Crazee Burger: Kangaroo, Gator & Buffalo Burgers in San Diego

With all the traveling I have done in my life I like to think of myself as a “I’ll try anything once” kind of eater. I mean I’m no Anthony Bourdain but I have eaten raw meat in Ethiopia, escargot in France and have even sampled the multiple ways they make conch (sea slug) in the Caribbean. So when I heard there was a place in San Diego that served the most unusual burgers you have ever seen, it was added high up on my list. Just a sampling of what they make burgers out of includes: wild boar, antelope, ostrich, gator, kangaroo and of course buffalo. At around ten bucks a burger you know the meat must be fresh… Right? So off to Crazee Burger we went.

The Atmosphere

Honestly if I would have seen this place without knowing what it was, I probably wouldn’t have gone in. It is in a weird part of north San Diego and is in a building that looks very run down from the outside, but at least it has an A rating. The inside is two small rooms with some eclectic pictures, including a signed one with Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, where I originally heard of this restaurant.

When you enter the restaurant, you simply order from the bar and seat yourself, while you wait for your favorite childhood animal to arrive on your plate. I especially liked the menu, it was pretty unique.

The Food

My friend Kirby and I decided to sample three of the most unique burgers and we chose antelope, gator and kangaroo.

Clockwise from the bottom (Veggie, Turkey, Kangaroo, Gator, Antelope)

The stand out amount these by far was the kangaroo, it tasted like a lean meat and had a really good flavor. Next in line was the gator, it was a light meat that had a unique taste but was pretty decent.

Gator burger, kanagroo peaking in from the left

They both paled in comparison to how bad the antelope was though. I took one bite and couldn’t take anymore. I was sad that this antelope probably escaped a lion only to end on my plate and not be eaten. I can’t describe it other than to say it was something I do not want to eat ever again.

Antelope burger

We also tried the turkey burger and the veggie burger and both were good options that were only 3.99 at happy hour, which is a steal. Check out the Food Network video to see what they ate.

Food Network Video

All in all you cannot put a price tag on an experience like this. Even if you are not a fan of one or two of the burgers, when else would you get to say you ate gator and kangaroo without leaving California? I would highly recommend it once, but it will be up to you to decide whether it is good enough to come back.

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  • have always wanted to try kangaroo burger. I was in australia and wasn’t brave enough to eat it there but now i think will be the time. Thanks for all the blogs btw, i just discovered your blog today and have been reading pretty all of your posts and started a to-do list in socal before i graduate from college list.

    • Snook, glad you liked the blog and thanks for all of your comments! I am happy to see people go out and experience more for themselves in California, as it has so much to offer!