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Best Burger in Alameda or Nearby?

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Some friends are doing a half marathon on Alameda June 5th (See Jane Run)
Their after run tradition is going for the good, greasy gusto of a burger. What's the best in the region?

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  1. Your best bet is probably Scolari's

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    Scolari's
    1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

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    1. re: Scott M

      Second.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/734866

      1. re: Scott M

        Third. Just be aware that there's very little seating in the restaurant itself - but people seem to enjoy having their food brought over to the bar next door.

      2. I think it's pretty unanimous. Scolari's has had a pimento cheese burger on the special menu the last couple times I've walked by and it's outstanding.

        An alternative to Scolari's is Pearl's at the Towne Centre.

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        Scolari's
        1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

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        1. re: nicedragonboy

          I have to say I was underwhelmed by the regular cheeseburger at Scolari's (and even more underwhelmed by eating it over at Lucky 13 -- might be fun late at night, but not in the daylight!). On the other hand, the last burger I had a Pearl's was everything a burger should be: juicy, meaty, etc.

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          Lucky 13
          1301 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

          Scolari's
          1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

        2. Thanks for the input!
          Scolari's it is. A good burger and a beer in the Lucky 13 beer garden sounds great.

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          Lucky 13
          1301 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

          Scolari's
          1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

          1. Eaten today: Bacon Bleu Cheese Burger w/Pluot Jam

            Outstanding! May I recommend Scolari's?

            FUNKY appearance, like most of East Bay and the neighborhood, but friendly with consistently great Chow - little seating...3 seat counter inside; few tables mostly outside.

            Classic hole-in-the-wall....

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            Scolari's
            1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

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            1. re: Waterboy

              Oh yeah, you want a Scolari's burger and I also love the Buffalo fries. Awesome!
              BTW, the Stromboli is amazing if someone wants something besides a burger.

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              Scolari's
              1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

            2. Sorry to disappoint but Scolari's was underwhelming at best. It may be the best burger in Alameda but it is not special. Good burger, not any better in Alameda, but not Earth shattering.

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              Scolari's
              1303 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501