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San Diego's Best Break Your Diet Spots

These decadent dishes at the following San Diego spots may have a day’s worth of calories on one plate, but the indulgence will be worth it.

    • Fast Food
    • North Park
    Food
    27
    Decor
    19
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $15

    While their menu changes daily, you should expect only the piggiest meals from this quirky eatery. Recent menu items included a Triple Threat Pork Sandwich (which had a one-two-three punch of pork loin schnitzel, pulled pork, and bacon) and a Pork Belly Hash Burrito.

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    • Pizza
    • North Park
    Food
    26
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $20

    Pizza purists beware: this North Park spot brings daring artisanal pies to the masses. Uniquely hearty selections like the (b)urbn Barbecue Chicken (smothered with a spicy bourbon barbecue sauce) and S’mores Pizza (made with cinnamon/sugar dough and topped with toasted marshmallows and chocolate frosting) go perfectly with their long list of craft brews.

  • Hash House a Go Go
    • American
    • Hillcrest
    Food
    25
    Decor
    21
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $22

    The namesake item is tame compared to the infamous one-pound stuffed burgers on the lunch menu. Some of the heftiest choices include a burger stuffed with apple-smoked bacon and mashed potatoes, and one loaded with ham, egg, and smoked cheddar.

  • Hodad's
    • Burger
    • Downtown
    Food
    25
    Decor
    20
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $14

    Nothing kills your diet quicker than a juicy burger. If you want to know what Guy Fieri tastes like, order the pastrami-loaded Guido Burger. For the perpetually hungry, an All-You-Can-Eat option for only $99.25 seems like a good game plan until you hit your seventh burger.

  • Hodad's
    • Burger
    • Ocean Beach
    Food
    25
    Decor
    20
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $14

    Nothing kills your diet quicker than a juicy burger. If you want to know what Guy Fieri tastes like, order the pastrami-loaded Guido Burger. For the perpetually hungry, an All-You-Can-Eat option for only $99.25 seems like a good game plan until you hit your seventh burger.

  • D.Z. Akin's
    • Jewish
    • College Area
    Food
    24
    Decor
    15
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $18

    With over two dozen Super Combo sandwiches to choose from (getting a sandwich stuffed with liverwurst or pastrami seems like a logical choice), choosing what to eat might be more daunting than eating your giant sandwich.

  • Neighborhood
    • Gastropub
    • East Village
    Food
    23
    Decor
    21
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $24

    Small plates aren’t afraid to make a big statement. With options like Chorizon Corn Dogs, Pale Ale Battered Onion Rings, and Fried Chicken Deviled Eggs, you probably won’t have room to ingest a full-blown meal.

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