Henry's Pub - SD Burger Week

Today was the first day of San Diego Burger Week with $5 burgers! Using the handy burger week spreadsheet I made, we had four lunch options in downtown for a Friday. Burger Lounge was one of them but since there were multiple locations, I wanted to try something new in the area. We first stopped by Saltbox to try their ground lamb burger. Normally their burger is around $15 but unfortunately they weren't ready with ingredients yet until the afternoon! Fail. Since Henry's Pub had two different burger options, we walked four blocks down instead.

After getting seated, Dennis decided to order the Prince Henry. I think he was most interested in the house-made ginger infused bourbon part of it. There was a light ginger accent to it but nothing extraordinary.

It took a little while but we finally got some food. The Burger, very nondescriptly named, was simple ingredients done right. It consists of an 8-ounce prime all natural ground beef patty on a lightly toasted brioche bun with american cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and red onions. There was also a nice charbroil taste to it. The patty itself was actually two pieces cooked together which we noticed when we bit into it. The brioche had that beautiful criss cross toastiness. There was also a side of thousand island type dressing which we didn't need. Normally this burger would come with fries but for this promo, there was only a pickle. Fries on the side cost about $6 so we skipped those. Heck, we could get another BURGER for that price!

Suddenly, a shadow fell across the first burger and there appeared the Cluckmoo. It was HUGE, pretty much the first burger PLUS a fried chicken on top! This wasn't on the current menu so we were thinking it'd only be chicken but duh, cluck moo is a chicken and cow! The server told us that they'd soon be putting this fabulous burger on the new menus. Hooray!

The server told us to let it cool off a bit because it was very hot. The cheeses on both burgers were slightly oozing out. The chicken portion of the cluckmoo was very generous and filling. The breading was like chicken fried steak type rather than fried chicken and the tasty seasoning was also very remnant of yummy chicken fried steak. I worried about soggy buns here but the thicker brioche held up very well! It was already large so we didn't even add the tomatoes and lettuce sitting on the side! We didn't need to add anything to this burger either. Perfect as is.

This was a great start for burger week. I wonder if we'll gain weight by the end of it! I'm already eyeing some places in North Park that we want to try... Every other day wouldn't be so bad would it?

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Henry's Pub
618 5th Ave
San Diego CA 92101
(619) 238-2389

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Submitted by Mary (not verified) on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 8:07am

The cluckmoo looks insane! Jake has insisted we go try that next week after his softball game, haha!

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Submitted by Faye (not verified) on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 10:57am

Did they give you the cluckmoo for free?! That burger looks so good. I want to jump in car and go get one right now. How's the parking? Your spreadsheet is amazing BTW!

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Submitted by lynn on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:13am

that would have been nice but all burgers were $5 each. i bet when it's added to the menu, it'll be at least $15 because of the additional chicken patty! the first burger is normally $12 with fries.

you can do horton plaza parking for this. get your parking ticket validated in the mall for three hours free (until 9pm) then walk a few blocks to henrys pub. just call it exercise to work off that burger...

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Submitted by Faye (not verified) on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 3:02pm

Thanks for the parking tip! I'm horrible w/ downtown.

I am SO excited to try this cluckmoo burger. Your pictures seriously sell this burger :) I'm hoping to go tomorrow if possible but am worried downtown will be busy b/c of the beautiful weather.

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Submitted by teresa (not verified) on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:57am

went to burger lounge this weekend. the $5 burger is only for the little lounge burger. :( this looks like a much better deal.

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Submitted by lynn on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:57pm

most of the restaurants on the list do specify the patty size (between 1/4 lb to 1/2 lb) so that may give you a better idea on burger sizes. henry's pub had a 1/2 lb patty PLUS the chicken! SCORE!

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Submitted by J.S. @ Sun Dieg... (not verified) on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:33pm

So happy I saw this post I totally forgot about Burger Week! I want to try the Burger Lounge one and I know its not on your list of top places but the bacon cheeseburger at McGregor's is phenomenal and definitely my vote for best bacon cheeseburger in SD. I think their special is just a cheeseburger and not the bacon cheeseburger but still....if you're looking for one more burger I'd say go there. :)

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Submitted by lynn on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:59pm

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll be sure to check them out one day but I may be hitting my limit on burgers for the month of March due to this promo!

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