4577 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA | Directions 9211732.827073 -117.205733
Neighborhoods: Bay Ho, Northern, Northern San Diego
Not impressed – My wife and I saw the artical in San Diego Magazine and decided to try them tonight (4:30 pm) - Always looking for a good place to eat that is not "Corporate" in Clairemont. Was sorely disappointed - service was very slow - only a hand full of patrons there at the time - burger was ok - to be honest Fudruckers is far tastier. Cheese was so over cooked it appeared almost opaque and very thin - Garlic fries were soggy and not too much flavor - Sad to say that the Petco Park garlic fries beat them big time.
Burger was just average and not really worth the $10.00. Unlikely to go back - sorry.
Awesome Customer service, Awesome Quality of food, Awesome Dining expierence and enviroment. – I just want to relay to the people who's viewing this... Check out Boomerangs! You'll truly expierence the awesome care, quality and dining expierence of all times. I personally have eaten there and just loved the service from both owners and management team of Mr Jose Munoz and Mr Bruce Cohen. I loved the care given to me and my party, the quality of the food and meal servicing and dining enviroment ambiance. Cheers! A loyal customer... Beto of San Diego California.
My new "go to" restaurant – This is my new "go to" place. the food was great, all freashly made and worth the wait. There are almost too many choices, they need to make a recommendation list on the menu. You can choose three mix ins iwth toppings, gourmet cheeses and sauces to die for it hard to get through the menu and make a choice (all good problems to have) Great place to bring kids. WIth the books, crayons and since we were the first ones there they even turned the disney channel on for us. I will be recommending this place to everyone. the service was awesome.
Best burgers and sides I've ever had! – I was reluctant to check this place out b/c I was tired, didn't want to drive to Claremont just for a burger, and frankly, just sick of burgers. My friends said they had heard great things about this place so I finally said ok, and my husband, 5 year old daughter, and myself went with our friends. Up the stairs was a table covered with crayons, coloring books, and reading books (all clean, nice, new) to keep the kids busy. I couldn't believe how very friendly, and professional, our servers were. We never once had to ask for anything, they were very attentive.
I have never seen such an awesome menu for burgers! A half lb burger (I don't think they even have 1/4 pd...) is $8.99. This includes 3 items that you can choose from a lengthy list of "mix-ins", meaning you can have them mix into your burger patty before cooking it items like sun dried tomatoes, red onions, bacon, roasted red peppers, and the list goes on. Then you choose your cheese out of like 12 different cheeses. Then they have more different spreads to choose from like pesto, etc. I chose the chili pepper mayo which was awesome. Then you get your choice of sides: mashed potatoes that are like a baked potato w/all the fixings, steak fries, or homemade onion rings, homemade potato chips, etc. I had the onion rings and they were the best I've ever had. My friends ordered the cheese sticks and when the menu said " a wall of cheese" they really meant it. Those were the best, biggest cheesesticks I've ever had. The potato skins were to die for! Just amazing, yummy good food. Full bar.
They have a kids menu, and for $4.29 and $5.29 kids can get chs burger, mini corn dogs, chkn strips, and fries and a drink. Big portions for kids, too! Servers were sweet to the kids as well.
Different, the place a bit eclectic. Very enjoyable experience all around. Huge portions/servings. Extremely tasty food, best burgers we've ever had. Definitely GOURMET! We will DEFINITELY be back! Thank you Jose and staff!
Great idea, poorly executed – I have been back to this neighborhood spot about 10 times. Each time hoping against hope that they will get their act together. Like one of the other reviews, I wanted so badly for this place to be great. We just don't have very many eateries in Clairemont. The last time I was there we waited over 45 minutes for over cooked burgers. Everytime I am there they ask me how I want my burger cooked and no matter what I say it comes to me WELL done - not the medium that I asked for. The service is poor even when the restaurant is slow. The owners are very nice and friendly, but, unfortunately, that was the last try. We won't be back.
Never yet left hungry or thirsty..this place is sweetly calling to me even now... – Boomerangs...
