Godfather's Burger Lounge
1500 El Camino Real
Belmont, CA 94002
Godfather’s Burger Lounge opened in Belmont, December 2009 right on busy El Camino Real just south of the Ralston Ave. They focus on ½lb. fresh, all-natural “Certified Angus Beef” humanely raised burgers. No added hormones or antibiotics in their meat. Our last visit was in during the pandemic in July 2021, after indoor dining reopened. They still do take out and have some seats outside.
Decor, Vibe – Swanky Lounge like decor, with a bar area, flat panel TV showing movie star stills. Fun low booth couch seating by the windows, movie star memorabilia picture, twisty lights, burgundy color color scheme, and a view of traffic on El Camino Real. Fairly full with Locals, families, friends, having an informal lunch.
Godfather’s Menu (Click to zoom into any picture)
Godfather’s Burger Lounge Menu has many kinds of burgers, a couple appetizers, and two salads. You can select bun, cheese, and upgrades to alternate French fry selections. Vegetarian patties available.
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Godfather’s Food Picks:
Directors Cut Mushroom Burger ($15.95) also proved to be a solid burger that was cooked to our requested medium rare. The juices were absorbed up by the bun, while the sautéed mushrooms and crispy onion strings decorated the top of the burger. The onion strings could have been battered a little more, but all in all this was a very good burger. Sesame seed buns are from Le Boulanger.
Godfather’s Cheese Burger ($13.95) signature fire grilled fresh Angus burger served with homemade Godfather’s sauce was a very nice burger. Slight charcoal grill notes. Quality meats and cooked to a slightly red medium rare. Includes their standard fries which were fine.
Fresh California Burger ($15.95) hearty Angus burger layered with fresh avocados and garlic roasted red Bell peppers, served with homemade red Bell pepper sauce and cheddar cheese. A little more on the ‘healthy’ side, with some fresh ingredients accenting the juicy patty. $2.95 to upgrade to truffle fries
Salmon Burger ($15.95) Fire-grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon patty layered with
crispy onion straws, garden-mix greens & tomato. Served with homemade tartar-dill sauce. This is the alternative for beef haters. A large salmon patty smothered in a bit too much of their sauce.
Soprano’s Ultimate burger ($15.95) 1/2 burger topped with grilled mushrooms, onions, and two strips of bacon, served with homemade aioli based Godfather’s sauce. We had it with truffle fries (+$2.95). After about 15 minutes, we got it medium rare as asked for. Juicy, big, good fries, lots mushrooms, a good showing but minimal Angus flavor. Frankly the truffle fries are more garlicy. Truffle odors were hard to detect.
Philly Cheese Steak Burger ($13.50) Signature Steak Burger with onions, mushrooms, red bell peppers, and cheddar cheese, served with homemade BBQ sauce. Messy looking but tons of delicious thick, chopped up meat and mushrooms. Garlic fries with fresh chopped garlic & parsley were very good with a hint of truffle. Upgrade to garlic fries was $1.95.
Kid’s Crunchy Chicken Crisps ($5.95) with soda was a good sized portion of deep fried city. Sweet potato fries were good not not very thick. Nice BBQ sauce sauce for dipping.
Kid’ s English sliders ($5.95) had two small mini burgers with compact square shaped yellowish buns. A large helping of solid fries. The kids sundae ($1.95) proved to be huge, with almost 4 scoops of ice cream.
Godfather’s Burger Lounge had very friendly server with no ask refills and accomodating service. They are really trying here though. Burgers were solid, making this a fun nice place for some food. Be sure to try the garlic fries. We’d rank this place slightly ahead of nearby The Counter, Rave Burger and Jack’s, but not into top notch Pearl’s territory.
Kid’s menu available. 20% discount to San Mateo County Fire & Police Departments, Public Works, Military Personnel, Veterans, and “MDA” Foundation.Restaurant Map:
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