Hash House A Go-Go
I have been a resident of San Diego for the past 14 plus years, but I have never been to the breakfast icon of the city: Hash House A Go-Go. Although, their claim to fame is mostly their enormous portion size, which gives their servers the most wicked upper body workout. The reviews I’ve read online and the word of mouth have been somewhat mixed for me. That’s probably why I never made it a mission for me to go.
Then about 2 weeks ago, my friend asked if I wanted to go to breakfast with her since she was craving HHaGG. I decided that there was no better time than now to finally give this place a try! So bright and early (TOO early) on a Monday morning, I met up with my friend to get my first dose of Go-Go!
This is the smoked chicken, sundried tomato pesto, spinach and goat cheese scramble. It comes with a rosemary biscuit, fruit, and choice of mashed or crispy potatoes. The smoked chicken was what made this dish spectacular and my favorite component. The soft goat cheese was tangy and smooth, with the wilted spinach to help cut all the heaviness of the proteins. The potatoes were ok, but I am a hashbrown girl so it cannot be helped. That massive biscuit you see in the back was like a rock, but tasted nothing like one. Loved this protein packed start to my morning!
My friend went for the sweet starter of Apple Cinnamon Flapjack with sides of scrambled eggs and bacon. This flapjack was the size of a manhole cover! Or a steering wheel! Or a hubcap!!! It was BIGGER than either of our heads! To sum it up – it was HUUUUUGE! Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy cinnamon cakey filling on the inside, with slices of green apples all around the flapjack.
All in all…I’d have to say there was nothing worthwhile to wait for more than 30 minutes for a table. However, if you go early enough during the weekday, I feel that you can have a good breakfast like we did….with lots of leftovers.
Hash House a Go-Go
3628 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(and several locations in Nevada)