A coworker and I had been excited about Super Duper Burger opening since we first heard the news, so when she was finally free for lunch one day we went over. I had already been once before they officially opened, and did a review on the whole restaurant experience which you can read
here. We had to grab our food and go because of a meeting, but even though it was fairly crowded inside the line moved quickly and we got our food fast.
I was feeling hungry, so I ordered the 8 ounce Super Duper Burger for $6.50. I added cheese for 50 cents and bacon for an extra dollar, so $8 total. Also grabbed a vanilla shake for an additional $4.75. Our food was handed to us quickly, and we headed back on our one block walk to the office. Once I dug into my bag, I found that my burger was in a foil wrapper, like it was wearing a space blanket. Their motto is “Fast food burgers, slow food values” and it’s these touches that play into it. I’d never really think of it as “fast food” but it strikes a real good balance between the two.
The 8oz. Super Duper burger is actually 2 patties. I didn’t even realize this at first because my burger suffered some serious patty-creep. But this is a pretty hefty burger, especially with the bacon. The bacon was pretty crispy, but had some chewier parts. I had to do the rip-bacon-and-stuff-it-back-into-the-burger maneuver, but only once. They do add bacon above and below the patties; it is kind of hard to see in this last picture, but bonus points for that. Much more obvious is the cheese that is all kinds of melted deliciousness.
Unfortunately the further I delved into my burger,
the soggier my bun got. I’ve been experiencing this more than I ever have lately, and really am going to try my best to eat right after ordering, not bring it anywhere else. My co-worker didn’t have this problem, so I’ll see how it goes next time. But the last few bites were impassable, as the bun was beyond saving. With the large amount of bacon, this ended up being a very rich burger and relented to it, leaving a few bites left. The cause of my soggy woes were the juicy patties, which are cooked real nicely, and you can tell the meat is high quality. The consistency is very good, and it is never too tough even on the edges.
I really want to love this burger, but its not an all star for me. It is a very decent burger no-doubt, but it seemed a little off-balance. For the neighborhood though, it is the only way to go. The milkshake was real good, but on the smaller side for just shy of $5. The fries I had previously are also tasty, but I don’t know how often I will specifically be craving a burger here. That’s probably for the best, as falling in love with a burger a block away from my work could be a dangerous thing.
I will definitely be adding this in to my lunchtime rotation, and if anything changes I will be sure to update. You won’t be making any mistakes coming here, but you probably wont be trying to have them name a burger after you either.
721 Market Street,
betw. 3rd and 4th streets
San Francisco, CA 94103