Joe's Cable Car

(Now Closed)
Burger Joint and Diner · Mission Terrace
4320 Mission St (Silver Ave), San Francisco, CA 94112, United States
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. MasterCard & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
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    Stephanie S.
    "This is, quite frankly, the BEST burger in San Francisco Bay Area."(2 Tips)
    Alice M.
    "Eat the juiciest"(2 Tips)
    Carolina P.
    "Amazing burgers, yummy shakes, friendly servers and awesome decor."(11 Tips)
    Bryan B.
    "Large Fry and an 8oz burger with cheese and egg was $25 before tip."(2 Tips)
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Joe's Cable Car as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Food Network

    Guy Fieri, uncovers the best of the best at Joe's Cable Car in San Francisco, CA, where the classic burgers are made from fresh-ground steak every day. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
  • SFist

    The real draw is the ground ribeye and chuck steaks that Joe grinds fresh daily. Choose between 16 variations on the 4-, 6- and 8-ounce ground steak and top it all off with a slice of carrot cake. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
  • Miwa N.

    They are closing after many years of dedication to burgers.

    Miwa Nagamitsu Ahlstrom · March 15, 2014
  • Linda A.

    Not great. Unexpectedly pricey.

    Linda Anderson · March 8, 2014
  • Stacey T.

    Closing down, last day is March 16, 2014

    Stacey Tan · March 2, 2014
  • Claudio P.

    Try the Bacon Cheese Burger With Fries

    Claudio Palma · February 23, 2014
  • Howard C.

    Patty melt is not grilled

    Howard C · February 22, 2014
  • Michael

    8 oz Medium Rare Bacon Burger w/ Swiss Cheese was delicious and juicy! But pricey though but, I would definitely go again.

    Michael · February 13, 2014
  • Curstina G.

    Closing for good March 17tg. Must go soon. Joe is retiring.

    Curstina G · February 2, 2014
  • Carolina P.

    Amazing burgers, yummy shakes, friendly servers and awesome decor. Definitely would recommend a visit if you love hitting up local spots.

    Carolina Pokidaylo · December 31, 2013
  • Gregory Trevor R.

    Way too expensive for a burger, fries and a malt, especially served on disposable plates with plastic forks and knives. 6oz ABC burger for $20, not including fries, shake, tax, or tip.

    Gregory Trevor Rice · July 10, 2013
  • Diane R.

    Very good burgers, but milkshakes are not worth $6. Very expensive lunch for 3!

    Diane R · June 23, 2013
  • Bryan B.

    One of the worst restaurant choices in SF. Large Fry and an 8oz burger with cheese and egg was $25 before tip. Burger is okay but all the other ingredients are cheap (Walmart cheap). SKIP

    Bryan Buckley · March 19, 2013
  • Carlo S.

    Decent burger, but too expensive. The 2 of us had burgers and shakes and it was $55. Wow.

    Carlo Silvio · March 6, 2013
  • Maria C.

    Had a killer patty melt

    Maria Carazo · February 24, 2013
  • Jay F.

    The theme is such a classic! If you wanna relive the good ol' life, come to this spot!

    Jay Factor · December 13, 2012
  • Anita C.

    Despite giant signs in the lot saying they're open 11-11, they sometimes close early. Call before you go!

    Anita C · September 24, 2012
  • Keith M.

    They need more knock knacks, but food is Awesome.

    Keith M · September 23, 2012
  • Danny O.

    Excellent hamburgers

    Danny Oliva · May 5, 2012
  • Ann M.

    Omg. $20 burgers.

    Ann Montgomery · February 13, 2012
  • Donald W.

    This place is over rated. Burger I had was super over cooked and dry and fries were Luke warm (1 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Donald Wilson · January 25, 2012
  • Michael R.

    Great food, but too expensive to bring the family to.

    Michael Rosenberg · January 11, 2012
  • Harold H.

    Go hungry!

    Harold Hoffman · September 12, 2011
  • Curstina G.

    Best burger in town and great shakes. Plus there's parking.

    Curstina G · July 12, 2011
  • David B.

    Overrated. Their burgers are decent that's for sure. But for the price it's just not worth it. I don't care if nick fieri did a show on it

    David Bone · July 9, 2011
  • Kati S.

    The burgers are great but skip the coffee shake or choose a different flavor.

    Kati Stubblebine · May 27, 2011
  • Desert H.

    Yes it's a good burger, but at twice the price I would pay for it. Two 4oz burgers, two shakes, and a large fry was $50 before tip. This was a $25 meal at best.

    Desert Hooked · April 5, 2011
  • RB

    Delicious burgers and milkshakes. Prices are high but you are paying for quality. You can also earn prizes!

    RB · March 29, 2011
  • Erika D.

    Milkshakes are delicious :-)

    Erika D · February 18, 2011
  • Nathaniel S.

    The burgers are good but WAY overpriced. Sliders is a cheaper alternative.

    Nathaniel Sinlao · January 5, 2011
  • Crillmatic

    Don't come here unless you don't m

    Crillmatic · December 31, 2010
  • Rev C.

    If you want the freshest and juiciest hamburger in SF, you've found the right place! Click link for full review. Read more

    Rev Ciancio · June 29, 2010
  • Colin M.

    Look at the prices on the menu. You would think these average burgers were plated in gold. I've never seen a place so overtly desperate for your money. No fries with your burger? $25 minimum to park?

    Colin Moriarty · April 24, 2010
  • ronaldmulero

    Seriously awesome burger! Quite possibly the BEST burger in the USA. Ordered 4oz med-rare with everything. No need for ketchup or mustard. Worth every penny. (Cardboard fries, though.)

    ronaldmulero · April 17, 2010
  • s.

    They have the most amazing malted shakes.

    s. · March 27, 2010
  • Stephanie S.

    This is, quite frankly, the BEST burger in San Francisco Bay Area. Perhaps the best on the planet. must add this place to your "bucket" list!

    Stephanie Sorensen-Segel · February 27, 2010
  • Jules M.

    The #2 and #3 burgers are an onion-lovers treat! Skip the fries though. Bit expensive, but a good treat when you want homemade taste. Read more

    Jules Miller · February 23, 2010
  • Alexis C.

    Great food, but way too expensive. If you're going to charge at minimum $8 for a burger, you cannot serve it on a styrofoam plate. Absolutely not.

    Alexis Cordova · February 21, 2010
  • rishi s.

    If you love juicy burgers you should try this place. Don't forget to get your onion rings and shake. Go try it Read more

    rishi s · January 26, 2010
  • Andrew P.

    Delicious burgers!! Expensive though, at $12 per, and they have a share fee of $6.

    Andrew Pariser · January 10, 2010
  • Alice M.

    Eat the juiciest drippingest delicious-est burger in San Francisco and feel good that you're supporting a local business. Plus they've got compostable plates! Read more

    Alice Myerhoff · October 26, 2009

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