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Hamburger near Half Moon Bay/San Mateo Area

fud junky Dec 2, 2010 09:19 AM

Any recommendations for an excellend hamburger?

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    fud junky Dec 2, 2010 09:19 AM

    excellent (oops)

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      Calvinist Dec 2, 2010 11:48 AM

      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. pamf Dec 3, 2010 08:56 AM

        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
          ML8000 Dec 3, 2010 03:30 PM

          I had the burger at Chez Shea...it 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. Sushi Monster Dec 3, 2010 12:09 PM

          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.

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            vickimoore Dec 3, 2010 03:08 PM

            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

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