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Pearl's Deluxe Burgers

Pearl's Deluxe Burgers

Burger Joint$$$$
Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco
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  • Go here. Experience the burgers. It's worth it.
  • Josh O.
    "Get the buffalo burger medium-rare."(6 Tips)
    Mc C.
    "The garlic fries are da best!!"(6 Tips)
    Paul M.
    "1/4 lb Prized Pearl ask for tomato"(3 Tips)
    Trulia Pro
    "Our tip: get the Bula Burger and add a side of sweet potato fries."(11 Tips)
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  • Wilson F.
    Owner Yeung must be one of the friendliest, most welcoming independent restaurant owners in San Francisco, and his burgers are KILLER GOOD. Have the house burger w/ a garlic fries/onion rings combo.
  • Cora D.
    Cora De JesusMarch 27, 2011
    A friend advised me to turn your burger upside down as you eat it. Burger sauce and everything soaks into the bottom bun from the get go and gets messy, so flip it over and let it absorb into the top
    Upvoted Apr 25
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PrillimanMay 28, 2015
    Best and cheapest meal we had in San Fran. Both burgers were killer and the sweet potato fries rocked! Cash only and no alcohol (even though it says differently online).
  • Ben C.
    Had the burger with avocado on it and it was really good, however my friends had just a burger with several cheeses on it and it was phenomenal. Tons of choices.
  • Max P.
    Max P.August 30, 2016
    The first time in my life burgers on the picture are smaller than they actually are. Took spicy sly burger and it was just great. Must-have for spicy food lovers!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SheppardMay 10, 2013
    It may look unassuming, but don't be fooled. Their burgers are amazing. Get either the Phat Bob or the Bula Burger.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineMay 11, 2011
    Chef-owner Sylvia Park Yi's burgers range from the traditional to the Hawaiian-influenced Bula Burger (Niman Ranch beef patty topped with bacon, Swiss cheese and pineapple teriyaki sauce).
  • Andrew 🚢 W.
    Andrew 🚢 WongJuly 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The California Dreamin' special deluxe burger… an orgasmic medley of juicy beef, crisp bacon, caramelized onion and creamy avocado. So "flippin'" good!
  • Marcia B.
    Marcia Baroni SmithSeptember 28, 2014
    Ordered the burger with Buffalo instead of the regular beef and just regretted it. Spoiled the whole experience. Loved the garlic and sweet potato fries.
  • Sonya D.
    Sonya DeeJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best veggie patty I've ever had! I recommend it in the Spicy Sly. Beware gluten-freers, the fries are breaded (just added deliciousness).
  • Trulia Pro
    Trulia ProJuly 17, 2012
    If you're serious about your burgers, this is the place to go. Our tip: get the Bula Burger and add a side of sweet potato fries.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeJanuary 10, 2015
    A true gem. Totally a hole in the wall, but amazing burgers and fries. When they say spicy, they mean spicy!
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.August 6, 2014
    The veggie burger is surprisingly dee-lish and just as good and flavorful as the beef options. Do it.
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby MJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Attention all gym-rats! The Asian Chicken Salad is the perfect post workout meal! Everything is crisp, fresh and savory yet light. You can't go wrong
  • Sophia S.
    Sophia SummerloveAugust 3, 2015
    Hands down, one of the best burger places. Their milkshakes are addictive
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofAugust 5, 2015
    You can get 50/50 fries & sweet potato fries ("spries") or sweet potato fries & onion rings ("springs").
  • Steffi E.
    Steffi EsquedaAugust 21, 2013
    I just got a regular Cheeseburger and it was sooo good! Fries were good, too. Garlic fries weren't the best
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeNovember 20, 2016
    the garlic fries!! they are fried with garlic and so flavorful
  • Busem E.Y.
    Busem E.Y.September 13, 2015
    taste and delicious burgers.kobe burger without salad is recommended.small and very local place;should be tried.
  • Micah
    MicahMay 3, 2013
    Really friendly staff that take pride in their work. Food was hot, tasty, and cooked to order. Would eat here again.
  • Abood A.
    Abood AbussaudFebruary 9, 2016
    Amaaazing burgersss! Loved the cheese burger and the gelled chicken as well! Friendly service
  • Robin V.
    Robin VerlangenSeptember 29, 2014
    Great BBQ burger with fresh onions, nice baked bacon and some sweet potato fries!
  • Phillippe J.
    Phillippe JMarch 15, 2013
    If you're ordering to go, always check your food before leaving this place. My experience: http://www.yelp.com/biz/pearls-deluxe-burgers-san-francisco#hrid:oCI5n1OK2qLX2COtYsw5qg/src:self
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithApril 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can make any burger a vege burger. And definitely get fries—they're the best I've ever had.
  • Ephraim E.
    Ephraim EganFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a mini burger if you want to eat fries too. Regular burgers are so huge!
  • Teresa Y.
