brisket is ground and then cooked again forming a juicy burger patty. Topped with shredded onions, Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce, and pickle, this burger with a southern flare is a must-try. If you don’t love brisket, try their Buckeye Burger topped with applewood smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, and Tillamook cheddar cheese. Orange County locations include Anaheim Hills, Irvine, and Rancho Santa Margarita.

(credit: Mesa)

(credit: Mesa)


Mesa House Burger
Mesa
725 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-6700
www.mesacostamesa.com

Mesa’s towering House Burger layers bacon, Havarti cheese, arugula, onion, and a black garlic aioli, served next to a hearty portion of rosemary French fries to make for something special. Invented by Chef Niki Weyler, who recently joined Mesa to elevate and bring seasonality to the food menu, the burger has become an immediate fan favorite. Not a meat eater? The Veggie Burger at Mesa is made fresh with garbanzo beans, carrots, onions, parsley, avocado, and chipotle aioli, also served with their perfectly seasoned fries.

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(credit: smashburger)


The OC Burger
Smashburger
26541 Aliso Creek Rd.
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 716-3855
www.smashburger.com

Additional locations in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, and Buena Park
At Smashburger, their handcrafted burgers are smashed (literally), seared, and seasoned to order using only fresh, never frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef. Patrons can create their own burger flavor combinations with a variety of artisan buns, fresh produce, cheeses, and sauces, or consider The OC Burger, the most well-known from the brand. The all-beef burger is topped with baby portabella mushrooms, baby arugula, Swiss cheese and truffle mayo served on an egg bun.

(credit: Bob Hodson)

(credit: Bob Hodson)


Custom Burgrz
BLK Burgrz
27742 Antonio Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92694
(949) 429-6666
www.burgrz.com

Consistently ranked among the top burgers in OC, BLK Burgrz, located in Ladera Ranch, features signature burgers made with hand-formed patties of American Wagyu and Kobe beef, and topped with the highest quality cheeses, produce, and bacon. Their custom-build menu includes fried eggs, bleu cheese, peppers, fresh produce, burger stuffing options (including a mac and cheese stuffed burger) and much more. Other meat options are also available including lamb and sausage, or choose to get your burger deep fried!

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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