7 Best Burger Places in California


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Looking for some of the best burger places to try in California? Look no further because Fundreds has compiled a list of 7 of the top picks in the state. Hungry yet?

Slater’s 50/50

All across California, Slater’s 50/50 has made a name for itself with the mantra that no one knows what you want better than, well, you. While there is a fantastic menu of pre-made burgers, the “Design It” option lets you make your own, with everything from the bun to the patty to the cheese to the toppings and sauces all up to you. The seemingly endless menu of options means you’ll get exaclty what you want every time, and you’ll never leave hungry.

4505 Burgers and BBQ

While they might be known for their bbq, and rightfully so, 4505 is also serving up one of the best cheeseburgers you can find anywhere in the state. Called the “Best Damn Cheeseburger” it truly is memorable topped with gruyere cheese, lettuce, onion, and their secret sauce on a sesame and scallion bun. You can order some of their spectacular sausage and chicharones from their website, but it’s worth traveling to San Francisco just to get ahold of that burger.

Bridgetender Tavern And Grill

Oozing with old world charm (the same way their melted cheese oozes from their burgers), Bridgetender has been around since 1977 serving quality food and drink. Though the original restaurant was demolished and a new one built in its place to better serve customers from all across the country, the excellent burgers and unparalleled service remain perfectly intact. This restaurant, located in Tahoe City along the Truckee River, will remind you that beautiful California is so much more than just the hustle and bustle of its coastal cities.

Umami Burger

Think of everything you know about burgers. Now throw it out the window. These addicting burgers, utlizing the umami-rich flavors of Japan, create a whole new flavor profile for America’s classic sandwich. Growing so quickly throughout California (and beyond) it’s almost hard to keep up, Umami Burger just might be the most unique option for a burger on this list. And with so many new locations, you won’t have to travel far to find one.

Hodad’s Burgers

With the tagline “World’s Greatest Burgers” it is clear the local chain has a lot of confidence in their product. And you won’t hear any compaints from us. Keeping it simple, Hodad’s focuses on the simple and honest deliciousness of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and bacon cheeseburgers. The Guido, inspired by Guy Fieri and topped with pastrami, grilled onions, and mustard, is also a winner. The tongue-in-cheek name, referencing a nonsurfer who hangs the beach posing as a surfer, belies some truly great food on the beach.

In-N-Out Burger

Enjoying an almost cult-like following, In-N-Out Burger has been featured in movies like “The Big Lebowski” to solidify its status as a must-visit whenever you’re headed out West. But through all of the hype, it’s still just a great place to grab a burger and shake. Founded in 1948, the chain shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re getting the 3×3, the 4×4, the Animal, or just a classic cheeseburger, you’ll understand why this regional mainstay has been winning the hearts (and mouths) of Americans for decades.


Another regional chain, Fatburger has established itself by making a bigger, badder, and all-around better burger than its competition. Founded by the legendary Lovie Yancy in 1952, the restaurant’s name tells you all you need to know: this burger will leave you full and satisfied. Load it up with toppings and chow down. You won’t be disappointed.