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“This Cheesy Trueburger is truly good and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake was out of this world!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of True Burger

True Burger
Ranked #50 of 1,234 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Alameda, California
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“This Cheesy Trueburger is truly good and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake was out of this world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

A coworker bribed me out of the office with pictures from yelp... they looked like a perfect burger, fries, shake. Well, over the walk, I was convinced to get them all and even one up myself with chili cheese fries.

The burger was the best I've had in a while. The "special sauce" has got to have some tiny bit of roasted garlic in it - not enough to overpower, but just enough to elevate the meat. Great size, the bun was just right. Just enough fixings, but if you need more, there's a few adders available.

The chili cheese fries were pretty darn good. I might not order them again as I had total food coma after lunch, but perhaps this would be mitigated if I had shared them with anyone. :-)

Shakes are always a good thing, but I rarely order them. I'm pregnant and was feeling rather indulgent, so I went for it this time. Your options are Chocolate or Vanilla, but you can select from a variety of mix-ins to customize. My Choc Peanut Butter shake was about as close to drinking a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup as one can get. SO GOOD.

This is a clean place, with decent seating (helps to be early) and really good food. A great lunch spot for those of us who work in Oakland. Great food, and really solid value ($15 for more than I could eat). Aside from craving another visit all weekend (I'm going to chalk it up to pregnancy cravings), the only problem with this place is that I propably *happily* consumed a full day's worth of calories during lunch. But once in a while... that's okay!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clearwater, Florida
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Spur of the moment find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Love the atmosphere. Everyone was polite, food was great and served hot quickly. We will definitely visit again soon.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas
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254 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Delicious Burgers & Wonderful Shakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Food is always well prepared and good quick service. The hamburgers choices are all great and the hot dog is a welcome surprise as well. Love their milkshake choices--you can't go wrong! A great choice in both taste and value!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Clarita, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Overall great value and excellent quality taste and ingredients”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

Food came quick and good meat on the burgers. The fries were average but the burgers and custom shakes make up for that.Great quick service for a 5 star meal on the go. Also a cozy place to enjoy your meal inside or a table outside shaded by trees. A must do for a burger in Oakland! Good spot for a good pre-game meal! Kobe beef baby!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose, California
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice after work hangout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

First time there and was pleasantly surprised. Not much on the outside but rustic inside and good size outdoor seating. Reliable service and really good pork belly and homemade chips.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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