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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 

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SF Bay Area
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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San Mateo, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
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 

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San Mateo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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San Mateo, California
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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 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We eat here multiple times when visiting family in San Mateo. The unique toppings are incredibly good and the fries are killer. My kids like to rate burgers from all our travels and this still remains number one!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011 via mobile

We ate here with our kids one afternoon and loved it. Best burger in the area.

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

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