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May 5, 2008 04:49 PM

Best-O-Burger Open

For those not aware, this is the new slider burger concept open on Pine just down the street from Kearney. Today was opening day and I went. Yummy burgers - nice and juicy on the inside, but they definitely have some pink, so you may not like it if you like your meat well done. The side is a fries and thin onion rings combo, which was pretty good but not outstanding. The options I didn't try were a vegie-burger option, gelato shakes, and a salad alternative.

I'd say it's in the top 5 of burgers in the city. Definitely more tasty than other downtown options (e.g., Bistro), but I'm not sure that they be able to handle large volumes of people if it gets popular, so service could be the downfall. Wait times will likely get to be extremely long in the next few days, so go before the buzz hits.

Note: Carry out only, no sit down service.

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  1. Sounds good. I just had myself a burger yesterday at Fudruckers. I think the last burger I had in the city was when I ate at Absinthe. I saw a Bay Area TV show do a little restaurant review on it and I ended up checking it out. I'll give this spot a try though.

    - Lando

    1. I dropped by for some fries and rings after eating at Paladar today for lunch. Like you said, not bad, but not great. I'm going back for the sliders tomorrow (or later this week). Gotta try it out before it gets really busy like Muracci's Jap Curry around the corner.

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      1. re: JonasApproved

        This place had a serpentine queue today at lunchtime ....

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        1 Market Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103

        1. Wow, a whole bunch first-time posters here. What is a "slider burger concept"???

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          1. re: Chuckles the Clone

            slider = mini burger like White Castle

            I lined up for it today. Tasty but I personally wouldn't put it anywhere in the top 5 burgers. The super-thin onion rings (more like onion slivers) are great though. Line looked a bit long (for a lunch place) but moved pretty quick. Bring a magazine or something to read to pass the time in line.

            Also tried their pomengranate-blueberry gelato in the afternoon and that was very good. I might just go back regularly for the gelato.

            1. re: junesix

              From what I've seen sliders are cooked on a grill whereas White Castles are
              boiled or steamed in rehydrating onion water. The White castle patty is less than 1 ounce. The little sliders seem to be a little healthier.

              1. re: wolfe

                They're actually cooked on big cast iron skillet pans like the Lodge cookware. It puts a slight, tasty crust on the patties but I think you have to eat it on the spot to appreciate it.

                The Best-O Burger website also has a link to a secret menu which includes some burger variants and a cookie-and-gelato sandwich. Zing!

              2. re: junesix

                Thanks for the update junesix. I will try and give this place a shot a bit early on tomorrow or next week.

            2. Hope their burgers are better than their really annoying web site!