Top Choice Burgers in San Diego


Since the flower-power days of 1969, OB’s legendary burger joint has served great shakes, massive baskets of onion rings and succulent hamburgers wrapped in paper. The walls are covered in license plates, grunge/sur…
Top Choice Californian in San Diego


In one of San Diego’s most beautiful dining rooms, feast on Cal-eclectic cooking by one of San Diego’s most renowned chefs: bakery sandwiches, lobster bucatini, and jidori chicken. Go for a civilized lunch on the ve…
Top Choice Californian in San Diego

Urban Solace

North Park’s young hip gourmets revel in creative comfort food here: bluegrass burger; 'not your mama's' meatloaf of ground lamb, fig, pine nuts and feta; 'duckaroni' (mac ‘n’ cheese with duck confit); and chicken a…
Top Choice Californian in San Diego

1500 Ocean

It’s hard to beat the romance of supping at the Hotel del Coronado, especially at a table overlooking the sea from the verandah of its 1st-class dining room, where silver service and coastal cuisine with local ingre…
American in San Diego

Hash House a Go Go

This buzzing bungalow makes biscuits and gravy straight outta Indiana, towering benedicts, large-as-your-head pancakes and – wait for it – hash seven different ways. Eat your whole breakfast, and you won't need to e…
American in Lake Tahoe Northern Shore

Old Post Office Cafe

Head west of the town of Tahoe Vista toward Carnelian Bay, where this always-packed, cheery wooden shack serves scrumptious breakfasts – buttery potatoes, eggs Benedict, biscuits with gravy, fluffy omelettes with lo…
Californian in Marin County

Nick’s Cove

At this vintage-1930s roadhouse perched over Tomales Bay, trophy heads are mounted on knotty pine walls and there's a roaring fireplace. Book a window table to birdwatch while you sup on impeccable seafood, wood-fir…
Burgers in San Diego


American in Death Valley National Park

19th Hole Bar & Grill

On the golf course, this place has the juiciest burgers in the park. Sit on the verandah with views of the Panamint Range.
American in Death Valley National Park

49'er Cafe

The smallest of the Ranch's main restaurants, this family-friendly stop serves giant omelettes, eggs Benedict and pancakes for breakfast, plus fish and chips, sandwiches and burgers for lunch. It’s always crowded. P…