Get ready to get down and dirty because these burgers are going to blow your mind. Check out our picks for seven of the best burgers in Orange County, CA and let us know if we missed one of your favourite spots.
With so many fantastic burgers spots all over SoCal, it can be hard to make sense of where to go in order to get the very best of the best. And, as a traveller, you don’t want to end up on the wrong side of traffic in this part of the state headed over to a burger joint that’s just going to disappoint.
So, we did the dirty work for you. We scoured all of Orange County in search of the best burgers. You know, the ones that are dripping with sauce and absolutely loaded up with flavour. You might say that these burgers are just as beautiful as the palm-tree lined streets of Orange County itself.
Best Burgers In Orange CountyHow do these rankings work?
We’ve got more than a theory that the burgers here are some of the tastiest burgers in Orange County… We’re sure of it. Burger Theory gives you the option of creating your own perfect burger from scratch, with a Create-Your-Own menu offering 4,320 possibilities. Toppings range from creamy blue cheese to spicy jalapenos or fried egg.
Burger Monster is a popular food truck that travels around OC to bring its droolworthy burgers to the masses. Keep an eye on their social media to see where they’ll be, as you will not want to miss out on these beauties. Using all-natural Angus Chuck patties and sweet-buttery brioche buns baked each morning, these burgers are a must-eat.
Slater’s 50/50 is home of the famous 50% beef and 50% bacon blend burger, as well as other artery-blocking, lip smacking creations. Take the Pork Schnitzel Burger, for example. It’s a panko-crusted pork loin Schnitzel topped with melted Swiss cheese, a chargrilled bacon furter, watercress mix, and all drizzled with Guinness mustard sauce on a pretzel bun.
Serving up local Orange County craft beers and hormone-free beef from Nebraska, Burger Parlor ticks all the boxes for a great neighbourhood burger bar. Must-try burgers here include the Royal with Cheeze (smoked bacon, Fontina cheese, fried egg, crispy and caramelized onions, arugula, truffle aioli) or the burger with chili cheese Fritos, jalapeños, house-made chili and cheese sauce.
Founded as a food truck in 2014, The Cut is now a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Irvine that has a delicious menu of gourmet burgers and other tasty bites. The beef burgers here are cooked to a perfectly pink medium, with lots of toppings such as Comte cheese fondue.
For a real treat, order the signature Cut burger… It’s an 8 oz. 60-day dry aged Prime Angus rib eye patty, with 2-year aged white cheddar cheese on a black & white sesame potato bun.
This hip Tustin eatery is a popular go-to place for classic American food and beverages with a chef-driven flair. Basically, it’s all your favourite foods cooked better than you could imagine. The Angus beef patties here come on a softly toasted brioche bun. Toppings are delish, and include applewood-smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, and warm buffalo sauce.
Nick’s is a SoCal institution, famous for its breezy beachside location and classic Californian comfort food. While there’s plenty of choices on the menu, the burgers here are too good to pass up. Their classic cheeseburger has everything you could want in a juicy burger. Thick beef patty, a soft sesame bun, crunchy pickles and melted Hook cheese.