San Francisco is full of excellent burgers, some that are even essential at this point. But our town also boasts some excellent new additions to the patty scene, making them the hottest burgers around.
These 16 restaurants are all places that are doing it really right when it comes to making the best burger possible, from renditions that employ umami-heavy porcini powder to others that replace the water in a housemade bun with pickle juice for that extra touch of flavor.
Don't see your current favorite burger on this list? Let us know about it in the comments below. Note: These burgers aren’t ranked — jut ordered from North to South.
Eaten your way through all the hottest burgers? Check out some of the city's other hottest categories in dining:
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