Recent restaurant reviews have cited this as "the best burgers in San Francisco." Joel, the proprietor for over 30 years, vehemently agrees. The decor ... More
Joe's Cable Car Restaurant
Recent restaurant reviews have cited this as "the best burgers in San Francisco." Joel, the proprietor for over 30 years, vehemently agrees. The decor at Joe's Cable Car Restaurant is simple. The inside resembles a fast food restaurant, plastic booths and shiny counter tops. The burgers are large and cooked to order. The menu offers a new and unique spin on traditional hamburgers including the chili burger and the avocado burger.
Absolutely awesome and off-the-chart burgers. Atmosphere is over-the-top kitchy but very family friendly. Shakes, malts, beer, onion rings, and fries are all first rate. I still think that if you're gonna charge what ole Joe charges for a burger, you better do better than paper plates, plastic forks, fake plants, and leftover fast food chain furniture, but the friendly staff and outstanding food make you forget about the relatively superficial shortcomings of this historical burger joint. Plus - if you've got kids, it's sometimes best without the clanky flatware and breakable plates.
The Burgers are very fresh and delicious. Service is okay. I don't like the plastic forks and paper plate which turned me off. The prices are kind of high for the not so great (tacky) atmosphere. The place needs an extreme makeover. If you are looking for better burgers and atmosphere, try Taylor's at the Ferry Bldg.
I've been going to Joe's since I was little child. I've always enjoyed going there. It's small, but it has a lot of character. The food is quite good. I love the milkshakes as much as the burgers. If you get a chance definitely stop on by.
Joe's offers traditional hamburgers. The way burgers were intended. They use freshly ground meat. Although, a little pricey but what do you expect from a freshly made burger. Not like going to those assembly line burger joints, with the exception of In & Out burger. Joe's is the place to be. One con is the french fries should be alittle better
I haven't been there in years. But whenever someone asks about a good burger joint in San Francisco, my thoughts invariably turn to cable car Joe's. There are about 12 different variety of burgers, quality beef, and the ambience... well you're eating in an outfit designed to look like a cable car. The milkshakes are booming! The only deficit is their tendency to sometimes undercook your burger if you ask for a well done. Other than that, I can't wait to get back!
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