The Fourth of July holiday is nearly here. And nothing goes better with the stars and stripes, than a backyard barbecue. However, not everyone has mastered the art of the delectable gourmet burger.
If a burger joint is more your style, here are eight great Southwest Riverside diners, drive-ins, and dives where you can get an excellent burger that’s worth every mouth-watering bite:
40365 Murrieta Hot Springs Road C-14, Murrieta
The Blue Cheese Burger with blue cheese crumb butter and bacon is the real draw here. They also boast a cheeseburger that rivals In and Out and Five Guys and an atmosphere reminiscent of downtown San Diego. Don’t miss it.
25201 Madison Avenue, Murrieta
From its cheeseburger to the spicy chili burger, Mega Tom’s Burger is a steal for less than the price of McDonald’s. A great deal for a great meal.
This is a favorite local pub where families of every age and stage can gather for a hearty meal. Also this eatery’s Barbecue Burger gets rave reviews.
32475 Temecula Pkwy # G101, Temecula
4775 Via Belmonte, just off Old Highway 395, Fallbrook
For years, motorists traveling Interstate 15 have been pulling off the busy freeway for a quick, delicious bite of these one-of-a-kind burgers. Don’t miss them at their new location next to the Pala Mesa Market.
28495 Old Town Front St # A, Temecula
With over 18 burgers on the menu, there is burger for taste and fancy. And on a hot day, the mist-cooled outdoor patio is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
31731 Riverside Drive, Lake Elsinore
The Angus Sliders are a hit here at this Southern-style restaurant. Raved over by Lake Elsinore locals, don’t miss a chance to dive in and enjoy hearty portions. Big portions are the order of the day, so no one leaves hungry.
14122 Midland Road, Poway
Scoot on down the I-15 to check out the Hamburger Factory where practically every burger concoction imaginable is on the menu. This rustic, cowboy joint is just the place to wrangle up some great grub.
Ashley Ludwig is a local writer and regular contributor to SWRNN.