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The 10 Best Burger Places Near San Rafael

Updated: October 6, 2021

In the mood for a pure beef patty? Or a butter bean burger? Take your pick from these San Rafael burger joints. We incorporated millions of critics and user reviews in our analysis of top review sites to find San Rafael’s best burgers. Build the burger of your dreams with 100% Angus beef patties and Brioche buns at these San Rafael spots.

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Julie's Hummus Bar & Grill

Mediterranean, $$, San RafaelMediterranean, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Phyllis' Giant Burgers

American, $, San RafaelAmerican, $San Rafael, West End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Garden Cafe

American, $$, San RafaelAmerican, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tam Commons Taproom & Kitchen

American, $$, San RafaelAmerican, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: San Rafael

    Marin Magazine

The Club Restaurant

American, $$, San RafaelAmerican, $$San Rafael, Smith Ranch
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Best Burgers

American, $, San RafaelAmerican, $San Rafael, Canal Waterfront
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

Original Buffalo Wings

American, $, San RafaelAmerican, $San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

La Meza Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean, LarkspurMediterraneanLarkspur
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Gravity Tavern

American, $$$, Mill ValleyAmerican, $$$Mill Valley, Cascade Canyon
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: Mill Valley

    Marin Magazine

Amy's Drive Thru

American, Corte MaderaAmericanCorte Madera
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Rafael. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in San Rafael, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Marin Magazine and more. All with some boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: Mill Valley and Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: San Rafael. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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