Raglan Public House (Ocean Beach)


Happy belated Halloween! Hope you all had a ghoulishly good time. I can’t believe it is already November. You know what that means right? Thanksgiving is right around the corner, woohoo!

Anyhow, Raglan Public House is about a block southwest from Newport Ave. and Hodad’s in Ocean Beach. A friend of mine was in town and since the line for Hodad’s was as long as it usually is, we decided to venture out and try something different. They have a small eating area around the corner and the dining area has large windows open to the elements of OB.


Their focus is burgers but they do have some other items on the menu like fish and chips and salads, and of course a long list of beer options.

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We got two burgers to share. One was a chicken burger called the Chicka-Bunga which came with sliced cucumbers, a jalapeno coconut riatta, mango chutney, and garlic aioli. The burgers themselves are fairly large and we cut them so they were easier to eat (and take pictures of!). I can be skeptical of things when there are so many different things going on. Sometimes simple is more. In this case it didn’t really matter because the chicken was so moist. The other flavors didn’t detract from the insanely well cooked chicken, and they instead enhanced it. Each layer was ever present, but not overpowering. The cucumbers added a freshness to it that can get lost with such a huge mass of food. There was sweetness and a faint pleasant hint of spice on the backend. Yum.

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The Hogs and Heffers burger came with 100% organic grass fed beef with avocado, bacon, and edam cheese. Surprisingly the burger was on the dry side despite it being cooked medium rare. On top of that, the one overpowering flavor was the bacon. Everything else kind of just blended together without any distinguishable taste. Bacon tends to steal the spotlight because of its strong salty nature, but I was looking for more flavor and juice from the patty itself.


What would life be like without fries? I’m glad I don’t have to find out anytime soon. The fries there are served thick, just how I like them. They were crispy on the outside, and soft and potatoey on the inside.

One visit is not a large enough sample size to tell if we’d be frequenting Raglan on a regular basis. But there wasn’t a wait unlike Hodad’s, and when people are hungry you can’t deny them of their food!

Raglan Public House
1851 Bacon St.
San Diego, CA 92107
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Fooood! I love it if you can't tell already. I love everything about it. The taste, the smell, the look, the feel, the satisfaction, the gratification, and ultimately: the fun! I've been in San Diego for about 10 years now and it amazes me that there are still places to uncover. Traveling, eating, and taking pictures of food has always been a hobby of mine. So naturally Michael and I thought it made sense to share what we found with all of you. I tend to side with the savory but never shy away from a knock out dessert. If you have a place you think we haven't tried let us know! We're always on the lookout...

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