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Here Is Your Burger Itinerary for San Francisco

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Today, you can find a burger anywhere you are. But where should you go when you’re craving a truly spectacular burger? Fortunately, there’s the Burger Route™ : your true compass for finding awesome burgers wherever you are in the country. Wherever you might find yourself, you can click on the map and discover restaurants serving up your favorite meal on a bun in your locale.

Check out great burgers near you — and anywhere you go — on the Best Foods® Burger Route™ map.

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Stanford's Restaurant

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Located in Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza, Stanford’s Restaurant is a popular spot for the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, and happy hour. The quaint brick building on the corner of Main and Broadway includes an expansive bar and two patios. The kitchen, which partners with local vendors and growers throughout Washington and Oregon, prepares everything from scratch that you crave: gourmet hamburgers, fresh seafood, perfectly prepared steaks, ribs and prime rib, salads, sandwiches, and more.

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Kincaid's

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There are a lot of restaurants in the Bay Area, but few can boast about their view the way Kincaid’s can, where diners enjoy a diverse menu (or happy hour) against a backdrop of beautiful sunsets, marine life, and ships. Since 1986, Kincaid’s has set the standard for quality steaks and fresh, innovative seafood paired with an unbeatable view. The eclectic menu appeals to all appetites: The signature steak and seafood dishes are typically the draw, but if you're looking for a great burger, the Chophouse will not disappoint.

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Skates on the Bay

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This beautiful bay house is located next to the Berkeley Yacht Harbor, just a few minutes from downtown Berkeley. You can enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island State Park, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. Skate's seafood ranges from an expansive raw bar that includes oysters, sashimi, and poke, to whole lobster and seasonal favorites like Copper River salmon. The free-range chicken and filet Oscar are also guest favorites, and Skate's brew house cheeseburger — smothered in bacon marmalade and white cheddar — never disappoints.

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Black Bear Diner Emeryville

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Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’ll find something for everyone at Black Bear Diner. The diner’s already charming mountain theme is made even more cozy by (what else?) bear statues, art, and murals. On the menu are huge portions of ol’ fashioned family food at reasonable prices, making Black Bear Diner a favorite stop in the community.

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Palomino

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A vibrant "urban Italian" restaurant, bar, and rotisserie famous for its style, Palomino brings wood-fired Mediterranean cooking to a versatile, imaginative menu sure to cater to all cravings, from wood-fired pizzas to salads and protein bowls for lighter fare. And if you're looking for a great burger, the signature Palomino burger will not disappoint.

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Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco

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Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests, providing fresh, high-quality American fare and great service in an energetic atmosphere. The menu is highlighted by a wide selection of fan-favorite burgers. Escape from boring, traditional dining experiences and visit Hard Rock Cafe for a mouthwatering menu, tasty cocktails, and cutting-edge technology in a music-inspired location. Hard Rock Cafe’s menu features a number of Legendary Burger offerings all featuring the highest quality meats, fresh ingredients, savory sauces, and rich, melted cheeses. Each Hard Rock Cafe also features a unique Legendary Burger that usually can only be found at that location.

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Leave it to IHOP to craft delicious burgers for whenever the craving hits, including at breakfast. Slip into a corner booth with family and friends and dig into 100 percent USDA Choice ground beef burgers, featuring craveable flavors with a fun twist, like the brand’s distinctive cheeseburger omelette, which comes loaded with ground beef, hash browns, tomatoes, onions, and American cheese, all topped with ketchup, mustard, and pickles. Or try the Denver omelette burger, featuring an all-beef patty, white cheddar, sliced ham and an omelette filled with peppers and onions sandwiched between a grilled brioche bun for the ultimate all-day breakfast experience.​

Gott’s Roadside

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From office workers grabbing a quick lunch to friends and families dining out with kids, Gott’s Roadside in the Ferry Building Marketplace has something for everyone. High ceilings and a long lunch counter facing a busy open kitchen give the restaurant a bustling feel, while outside, the large patio with picnic tables is perfect for sunny days and rosé. This city outpost of the original Napa Valley roadside burger stand offers a popular cheeseburger, as well as modern twists on that American classic — think a California burger topped with a fried egg and and an ahi burger with a seared ahi tuna.

