Gott’s Roadside

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Details
1 Ferry Building Ste 6 (at The Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 318-3423
Burgers, Ice Cream, American
$ $
Hours
Mon–Sun: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM

Back in 2011, popular California hamburger stand Taylor's Automatic Refresher renamed its three locations (Napa, St. Helena, and San Francisco's Ferry Building) because its owners brothers Joel and Duncan Gott didn't own rights to the name, and couldn’t persuade its owners to let them trademark it. It may have been jarring to see the name change and the neon-lit red G, but what didn’t change when they adopted the family name Gott's Roadside Tray Gourmet were the storied grilled ⅓-pound Niman Ranch burgers. Cooked medium-well, but served "a little pink inside," topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and secret sauce on a toasted egg bun, Gott’s cheeseburger gets pressed lightly in a machine at the end of the line (employees say this steams the bun, but it still leaves the underside toasted-crunchy). The effect is thick and juicy. An icon. -Arthur Bovino

Foursquare Tips

  • best burger
  • Sweet potato fries. 'Nuff said.
  • A great place for milk shakes, burgers and hot dogs. -Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef
  • Not even a screaming baby could ruin your meal here
  • The ahi tuna burger is super yummy and really meaty and filling!
  • Have you tried the cheeseburger with sweet potato fries?...it's #40 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.
  • There are hamburgers that are made one by one, and they have this bleu cheese burger with crumbled bleu -- its great.
  • Don't forget to order a shake.
  • "can I take this with me?" Taylors employee reminded me that I was a grown man & if I wanted to walk thru the Ferry Bldg with my Boont Amber, then I should
  • Sure it's pricey, even for SF, but the food is quality stuff, and the setting just couldn't be better. People watching par excellence.
  • Burger and a glass of wine for under $15!
  • 40. Cheeseburger at Taylor's Automatic Refresher (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die | http://tr.im/7x7list)
  • Once u r there don't forget to try Chili cheese fries it's delicious <3
  • The manager here is awesome!
  • Ask to get the burgers on toasted sourdough bread and cut in half.
  • Try the Garlic Fries
  • Best sweet potato fries! Pair with an ice cold pint :)
  • Watching the zipline
  • Go with the cheeseburger and homemade lemonade!
  • The Ahi Poke Tacos are excellent! The burgers are delicious(I am always looking for a GOOD burger) the only problem, I wish the buns were just a little more toasty, might go with the burger better!!