Cable Car Restaurant
hearing at Lucky 13
Alright, even after taking into account the
generally overpriced burgers (fries are EXTRA, too, and our bill was more
than I'd ever paid at a burger joint) and the rather AWOL location, Joe
and his fresh chuck had me in a state of reverence similar to my Original
Cheesesteak experience. I think Judge Turner described the meat as "fluffy,"
and, hard as that may be to believe, it's truth. Joe is obviously the
type of man who looks at the cow hanging on the hook and says not, "That
is going to be a bunch of burgers," but instead says, "That
is going to be the most succulent, juicy, and divine bovine patties ever
put between buns." They are, doctor, they are.
Undeniable! The best burger in town. "Freshly
ground chuck" makes this burger rise above all others. It's almost
a shame to put anything on, under, or around the patty. I recommend you
try the simple burger (garnish on the side) and taste what a burger should
be. Another plus is you can choose your weight: 4, 6, or 8 oz. Nothing
is free. Anything you add will cost you -- cheese, onion rings, fries,
soda, and beer all add up quickly but by the time you leave any wallet
concerns will vanish.
THE BEST BURGER AVAILABLE ANYWHERE. And you
know why? Because Joe grinds his own chuck fresh daily. And therein lies
the key to the ultimate burger. It's not the bun, it's not the condiments,
it's not the cheese...it's the meat. A tad pricey as burgers go, but brother,
it's worth it. Transcendent. Also, save your receipts as "points"
to trade in for cool Joe's merchandise some day. Around Christmas time
you may walk out with complimentary Joe's salt and pepper shakers or mugs.
Joe's Cable Car is not affiliated with any other "cable car"
restaurant (just read the sign) so forget about that place out on Geary.
Joe's is A-NUMBER-ONE.