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Fentons Creamery & Restaurant

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The menu at Fentons Creamery features a classic selection of grilled sandwiches, burgers, salads, and, naturally, ice cream. Fentons prides itself on the quality and integrity of its products, from the ingredients to the education of the staff: Their mission is to tell people about the “Cow To The Cone” process.

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George's Giant Hamburgers

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All burgers are not created equal, says George’s: While many eating establishments claim to have the best burger with their fancy toppings and secret sauces, George’s sticks to what makes a great burger — the meat. Their burgers are cut and ground from USDA Certified Angus chuck on the premises daily. The result? A truly fresh and delicious hamburger made to order and served the way you like.

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Bacon Bacon

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Getting hungry? If it’s bacon you want, look no further. The café menu covers breakfast and lunch, plus options for your sweet tooth.

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Bistro Burger & Grill

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American favorites with California flair: Treat your taste buds to upscale flavors at affordable prices when you visit Bistro Burger & Grill in Lafayette. All of the restaurant’s meat is organic and every ingredient is locally sourced and totally fresh. Savor every bite of their perfectly cooked burgers and creative hoagie sandwiches, or pick from small plates that are easy to share, all in a contemporary, family-friendly atmosphere with full table service.

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The Grill House

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The Grill House is home to one of the best freshly ground, custom blended, juiciest burgers in the Bay Area. The burgers are locally sourced from Weber meats in San Leandro, are ground fresh daily, and feature a custom blended, 6-ounce, 100 ercent beef patty. Customize your burger with all the toppings or choose from one from our specialty menu. All burgers can be substituted with a Chipotle-spiced black bean vegetarian patty or a turkey patty and served with your choice of a side.

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Buckhorn Grill

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Great tasting and expertly prepared California barbecue is Buckthorn Grill’s no. 1 priority —you’ll find a family-friendly atmosphere where hand-prepared, top quality ingredients and fast service come together to create a uniquely Californian dining experience.

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Mona's Burgers & Shakes

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Mona’s Burgers has developed a reputation for its unique combination of gourmet burgers and specialty shakes. They hand-select all of their wines and beers and test every combination to bring you the perfectly crafted mouthwatering burgers you’ve come to expect at Mona’s.

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Stanford's Restaurant

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Located in Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza, Stanford’s Restaurant is a popular spot for the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, and happy hour. The quaint brick building on the corner of Main and Broadway includes an expansive bar and two patios. The kitchen, which partners with local vendors and growers throughout Washington and Oregon, prepares everything from scratch that you crave: gourmet hamburgers, fresh seafood, perfectly prepared steaks, ribs and prime rib, salads, sandwiches, and more.

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Kincaid's

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There are a lot of restaurants in the Bay Area, but few can boast about their view the way Kincaid’s can, where diners enjoy a diverse menu (or happy hour) against a backdrop of beautiful sunsets, marine life, and ships. Since 1986, Kincaid’s has set the standard for quality steaks and fresh, innovative seafood paired with an unbeatable view. The eclectic menu appeals to all appetites: The signature steak and seafood dishes are typically the draw, but if you're looking for a great burger, the Chophouse will not disappoint.

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Skates on the Bay

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This beautiful bay house is located next to the Berkeley Yacht Harbor, just a few minutes from downtown Berkeley. You can enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island State Park, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. Skate's seafood ranges from an expansive raw bar that includes oysters, sashimi, and poke, to whole lobster and seasonal favorites like Copper River salmon. The free-range chicken and filet Oscar are also guest favorites, and Skate's brew house cheeseburger — smothered in bacon marmalade and white cheddar — never disappoints.

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Black Bear Diner Emeryville

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Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’ll find something for everyone at Black Bear Diner. The diner’s already charming mountain theme is made even more cozy by (what else?) bear statues, art, and murals. On the menu are huge portions of ol’ fashioned family food at reasonable prices, making Black Bear Diner a favorite stop in the community.

