After selling his burgers at a series of successful pop-ups, Wes Rowe opened this Mission diner so San Franciscans could get his sensational meat-and-bread creations every day. WesBurger sells crave-worthy all-brisket burgers and fried chicken sandwiches, plus tater tots and other delights from the American fried food canon. The atmosphere is '70s roadhouse, complete with a faux rock wall and a soul music jukebox.
Once upon a time, a photographer named Wes Rowe decided that he would stop making his popular burgers just for friends and start offering them to all of San Francisco at a monthly pop-up. He won first place at the SF Burger Brawl not long after, which led to a weekly pop-up. Fast forward to now, and he has his own counter service spot in the Mission where people can feast on his burgers seven days a week. All of the burgers (“’n’ more”) at WesBurger are worthy of debate, but the champion is the original smash burger with mustard, pickles, ketchup, onion, and American cheese. The smash burger patties are only three ounces, so needless to say, you’ll want to make it a double.