Looking for the best burger in California? It is hard to beat a mouthwatering, melt in your mouth burger. One that has been seasoned and grilled to perfection and topped with flavorful cheese and dressed with your all time favorite fixings. Whether those are crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices or crunchy pickles and onions, we usually each have our idea of the perfect burger.
Here, we have struggled through our differences of opinion to bring you the most regionally acclaimed burgers we could find in California. To make our top burger list, these burgers had to consistently receive top marks taste test after taste test! This was research we didn’t mind doing, these burgers also were liked by the widest palette of tastes. So give our burger list for California a try. If you find a better burger in California let us know and we will make sure to try it out and weigh it against the competitors.
Also, we would love to hear what you think the best burger is to you, what qualities do you think are most essential? Or do you know of a burger joint that is the best kept secret in California and you want to share your love with the nation? We want to hear it, what you have to say is important to us!
Los Angeles, CA
Umami Restaurant Group’s Umami Burger is a new burger concept by a self-taught chef based out of Los Angeles. The Umami name comes from the Japanese word Umami and as a taste is a subtle but savory belnd of tastes to expand your experience while eating. Named burger of the year try the Umami Burger with shitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, parmesan crisp and Umami ketchup
Squeeze Burger, strives to give you the best when it comes to delivering your burgers. They have great staff who are ready to take on your needs. They make sure that you’ll be satisfied with the foods they have to offer to you.
San Diego, CA
Carnitas’ Snack Shack, is San Diego’s original fast-casual pork-house. Farm-fresh food, local craft beer, wine and pork-centric snacks.
R.G. Burgers with the R.G. standing for Real Good is a small restuarant with hand-formed, extra-lean and char-grilled burgers. All burgers are made with your choice of ground beef, ground turkey, bison, chicken breast or vegetarian falafel. Burgers are flame broiled and served with their famous R.G. sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle. In addition to their extensive burger menu they also offer hot dogs, sandwiches, soup, salads and desserts.
San Francisco, CA
Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers offers a selection of burgers which are all made up of only the finest and freshest ingredients. The burger joint is also known for using or adding no preservatives. Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers also offers a wide selection of vegetarian burgers, such as the Portobello, the Garden, and the Wildwood Organic Tofu burgers.
San Francisco, CA
WesBurger n’ More, features beer, wine, calypso jams sessions, sake, cider, and a magical punch fountain of youth. There will be rotating drink special collaborations with neighbor Mission Chinese and other friends of The Den. They offer award winning burgers made by Wes Rowe.
Founded close to 10 years ago, Burgers and Brew was created by two brothers who wanted craft brew and a solid burger made with 100% Niman Ranch meats, and the freshest ingredients. Along with the food, Burgers & Brew has an extensive knowledge of craft beer with over 30 taps to prove it. Today with 4 locations and 2 more on the way, it’s no wonder Burgers & Brew is a Northern California’s favorite place to grab a burger and a cold one.
Los Angeles, CA
Established in 1948, Cassell’s Hamburgers now resides in Los Angeles’s historic Hotel Normandie. They have added to the original hamburger stand with a classic 50’s breakfast menu, coffee bar, house made sodas, and a fully stocked bar. All of their burgers are still cooked on Al Cassell’s famous original crossfire broiler, ground with the original grinder, and pattied with the original press.