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dalyter Jan 28, 2007 08:33 PM

Can anyone recommend any places along Divisadero or Fillmore that have particularly good, flavorful burgers, with 8-12 ounces of quality ground beef and fresh garnish -- crisp lettuce, tomatoes that don't have the consistncy and flavor of plastic and crisp sweet onions? Crisp, non-frozen fries would be a worthy bonus.


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    DavidT RE: dalyter Jan 29, 2007 05:18 AM

    Try Harry's Bar on Fillmore between Pine/California. Try Frankie's Bohemian Cafe on Divis@Pine. Let us know if either place meets you requirements.

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      dalyter RE: DavidT Mar 6, 2007 08:21 AM

      Thanx. Harry's Bar had a good burger: juicy, tasty, and srved medium rare as I requested; crisp, thin fries (the way I like them)and fast service at the bar. Frankie's was unimpressive; dry, overcooked burger and fat, soft fries. The best burgers and fries for my money are still at Balboa Cafe and Zuni.


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      JGailor RE: dalyter Jan 29, 2007 07:26 AM

      While not in your immediate vicinity, Big Mouth Burger on 24th @ Valencia makes great burgers, with quite possibly the best burger-accompanying fries in the city. Thick-cut on the premises, with a perfect outer crisp and an air-puffed inside.

      1. Cynsa RE: dalyter Mar 6, 2007 08:33 AM

        How's the burger at NOPA?
        560 Divisadero

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          allyally RE: Cynsa Mar 6, 2007 11:11 AM

          Burger at NOPA is delicious... and it should be for $12. But, that would have been my recommendation along with the burger at Bean Bag for much less and just across the street on Divis.

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          mrsricho RE: dalyter Mar 6, 2007 03:44 PM

          for a nonconventional burger also try chez maman on union - otherwise my vote goes with nopa!

          1. readingstand RE: dalyter Mar 6, 2007 08:35 PM

            Oh, lord, yes, the burger at Nopa is fantastic (and consistent, I've had enough to say)--and if you want to be slightly healthful, you can replace the fries with one of their usually good veggie sides. And of course, Nopa sells burgers at midnight, when G-d intended us to eat them. Speaking of midnight, Zuni's burger is as good or maybe a bit better, but Nopa is so much warmer and friendlier a spot that I haven't been to Z since I discovered N.

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              Robert Lauriston RE: readingstand Mar 7, 2007 10:14 AM

              We often go to Zuni around 10:30 and get seated immediately. Can't walk in and sit down at Nopa until I don't know how late.

            2. allyally RE: dalyter Mar 7, 2007 10:54 AM

              Hot off the burger press from lunch yesterday... Namu in the inner Richmond (Balboa/5th Ave). It's a bit off your desired 'hood, but meets your other requirements. Burger was tasty and the extras were great... sliced pickled daikon, soy glazed onions. Nice foody addition to a rather bleak block.

              1. Lori SF RE: dalyter Mar 7, 2007 11:09 AM

                Since we have mentioned other places not near your request. Try the burger at Slow Club sometime, excellent.

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