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144 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
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Super burger place!

Burgers done right! Had a nice IPA brew with it. Also in a nice central San Mateo location on 3rd Ave. I will most certainly be back on our next visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
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San MAteo, CA
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Rave Burger is a high quality burger place with all sorts of choices, all using quality products. They have bison burgers, all types of sliders (great for kids, too), yummy fries (all sorts) and so much more. I have been freqenting Rave since it first opened and it has gone from great to greater.

Thank kristifred
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

So Saturday night and only two front of house staff both of whom worked hard, however 3 were needed to deal with the diners, now it could have been they had been let down, but the service was not up to their competitors, being both slow and rushed at the same time. This all could of been forgiven, but the... More 

Thank peter w
San Francisco, California
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171 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

After hearing about it over and over again from some friends and insisting that it is a must try, we went down and had lunch there today. My hubby and I split one mango chicken burger and one Rave burger so we can both try them. The Rave burger was really spicy! the big slices of jalapeno were a bit... More 

Thank Tamara F
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Burgers done right! Had a nice IPA brew with it. Also in a nice central San Mateo location on 3rd Ave. I will most certainly be back on our next visit.

1 Thank Rsbarretto
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had an excellent burger here, my onion ring on the other end was a bit greasy. We ordered half bottle of wine from their menu then found out although half bottles were on offer they didn't actually have any. It was a slow week night without too many diners, still with only 2 servers the service was a bit... More 

Thank Showchia H
SF Bay Area
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Rave Burger has THE best burgers in the area, IMHO, and I am a burger aficionado. The ingredients are always super fresh, anything is customizable, and the service is very friendly. My favorite is the original Rave burger, with its succulent and substantial beef patty, crispy onion strings, grilled jalapeño peppers and chipotle aioli (comes with bacon too but I... More 

1 Thank Maggipie
San Mateo, California
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had very good hamburgers there. At that night the service was slightly slow but foods were delicious. My pineapple Teriyaki hamburger was fabulous and my friend’s mushroom hamburger steak, which was their daily special, looked very good too. French fries are fresh and crisp, nothing wrong. Though we satisfied our dinner, the manager told us this wasn’t meat their... More 

2 Thank koba-sf
San Mateo, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Visited on a not very crowded Sat. Night. From sitting down til getting our check the service was slow and not at all proactive. I ordered three sliders (Teriyaki Chicken, Avocado Salsa, Mushroom Burger)--which when they arrived--were delicious and showed unique creative flair. The Mandarin Orange Salad was also fresh and tasty. On the negative side the Chili was somewhat... More 

1 Thank Eric H
Austin, Texas
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I go to Rave Burger when I am in town for business. Great burger. For those of you who know Michael Simon and his burger restaurants in Cleveland called BSpot, this place is a close second. Don't expect the pepper relish bar here but the burger itself along with the various fresh toppings makes it well worth a visit.

1 Thank Dave B
San Mateo, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Their signature burger - the Rave Burger - is awesome. what do you get when you throw together thinly sliced onion rings and a hand made pattie? RAVE BURGER. it's seriously one of the best burgers ive had in my life. would highly recommend! they have a bunch of other really unique burgers i've yet to try. you can see... More 

1 Thank Jeremy W

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 144 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-342-6689

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  • Cuisine: American


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