Smashburger

San Diego
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Sure, Smashburger is a chain, but it's a reliably good one. Burgers here are made via the namesake method of smashing 100% certified Angus beef, searing it to crispy, juicy perfection, and serving it more than a dozen different ways. A modest selection of salads is also available, but judging by the extensive list of fries (sweet potato, spicy buffalo, tossed in olive oil) and milkshakes (Oreo, salted caramel, Butterfinger), you're better off without the leafy greens.