The Best Burgers in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

Home to the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge and the picturesque "painted ladies," San Francisco is a regular scenic city right off a Hallmark postcard. Indeed, with summer-like weather virtually all year round and beautiful beaches to boot, San Francisco is a slice of paradise right here in the U.S. And what's better than a cheeseburger in paradise? San Francisco has countless options for burgers of all styles, from classic steakhouse cheeseburgers to ones with a kaleidoscope of seasonal-inspired toppings. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best burger spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Perry's - Embarcadero, Chart House Restaurant - San Francisco, Myriad Gastropub
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Seafood, Global, International
Neighborhoods:Financial District / Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Mission

Perry's - Embarcadero

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,755 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
Serving an array of entrees from their classic, yet inventive, all-American menu, Perry's - Embarcadero offers a wide variety of delicious dishes that customers of all kinds have cRead more
96% recommended
Kid Friendly in San Francisco Bay Area
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Chart House Restaurant - San Francisco

$$$$·Seafood·
Fisherman's Wharf
919 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
Stationed at the Bay End of PIER 39, Chart House serves up spectacular views of landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, and the Pier’s famous sea lions. HiRead more
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Myriad Gastropub

$$$$·Global, International·
Mission
220 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Looking to find the best burger in SF in an environment that is relaxed, fun, and friendly? Myriad Gastropub offers a myriad of tasty options. With a vast array of entrees made froRead more
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Perry's Union Street

$$$$·American·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
413 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
Known for being a busy eatery with a long-standing reputation for providing yummy meals in a comfortably vibrant atmosphere. Complete with checkered floors and wood-paneled walls, Read more
100% recommended
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Hard Rock Cafe - San Francisco

$$$$·American·
Fisherman's Wharf
421 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
When it comes to having great food and tons of fun, the Hard Rock Cafe is tough to beat. Most well-known for hosting life-changing events featuring an range of musical superstars, Read more
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Players Sports Grill & Arcade

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Fisherman's Wharf
113 reviews
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Scenic View
Seeking some delicious food and family-friendly fun? Players Sports Grill & Arcade is the place to be. An exciting, vibrant restaurant with flat screen TVs, 15 brews on tap, and a Read more
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Umami Burger - Oakland

$$$$·Burgers·
Oakland
158 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
For those seeking tasty, juicy burgers, Umami Burger promises to serve “the best burger you've ever had.” A casual dining experience that offers lunch, dinner, happy hour, and moreRead more
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Pub Republic

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Petaluma
437 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Serving a wide variety of delicious American comfort foods, Pub Republic specializes in juicy burgers, steak, salad, and fish and chips, as well as an array of other hearty meals. Read more
90% recommended
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The Farmers Union

$$$$·Contemporary American·
San Jose
1,215 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
An incredibly inviting tavern serving an array of American foods all in a relaxing atmosphere, The Famers Union is a unique eatery loved by locals and visitors. Offering large flatRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in San Jose / Silicon Valley

Bishop Grill - San Ramon Marriott

$$$$·Contemporary American·
San Ramon
45 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
Focusing on locally sourced, seasonally inspired dishes of all kinds, Bishop Grill is the ultimate portrait of sustainable dining. Known for friendly service and a fun atmosphere, Read more
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The Counter - Palo Alto

$$$$·Burgers·
Palo Alto
12 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fun
For those seeking the juiciest, tastiest burgers in SF, The Counter might be the perfect place. Offering a variety of mouthwatering ingredients to help customers build their own buRead more
100% recommended
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Park Tavern

$$$$·American·
North Beach
2,615 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood, Park Tavern iRead more
100% recommended
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DC Tap House

$$$$·Burgers·
Cupertino
4 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fit for Foodies
Searching for the tastiest burgers in the San Francisco area? The DC Tap House won't disappoint. A newly renovated space, customers enjoy the exciting atmosphere as much as the fooRead more
100% recommended
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Buffalo Wild Wings

$$$$·Grill·
Daly City
A casual neighborhood gem of an eatery, Buffalo Wild Wings has been in existence since 1982. Affectionately known as B-Dubs®, Buffalo Wild Wings has created a cult-like following oRead more
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Butcher Crown Roadhouse

$$$$·Barbecue·
Petaluma
33 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
Serving a vast array of “farm to fire” fare, the Butcher Crown Roadhouse is a burger-lover's dream. Proudly utilizing a variety of locally sourced ingredients, the Butcher Crown RoRead more
90% recommended
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Tied House

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Mountain View
33 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
An infamous high-end hub in Silicon Valley, Tied House is known for serving tasty gastropub food while accommodating the likes of NASA scientists, Stanford professors, and more. ThRead more
91% recommended
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The Fountain

$$$$·Californian·
San Jose
139 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Quiet Conversation
With a full menu that includes breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dessert, no matter what flavors customers covet, they can find it at The Fountain. Serving up a variety of locally sourRead more
83% recommended
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Belcampo - Larkspur

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Larkspur
270 reviews
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Great for Lunch
A butcher shop and restaurant, Belcampo fully encompasses the farm-to-table ideal. Serving an array of organic, sustainable entrees, this place is perfect for those who want to enjRead more
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Rock and Brews - Vacaville

$$$$·American·
Vacaville
45 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
Serving up American comfort foods in a rock-inspired atmosphere, Rock and Brews provides a unique ambiance that only adds to the overall amazing dining experience. A rock music lovRead more
83% recommended
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