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Need Burger Recommendations for this evening...

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friscotxfoodie Aug 16, 2009 10:22 AM

We're from Texas and looking for a great burger experience in San Fran. Not so into the gourmet burger scene.

Wanting a sit down, dine-in, experience for 4 adults and 2 children.

Thank you in advance.

  1. wolfe Aug 17, 2009 03:14 PM

    So where did you go and how was it?

    1. bbulkow Aug 16, 2009 03:33 PM

      links

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      Zuni Cafe
      1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

      Molinari Delicatessen
      373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

      Nopa
      560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

      Gott's Roadside "Tray Gourmet"
      Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

      Spruce
      3640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

      Serpentine
      2495 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

      1. bbulkow Aug 16, 2009 03:27 PM

        "great burger experience" has many dimensions; you could be more specific.

        Serpentine is making the same burger as the slow club, an excellent burger and is very styling with a super bar. Nice industrial atmosphere, quiet, no reservations required. NOPA is famous for their burger - much louder. Spruce has been talked up recently - might actually have the best burger. Town Hall has a burger, and great recent reviews. Zuni mentioned in other thread. All of these places have "california food" if there's someone who wants something other than a burger - full bar - cocktails ---

        For steakhouse atmosphere, consider EPIC roasthouse right on the water near the ferry building. If it's not the best burger, it's the priciest at $20 - and you can get a good oyster fix. You might sing "I left my wallet in san francisco" though.

        If you really want *nothing but burgers* in a relaxed but pleasant environment, check Mo's in north beach as well as burgermeister. Taylor's refresher has a great location but you'll likely be let down by the burger - it's simply good. Those places are more like $10 gets you a burger and fries.

        I have no idea why someone from Texas would be looking for hamburgers in San Francisco, that's about like looking for a straight guy in the castro, but I've been told to simply answer questions, not argue ---

        2 Replies
        1. re: bbulkow
          bbulkow Aug 16, 2009 03:38 PM

          Spruce's burger is only available at the bar, probably not right for your party. Zuni's burger might be lunch and late night only.

          1. re: bbulkow
            Robert Lauriston Aug 17, 2009 10:08 AM

            Zuni's burger is available until 6pm (5pm Sunday) and after 10pm.

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            saffrongold Aug 16, 2009 12:21 PM

            check out 7X7. they are doing a comprehensive search for the ultimate burger and give all the particulars.
            If it's strictly burgers you want, you could do worse than Burgermeister on Columbus in North Beach. Not a great atmosphere, but is kid friendly and near Fishermans Wharf if that is also on your list of places to see.

            1. wolfe Aug 16, 2009 10:37 AM

              See if anything on this thread seems attractive.
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/42175

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