Best-O-Burger in San Francisco is a unique way to get your burger. The choices are few. The burgers are slider-small. The onion strings and fries that come with your burger are crunchy and flavorful. The experience is inexpensive and fresh. Have a bag and chow down.
I walked over from the Sutter Street garage, working up a good appetite. As I rounded the corner from Kearney onto Pine I almost missed the small unassuming burger stand. Tucked in a little from the corner in an unassuming place, yellow and red colors dominate the place, like MacDonald's or In-N-0ut. What's up with yellow and red?
I ordered a 2 Cheese Bag ($3.78), strings and rings ($1.79) and a soda. The whole tab of $7.99 with tax is very reasonable. There are no tables in the tiny store. I stood and watched as my burgers were fried up in an iron skillet. Trays of fresh buns sat above the counter. In no time, I had my bag and headed across the street to sit on a bench and eat.
The burgers are small, probably 6 to a pound of beef. They are a gourmet take on the White Castle slider, but ten times better tasting. Each burger had a small slice of cheese and a nicely tangy sauce, sort of like thousand island. Slightly pink beef sat inside a soft and springy bun that held up well in all the juice.
The potato strings were crisp and slightly sweet, almost like someone had slipped sweet potato flavoring in. They were thin with skins on the end and stayed crunchy and tasty even as they got cold. The rings were really onion strings. They were equally tasty.
Treat yourself before word gets out. I think Best-O-Burger will be a big hit.
Burger 4.5 out of 5
Fries 4.5 out of 5
O-Ring 4.5 out of 5
89 Belden Place
San Francisco, CA 94104