If paying $25 for a hamburger upsets you but you can’t get with diner burgers for $3 either, you’re in luck. Popson’s is an order-at-the-counter spot that feels relaxed and neighborhoody, and makes seriously good burgers that are just the right mix between fast-food and fancy. For sides, the seasoned fries are the move. Make no attempts at being healthy when you’re anywhere within 500 feet of this place.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Civic CenterSee more
Charmaine’s is the rooftop bar at the San Francisco Proper hotel in the Civic Center.
August 1 Five
August 1 Five on Van Ness brings a very good restaurant option to a part of town that needs more of them.
More Burgers spotsSee more
Roam Artisan Burgers
The fast food-style burgers at Roam in Pacific Heights are much tastier (and more virtuous) than what you’d get at a drive through.
Violet’s in the Richmond is a good neighborhood date stop for cocktails and a light bite.
Getting a burger at Gott’s Roadside is one of the best reasons to go to the Ferry Building.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more