October 9th, 2013 by Nikki
The Cable Fresh Ground Beef Steak – Everyone’s favorite. Served on a sesame seed bun and garnished. $11 An additional $3 for small fries and/or $4 for onion rings.
I was skeptical based on the look of this place, but I have to thank Heidi for recommending it and my friend Maritza for moving nearby — this burger was really good!
The meat was simple, without a lot of seasoning, but cooked exactly the way I ordered it and love to eat it: medium rare. The toppings and bun accented the meat perfectly without overpowering the flavor. A well balanced burger to bun to condiment ratio.
I also got a vanilla milk shake, which was creamy and delicious, full of vanilla flavor. The fries were a little boring and not crispy enough for me, I would only order onion rings next time. They were delicious and easy to eat, when I took a bite I didn’t lose the majority of onion; I was able to eat it with both onion and breading throughout each bite. Crispy goodness.
The burger and place were quite an experience!
Joe’s Cable Car on Yelp
4320 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112 map
September 30th, 2013 by Nikki
The Zeitgeist burger comes with mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and your choice of cole slaw or fries for $7.00.
This burger was recommended to me by one or two people, which is why I’m reviewing it.
While I was waiting in line to order I noticed the chef holding a frozen burger patty. Seeing this made me a little hesitant about eating the burger, but I ordered it anyway. And I have to say, I was surprised by how good it was. That said, it was still just a simple, standard bar burger.
I didn’t like the fries very much, they were too mushy. But the cole slaw was light and fresh.
If you’re at Zeitgeist and want a burger, you can safely order one knowing that your burger craving will be sufficed. But I wouldn’t go there specifically to eat a burger. There are much better burgers to be had in the city for a shorter wait with less crowds.
Zeitgeist on Yelp
199 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103 Map
September 4th, 2013 by Nikki
The KronnerBurger — $11, plus french fries — $4. You can also add marrow for $4, but it’s kind of not worth it.
This burger was recommended to me by one of my favorite chefs, Guillermo at Dear Mom, AND our food tour guide, Melissa from Avital Tours. When I looked into it, I failed to notice the “salty” and “rare” note on the web site.
They aren’t kidding about the salty part, holy crap this thing was salty. That was the first thing I noticed when I bit into it. I got a little used to the saltiness as I continued eating, but it was very noticeable and somewhat overpowering. Even the pickles on it were extra salty with a sweet and bitter flavor.
The bun was delicious, I think it had butter on it and the the texture was soft, reminding me a bit of brioche. It didn’t fall apart and held the burger together well — it was just the right size (sometimes the bun is too big and all you taste is bread).
The french fries were also extremely salty, no surprise. They were faintly crispy and soft on the inside. I like them crispier.
I’m sorry, I can only give this burger four stars — super salty is just not my thing. However if you like salty, you should try this burger.
KronnerBurger on Yelp
2379 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110 Map
August 5th, 2013 by Nikki
(Photo from Go Ramen)
What a crazy idea! I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m a little curious. If you make one, please let me know what you think! Check out this blog post: Ramen Burger™ Debut
June 3rd, 2013 by Nikki
How about a silly shirt completely covered in burger imagery? I don’t love burgers quite enough to wear this shirt, but if you’re brave enough you should send me some pictures of you wearing it. Can you pull it off? If you think so, you can get it over at Modcloth.
May 30th, 2013 by Nikki
Ella’s Burger: Niman Ranch ground chuck, organic cheddar, fried shallots, roasted tomato aioli, on house made brioche, herbed french fries – $12.00. Add Niman Ranch applewood smoked bacon for $2.00 (I did not).
What a huge burger! Honestly, I couldn’t finish it. As you can see from the photo some of the toppings were on the side. Once I put it all together it was quite a beast to tackle! After figuring out how to pick it up I discovered that it was going to be dripping all over my plate, and as you may know I love a good mess.
However, the meat was plain. There were no spices or flavorings of any kind so I wasn’t very impressed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good average burger, but it’s not special.
This wasn’t mentioned in the description, but there were some crispy grilled onions on the burger. They were good and added great contrasting flavor, but there weren’t enough of them to make a difference.
You’ll also notice some pickles in the photo, those were tasty. Kind of dill-like a bit of sweet AND sour. Don’t tell anyone, but I think I liked those the best!
The fries were too soft for me, I like them crispy. But the sage flavoring was a nice touch, a little different.
I give them a three for having a good average burger. And huge for the price!
Ella’s on Yelp
500 Presidio Ave
San Francisco, CA 94115 Map
May 28th, 2013 by Nikki
If so, you might want to check out the burger at Dr Teeth & the Electric Mayhem. I haven’t had the burger yet myself, but it’s on the list — called the Ghost Pepper Burger. Have you had it? Let us know what you thought of it!
May 24th, 2013 by Nikki
The burger: Angus beef patty, dill pickle relish, little gem lettuce, special sauce, side of potatoes. For $12 and I added an egg for $1. The toppings may vary a little.
What a great burger! The glorious toppings were delightful. They added so much flavor, every bite was a little different. I had to eat it with a knife and fork because it was so big and messy — just the way I like it! I highly recommend adding the egg especially if you’re a fan of runny yolk. The bun was soft and eggy, might have been brioche.
- The meat was cooked just right – they didn’t even ask me how I wanted it – and it tasted great, wasn’t boring. Just the right mix of saltiness, rareness and char.
- The burger is available for brunch on weekends and at dinner, except for Monday nights when Dear Mom does pop-ups.
The potatoes were also yummy, a little crispy and soft in the middle, salted well.
Dear Mom on Yelp
2700 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 Map
September 27th, 2012 by Nikki
Suggested by An who says, “…you MUST get the fried egg with it.”
The Wayfare starts you off with some warm popovers and my goodness, they were friggin delicious! They had an eggy taste that I really enjoyed. The texture was soft, light and fluffy.
But we went for the burger:
Wayfare Burger “Le Grande” – grass-fed proprietary grind, Marin brie, roasted onion, smoked bacon, brioche (with fries) $19. With sunny side up Petaluma egg – add $2 (which I did).
As a whole it was well put together. The cheese, onion, bacon and egg tasted great, but the meat was a little bland. Without the toppings the burger just falls apart. I ordered mine medium-rare as usual, but it came rare which disappointed me. I should have known better because the restaurant is really fancy. Oh well, lesson learned! For $21 I expected this thing to knock my socks off and it didn’t. So I’m only giving them three stars.
The fries were tasty and crispy and the room was loud which put a damper on our conversation. At the end they give you some small cookies which were also yummy with a salty kick. As is the case with a handful of burger places I’ve reviewed, if you eat here order something else.
Wayfare Tavern on Yelp
558 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111 Map
September 27th, 2012 by Nikki
Organic burger on Acme bun / baguette $11.95 (with salad, fries or minestrone).
I had been wanting to eat here for a while. I don’t know why, the location or the look of the logo maybe? Anyway we finally went on a whim and I ordered the burger. I expected it to be good and maybe because of that my expectations were too high. It was just an ok burger, nothing too special about it. You’d probably be better off ordering something else if you choose to dine here.
Chow on Yelp
215 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94114 Map