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Business Details

9

years

in Business

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General Info:
* 100% ALL Angus Beef, Never Frozen! * You Choose Up to 3 Ingredients to Add into Your Burger AMENITY Beautiful Mahogany Bar ASSOCIATION As FEATURED on KUSI Inside San Diego & Fox 6 News Also Nominated BEST BURGER on Radio Station 1090
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Phone: (858) 483-9501

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Neighborhoods:
Bay Ho, Northern San Diego
Categories:
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Caterers, Brew Pubs, American Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Drive Through: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Burgers, Brew Pubs, Caterers, American, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Fast Food

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: Private Functions

Price Range : Average

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12/04/2012

Overall
Amazing happy hour deals. They...

Amazing happy hour deals. They have daily deals for checking in on Facebook which allow you to get their specials. Mini-Mondays is my favorite. $1 slidders, $0.25 minicorndogs, and $1 8oz beers. Tuesdays have "$2 Tuesdays" from 4-7 pm. You get any draft pint for $2, and they also have $5 you call it tequilla shots. Thefood is awesome plus the service is a show in itself. On Sundays they have an all you can eat brunch and bottomless mimosas that are the best I have had. The food is worth trying a minimum of once (Sounds weird, but the meatloaf is to die for). They really do have one of the best burgers I have tried in San Diego. They cook it the way you want, but if you don't ask for a specific type, they cook it medium (incase you want your burger well done). The bar tenders are funny and will be a smart*** right back at you if that is how you approch them (In a funny way). I enjoy myself everytime I go in, and I make sure to let all my Facebook friends know I am there so I can get their specials. They tyically post updates on their Facebook page every day so that you know what special is going on that day. I would suggest liking them on Facebook so that you can keep up to date with what they have going on.



Downside. The only thing I would say could be better is their location. It is a little hard to see, but that's something they can't change. It is a very large building on the corner behind to smaller buildings. Once you know the corner they are on, it is fairly easy to find. The first time I went, I was a little confused.



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05/17/2012

Overall
Its very conveniently located ...

Its very conveniently located to my house so in the past couple of years I have come to know this place as a regular. It's really just that type of place though. The owner is usually if not always there and works right along side his team. As somebody who works in the industry I can appreciate that. He's frank and to the point, east coast in a way but it's always hugs when we're leaving. The rest of the crew is great and I love sitting at the bar and conversing with everyone. The food, well wow I know they're a burger joint and don't get me wrong they are GREAT but the salads and the fish and chips...OMG. So good and big enough to split easily.



I'd like to note *also as somebody in the industry* to the person who gave this a bad review: If you're food isn't cooked to your liking you are a paying customer, give them a chance to make it right. If you don't, there's nothing anyone can do and you're just going to leave pissed off. If you see the owner/manager on the floor ask to speak to him, trust me it's why he's there. Be a self advocate not a victim, mistakes happen and tickets get mis fired. I have not personally experienced ANY over sight as the one described so I would still very much recommend this restaurant.

11/13/2011

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DON'T GO! HORRIBLE FOOD!

This place was, first of all, very hard to find. Google Maps has it all wrong - but it's basically located behind Clairemont Town Square off of Clairemont Drive past the bike shop at Clairemont Mesa Blvd. By all outward appearances, once we finally found it, we were pleasantly surprised. It looked cozy and quaint, with a modern sort of feel. But once you walk in the door, it got a little questionable. The bottom floor was empty, maybe used just for large parties? There are chairs strewn sort of everywhere and there is a host station with a wrinkled red tablecloth thrown on it. No one is acting as host down there, just a sign that says ""Come on Upstairs!"". Not very inviting, if you ask me. We walked up the stairs and were seated relatively quickly by a server who looked overworked and in a hurry. She was nice enough, though. Shortly afterward, another server gave us menus and asked for our drink order. We looked over the extensive, sort of overwhelming menu and ordered a beer from the nice beer options. She came back saying that the last of that beer was just sold. We ordered a different beer and that one was not available either. She then tells us that only two of the beers on the menu (of those that are in stock, I assume) were cold. The manager (I think that's who he was) finally peele himself away from leaning over the bar and talking with his friend, and brought us a different beer ""on the house"". It was an IPA - we hate IPA. He didn't bother asking us what we liked. No one bothered to ask us if we'd been there before, so we had to decipher the huge menu ourselves. After a good 30 minutes, we were asked for our orders. Another 45 minutes to an hour later, our food came. I ordered a 3/4 lb. burger with mix-ins of fresh roasted garlic, artichoke hearts and fresh yellow tomatoes, with no bun and onion rings. My burger was burnt, tough, came with a bun and had no trace of artichoke hearts or yellow tomato. I could sort of taste the garlic. The onion rings tasted like they were cooked in oil from three days ago. All of our meals were cold. My son ordered mac 'n' cheese from the kids menu. That might have been the best thing on our table. But still, not good enough for a take-out box. For charging $5.99 for kids mac 'n' cheese, $14.99 for mac 'n' cheese (adult style) and$9.99 to $11.99 for burgers, these people have their nerve making patrons wait so long and deliver such mediocre food. We were so unsatisfied! I had invited my whole family plus my sister and brother-in-law. We were so excited for the whole experience of mix-ins and such! We were so let down and hungry by the time we were done. We arrived at 6:30pm and didn't leave until 8:00pm. Eating time was less than 15 minutes, since we were so grossed out by it all. We had waited so long for our food, we didn't dare ask to have it remade. The manager was walking around asking other tables of people who he clearly already knew how their food was. The table next to us were return customers who were very unsatisfied also. Their server (the lady who seated us) asked how things were and why their plates were still full. They mentioned that their mac 'n' cheese was not to par and she took it off their bill. The manager eyed our table, but never once came to ask how things were for us. How the beer was, how the food was - nothing! What a major let-down! Do not go here!! I don't know who was cooking, but I couldn't done better with frozen Ore-Ida onion rings and Costco burgers!!

