Number 3 on the list of Best Burgers in SF is Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill. I visited this place on April the 21 of 2011 and had a really good overall experience.
The restaurant is located on a shopping plaza, here is the link to their website.
Don’t know for how long this place has been open, but it gave me the impressions that the store was brand new, good decoration, comfortable seating, the wall menu was not easy to read or understand until I arrive to the register and they gave me a paper version of it. After I ordered, they provide me with a number and I went to their soda machine, there a waitress ask me if I want Ketchup, Mayo or Mustard and that they will take it to my table.
After 5 to 7 minutes the waitress arrive with my food and all of the sauces I ask before.
– Great restaurant, feels like new
– Clean, bright, comfortable
– Nothing bad to say …
I order a 8oz BBQ Bacon Cheese with swiss medium rare, that comes with fries, tomato and lettuce on the side open bun. Normally I eat my food medium rare, and specially burgers because most of the time they overcook them a little bit so medium rare is normally medium, medium is normally medium well etc. This time the Burger was really medium rare going towards rare, at some point I feel like sending it back to the kitchen for a little touch up, but it was so good that I eat it like that. The burger and a soda cost $14
Overall Experience: 9 out of 10
Food: 9 out of 10
UPDATE: I’ve visited this place 2 times after my initial visit and I have to say this is definitely one of the best or maybe the best burger place in SF, their quality, friendliness and flavor are still top notch.