Craft Beer and Burgers at Crazee Burger- San Diego (North Park)
Name: Crazee Burger
Where: 3993 30th Street San Diego, California 92104
Cost: Burgers $5.99 – $19.99 | Sides & Salads $2.49 – $6.49 | Craft Beers $5.49 ($3.49 happy hour)
About: Crazee Burger specializes in hand-crafted burgers of Angus beef or various exotic meats. They have 30 different burgers on their menu with wild combinations of ingredients that are… well, crazy delicious!
All of their burgers are made using the freshest ingredients that can be found in San Diego. Paired with quality beef, exotic meats, and creative umami additions, you have a Crazee Burger.
So, what exotic meats do they use to make some of their premiere burger patties? Here’s the current list: wild boar, alligator, ostrich, elk, kangaroo, camel, venison, buffalo, and santorini.
Along with their burgers, salads, and sides, Crazee Burger maintains a rotating selection of choice craft beers and ciders to pair with your burger. When I was there, tasty beers from Stone, Great Divide, Port, Mother Earth, Hess, and other breweries were available.
The restaurant has a spacious interior as well as an outdoor patio. There’s a counter for single seating and numerous tables for couples or small groups, inside and out. At lunch time there was plenty of seating to choose from, but in the evening I’m told it can be hard to find a seat.
What I ate: The Signature Burger: 6 ounce Angus beef patty with a slab of cheddar melted over it. Served on a toasted bun with thin slices of fresh red onion, tomato, and leaves of romaine, it was cooked perfectly medium rare.
What I drank: Great Divide Brewing‘s Yeti Imperial Stout (9.5% ABV/75 IBU) has a significant roasty malt flavor with hints of coffee and caramel. Although I usually pair burgers with lighter beer styles, especially pale ales, I was in the mood for a heavier brew, such as a stout. Fortunately, the pairing worked well for me.
Yeti‘s roastiness complemented the browned beef and its malt flavor enhanced the sweetness and umami elements of the meat. The beer’s creaminess was enjoyable as a refresher between bites and after the burger was devoured.
Likes: The Signature Burger was one I would definitely order again. Although I enjoyed the Yeti with it, next time I think I’ll choose a lighter beer style. I like the menu with its cornucopia of interesting creations. Just reading the menu made my mouth water. There are so many burgers and sides I want to try when I return.
Good craft beer selection and reasonably priced.
I like how the tables are set up with condiments, and the rolls of paper towels for napkins are a nice touch.
Service at Crazee Burger was exemplary. I was greeted with a friendly “hello” and quickly provided a menu. Once I ordered my beer was poured immediately, and within five minutes my burger was delivered to the table. Efficient, fast, and friendly.
Dislikes: Like everywhere in North Park, parking is a hassle.
The Verdict: Recommended. Crazy Burger serves great burgers and outstanding craft beers.Share This: