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Good burger in the Inner Richmond?

Sokeefe Oct 18, 2007 10:46 AM

I'm looking for a good burger in the Inner Richmond. Since I know "good" means different things to different people, I'll give you my personal take: natural beef (i.e. Niman Ranch), not too greasy or huge, basic toppings (lettuce, cheese, tomato, options for bacon, avocado, etc.) but nothing fancy needed. A decent bun, preferably one that's been thrown on the grill as well. Believe it or not, Clement St. Bar & Grill does an okay burger, but I'm looking for other options. I've searched the boards and can't find much in the area except a couple of votes for the burger at Namu. I'm basically looking for a Burgermeister or Burger Joint but don't know if there's one in the 'hood. Any ideas?

  1. adampaul Oct 21, 2007 09:33 AM

    Q & The Richmond definitely get my vote - both have very good, simple burgers. The Richmond's at $9.95 is a real bargain too, attractively plated, and served with house-made condiments. Atmosphere-wise, Q is MUCH closer to a Burgermeister/Burger Joint, as The Richmond is mid-range and has white tablecloths.

    Bill's Place isn't in the Inner Richmond, and I wouldn't recommend it unless the requirement is for a burger at exactly Clement & 24th. Although I appreciate their old-school "charm" and great shakes, the burgers I found to be average.

    The Richmond Restaurant
    615 Balboa, San Francisco, CA 94118

    225 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

    1. courtneyp Oct 18, 2007 11:20 PM

      Belly Burger at Geary and 21st... okay, I know that's pretty much Outer Richmond, but it does the job. They have the option for Natural Angus beef, and their condiment/veggie bar is always well-stocked and fresh. Some have compared it to Sliders, but I can't really say. Also, their fries are awesome fresh.

      Overall better than their neighbors at Geary and 17th, Buffalo Burger... which is what I was partaking in before Belly Burger came on the scene.

      Belly Burgers
      5740 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

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        tigersmom Oct 18, 2007 07:35 PM

        Happy Chef on Geary and......2nd? It's across the street from The Toyota dealership. It is a funny place. Some Asian dishes, some American dishes. They are super nice and my burger was yummy.

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          vinoveritas Oct 18, 2007 06:50 PM


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            Pandora Oct 18, 2007 01:36 PM

            The Richmond has a good cheeseburger. See www.therichmondsf.com.

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              kresge86 Oct 18, 2007 02:06 PM

              I second The Richmond suggestion. The burger is delicious, and served with homemade condiments; the meat is house ground; and the bun is from Schubert's bakery. All-in-all, very yummy.

              1. re: Pandora
                manraysky Oct 22, 2007 05:00 PM

                Thirding this. The burger at the Richmond is really good. It's not a "burger joint" by any means, but they make a great burger.

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                DavidT Oct 18, 2007 12:17 PM

                Does Q on Clement Street serve a burger? Is it any good?

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                  ML8000 Oct 18, 2007 01:34 PM

                  Q does serve burgers but can't comment. I think it's worth a try since it's the kind of place that fits the model the closest.

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                    manraysky Oct 22, 2007 04:59 PM

                    They do, and they are quite good.

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                      Doodleboomer Oct 22, 2007 10:16 PM

                      it's good for sure!

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                      ML8000 Oct 18, 2007 11:49 AM

                      Not NR meat or Burgermeister but Bill's Place on Clement/25th Ave is a very good old school burger, fresh beef, cooked to order, fresh cut fries, good shakes.

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                        xanadude Oct 18, 2007 11:45 AM


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                        1. re: xanadude
                          Jeff Oct 18, 2007 07:16 PM

                          That's in the Inner Sunset (9th and Irving).

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