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First Burger

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210 1st Ave W, Albany, OR 97321-2224
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Albany, Oregon
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here the other day with a friend who had never been here. We each had a sandwich that was amazing. The fries here are also very good. I've had their burgers as well and they are so good. The service here is great, too.

Thank Lori E
Albany, Oregon
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Had Burgers for dinner. Onion rings, Sweet Potato Fries. Made to order. Nothing but the best ingredients. The chef is very good at every dish.

Thank ifd3313
Dennis M, Owner at First Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I notice your review was four buttons. What could we have done better? More 

La Habra, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

On a visit to this city in Oregon, population around 51,00 we wanted to get a better feel for Old downtown Albany. We were told that there was a decent burger place in town so we decided to check it out. Most of the dining places in this heart of the historic district all share one thing in common--they have... More 

Thank molly943
Albany, Oregon
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent burger, friendly atmosphere. All types of toppings. It is basically a mom and pop type restaurant. If your going to the concerts in the park it's great for time.

Thank carver725
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This visit for lunch was to give this place a second chance- big mistake. While the French fries were actually cooked this time, they were soggy and tasted like pure grease. The service was so slow we missed getting to our appointment down the street. It took more than an hour. Would not recommend this place for any reason.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dennis M, Owner at First Burger, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your honest assessment of our restaurant and I'm sorry your experience was unpleasant. I take these comments seriously and would like to get more information about you visit so we can make improvements. If you are willing to speak with me, call First Burger at 541-704-1128, leave your contact information. Dennis Miller, Owner, First Burger. More 

Salem, Oregon
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This was my first time to First burger. The sign out front says famous by word of mouth. The burger that I had was amazing. I even tried a bite of my kids hamburger and those were amazing as well. The fries were average and somewhat bland.

Thank TravelerCory
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Decided to give the place a try as we won a gift certificate in a raffle. Disapointing at best. Burger was average and the fries were awful the worst we have ever had, greasy overdone yuck. Would have asked for a refund but hey it was a gift certificate. Do not recommend.

Thank John M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This was my first burger at First Burger. I was in downtown Albany, and actually used TripAdvisor to locate a place to have lunch. This place is in the old town area, where it looks like several business are restoring the look, and feel of this historical area. I was the first walk-in customer of the day, and was greeted... More 

Thank Duane W
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Looking for a great burger in a small town on a hot day - in Oregon? It's got to be First Burger for you! We went in yesterday knowing it would be good. But really, it was GREAT! Service was attentive and thorough. We ordered the daily special - WATERMELON GAZPACHO - to die for. Fresh, refreshing and so tasty.... More 

1 Thank Seattle98144
Taylorville, Illinois
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Don't know what it is that makes this a must go to place but we never leave the Oregon area without stopping for a burger. Even the salads are superb. I'm partial to the California Burger. You will not be disappointed!

1 Thank Laurie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 1st Ave W, Albany, OR 97321-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 15417041128
First Burger restaurant is a collaboration between Dennis and Molly Miller and their talented staff that make the restaurant go. At First Burger, we use the freshest local ingredients to create hamburgers the way they ought to be: hand-formed, generously sized, made-to-order, and delicious. We're looking forward to seeing you when you come in to dine.

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