04/01/2011

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Overall
super burgers

Everyone is right- this place really does have the best burgers. I'm giving it 4 stars overall, although I would give the food 5 stars. I deducted one star because of the wait and the fact that the staff isn't always organized. But the food is excellent. Juicy delicious burgers, and I always love to try the different beers. What could be better than a burger and a beer? Maybe topping it all off with a strawberry peach cheesecake - doesn't get any better than that.

05/18/2010

Overall
Best Gourment Burger In Town

As soon as I walk into the restaurant the owners made me feel special. I was seated right away and I ask for the waiter recommendation was of the restaurants special burger. It was by far the best gourment burger I ever had. They also have a full sports bar. I recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends.

07/08/2009

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Overall
Outstanding Burger

I am a burger fan and have frequented all the hot spots such as Peabody's, Hodad's, and Rocky's. They are all great burgers, but Boomerangs has them all beat. The quality of the meat was excellent, very flavorful and juicy and seasoned and seared like a prime steak. They offer a long list of mix-in ingredients (e.g., bacon, jalapenos, horseradish, garlic with many others), an excellent selection of cheeses, and a bounty of sauces. The garlic fries and chile-rubbed onion rings were excellent. They also have a nice selection of micro-brewed beers and happy hour specials. The price at approx. $10 for burger and fries, was reasonable based on the quality. Overall, this has become my #1 burger stop in San Diego.

06/28/2009

Overall
Awesome Burgers!

This place is great. You can pick the size of your burger and get almost anything mixed into the meat before it's cooked. End result is nothing short of AWESOME! Love their habanero ketchup. Bruce and Jose are great hosts. Best burgers in town hands down.

01/30/2009

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Overall
OK burgers

I held my own burger contest a couple of years ago by visiting as many of the reigning burger joints as I could. Truly, Boomerangs would not quite hold up. While reviews conveyed the general friendly conviviality of the owners and food quality, the final product did not quite rank up there with Rocky's (my favorite), Waterfront (lacking atmosphere), or Hodad's.
My burger was without ""mix-ins"" so I could taste the beef. Bun was MUCH too large for the precooked 1/3 lb weight, which = lots of fat. Some is good for flavor, but when the bun is twice the size of the medium cooked (asked for med. rare) patty, then there is way too much. Kids' burgers much worse; smaller patty, same HUGE bun. Silly when they have sliders and could easily make the bun switch for a kid's patty. Extra sauce only showed on the bill, not on the plate. Garlic fries touted by server as ""not too greasy"" were definitely soaked. Decor was heavy on fluorescent lighting and a weird green color. Not warm or cozy at all. Boxing on every TV?
Meat quality was good; lettuce, tom, onion very fresh. LOTS of pickles, yay! Good
choice of sides, but a lot of oil in my choice of grilled veggies. Very friendly to kids and our service was good. Wine list (I know, what was I thinking) was better than Sammy's Pizza or Red Robin.
Bottom line: great that the burgers are cooked to order, but there are way too many extraneous calories lurking for little flavor benefit. Get another cable box so you can show basketball or some other sport at the same time.

11/27/2008

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Overall
Simply the best burgers in San Diego, bar none ...

My family and I take all of our visitors to Boomerangs Gourmet Burger Joint to ""show off"" the best burgers that San Diego has to offer.

We've been patronizing Boomerangs for about a year now after seeing a glowing review of their gourmet burgers in Family magazine. People expecting thin patties with pedestrian toppings and one-size-fits-all sides slapped down in front of them in less than five minutes need to visit the neighboring fast-food places: Boomerangs ISN'T fast food. Boomerangs is a restaurant specializing in ""hand-cut"" and ""home-made"" and ""chef-quality."" Boomerangs uses recipes, not posters with pictures of patties and pickles. I love that it takes a half hour for my burger to be mixed and cooked (Make mine medium-rare!). The sides are truly stellar like the macaroni and cheese, the twice-baked potatoes, and some amazingly delicious sweet potato fries (I have to guard my plate to keep the others at my table from pilfering them). Sauces are creative and novel; and suggestions of other combinations are met with enthusiasm from Bruce and Jose.

I'd love to see Boomerangs Gourmet Burger Joint catch on with a wider client base, but selfishly, I'm always thrilled that I can walk in at anytime and get a table. I have noticed that the added publicity through television interviews has filled the place in recent visits and I couldn't be happier. The added business has caused employees to be hired and has taken some of the pressure off the owners who tended to do everything by themselves making themselves rather harried. More clients is good for us!

When you visit, give the corn chowder (my dad's absolute favorite) or the home-made chili a try: They're both terrific. And if you're a vegetarian, there is a TREMENDOUS portobello mushroom ""burger"" that my dad orders every time. Boomerangs is a winner and worth checking out. There's a reason why their restaurant is called Boomerangs ... You'll be back ... And I'll be there, too!

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4577 Clairemont DrSan DiegoCA 92117

(858) 483-9500

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