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(Not so) Lucky Buck's in San Diego


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(Not so) Lucky Buck's in San Diego

popandkate | Apr 15, 2008 05:00 PM

Not long ago, I saw a banner reading “voted best burger in town” waving outside of Lucky Buck’s. I twisted my head in revulsion trying to reread these words that could only be decoded as “the judge of this contest burned his taste-buds off in a childhood tragedy”.
Lucky Buck’s (1459 University Ave) advertises gourmet burgers and burritos, which must mean Burger King is true royalty. Just because it’s labeled gourmet doesn’t make it so (meaning: pepper jack cheese does not equal sophistication.) No such thing as medium rare here, since the cook mercilessly presses every last drop of juice from the charred patty. Buck’s stale, stripped garage aesthetic gives a dirty feel to the place (or maybe it’s just the loose topping/condiment station). Their waffle fries and onion rings aren’t half bad, but it’s not worth another trip back to this jinx.

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