And now, a Haiku: San Francisco fog // Burgers are delicious, yo // Let's power rank them. But seriously, here're the five best patties in the 7x7, expertly organized 5 to 1.
No. 5: The 4505 Burger
1909 Mission St; The Mission; 415.525.4239
From the butchers who handle more meat than a Kardashian in Kankun (!), this burger is all about simple, well-prepared deliciousness... that's sadly only available two days a week (hence the lower rating).
No. 4: Pastrami Burger
3150 24th St; The Mission; 415.787.3354
The Mish's amazing Jewish deli has an incredible pastrami burger that may've gotten lost in the hustle of Reubens and corned beef sandwiches, but it really shouldn't, because it's delicious and on a challah bun (holla!!).
No. 3: The Super Duper Burger
721 Market St; Financial District; 415.538.3437
The city's not-fast-food fast food burger joint has several spots, because they are undeniably one of the best quick burgers you can get, plus their regular burger actually comes with two
patties, because, yes.
No. 2: Bacon/Cheddar/Onion Burger
330 Townsend St; SOMA; 415.974.5599
Though it's actually available at all three of their spots (Marlowe, Park Tavern
, and S&R Lounge
), it originated here and is undeniably one of the best in the city, with caramelized onions, horseradish aioli, bacon, and cheddar.
No. 1: The KronnerBurger
2379 Mission St; The Mission; 415.656.9871
This super-indie spot in the darkened overflow space of Bruno's tops out our list with the supremely well-done namesake burger, which combines aged beef, bone marrow, and cucumber pickles for absolute burger perfection. Burgfection, even.