What's not to love about a classic burger? Sometimes there's nothing better than a juicy patty on a warmly toasted bun topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and tasty condiments. Here are 14 All-American burgers that'll make you wish it was barbecue season already.
The burger at Cafe du Nord is as classic as the restaurant — which has been serving San Francisco almost continuously since 1907 — with sharp cheddar, lettuce, pickles and secret sauce plus a side of fries.
Photo provided by Alden & Harlow. Photo by Jennifer Che.
Alden & Harlow’s Burger — offered with limited availability — is made with an 8oz Creekstone patty, a house-made roll, and “your faith” in the chef. The burger remains a mystery until you take the first bite, but it looks darn good to us!
Ai Fiori’s White Label Burger — an eight-ounce LaFrieda prime patty served with bacon marmalade, slices of white American cheese, McClure’s pickles and a side of pommes dauphines (crisp potato puffs)— is the epitome of a power lunch.
Sunny Spot’s cheeseburger — with American cheese, crispy buttermilk onions, tomato, housemade pickles and fancy sauce — is a great dish to enjoy hand in hand with its Caribbean style side dishes like avocado mash, salt and pepper fries, and rice and beans.
Photo provided by Edi and the Wolf. Photo by Andreas Kurzahls.
A delicious lunch to cozy up to with an Austrian beer, the Wolf Burger at Edi & the Wolf is prepared with the restaurant’s signature Pat LaFrieda blend, gruyere and both grilled and crispy onions, with egg and bacon offered as additions.
The perfect complement to their fantastic beer selection, Cerveteca’s burger can be ordered with a beef, turkey or veggie patty and is garnished with red leaf, tomato, grilled or fried onion, housemade “not so secret sauce” and a choice of pimiento or cheddar cheese.
A reimagined version of a historic destination, Fog City delivers food that strikes that same traditional yet updated balance, featuring a burger topped with smoked tomato aioli, housemade American cheese, tomato, onion and dill pickle on a brioche bun.