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
1,733 reviews
  • Casual
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Lunch
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
92% recommended
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Chart House Restaurant - San Francisco

$$$$·Seafood·
Fisherman's Wharf
919 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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
217 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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
81% recommended
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Perry's Union Street

$$$$·American·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
413 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fun
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
91% recommended
Hot Spot in San Francisco
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Hard Rock Cafe - San Francisco

$$$$·American·
Fisherman's Wharf
420 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
111 reviews
  • Live Sports
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fun
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
83% recommended
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Umami Burger - Oakland

$$$$·Burgers·
Oakland
158 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
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
90% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in East Bay
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Pub Republic

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Petaluma
361 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
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
91% recommended
Kid Friendly in Wine Country

The Fountain

$$$$·Californian·
San Jose
139 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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
82% 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
Kid Friendly in Marin
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The Farmers Union

$$$$·Contemporary American·
San Jose
1,162 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Bar Seating
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
87% recommended
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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
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
2,616 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
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
87% recommended
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Rock and Brews - Vacaville

$$$$·American·
Vacaville
45 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups
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
82% 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
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
100% recommended
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Blackhawk Grille - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Danville
1,879 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
Offering a well-rounded menu filled with burgers, brick-oven flatbreads, and more, Blackhawk Grille is a definite go-to for anyone looking for the best burger in San Francisco. TheRead more
96% recommended
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