    Teresa YaoJune 19, 2015
    Good burger in the hood. Not worth journey for. Call ahead for pick up as they're slow. Bison served here. Good buns too.
  • Ruwaida A.
    Ruwaida AlawiMay 27, 2014
    Very small place but best burger on town the meat is cooked perfectly & it's not oily at all 👍👌
  • James P.
    James PantherOctober 31, 2016
    Quite possibly the best burger I've ever had! Don't forget the pickle!
  • Andy W.
    Andy WJune 12, 2012
    Excellent burgers and fries. Go for the half pound and add avocado. Treat yourself.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AdlerAugust 14, 2011
    Oh. My. God. Bring your appetite. Best food I've had so far visiting SF. Onion rings are a must.
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineApril 10, 2015
    They have a really good veggie burger. Add bacon and call it "The Hypocrite"
  • Jordan
    JordanAugust 4, 2013
    I had the Phat Bob, it was honestly one of the best burgers of my life! This place is awesome.
  • H K.
    H KAugust 11, 2014
    Pearl deluxe with cheese was great. fries/rings are on the large/sharing side.
  • Thabata G.
    Thabata GuerraDecember 22, 2014
    The Kobe is very juicy! And theis french fries are to die for.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MartinJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    1/4 lb Prized Pearl ask for tomato -- a bit of a greasebomb but oh so yummy
  • Paul S.
    Paul SMarch 29, 2014
    If you're not really hungry, order a mini burger. Fries were really good!
  • ALIEN
    ALIENMay 29, 2016
    One of the best burger joints on this planet. Don't miss it!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GalvãoApril 3, 2012
    Buffalo is one of the best burgers I've tried. But the fries...amazing
  • Jon B.
    Jon BranchNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite burger joint in the city! Go big with the Phat Bob Buffalo burger, Springs and a chocolate banana shake
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan StanisciaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Phat Bob or the Bula Burger. The coma that follows is worth it.
  • Fernando T.
    The barbecue burger is excellent, also de traditional burger.
  • Nicolas R.
    Nicolas RigaudOctober 4, 2014
    Ive never a place with such possibilities of customizing your burger!
  • Henry T.
    Henry TranJuly 21, 2012
    Get cheese and bacon on your burger FOR SURE!! Fries are petty unique too
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WJanuary 6, 2014
    Messy goodness. Pesto burger +bacon +avocado +onion
  • Bowe F.
    Bowe FrankemaMay 6, 2015
    This was amazing. Had the burger with blue cheese and a shake. Hmmm
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 21, 2014
    Yikes, the spies (half fries, half sweet potato) is a own meal.
  • Miss Courtney G.
    Miss Courtney GJuly 2, 2011
    The Buffalo burger is awesome! They're going to be opening another place on Market in about 4 weeks!
  • Mc C.
    Mc ClemonsOctober 26, 2010
    Best burgers (beef, veg, or chicken) and crispy fries. The garlic fries are da best!!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanAugust 8, 2014
    Don't get fancy. Great bacon cheeseburger.
  • William A.
    William ArcherJanuary 10, 2012
    Most places frown upon orgasming while you eat, pearl's understands that their food is just that good.
  • Brooke N.
    Brooke NiassAugust 20, 2015
    Burgers and fries to die for. I'd eat it every night if I could 😍
  • G. Sax
    G. SaxAugust 7, 2016
    The burgers are as good as rated on Yelp and elsewhere. Cash only.
  • Andy M.
    Andy McSkimmingSeptember 16, 2012
    Try their Turkey burger with whole wheat bap...absolutely delicious :-)x
  • Justin M.
    Justin McKissickSeptember 12, 2015
    Milkshake was great! Have yet to try the burgers.
  • Nick M.
    Nick MasonMarch 21, 2012
    Was seriously an amazing burger. Kobe Pearl Deluxe with Monterey jack and bacon....wow
  • Cas L.
    Cas LemmensFebruary 11, 2015
    Simple joint. Good burgers. Perfect for a quick bite.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MeshnaMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing burgers. Josh is the man. New go to burger joint.
  • Donald W.
    Donald WilsonFebruary 1, 2012
    Pearls has great burgers and average service. It's much better if you call in you're order ahead of time. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Billy
    BillyNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A little pricey, but it's delicious. Get the onion rings!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MeshnaJune 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Some days I can't decide between onion rings and French fries. Go for the Frings.
  • Neil R.
    Neil RososJanuary 31, 2010
    The Phat Bob's Buffalo Burger is tasty. Barbecue, bacon, swiss cheese. Garlic fries or onion rings on the side works.
  • Meritxell A.
    Meritxell ArmengolApril 28, 2012
    Best burger ever and nice staff!!! And cheap!!
  • Hazel D.
    Hazel DemonteverdeJune 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Now opened for breakfast! I'm addicted to their French toast! Yum!
  • AlfonsoMarcelo R.
    AlfonsoMarcelo RApril 9, 2016
    Best burgers in Town. Try the BBQ Burger
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the sriracha burger if they still have it.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LeFebruary 16, 2011
    Kobe beef bacon cheese avocado and grilled onions w/ sweet potato fries FTW!
