Nessy Burgers

Most days, right by Pala reservation, you can see truckers and travelers lining up outside a converted 1950 Navy gedunk trailer. They want to get their mitts on a half-pound burger done “the Scottish way”: double-sized, Aberdeen Angus-style premium chuck sirloin grilled juicy inside, crisp outside, for $6.35. When you’re standing in the wind up there chewing this “monster” burger, it can cool down and dry out pretty quick, but if you chomp it hot, as you take in the San Luis Rey River Valley laid out below you, you can reach a kind of burger-lover’s ecstasy. It’s beautiful up there. Sandra Webster, who started this gedunk 26 years ago, also sells Nessy Dogs, Polish sausages, nachos. But for most, the original burger is still the hit.

Prices: Nessy Burger, $7.95; breakfast burger, $9.45; top sirloin steak sandwich, $9.95; chicken breast sandwich, $8.95, ham and egg sandwich, $6.25; turkey burger, $7.95; Polish sandwich, $6.45; Nessy dog, $5.25; jumbo dog, $5.25; egg and cheese sandwich, $4.75; nachos, $4.75; nachos with chili, $6.50; chili cheese fries, $6.50

Bus: 202

Nearest Bus Stop: Park and Ride at State Route 76 and I-15 (on Old Highway 395, north of the Mobil and Circle K), 3 minutes’ walk to Nessy Burgers


Day Hours
Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine American, Burgers
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room No
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music No
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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It's a hamburger. No special seasonings or anything. Served out of an old trailer.

It's no longer served out of an old trailer--they now have a small, permanent facility.

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