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Dec 2, 2010 09:19 AM

Hamburger near Half Moon Bay/San Mateo Area

Any recommendations for an excellend hamburger?

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    1. The 3 Zero Cafe is a fun stop. It's at the Half Moon Bay Airport in Princeton-by-the-Sea, and has a nice aviation theme to it. This is not a Zuni level burger, but it fits the bill when I take my son horseback riding at Moss Beach Ranch.

      Zuni Cafe
      1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

      1. On the high end, slightly exotic side, Pasta Moon in HMB has a lamb burger with harissa at lunch.

        Chez Shea, also on Main in HMB has a Ranchera burger at lunch too. I have not tried it but I would consider it a good bet based on the quality of their other items.

        Pasta Moon
        315 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

        Chez Shea
        408 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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        1. re: pamf

          I had the burger at Chez was good but I don't remember it much...meaning it wasn't bad but it wasn't killer and I wouldn't drive for it. However if you're close or there, certainly. The quality of the rest of the CS is good as noted. A nice place.

        2. Jeffrey's in downtown San Mateo will do a fair burger at a fair price. Avoid the place at the peak of the lunch rush, though.

          1. On San Mateo side The Counter just opened at Hillsdale Shopping Center - haven't tried that location but Palo Alto is really good.

            My favorite is Godfather's on the Belmont/San Mateo border - they're awesome. Jack's Prime in San Mateo is really goooood too.

            Hillsdale Shopping Center
            3101 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

            Jack's Prime
            3723 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403