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Rave Burger

144 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
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Ranked #66 of 357 Restaurants in San Mateo
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English first
SF Bay Area
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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71 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

This is hands down the best burger place in San Mateo. With the recent addition of draft beer, this is the best place to grab a burger and a beer. The burgers are original and very fresh. The sweet potato fries are also very good. The servers are super friendly and go out of their way to make sure that... More

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