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East Coast Style Burger in SF, the Peninsula or the South Bay?

wchane Mar 6, 2007 09:37 PM

Looking for a GOOD East Coast Style Burger (is: Peter Luger's, Five Guy's, etc) as far south as San Jose and as far north as San Francisco.

Just a greasy and juicy flavorful patty, molten cheese, maybe some raw onions or crisp bacon sandwiched between a toasted bun. a heart attack in other words. no lettuce, tomatos, condiments, etc.

sounds simple, but i've yet to find one.


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    poulet_roti RE: wchane Mar 6, 2007 09:49 PM

    I have never heard of an east coast styled burger and I travelled quite a bit to the east coast. My experiences were almost always that the burgers were fried on a griddle, too densely packed so there were little if any juices, and the meat always tasted a little off. Is this the kind of burger you are referring to? One option for a pan griddled burger with onions might be at Original Joe's down in the Tenderloin. They can either grill it or cook it on the griddle to your preference.

    1. Zach Georgopoulos RE: wchane Mar 6, 2007 09:57 PM

      I know nothing of East Coast burgers, but your description reminds me of Oscar's, in Berkeley.

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        Mick Ruthven RE: wchane Mar 7, 2007 06:19 AM

        I always specify no lettuce, tomato or mayo. I'm from the midwest and burgers there didn't have all that stuff on them (onions are great, though).Somehow California ruined burgers :-) I add my own mustard and catsup. My point is that you can get that treatment any time you want.

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          alina555 RE: wchane Mar 7, 2007 05:03 PM

          Oh gosh, I remember Five Guys from living near Washington DC. That was indeed good, good stuff. I can't think of a place around here like it. :(

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            coralv RE: wchane Mar 8, 2007 09:45 AM

            Try the new "TruckBurger" at Truck,the bar at Folsom and 15th

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              Meredith RE: coralv Mar 8, 2007 11:30 AM

              Are they open? I couldn't find the information in their website and no one answered my call! I have a happy hour with a friend who lives 2 blocks from there so thought it would be a perfect time to try it out.

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              ML8000 RE: wchane Mar 18, 2007 11:55 AM

              So is East Coast really just code for no produce?

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