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Al's Big Burger

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437 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1124
510-527-1523
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Very good old-school burgers

Al's burgers are very good, simple, old-school fare. Kind of the antithesis of Elevation 66 down the street, but each have their place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2012
Chris M
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San Francisco, California
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Elk Grove, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Before I tell you a place to go for Bay Area Hamburgers, I must explain the concept to you. WHAT is a HAMBURGER? According to the publication NORTH KOREA TODAY, the former Dear leader, Kim Jong il invented the 'hamburger' in 1983. Let McDonalds & Carls Jr dispute this claim---they're only doing so because they fear North Korea will sell... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

So thrilled to have found a good small burger option. It's just like the big cheeseburger except smaller so I can eat the whole thing without feeling too stuffed. Good spot.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Al's burgers are very good, simple, old-school fare. Kind of the antithesis of Elevation 66 down the street, but each have their place.

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Berkeley, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Looking for a fast meal that isn't made entirely of ground corn, fillers and chemicals? Look no further! My family swears by the burgers or cheeseburgers that you can see being cooked on the grill right in front of you. My favorite is the chicken burger which is a plump grilled chicken breast served with burger fixings along with a... More 

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Berkeley, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

This is the classic small burger place. It's very similar to Fosters Freeze, A&W, Dairy Queen, etc. etc. - the best thing about eating here instead of those places is that you're supporting a small local business! Like most burger stands, this one is not much to look at from the outside. But a couple of nice things about this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

Local burger stand. Good grease pit if your in the mood.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

real decent fast food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 437 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1124
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 510-527-1523

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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