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The Best Burgers in San Francisco by Neighborhood

In a culinary capital like San Francisco, you won't believe how many delicious versions of a classic hamburger are waiting for visitors.

Ah yes, the burger; one of America’s staple food groups. San Francisco is one unique place, and you can bet that we give unique twists to the burger while keeping its classic style. From messy to elegant, just be sure to order them all medium rare! 

Here are some of our favorite San Francisco burgers and where to find them.

Fisherman's Wharf


333 Jefferson St.

Is an introduction really needed for this California legend? Serving nothing but burgers and fries, this drive-in style joint is Californian comfort food. Be sure to check out their not-so-secret menu, which includes the notorious 4x4, a smaller grilled cheese, and Neapolitan shake. Most Popular Burger: Double-Double, Animal Style Fries.

North Beach

Comstock Saloon

155 Columbus Ave.

Comstock Saloon succeeds on its strength of fashionable cocktails, carefully crafted with soul. After surveying the drink menu and checking out the digs, forward your attention to the dinner menu where you will find the Comstock burger, along with other great choices. Most Popular Burger: Comstock Burger.


618 Broadway

The next time you’re out partying in North Beach and get the munchies, mosey along to Sam’s on Broadway. No frills, just burgers; this hole-in-the-wall mini-diner will satisfy any cravings until 3 a.m. Just make sure to bring cash. Most Popular Burger: Cheeseburger and Fries.



475 Third St.

Garaje is not for everyone, but everyone is welcome.  Boasting "no crap on tap," their food menu doesn't look half-bad either, with their signature Zapato: a pani-rrito (panini + burrito).  But we’re here to talk about burgers and Garaje definitely does not disappoint with their old-style patty with perfectly melted cheese and lofty bun. Wash it all down with an extensive list of beers or classic bottled sodas. Cash only. Most Popular Burger: Drive in Cheeseburger (Try Crazy Dave’s Double; it’s like an evolved In-n-Out Double Double).


500 Brannan St.

We could not talk about the best burger in San Francisco without mentioning the Marlowe Burger. Its Niman Ranch patty mixed with lamb, slathered with horseradish aioli, cheddar cheese and crisp bacon is absolutely a must-try. Start off the meal with Brussel sprout chips or roasted bone marrow before digging into arguably the best burger in San Francisco. Most Popular Burger: Marlowe Burger.


Super Duper Burger 

Multiple Locations

For the price, not many can beat what Super Duper Burger offers. With numerous locations around the Financial District, this is often a place people look forward to for lunch. Pair the juicy Super Duper Burger or Chicken Sandwich with garlic fries and wash it all down with a cold beer or an old-fashioned milk shake. Most Popular Burger: Super Duper Burger.

Mission District

Mission Bowling Club

3176 17th St.

Go for bowling; stay for the food. This is a great place for happy hour fun and very happy dining afterwards. This might be the best food experience at any bowling alley! Most Popular Burger: Mission Burger.

Trick Dog

3010 20th St.

Trick Dog is basically a bar, and that’s the tricky part. With its Scotch eggs, The Trick Dog (their hotdog-shaped burger), and thrice-cooked fries, you could hardly tell. This fusion cocktail bar will have you coming back. Most Popular Burger: Trick Dog.

Castro/Noe Valley

Hi Tops

2247 Market St.

Say hi to the folks at Hi Tops. This friendly LGBT sports bar is the place to be, with weekly specials including 25 cent wings and trivia nights. Most Popular Burger: Bacon-Beef Burger.



560 Divisadero St.

The mix of rustic touches and urban cool makes Nopa a great gathering place—so great that you will most likely need a reservation. Nopa is an advocate of sustainable dining, which leads them to have their own bee hives on the rooftop of their restaurant. Most Popular Burger: Wood Grilled Burger.

Marina/Pacific Heights


1785 Union St.

Would you like bison or elk in your burger? Roam presents their interesting selection of burger meats with different delicious styles. If meat isn’t your thing, their veggie burger is quite good. Most Popular Burgers: Heritage, Tejano, and Sunnyside styles.


Presidio Social Club 

563 Ruger St.

All the comforts of a club without the dues, this ex-military barracks is a great place for two or a venue for large groups. Be sure to check this out after a day in the PresidioMost Popular Burgers: PSC Hamburger.

Bernal Heights

Bernal Star

410 Cortland Ave.

Bernal Star is a neighborhood spot serving brunch, burgers and brews. On top of all that, they have a daily burger happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Most Popular Burgers: BStar Burger (Wild boar, truffle aioli, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onion).


B&J Burgers

6202 Third St.

Be sure to check out B&J Burgers in the Bayview, a quick ride on the Central Subway. This breakfast and burger joint will cook up a classic American burger in no time. Most Popular Burgers: Bacon Cheese Burger.