Best Cheeseburgers in OC

September 3, 2014 12:30 AM

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The hamburger is an American staple and as Americans we love our burgers and adorning it with cheese which brings this comfort food to the next level. Selecting a cheese that has meltability and flavor adds another layer of deliciousness that makes every bite mouth watering. From cheeses such as Gruyère and Mozzerella to Cheddar and Swiss, you can’t go wrong. With national cheeseburger day just around the corner (September 18), find our selections for the best of the best OC has to offer!

(credit: Slater's 50/50)

(credit: Slater’s 50/50)

Slater’s 50/50
6362 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 685-1103
Additional Locations: Pasadena, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Rancho Cucamonga and San Diego

Devour “The Old Timey” which is your classic burger topped with American Cheese along with Bacon and other mouth watering toppings. For those watching their carbs, try the Cheeseburger salad at Slater’s 50/50. Salad doesn’t have to be boring especially when it includes dill pickle chips, bacon and 1000 island dressing. It’s 50 percent ground bacon and 50 percent ground beef. At Slater’s, you can expect huge portions, great appetizers and impeccable service.

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(credit: Xenia Galaviz)

Angelos Burgers
511 S State College Blvd
Anaheim CA 92806
(714) 533-1401

Cheeseburger lovers unite at Angelo’s Burgers & Mexican Food which is a favorite mom and pop restaurant. There is not a shortage of cheeseburger choices here: 1/4 lb cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, guac cheeseburger and Jr. cheeseburger. In addition to the great choices on the menu, the prices are extremely reasonable and you will get monstrous portions. Angelo’s doesn’t have a drive-thru so sit in, satisfy your cheeseburger craving and get messy!

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(credit: Mick’s)

Mick’s Karma Bar
2010 Main St
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 851-6316

Mick’s Karma Bar is small food counter serving a simple menu but the burgers are to die for! The Karma Burger is a crowd favorite with a 100% Sirloin Steak Burger, American Cheese, lettuce, roma tomato and Karma Sauce. Made to order and flame grilled, the patties are one of the specialties of the cheeseburger at Mick’s. With your cheeseburger, make sure to order and share The Chunky Fries with friends which is the perfect combo choice with your delicious burger. In addition to their delicious cheeseburgers, this former juice stand also offers fresh lemonade and mojito iced tea. The atmosphere is fun with good service and is a perfect spot to kick back and relax on a Saturday night.

(credit:  Cafe Cynthia Ishikawa/Yelp)

(credit: Cafe Cynthia Ishikawa/Yelp)

The Riders Club Cafe
1701 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 388-3758

“Slow Fast Food” happens at The Riders Club. The Riders Club has a limited menu to ensure the quality of their food and efficient service and it shows! Order “The Burger” and add one of the following cheeses to titillate your taste buds: cheddar, muenster, swiss, goat cheese spread, blue or havarti. All burgers are served with kettle chips and upon request, beets. Wash down your taste of heaven with one of their 8 draft beers or enjoy a house red or white. The Riders Club is family run and voted Best Burger of San Clemente.

(credit: Mark Kelley)

(credit: Mark Kelley)

Omega Drive
14551 Newport Ave
Tustin CA 92780
(714) 832-1502

Omega Burgers in Tustin is the place for char-broiled burgers and veggie burgers so carnivores and herbivores can eat in unity. The Veggie Burgers are not to be made light of though. While average wait time is about 10-15 minutes, the quality and passion of the food more than makes up for the wait. Our picks? Order the Ortega Cheeseburger with a side of fries and you will thank yourself for ordering right. Omega Burgers offers a Kid’s menu, Mexican favorites and desserts. Visit their site for specials and coupons.

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Tee and her family are usually out-and-about every weekend. She loves exploring Southern California and marking places off her must see list! Tee blogs about family fun at
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