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Rave Burger

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144 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Burgers were cooked to perfection. Great fries--nice choice between fries and salad. Good selection of beers on tap. Good service.

Thank William L
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220 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Enjoyed dinner here. Good selection of burgers and LOVED the chili cheese fries. Reasonably priced and quick service.

Thank lilrox724
San MAteo, CA
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

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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178 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

4 Thank koba-sf
San Mateo, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?