the magic iphone app urbanspoon lead us to riders club one summer evening, and our lives were forever changed.
you guys, these burgers are what's up. they are fresh and juicy and come with the most amazing tangy spread and grilled onions. the produce is high quality, they have like seven different cheeses to choose from, and they come with a side of marinated beets. beets. you heard me correctly. who eats beets? certainly not me before my riders club experience, but trust me when i say they really are quite good.
the only downside to riders is that they are a bit on the pricey side, especially since they don't come with fries or onion rings or other expected sides...just chips and said beets. standard, plain burgers start at $7.95 and each additional topping is $1. i highly recommend havarti cheese, bacon, and avocado. but then all the sudden you have an $11 burger. wah-wah. also, beware if you are an avid diet coke drinker like my man. they don't have it.
riders club is located off of el camino real and lago in downtown san clemente. it is closed on mondays and i mean it when i say it is worth a trip. you won't be disappointed. unless you are like a vegan or a health food nut or something. then you might be.