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Palomino

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A vibrant "urban Italian" restaurant, bar, and rotisserie famous for its style, Palomino brings wood-fired Mediterranean cooking to a versatile, imaginative menu sure to cater to all cravings, from wood-fired pizzas to salads and protein bowls for lighter fare. And if you're looking for a great burger, the signature Palomino burger will not disappoint.

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Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco

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Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests, providing fresh, high-quality American fare and great service in an energetic atmosphere. The menu is highlighted by a wide selection of fan-favorite burgers. Escape from boring, traditional dining experiences and visit Hard Rock Cafe for a mouthwatering menu, tasty cocktails, and cutting-edge technology in a music-inspired location. Hard Rock Cafe’s menu features a number of Legendary Burger offerings all featuring the highest quality meats, fresh ingredients, savory sauces, and rich, melted cheeses. Each Hard Rock Cafe also features a unique Legendary Burger that usually can only be found at that location.

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IHOP

Leave it to IHOP to craft delicious burgers for whenever the craving hits, including at breakfast. Slip into a corner booth with family and friends and dig into 100 percent USDA Choice ground beef burgers, featuring craveable flavors with a fun twist, like the brand’s distinctive cheeseburger omelette, which comes loaded with ground beef, hash browns, tomatoes, onions, and American cheese, all topped with ketchup, mustard, and pickles. Or try the Denver omelette burger, featuring an all-beef patty, white cheddar, sliced ham and an omelette filled with peppers and onions sandwiched between a grilled brioche bun for the ultimate all-day breakfast experience.​

Gott’s Roadside

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From office workers grabbing a quick lunch to friends and families dining out with kids, Gott’s Roadside in the Ferry Building Marketplace has something for everyone. High ceilings and a long lunch counter facing a busy open kitchen give the restaurant a bustling feel, while outside, the large patio with picnic tables is perfect for sunny days and rosé. This city outpost of the original Napa Valley roadside burger stand offers a popular cheeseburger, as well as modern twists on that American classic — think a California burger topped with a fried egg and and an ahi burger with a seared ahi tuna.

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Fentons Creamery & Restaurant

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The menu at Fentons Creamery features a classic selection of grilled sandwiches, burgers, salads, and, naturally, ice cream. Fentons prides itself on the quality and integrity of its products, from the ingredients to the education of the staff: Their mission is to tell people about the “Cow To The Cone” process.

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George's Giant Hamburgers

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All burgers are not created equal, says George’s: While many eating establishments claim to have the best burger with their fancy toppings and secret sauces, George’s sticks to what makes a great burger — the meat. Their burgers are cut and ground from USDA Certified Angus chuck on the premises daily. The result? A truly fresh and delicious hamburger made to order and served the way you like.

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Bacon Bacon

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Getting hungry? If it’s bacon you want, look no further. The café menu covers breakfast and lunch, plus options for your sweet tooth.

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Bistro Burger & Grill

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American favorites with California flair: Treat your taste buds to upscale flavors at affordable prices when you visit Bistro Burger & Grill in Lafayette. All of the restaurant’s meat is organic and every ingredient is locally sourced and totally fresh. Savor every bite of their perfectly cooked burgers and creative hoagie sandwiches, or pick from small plates that are easy to share, all in a contemporary, family-friendly atmosphere with full table service.

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The Grill House

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The Grill House is home to one of the best freshly ground, custom blended, juiciest burgers in the Bay Area. The burgers are locally sourced from Weber meats in San Leandro, are ground fresh daily, and feature a custom blended, 6-ounce, 100 ercent beef patty. Customize your burger with all the toppings or choose from one from our specialty menu. All burgers can be substituted with a Chipotle-spiced black bean vegetarian patty or a turkey patty and served with your choice of a side.

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Buckhorn Grill

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Great tasting and expertly prepared California barbecue is Buckthorn Grill’s no. 1 priority —you’ll find a family-friendly atmosphere where hand-prepared, top quality ingredients and fast service come together to create a uniquely Californian dining experience.

Courtesy of The Grill House

Mona's Burgers & Shakes

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Mona’s Burgers has developed a reputation for its unique combination of gourmet burgers and specialty shakes. They hand-select all of their wines and beers and test every combination to bring you the perfectly crafted mouthwatering burgers you’ve come to expect at Mona’s.

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