The Daily Meal recently published our list of the 101 Best Burgers in America for 2015. It was our third time attempting the ranking, and building on last year’s list, we assembled a poll that included almost 250 burgers from across the country, from Hollywood, Florida, to Anchorage, Alaska. 70 burger experts then voted for their favorites, and we published the top 101. Last year, the top-ranked burger from San Francisco was the cheeseburger at Gott’s Roadside, but this year saw a new top burger from The Golden Gate City.
The lunch-only grass-fed burger at this San Francisco classic is ground in-house, medium-lean, and comes on grilled rosemary focaccia slathered with aïoli. Beecher's Flagship or Bayley Hazen blue are available options, as are grilled onions or sliced heirloom tomatoes. There's very much of an only-in-Northern-California feel about the whole arrangement, which is just fine with us.
Zuni Café’s hamburger is so good, it came in at #18 on our list, out-scoring the cheeseburger at 4505 Meats (#85) and last year’s best burger from San Francisco, the cheeseburger at Gott’s Roadside (#39). This means that the hamburger at Zuni Café is both the eighteenth-best burger in the country, and the very best burger in San Francisco in 2015.