Riders Club Cafe

Burgers in San Clemente

Locals adore this tiny roadhouse where they grill juicy, messy, hand-packed, quality burgers (served with ka-runchy potato chips and tangy pickled beets), generous chef's salads and carnitas sandwiches. There's simple indoor-outdoor seating and (mostly) craft beers on tap.

The plain burger was plenty for us, but it's also popular with toppings like bacon and avocado. If you don't want a beef burger, they have chicken, quinoa and portobello mushroom.

It's on a nondescript stretch on the north side of town. There's a minuscule parking lot.