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Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

5819 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
(510) 601-0444
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San Francisco, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Finally decides to try Barney's after so many years ! I'm not an avid fan of burgers and Barney's didnt really change my opinion. I ordered the Maui Waui - and it came with the patty, Canadian bacon and pineapple - I wish they eased up on the entire bottle of teriyaki glaze! Would have preferred a slighter less saucier... More 

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Sacramento, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place will take whatever protein you like and turn it into a dream. They have a long list of flavors they will put together, spicy, fatty, mild seasoning, I had a bleu cheese, hot sauce burger that was gourmet tasting. I've been coming to this place for 20 years and it never gets old.

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Oakland, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The burgers are great. The service is fast and friendly. Best time to go: between meal times to avoid the long lines. We recommend spicy Curley fries with any burger or salad.

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Oakland, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is my go to place for hamburgers in Rockridge. I always try to get a different burger. - they must offer over twenty varieties. The sweet potato fries are excellent, nice and crispy. Oh, and did I mention the shakes - thick and creamy. Service is attentive. You won't go wrong here.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We found this place by luck, and I was glad! I was in the mood for some basic american food, and it could not get any better. They have great service! The burgers and fries are just (or better) that homemade! If you are in the mood for a burger and fries, go no further! Barne'ys is your place.

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Oakland, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There are several Barney's throughout the east bay. They have a wonderful variety of great burgers and salads. The one on Piedmont Ave. has a very pleasant outdoor seating area (maybe the others do, too--I'm not sure.) I think they only serve Niman Ranch beef. Niman Ranch raises livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably; it's the only hamburger I'll eat. If... More 

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Oakland, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Popular, but the burgers are underseasoned, and generally just not particularly good. Try Christopher's Burgers, on College at Broadway for a better meal.

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Piedmont, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If I have a craving for a burger, this is the first choice. Well prepared, quality ingredients, a diverse menu, pretty good service. The only downside: it's so popular that it can be tough to get a table. Come when you're not starving and prepare to wait.

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Sonoma, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was my first visit to Barney's. I thought a burger was a burger, until I came to Barneys. The bacon burger, cheese, onion, lettuce, and tomato was absolutely great. There was a tremendous amount of chopped bacon. The sweet potato fries were exceptional, accompanied by little cups of thousand island and a creamy blue cheese dip were fantastic. My... More 

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San Francisco
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Creative burgers - easily shared between two people and still a lot to eat! I split the Greek burger with a friend - yummy avocado and feta on a pita. Sweet potato fries were among the best I've ever had, and the single was big enough for three to share. Friendly wait staff, and there is a nice outside treed... More 

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Additional Information about Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

Address: 5819 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
Phone Number: (510) 601-0444
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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