  • Johan P.
    Johan PaulMarch 21, 2011
    Oh yeah, so amazing burgers! Just try the Kobe cheeseburger but do not dare to put bacon on it to ruin the flavor :)
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SerffMarch 21, 2014
    Their fries are amazing. Cash only here
  • Derek P.
    Derek PetersenNovember 21, 2016
    Ordered a burger and onion rings. Both were soggy dripping wet with grease. The mushrooms were not sauteed and seemed to have just been dumped out of a can onto the burger. Would not recommend.
  • Liz C.
    Liz ConleyMarch 28, 2011
    Don't forget to pick up some sweetpotato fries with your order!
  • Samaher
    SamaherAugust 13, 2014
    Super juicy burger compared to burger joints. Too oily for my taste
  • Basy H.
    Basy HaOctober 7, 2014
    Funny fries. Quick service. Not expensive.
  • Oscar M.
    Oscar MatamorosDecember 29, 2015
    Pearl's Deluxe with Bacon
  • François R.
    François RousseauSeptember 1, 2013
    The Pearl's Deluxe burger with bacon and cheese was good but the fries not so much.
  • @themayorpete
    @themayorpeteAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You can get your burger lettuce wrapped.
  • nada p.
    nada perroneMarch 26, 2011
    Best turkey burger! Make it a pesto turkey burger and you are set!
  • Stefan S.
    Stefan ShafikMay 3, 2014
    Phat Bobb - definitely one of the best burgers
  • Brett H.
    Brett HubbardApril 16, 2012
    The pineapple shake is amazing.
  • Luis M.
    Luis Martinez-SatrasJanuary 26, 2013
    Get the Kobe with springs and Chocolate shake!
  • Sunhoo L.
    Sunhoo LeeApril 21, 2010
    This is the best burger place in SF. So if you hadn't experienced yet, you gotta go right now! :) Read more
  • GregWasThere
    GregWasThereJanuary 3, 2015
    Amazing burgers !!!
  • Chanel A.
    Chanel AlexanderSeptember 29, 2010
    Oh yes- the "buffalo burger"- the juiciest burger I ever had!
  • PJ K.
    PJ KhalilSeptember 23, 2010
    Try the spicy sly chicken sandwich it's hot & tasty :)
  • Brad Friedman
    Brad FriedmanJanuary 16, 2015
    Great burger!
  • Tamas K.
    Tamas KalmanAugust 26, 2010
    Congrats, you've found probably the BEST burger place in SF! Go for the Spicy Sly.
  • Janah B.
    Janah BermudezOctober 21, 2016
    Pesto burger is amazing!
  • trinity s.
    trinity songNovember 4, 2010
    the best burger I've ever eaten! very juicy!
  • José Angel C.
    José Angel CastellóMarch 26, 2012
    Maybe the best hamburguer in San Francisco
  • Andy F.
    Andy FieldOctober 12, 2014
    Prized Pearl with Sweet Potato Fries
  • Paul R.
    Paul ReijnierseApril 3, 2011
    If they have it, go for the Nutella shake!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WagnerJune 14, 2013
    Get the Bula burger and some frings.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DickensonOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This is still holding up as my favorite burger place in San Francisco.
  • Raphael M.
    Raphael MaunierAugust 18, 2016
    Bula burger is very very good !!!
  • GOOD
    GOODApril 22, 2010
    They've got beef from Niman Ranch, buffalo meat—all that good stuff.
  • Malte G.
    Malte GoescheSeptember 16, 2012
    The meat is pretty good, but the fries and buns aren't anything to write home about.
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenApril 16, 2015
    Spicy sly. One messy affair.
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HsuDecember 7, 2009
    Great burgers. Must have. Get an order of Springs; sweet potato fries and onion rings. Read more
  • Jaci H.
    Jaci HodgesJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    3 Words: sweet potato fries!
  • Ricky R.
    Ricky RamosAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is beneath my apartment and always smells so good it's torture to stay away.
  • Tati L.
    Tati LopesApril 27, 2016
    Kobe beef burger!
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BouvierJune 16, 2015
    Le meilleur burger de notre RoadTrip d'un mois aux USA. Pas très connu mais excellent. Tout est fait maison. Il y a même un burger végétarien !
  • Laura G.
    Laura GonzálezOctober 1, 2014
    El sitio no es bonito, pero las hamburguesas son buenas y baratas. # Site is not pretty, but the burgers are good and cheap.
  • Matthieu D.
    Matthieu DelamaireAugust 15, 2016
    Le meilleur burger que je n'ai jamais mangé!! Je le recommande à tous!
  • Talita R.
    Talita RibeiroJanuary 20, 2013
    O cheeseburguer de Kobe é bem saboroso e molhadinho, recomendo!
  • Carlos G.
    Deliciosas hamburguesas y lo mejor las garlic fries
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