Supersized San Diego foods

Some say less is more, but when it comes to food many can agree that bigger is better. Though giant turkey legs and fried foods will be lining Del Mar Fairgrounds through July 4, several restaurants around San Diego specialize in giant foods all year long. From greasy to sticky, adventurous eaters can’t help but fall under the spell of these supersized foods.

Boom Burger


All hands on deck for this monstrosity! This burger starts with an American cheese stuffed patty and is topped with pepper smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and Stuffed! sauce. But what really puts this burger over the edge is the serving of mac n’ cheese that is squished between all the condiments. As fun as it is to get your hands dirty, you may need to take a fork and knife to this tasty madness on a bun.

2820 Historic Decatur Rd., Point Loma. 760.607.2123.

The Big O Sage Fried Chicken and Waffle

Hash House A Go Go

This sweet and savory flavor combination starts with a pile of smoked bacon waffles - which could already fill a stomach - and is topped with two sage fried chicken breasts, fried leeks and a hot maple reduction. The delicious heart stopper is then served with a side of eggs to complete the dish. It’s not your average fried chicken and waffles, but it could definitely become your favorite.

3628 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest. 619.298.4646.

Surf & Turf Burrito

JV’s Mexican Food

It doesn’t get much more extreme than burritos the size of your arm. Though their menu is packed with classic favorites, customers continue to flock to JV’s for the Surf & Turf Burrito that is loaded with shrimp, carne asada, rice and guacamole that is wrapped in two flour tortillas. So, take a friend because it looks like you’ll need to practice the buddy system to finish this meal.

1112 Morena Blvd., Linda Vista. 619.276.0758.


Board & Brew

With new locations popping up in San Diego and Orange counties, they must be doing something right. Specializing in sandwiches, Board & Brew layers fresh meat, cheeses, condiments and of course their special sauce very high on fresh bread or in a wrap. Customer favorites include the Turkado and Chicken Club, but customers can customize their own sandwich as well.

Carlsbad Bressi Ranch: 2861 Gateway Road. 760.929.2739; Carlsbad Village: 201 Oak Ave. 760.434.4466; Del Mar: 1212 Camino Del Mar, 858.481.1021; Pacific Beach: 4516 Mission Blvd., 858.270.2739; Petco Park: 100 Park Blvd., downtown; Scripps Ranch: 9880 Hilbert St., 858.689.2739.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Treet Desserts

These are not your traditional, homemade ice cream sandwiches. At Treet, customers can choose from 15 ice cream flavors to squish between either cookies (vegan options are available), brownies, doughnuts or churros. They can then add an assortment of toppings to their concoctions. If the options are too overwhelming, guests can pick from Treet’s preset creation menu like “My Fair Lady,” a cronut-like donut stuffed with strawberry ice cream and drizzled with white chocolate and strawberry sauce.

2960 W. Point Loma Blvd., Midway. 619.501.5320.


Donut Bar

A member of The Huffington Post’s Top 21 Best Donut Shops in America, it’s no surprise that the Donut Bar sells out nearly every day. Not only are the donuts there creative, colorful and tasty, they are also extra large. Aside from the season specialties, customers’ go-to favorites include the Strawberry Split, Big Poppa Tart and the Homer’s Donut (as in Homer Simpson). If you plan to take on any of these sweet monsters, be sure to arrive early before the usual sell out, or make it a late night donut when they reopen at 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (and Thursdays during the summer).

631 B. St., downtown. 619.255.6360.