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Comic-Con Fans: Where to Eat for Under $10

Do you have a superhero appetite but not a lot of cash to spare? No problem

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Jul 11, 2013  |  Updated 2:37 PM PDT
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Comic-Con revelers tend to complain only about one thing: The cost of food.

Well have no fear; this year’s event won’t be your own personal Hunger Games. We’ve got a list of cheap eats that guarantees you won’t have to spend more than $10 on a meal.

801 5th Ave.
Bar food never tasted so good, with TJ dogs and pad thai sitting side-by-side on this eclectic menu.

Blind Burro
639 J St.
Grab some tacos or score a sweet brunch for $10 or less at this cool restaurant near the ballpark.

Burger Lounge
528 Fifth Ave.
This is the place to enjoy grass-fed beef burgers, or delicious onion rings. Those who are extra hungry might want to polish off your meal with a milkshake.

Brian’s 24
828 Sixth Ave.
Batman doesn’t eat during normal hours, right? This is one of the few spots that’s 24/7 in the Gaslamp District, so you can go any time.

Elder Scrolls Online Food Truck
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday at Park Boulevard and Imperial Avenue

Free food is available for fans from The Elder Scrolls Online specialty food truck. Make sure to show up early, as items are first come, first served.

Food Trucks
5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at J St. Between Third and Fourth avenues
Grab some curbside grub from some of San Diego’s tastiest places at the weekly food truck gathering.

Gajin Noodle House
627 Fourth Ave.
During Comic-Con, this izakaya eatery will have $10 “Zombie Bento” boxes. But don’t worry, there won’t be any brains paired with your rice – you have options of carnitas or pork.

945 Broadway
San Diegans flock to this place for a reason: The burgers are delicious. And until the end of July, you can get a Burger Basket for only $5.50 with this coupon.

La Puerta

560 Fourth Ave.
Known for its great street tacos, you can get a filling Mexican meal here for a decent price. Plus happy hour from 3-7 p.m. features lots of half-off drinks!

Lucky’s Lunch Counter
338 Seventh Ave.
Just about everything on this scrumptious menu is incredibly affordable, and the generous portions will leave you full for hours. Plus you can grab a to-go bag so you can make it to Hall H in time!

Nicky Rottens
560 Fifth Ave.
Arguably one of the best burger places in the city, Nicky Rottens has burgers big enough to split for less than $10.

RA Sushi
474 Broadway
Come here for lunch or happy hour to enjoy some of the best prices on sushi in the city.

611 Fifth Ave.
Lunch marks the spot for Brian Malarkey’s downtown restaurant. Plenty of salads, soups and sweets are $10 or less!

Sushi Deli 2

135 Broadway
For only $8 you can get one of the best sushi boxes in town. But this place can get busy, so come early.

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