Food & Drink

The best cheeseburger in SF that you're not eating yet

Published On 10/22/2014 Published On 10/22/2014
Josh Alonzo

When's the last time you ate a cheeseburger that you were still thinking about the next day/week/geological eon? Because, despite the fact that there are some kick-ass beef-wiches in SF, that hadn't happened to us in a while. That is, until we visited Causwells, the new casual American bistro from Alvin Garcia (Delarosa, Lolinda, Don Pisto's) and Tom Patella (California Wine Merchant)...

Charlie Villyard

Okay, don't freak out, but Causwells is in the Marina. Still, the burger is so good, it's well worth heading there for lunch (11:30am-4pm) or dinner (4pm-1am). Don't trust us? Fine. Arrange the outing around a trip to the movies. Presidio Theater is directly next door.

Daisy Barringer

The American burger is part Whopper and part Double-Double, but, like, a bazillion times better than either. The meat is mixed with dry-aged fat and there are two patties, both covered in American cheese. The secret sauce is a combo of house-made Worcestershire, house-made Thousand Island dressing, and secret delicious stuff. The pickles are lacto-fermented for three weeks and it's all served on a Petit Pain bun. And it is all so much gloriously better than the sum of its parts.

Daisy Barringer

You're also going to want to order the trio of deviled eggs. You get one classic, one avocado, and one with smoked trout, all of which are equally delicious. 

Daisy Barringer

Finish your meal with "All-Star" donut bread pudding in spiced milk. The cinnamon-laced bread pudding is made with delicious day-old donuts from All Star and is as ridiculously delicious as it sounds. Not as good as the burger, of course, but then again, almost nothing in life is.

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Daisy Barringer is Thrillist's SF Editor and she is dead serious when she says this burger is her new favorite burger. And she does NOT make that statement lightly. Tell her about about your favorite burgers on Twitter @daisy.

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1. Causwells Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

This casual bistro from Alvin Garcia (Delarosa, Lolinda, Don Pisto's) and Tom Patella (California Wine Merchant) boasts classic American fare, like a deviled egg trio and pork belly confit, but the real star of the show is the the American Burger. The two patties have dry-aged fat in the mix, and are topped with American cheese, secret sauce (it's a mixture of Thousand Island and Worcestershire), and pickles. If that burger isn't enough to get you to the Marina, though, plan your meal around a visit to the Presidio Theater, which is located next door.

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