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Jan 13, 2008 09:14 AM

Help with Napa burger decision

OK Napa Valley locals. Need some help with a burger decision in Napa. Heading out solo tonight and just want somewhere to grab a really good burger and a glass of wine at the bar. I love Taylors and Andie's but looking for something a little nicer to enjoy. My hit list so far is as follows:

Solbar - (how can you not love a burger with deep fried pickles)
Auberge du Soleil (the bar)
Angele in Napa
Boon Fly Cafe

Appreciate any thoughts and assist. Haven't had a burger in awhile and craving one big time.

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  1. Not a local, but but two recommendations:

    Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena

    The Bounty Hunter in downtown Napa:

    Large selection of wines by the glass or by flight. No burgers though.

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    1. re: tanglenet

      Bounty Hunter doesn't have a burger daily. Angele's is great, along with the wine list and ambience. Does Cindy's still do a duck burger? If so, that's even better.

    2. I vote for Mustard's and get an order of onion rings!

      1. Rutherford Grill, of course.

        1. I almost hate to say it, but Fumé Blanc has a pretty great burger. In fact, I think it is about the best thing they do...

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          1. re: Carrie 218

            Anyone know if Fume Bistro still offers the Five Buck Chuck, served at the bar only? Quite a good deal at the time,

            ABC makes a good burger too.

            Alexis Baking Co
            1517 3rd St, Napa, CA 94559

            Fume Bistro & Bar
            4050 Byway East, Napa, CA 94558

          2. Has anyone tried the Squeeze Inn location in Napa? I like the original, although Sacramento is a little far to drive for a burger, and have the Napa one on my "to try" list.

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            1. re: foodfan

              foodfan: Could you post more info on the Squeeze Inn location in Napa? I can't seem to find anything in a quick search... Thanks!

              1. re: RWCFoodie

                So, I just searched again and found it... Anyone have anything to say about it? I still remember Guy Fieri visiting the Sacramento branch - that thing just looked so outrageous! Hey, I can't believe it - I finally succeeded with adding a "place" - guess I'm not so lame after all.... =^..^=

                Squeeze Inn Hamburger
                3383 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558

                1. re: RWCFoodie

                  We went travelled up to the branch in Napa and although the wait was much, much shorter, the overall experience wasn't as good. While I am a fan of clean places, this branch is very sterile and plain and the burger itself seemed tougher and under seasoned. They looked as great as the other place, cheese cap and all, but...Salting at the table solved some of that but not quite the same as having the patties seasoned while they are cooked. Plus, I always feel like my doctor is going to walk in as soon as I start salting an already unhealthy meal! Maybe it is just the essence of the long used other grill. In short, while I thought the drive and wait to Sacramento worth worth it, the shorter drive to Napa was not. Sorry, I should have posted earlier.

                  1. re: foodfan

                    Thanks for the info foodfan - I agree that the long seasoned grill might have had a lot to do with it... We'll have to give it a try though one of these days.

                    Not on the burger topic but on our trips up and thru the Napa area, I still have to stop at La Mixteca for a duro con ensalada de cueritos (not sure of exact spelling)...

                    1. re: RWCFoodie


                      * La Mixteca
                      2580 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558, USA Remove

                      La Mixteca
                      2580 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558