Restaurant Review Gott’s Roadside (San Francisco, CA)
August 15, 2017
Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building #6
San Francisco, CA 94111
Gott’s Roadside is a different kind of burger joint. For anyone who craves delicious, high-quality fare in a welcoming, down-to-earth spot, Gott’s Roadside is a tried-and-true local favorite. They serve juicy burgers, 100% beef Fearless Franks, beer-battered onion rings and hand-spun shakes alongside crispy Ahi Poke tacos, Chinese chicken salad, and a sushi-grade Ahi burger—try finding those at your average drive-in. Their versions of these American roadside favorites and California classics are made-to-order using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our commitment to local sourcing also extends to the glass. Their California-centric list of wines and beers means you can order a Point Reyes Blue Cheese Burger with a high-end Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, or sip a San Francisco-brewed Anchor Steam beer alongside your spicy sweet potato fries. At Gott’s Roadside every detail matters and nothing is ever ordinary. Or as I did Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA with both the Blue Cheese Burger and the Sweet Potato Fries.
Menu item selected:
Blue Cheese Burger $9.99
topped with point eyes crumbled blue cheese, lettuce, tomatoes,pickles &
secret sauce on a toasted egg bun
Sweet Potato Fries $3.99
chili spice-dusted & served with house-made ranch
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (9.0%) $8.00
Dogfish Brewery – Milton, Delaware
Years ago my wife, parents and I went to Gott’s historic burger shack in St. Helena, California during a wine tasting weekend and I enjoyed the Ahi burger. So when we met our daughter at the Ferry Building at the Embarcadero in San Francisco and I saw a Gott’s Roadside I knew we needed to eat there.
Gott’s is a casual eatery, with mostly double-digit price burgers that are a notch up from fast food quality yet; I wouldn’t consider them to be gourmet. What makes Gott’s truly worth the prices is their commitment to using the best ingredients. The beef is grass fed from Niman Ranch, the chicken is organic from Mary’s Free Range Chicken, the Seafood is from Osprey Seafood, all of the produce is from Greenleaf and all of the baked gods are from Panorama Bakery.
You order at the register, you get your drinks and a buzzer. Then when it buzzes you grab your food at the pick-up counter. They have an awesome, large patio at the front of the building that is pet friendly, but also have a ton of seating inside and a bar.
The menu says their 1⁄3 pound Niman Ranch patties are cooked medium well (a little pink inside when served) to order. My burger was more medium them medium well and I was just fine with that. The burger was delicious and definitely not your typical fast food burger. The sweet potato fries were crisp on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside and their house made ranch dipping sauce was very tasty.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
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