Joe's Cable Car Restaurant

(415) 334-6699

4320 Mission St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94105

37.728344 -122.431840

Open Hours

Daily 11am-11pm

 
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Neighborhoods: Southeast, Mission Terrace

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From The Owners of Joe's Cable Car Restaurant

The burgers at this Outer Mission landmark draw raves from all over the city.

Reviews for Joe's Cable Car Restaurant

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Pricy Burgers...nothing special! – I was surprised to find that a 4oz burger was $11 and that was without fries! If you want a "small" plate of fries, add $2.95, want cheese? add another $1. Burger was okay, nothing special really. I got the vidalia onion burger and thought it was the wrong burger, but they pointed out the onions were in the meat...oh. So, $29 and some change for two small burgers, one small fries (very small order), one soda was sooo not worth it! I would much rather have a delicious burger from Kirk's Burgers! Mmmmm.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

MOST GRUBBIN' BURGER JOINT IN SF!!! – You've gotta go try these fresh ground burgers..they are like nothing else I've tasted!! I love the place so much I'm having my bachlorette dinner there before we head out for our pub crawl. The atmosphere is bright, lively, eclectic and the staff are super helpful and totally down to earth.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Overpriced & food is ok – I should have read some of the reviews before I went there. It was definitely overpriced and food was ok. I didn't like the fact that they charge $6 to share a burger. The only reason we went there was because one of my kids saw it on the Food Network and she wanted to try it. My wife and one of my kids are not burger eaters so they just wanted to get a bite from our orders. The waitress was very curtious in explaining the $6.00 sharing policy. I believe this policy makes it an un-family friendly establishment. If I knew before hand I wouldn't have gone there. Now that I'd tried it, I wouldn't go there again.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Numero Uno – I read some of the negative comments made by others and I had to respond! Yeah, it's a little pricey, My girlfriend complains about it. So, OK, here's the deal: I've tried quite a few burger joints around town and this place is head & shoulders above any of the ones I've tried. I'm always treated well, Joe is friendly, generous even. Of course the hired help turns over, so that has to vary. If I'm in The City and I want a good burger, I don't go anywhere else!

-Jeff

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The best real Burguer in Town. – After watching the show of food Network, my boyfriend and I decided to go to joes and try their famous burguers and as soon as I walked in I have to say, no wonder they were on the TV. When we first walked in I noticed the warm and welcoming atmosphere. They serve their burguers in three different sizes and trust me you can really taste the difference. I decided to get a 4oz burguer and my boyfriend went for the 8oz I was surprized of how juicy and tasty the meat was. They have a butcher window where we can walk in and see the meat being grind fresh everyday. Everybody knows that in order to eat well we all have to spend a little more, and if people can't appreciate good food they might as well go to Burguer king or Macdonalds and order a big burguer cooked in the microwave , with tons of fat and pay a couple bucks for it. However if you really want to taste a good burguer made fresh and enjoy a great service,go to Joe's Cable Car you won't be desappointed. I would definatelly come back.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

WAAAAAAY OVERPRICED!!!!!! – So, for a while my boyfriend and I had been told to go to Joe's Cable Car. Finally we decided to try it.

First of all , we were surprised at the cheezy ambiance of it all. Very commercial and not what you would expect given its location. The service was horrible! My boyfriend ordered first and I followed by saying "i'll have the same exact thing, minus pickles". Somehow that was unclear to our server who gave me something entirely different and my boyfriend's burger had no pickles. We also ordered a large fries and small onion rings but got a small order of both. The burgers were good, not the best. But we were pleased... until our bill came. $55 dollars!! Unbelievable! And they triple charged us on certain items. We would've much rather gone to in n' out than spend that much on a burger. I mean $55 and we get plastic wear and plates? What's the deal?? We were so apalled at how expensive it was that we saved the receipt and hung it up on our cork board. We will never return nor will we recommend Joe's to anyone. Tony's Cable Car is far better and cheaper!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Ridiculously overpriced – when i saw this burger joint, i knew that i had to try... but i wish i never did! extreme prices for a burger, you eat with plastic utensils, service is horrible, and burger itself is just mediocre.

if you want a GOOOOD burger, go to big mouth.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Greedy and Mean – Despite the mixed reviews we read and against my better judgment, we visited this place anyway. We drove 2/3 of the way across town to try Joe's after seeing it on the Food Network. We finally got there (it's not in a nice part of town) only to find an nearly empty restaurant with an indifferent staff. The cheapest burger on the menu is $10 and it is ala carte (no fries, chips, or anything and if you want cheese, it's another buck). That might be OK in Union Square, but it's simply outrageous in this neighborhood.

There's no kids menu, so my 9 year-old daughter and I decided to share a burger and add a side of fries. The waitress boldly stated that there would be a $6 extra charge for a "split plate". I told her that I would split it myself. She said that there would still be a split charge. I asked her exactly what they'd be splitting since the burger doesn't come with anything and she looked at me like I was wasting her time. Just to be clear, they have plastic utensils and paper plates, so it's not like they'd even have to wash an extra set of dishes. I don't know how they justify charging so much for the food and then add more $$$ on top of that (not to mention the $5 milkshakes). We left after it became clear that they weren't interested in having us as customers.

You would think that with so many empty tables, they might want to do something to please their customers. Instead, they're going for the quick money grab - to heck with what the customer wants.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Overpriced! – Joe's Cable Car does serve a pretty good burger, but I'm not a big fan of places that server different size patties. They make it seem as if their small pattie is just too small and you should try the bigger size. If Joe grinds his own chuck, shouldn't he pass those savings onto the customer?

Although I did enjoy the burger, the fries did appear to be frozen. Walking out I really felt cheated, $19 for a burger, fries and coke. Glad I went alone. Probably the last time. There are other places at a more reasonable price...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

THE BEST! – The BEST burger! They are full of flavor, juicy, never greasy, and made with organic beef! I've been to this place over 1.5 years and they are consistently great. The cost is a bit pricey, but well worth for the quality. One thing I would skip is their fries. I've gone to many burger joints locally that have good ratings, and they are pale in comparison to Joe's Cable Car. I brought my family, friends, and coworkers, and they all return on their own for more.

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