4577 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA | Directions 9211732.827073 -117.205733
Neighborhoods: Northern San Diego, Bay Ho, Northern
We really wanted to like it – We live in the neighborhood and my family and I have eatern here twice. The owner is really nice and we wanted him to be successful. I'm a little shocked at the rave reviews on this site b/c in our experience, the service and the food were erradic at best, cold and tastless at worse. "Fresh" pesto was old, dark, and bland. Burgers were dry (sorry, but they were) and the boring bun was way too big for the meat. The home-made chili was cold tomato soup. I can't recommend anything we've tried. And we experienced loooong delays to receive cold food both times. We'll stick w/Red Robin.
Best Burgers in Town!!!!!! – By far the best burger place I have ever been to. The service was exceptional and I really couldn't have asked for more. Price was very reasonable. I will definitely be going there again!
All around great place to dine. – The first thing about this place that grabbed me was the decor...just too cool!! And I immediately bonded with the owners...they are a riot...and they make the dining experience relaxing and fun. A given: Their angus burgers are sooooo good. You can pick the ingredients to suit your own tastes. It's fun to experiment. Roasted garlic fries...yikes! They are worth the bad breath...let me tell you. Homemade potato chips. niiiiice. This is a place you can take anybody to...for any occasion..lunch, dinner or drinks...and everyone has a good time.
A Good Idea That Needs Some Work – My son and I went here for lunch on a nice Saturday. The only seating was upstairs, and had about 5 or 6 other tables occupied. The waiter came over and was moderately friendly. He explained how the menu worked by adding different ingredients to our burgers. We ordered beer, which was promptly served in large glasses and was pleasingly cold.
Then we waited, and waited, and waited some more. After reading other reviews I understand that the owners here make every burger to order, but no one bothered to tell us that it would take over 20+ minutes for our meal to arrive. Even cooked to order burgers should not take that long. Several other places custom make their burgers and take nowhere near that long. After taking our order, the waiter disappeared. When I wanted another beer, once again i had to wait, and wait, and wait some more.
There were several TV's playing around the room, all on different channels, and one with the sound loud enough to hear. My son and i were watching the one with the sound when another customer evidently complained, so the waiter turned off the sound altogether. This made the room not only very quiet, but a bit frustrating to be watching all of the TV's with no sound on any of them.
Our meal finally arrived. We each had a burger; mine with fries, and my son's with onion rings. My order was wrong, so it was replaced, but again I had to wait. My son's onion rings were stone cold. They were replaced after, yep, another wait. When another order arrived, they still were tepid, but obviously were pre-prepared, and were horrible. The buns on our burgers were also cold, and not all of the toppings were delivered, yet they were on the bill until I asked for them to be removed.
At this point, I could not recommend this place to anyone. It sounds like a good idea on paper, but it is just not being implimented. The wait for a pedestrian burger with cold buns, horrible onion rings is just simply not worth it., over $40.
Awesome Burger Joint – What a Great idea, We created our own burgers, The kids loved it, We loved it. What A great concept, They have it all. Atmosphere, Great food, Great looking Art work displays. Everyone there are friendly .
Service was right on.
We did not have such an awesome hamburger joint like Boomerangs in Clairemont.
We are happy to have Boomerangs in our neighbor. We needed a place like Boomerangs to be able to hang out with our friends and family and be able to enjoy the atmosphere and food where everyone is happy to be there. Great Job Boomerangs
BEST SERVICE AND HAMBURGERS EVER!! – After watching thousands of episodes on gourmet hamburgers on the Food Network, my boyfriend and I decided to find a place that served gourmet hamburgers, of course without the gourmet snobbish servers or the highly expensive gourmet price... wishful thinking right? Well, as soon as we stepped into Boomerangs we saw a place that looked so artistically modern, colorful and creative, it felt as though we were stepping into an IKEA catalog but without the snuddy attitude. In fact, the host that attended us gave us the best service ever, enthusiastically giving us the option to sit upstair in booths or downstairs in chairs or even outside on the beautiful patio. We chose the stairs and sat on very comfy booths where we were surrounded by colorful walls and decorative off-the-wall paintings. We sat down and within minutes our waiter Jose came and explained how the menu works. This is where it gets good, customers have the option of choosing several ingrediants and meats to create a hamburger especially for them. However, the awesome thing is it is really gourmet tasting because everything is fresh and authentic. I ordered pineapple, bacon, and cajun spice with an order of onion rings. Let me tell say, I have not stopped thinking about the hamburgers or the onion rings because they were so delicious. Oh might I say that their spicy ketchup is also something to die for... yum! Lastly when we received the bill it was only around $20.00, so for two gourmet hamburgers, fries, onion rings, and grilled fruit, and a soda... and a wonderful time might I add, it was too good to be true. This is a definite place to take a date or even a family, my boyfriend even talked to the manager to see if he could get his football team in there... so this is thee place to go for great gourmet hamburgers without the snobbish waiters or the ridiculous gourmet prices.
No words -- just a big smile on my face – Really, I can just say wow. On our first visit, my boyfriend and I walked in, wanting to try something new. We live close, and a burger sounded great, so we thought we'd try it. We walked in, and after one look at the menu, I was already calling buddies to join us. We ended up spending 4 hours there (hitting both happy hours), and closed the place down just having a few beers and chatting with the owners and other patrons. Last night was our first visit, and we are already going back for breakfast this morning. :) They don't have an official brunch yet, but one of the owners said he was going to be cooking early. We are looking forward to whatever he decides to make as well as the mango mimosas (made with fresh mango puree!) Yum. In sum... Food -- excellent, Service -- excellent, Atmosphere -- excellent. Staff and Owners -- very friendly and definitely make the experience even better!!!!!!
Editorial Review – Burger shack one-ups fast food joints with a policy that allows customers to pick the ingredients.
BEST Burger, BEST Atmosphere, BEST Service, BEST HANDS DOWN!!! – This place is awesome. I visited this place for the first time on the 4th of July with my fiancee and two good friends. We were seated promptly upstairs at a beautiful solid mahogany bar. We started off with one of my new favorite beers ... Moosedrool (this is the only place in SD that you can get it on tap currently). We had Teriyaki and spicy BBQ wings for starters. Delicious. We then got a chance to meet Bruce and Jose, the owners. They were great hosts, very conversational and funny. I ordered the 1/2 pounder with Fresh Garlic, Horseradish and Cilantro sauteed and then mixed into the burger (cooked to medium rare), with a side of homemade chili pepper crusted onion rings with Habanero Ketchup. The food is AMAZING, everything is fresh. FRESH. I know it sounds crazy, but everything is made FRESH. I can't wait until I'm hungry again, so i can go back. They have a great happy hour ... from 4 to 7 pm everyday of the week. They also have ANOTHER one from 10 pm until closing on Fridays and Saturdays. Crazy I know!!! They have outdoor patio seating, some of which is PET FRIENDLY. How cool is that? Honestly, it's refreshing that Bruce and Jose runa business the way they do. I've only been there once and I feel like I've made some new friends, we can't wait to see them and eat their food. I would recommend this place to any and everyone. OH YEAH ... did i mention the fresh STRAWBERRY AND PEACH CHEESECAKE for dessert. stop by often cause the desert is made fresh everyday ... which means it changes from day to day as well.
Bomb Burgers – Short and Sweet:
This place is awesome. If you go you have to try the appetizer sampler; it is all homemade and amazing. The burgers are like nothing I have ever seen. The ingredients are mixed in with the meat which gives each burger and unique delicious taste. The customer service is great and the manager is personable and welcoming.
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