(415) 552-2522 • zunicafe.com
San Francisco’s Zuni Café opened in 1979 and won the James Beard Foundation Award for “Outstanding Restaurant” in 2003. Burgers are house-ground and grass-fed, served on grilled rosemary focaccia, with lots of choices of add-ons. Complemented by the perfect shoestring potatoes. Lots of other wonderful dining choices if not everyone in your party wants a burger.
(510) 654-6607 • woodtavern.net
Wood Tavern in Oakland serves up a mean burger, with Niman Ranch beef served on a La Farine baguette and accompanied by fries and other trimmings. Patrons can add blue cheese, Emmentaler, cheddar or avocado. Also on the lunchtime menu: hot pastrami, cod and brisket sandwiches.
(650) 322-1959 MENLO PARK
(650) 348-8698 SAN MATEO
A blast from the past, Jeffrey’s Hamburgers with two locations on the Peninsula serves their hand-made, freshly ground burgers just like they did in the golden age of diners and soda fountains. Salads, shakes and burger bowls, too!
Phyllis’ Giant Burgers
(415) 381-6010 • phyllisgiantburger.com
Phyllis Giant Burgers in Mill Valley gives you what every burger-lover wants: more burger! At a full one-half pound of the finest ground chuck, you’ll love every bite. And…if beef isn’t your thing, you can opt for chicken, veggie or turkey burgers.