Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers

Variety is the strength at this beloved Bay Area institution. The house ground beef is choice chuck and broiled into a moist, flame-licked patty. Eager to please all tastes, the kitchen also offers chicken, turkey, and veggie burgers with a mind numbing assortment of toppings: sautéed spinach and feta, Monterey Jack with Ortega chiles, bacon, and sour cream. French fries—steak cut or curly—com extra crisp with Texas-style ranch dressing. The nostalgic might order an Oreo milk shake, with or without malt.