Must-Visit Burger Joints In The North Bay, California

Photo of Blanche Minoza
24 November 2016

Though San Francisco undoubtedly is home to many phenomenal burger joints, there are a number of additional establishments across the Golden Gate that present decadent burgers for beef lovers and vegans! Explore what the North Bay has to offer in this department of classic American dining.

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Maguire’s Pub

It isn’t actually a burger joint, but stopping by Maguire’s Pub if only to try their Petaluma Burger is a necessary task for anyone around Sonoma. What makes it so wonderful? Simply adding avocado and an over-easy egg. The combination of flavors and textures (the thick patty, the oozing egg yolk, the smooth avocado) results in the ultimate burger experience. It especially goes well with a side of Maguire’s delicious salted sweet potato fries, arguably some of the best around the North Bay.

Phyllis’ Giant Burgers

Phyllis’ Giant Burgers is a chain restaurant with a few locations around the North Bay, specifically San Rafael and Santa Rosa. It has stood with consistent renown and has won multiple of Pacific Sun’s Best of Marin Awards over the years. As their name implies, the burgers are of great size for what they cost; additionally, they are made with quality Niman Ranch beef. Whether you get the Pepper Jack or the Giant Burger, you can easily customize the ingredients to essentially create a burger of your own, and no matter what, it will be delicious.

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Handfuls of patrons constantly rave about the multifarious flavorful burgers Santa Rosa’s Superburger has to offer. The room is often crowded with eager customers. Superburger’s juicy, perfectly-grilled, grass-fed beef will have mouths watering, especially their McDonald Avenue Burger. It is ingeniously topped with creamy blue cheese, artichoke heart mayo, and garlic mushrooms. Visitors can also choose from a variety of sweet and savory flavors for your milkshake, including peanut butter and butterfingers, to add to the decadence of the meal.

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Fifi’s Diner

Fifi’s Diner has been situated in Greenbrae, California for years and still remains thanks to delectable burgers. Its appearance, which is reminiscent of an diner from the ’50s, is automatically inviting and is what lures people in; their food is what makes them stay, and furthermore, keeps them coming back. From their guacamole-infused California Burger to their Bacon Cheeseburger, all within a soft sesame bun, Fifi’s will surely satisfy anyone’s cravings and taste buds.

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Amy’s Drive Thru

Amy’s Drive Thru is redefining fast food with meals that are all either organic or vegan. Offering options such as macaroni and cheese, salads, and of course, cheeseburgers, while simultaneously maintaining regard for health and environmental sustainability, Amy’s is a must-try, one that will probably turn into a frequently-visited.

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