This place is more than just a burger joint, it's a state of mind...and that's before you've sampled a few 22oz attitude adjusters. How anyone could eat here, drink here, and invest a measured amount of their life here ( solo or with family/friends ) and NOT have a transcendent experience is beyond me. I've been stopping by regularly since Bruce and Jose opened this restaurant and I've waited this long to comment as I needed to gather a large enough data set ( and I have come to this startling conclusion... )
Not every visit to Boomerangs is going to be identical; not the food ( which is uniformly outstanding, new ideas are tried often, try the specials ), not the service ( food arrival wait times can vary depending on the strain to the staff but dammit, these people really care ), not the decor ( holiday/sports/special event themes are fun, also ...think Bogie/Bacall in the film Key Largo, except with a few left over Chinese accents and a lot of well placed LCD/plasma T.V.'s ). Clearly ( the not being identical part ) is by design, and here's why...
Boomerangs NEVER will :
(1) serve up bland corporate food...or
(2) pour uninspired drink choices ( so many beers, so little time )...or
(3) force striped uniforms with insufficient "flair" on the staff.
What you CAN count on:
Diners here will have a great time and pocket another quality memory. Seriously, the build- your -own burger options (almost confounding ), menu selection ( my God, those SIDES ) and the ever changing cheesecake denouement ( by Jose ) are downright inspired. If your expectations are ever not met in some small way ( hey, it can happen anywhere ) on any visit then perhaps you also need a large enough data set to realize just what a treasure this place is in otherwise staid Clairemont. If you love this place as much as I do, then join me for additional research.
I, among many, will continue to come back for more.
So many unique flavor combinations - you will ALWAYS find a new favorite!!!! – This is the BEST neighborhood burger joint in San Diego. It even beats ROCKY's of Crown Point!!!
This place has so many different flavor combinations for their burgers. You choose the add ins and they grill you up a little slice of tasty heaven! The add in ingredients are fresh and high quality and they have a range of sauces and toppings - I recommend the habanero ketchup!!!!
Also, I tried my first Pomegranate Margharita Martini - and I am now officially addicted.
The owners are relaxed and fun and they make you feel like the bar is as much yours as it is theirs.
Best All Around Place!!! – From the amazing food, fabulous service and an atmosphere of fun, relaxation and creativity. We love this place, any time we have familly, friends and/or colleagues in town we bring them to Boomerangs. If you are looking for great food, great service, an intimate setting or a crowd setting this is your place!
Amazing Burgers – I was refered by another local, I always saw the sign but never tried it.
The people there are cool, the burgers are amazing, and at a worthy price.
I haven't had a burger stuffed with bacon and roasted garlic.
Actually I'm going there in 30 mins for my lunch break.
Finally found the best burger in San Diego! – Ok, here's the thing: I love hamburgers. Given a choice, I would probably eat hamburgers for each meal. I have lived in San Diego for only 2+ years, but have been searching for the best burger equally as long. I WAY prefer the char to the grill but even a good flat-grill can be wonderful. (I still long for the hamburger stand of my youth, Bill's Hot Spot in LA where the land was so valuable, the family sold the land and it's now a Starbucks. sigh.)
Boomerangs. WOW. Chared on the outside, cooked any way you like on the inside (rare for me!). As explained in other reviews, a person chooses the size burger, 3 ingredients from a large list which are mixed-in to the burger, another huge list of cheese and a side (try the Potato Chips! They are homemade, warm and delicious!). My goodness, what a treat!
Oh, and speaking of sides, the chips, the corn with cojita cheese, the onion rings and, shockingly, the grilled vegetables - all out of this world.
The quality of the food - especially the meat - makes a huge difference. I cannot tell you how many burgers are mediocre, or worse, because of poor meat quality/taste. Boomerangs is perfect; the beef has the best flavor, never has that old, icky smell or taste!
Are they sometimes challenged with speed and attentiveness? Yes, but nothing that has kept us from returning...again and again. The 2 owners wait tables, cook and seat patrons. So very nice and friendly, they remembered us on our second visit. That's really nice. They are a new business, learning, growing (the menu is expanding) and working on their challenges. What more could you ask?
I love this place. They have the best burgers in San Diego. We do not live close but I seriously jones for this place on a daily basis. Try Boomerangs - I truly believe the food will bring you, and your friends, back over and over again.
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