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Al's Big Burger

437 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1124
510-527-1523
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Ranked #26 of 74 restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2012
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Elk Grove, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
77 helpful votes 77 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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