581 Valencia Street (Near 16th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Urban Burger is a hamburger restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission district that opened in May 2009. They focus customizing burgers to your tastes. They have beef, turkey, chicken, garden, and portabella mushroom burgers. They use all natural Meyer Ground Beef and Turkey, and have salads and a couple sandwiches for non burger fans. They use Mitchell’s ice cream in their shakes.
Decor, Vibe – Small, hip, clean, modern place with about a dozen tables. Locals mostly in their 20’s and 30’s were dining.
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Build your own Beef Burger ($7.75) with Cheddar Cheese ($0.75), grilled onions ($0.85), Applewood smoked bacon ($1.25), and french fries. (You can substitute a green salad) The burger is charbroiled to a medium well with a little pink. We didn’t detect any pinkness and found it over cooked and not very juicy. The burger was pretty massive and had good beef flavor. The bacon was pretty average, as was the cheese. Fries were average as well. Condiments were plentiful and fresh.
Urban Burger had friendly service with the burger taking about 10 minutes. Prices are typical for a burger from a fancier fast food joint. If you are nearby and looking for a burger, give it a try, but try to override the default level of doneness. The place is down the block from the good pizza at Arinell Pizza and almost across the street from Belgian fry specialist Frjtz. Also get some Ice cream from Bombay Ice Cream.
If you are looking for a better burger, try places on our Best Restaurants Hot List like Custom Burger, Pearls, or Mo’s.