Iconic California-born burger spot, Irv’s Burgers, and famed New York City pizza shop, Prince St. Pizza, will open the doors of their newest adjacent locations in San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood on July 4. This expansion to Pacific Beach, an area known for its impressive beaches and lively nightlife, marks San Diego’s first Irv’s Burgers’ location and second Prince St. Pizza location following the slice shop’s Gaslamp Quarter opening in 2023. The new eateries are just steps from the beach and feature standing counters and indoor and outdoor seating, catering to pedestrians and visitors seeking delicious on-the-go and late-night food options.


Irv’s Burgers will offer its signature dishes that established it as a beloved burger joint, including the famous Irv’s Double and Just For You cheeseburgers, as well as the Irv’s Dog, tuna melt, chili cheese fries, soft serve milkshakes and savory breakfast burritos and sandwiches. Prince St. Pizza will serve its legendary, Sicilian-style, square slices, original Neapolitan pizzas featuring handcrafted signature sauces, New York cheese and daily handmade dough made with a specialized water filtration system that replicates the superior quality and taste of New York water.


“We’re thrilled to bring the East Coast and West Coast together in one spot, opening these two beloved bicoastal restaurants side-by-side,” said Lawrence Longo, owner and CEO of Irv’s Burgers and Prince St. Pizza. “We look forward to joining the Pacific Beach community and sharing the unique flavors that have made Irv’s Burgers and Prince St. Pizza top culinary destinations. This is an exciting step forward, and we can’t wait for San Diego to taste what we’ve been cooking up!”


Irv’s Burgers originally opened as Queen’s Burgers in 1946 as one of the first burger stands on the famous Route 66. As the shop grew in popularity over the decades, its name changed to Irv’s Burgers and a cultural icon was born. Its mouth-watering California roadside-style cheeseburgers cemented the brand as a force in Hollywood pop culture, as the stand drew in the likes of Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and was most notably featured on Linda Ronstadt’s album cover, “Living in the USA.” 


Prince St. Pizza opened its flagship New York City location in 2012 with handcrafted recipes that had been in the founding family for generations. The shop quickly rose to fame, revered for its signature sauces made from the highest quality ingredients and iconic fluffy dough molded from scratch daily. Today, the shop menu honors its New York City roots with several menu offerings named after streets near its flagship Nolita location, including the Mercer Margherita with original pizza sauce, fresh garlic, fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil; and Prince Perfection with marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella and pecorino romano.


To celebrate the opening of the two culinary icons in Pacific Beach, Irv’s Burgers and Prince St. Pizza invite San Diego locals and visitors alike to a joint grand opening block party on Thursday, July 4 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy a free Irv’s burger, fries and milkshake combo, in addition to Coors Light, Happy Dad and Howler Head beverages and free Prince St. Pizza slices, Peronis, wine and Salt & Straw ice cream. The celebration will feature tunes by a local DJ, photo booths and entertainment for the whole family.


Irv’s Burgers and Prince St. Pizza are located at 4505 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109. Irv’s Burgers’ Pacific Beach operating hours are 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Prince St. Pizza’s Pacific Beach operating hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. In addition to walk up service, Irv’s Burgers and Prince St. Pizza offer customized catering options, call ahead ordering and delivery across San Diego through UberEats and Postmates. For the full menus and additional information, visit and