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Al's Big Burger

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437 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1124
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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El Cerrito, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often get a burger here when I pick up my dog from the groomer down the street. Order by phone ahead of time. I like the bacon mushroom burger without cheese since I don't like American cheese. The onions rings are the best that I have found anywhere and consistently crunchy and tasty. A bit pricey for a burger.... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Our family enjoyed the burgers, fries and malt shakes. Very friendly staff and service. Outside patio is a bonus especially with the nice California weather

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Elk Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Michie626
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1124
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 510-527-1523

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?