The Best Burger in San Diego: Bunz Burger Joint

There are plenty of fantastic San Diego restaurants to try, but if you’re in the mood for a burger, then it doesn’t get much better than Bunz: A Burger Joint. This laid-back eatery, located here on-site since 1981, is dedicated to perfecting the art of America’s favorite sandwich. Besides the best burger in San Diego, you’ll also be able to enjoy fantastic breakfasts, salads, appetizers, and drinks. Take a look at everything you’ll be able to enjoy here, and let the mouth-watering begin.

Bunz is known for having some of the best burgers in town, but did you know they are open and serving some mouth-watering breakfast items as well? We went behind the scenes with Bunz Executive Chef Jeff Rossman to walk us through the creation of their signature breakfast sandwich, which features Two-Fried Egg, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Sourdough & breakfast potatoes. 

Happy Hour

As Jeff mentioned above, you’ll always have a good time at Bunz, but it’s even easier during happy hour. Come by between 4-5:30pm and enjoy $2 off wine, champagne cocktails, and draft beer, and $3 off appetizers (excluding fries). Fun fact: Bunz only supports local craft beer. No Budweiser, Miller Light- just great beers from some of San Diego’s best local breweries! Come by and check it out during your hotel stay- or if you are a San Diego local, stop by and enjoy a delicious and affordable happy hour before you hit Fashion Valley Mall or head out to an Aztecs game!

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Options

Bunz has something for everyone, including those with dietary restrictions. They’re proud to offer gluten-free buns and plant-based Beyond Burger patties. And trust us — they’re just as delicious as the old-fashioned options.


Bunz is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day except Monday.

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 7am-2pm, 4pm-9pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 7am-9pm 
  • Sunday: 7am-2pm, 4pm-9pm


Bunz is located at Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle, just a few minutes from Mission Bay, Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, San Diego International Airport, University of San Diego, and other central hot spots. The restaurant itself offers lovely indoor and outdoor seating, making it perfect for any occasion.

475 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108