Need Burger Recommendations for this evening...
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.
"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 ---
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Gott's Roadside "Tray Gourmet"
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111
3640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118
2495 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107