It’s time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in San Diego and you’re wondering where to go. Fortunately for San Diegans, the city has the original location of Hash House a Go Go, famous the nation over for its over-the-top portions and creative and inventive concoctions. Twisted farm food, as they say, is found here and make sure to come hungry or don’t bother to come at all.
Let’s start by reviewing some of the wonderful if not absolutely crazy combinations. For starters the Kokomo is a monster-sized griddled meatloaf sandwich made with mozzarella and red bell peppers and served on Amish-style milk bread. If you’re not in the mood for that, you might want to try Hash House’s take on chicken and waffles which combines sage-fried chicken over bacon-speckled waffles and topped off with maple sauce. To complete the presentation Hash House sticks a heavy-duty steak knife through the core of the towered dish to help it remain upright on the plate. For those wishing to play it safe, Hash House also serves every type of pancake imaginable including traditional buttermilk, chocolate chip, or strawberry frosted flake, and just one pancake—or flapjack as its known here—is the size of a small country.
The options don’t stop there. If French Toast is more your style, try the Griddled French Toast which consists of Amish-style milk bread dipped in cinnamon cream and pecan maple syrup and fried to culinary perfection. Other featured menu items are one-pound stuffed burgers, crispy potato hashes, salads, and pastas such as Duck Mac & Cheese (smoked cheddar mac and cheese, pancetta, and a duck skewer). These fun but crazy combinations have gotten Hash House recognized on many food and travel programs such as the Travel Channel’s Food Paradise as well as Man v. Food.
Founded in San Diego in 2000, Hash House has since expanded to other locations including Las Vegas for those 4-p.m. breakfast meals after you just get up, and a few other stores are scattered throughout the country in Chicago, Connecticut, and Florida. San Diego’s Hash House is located centrally in Hillcrest within walking distance of movie theatres, shops, and some of the city’s last-remaining bookstores. Note the San Diego location is closed on Monday evenings. Plan your feast in advance by reviewing the Hash House website or make it interesting and come with no absolutely idea of what you’ll have, because the choices are definitely endless.