Uncle Boy’s

245 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 742-4468

Those looking for a decent hamburger need look no further than Uncle Boy’s in the Richmond. Upon inspection, the place appears to specialize in drunk food. The place is small, simple to navigate, has a limited menu, and is open until 3am on the weekends. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have to be drunk for the food to be delicious.

They offer a variety of sandwiches and the fare that characterizes burger stands, such as well-seasoned french fries, fried zucchini, buffalo wings, and the like, but their burgers are the main draw. I went and had an Unhorsed Cowboy, while the girlfriend went for the Dog in Heat sausage sandwich. The buns were perfectly toasted, the meat thoroughly cooked but not overdone, and the toppings delicious and fresh. I was happy to note that, at least for us, the cook put the french fries and onion ring  in the fryer after we ordered, so we didn’t get stuff that had been sitting around like at many other burger joints.

Decorated simply with 49ers and Giants memorabilia, it isn’t exactly a first date kind of place, and if you go at the wrong time, say at last call, then you can expect a huge wait. Hamburger enthusiasts or anyone looking for a good sandwich will be right at home here. Check out their website for the menu and other information. |Uncle Boy’s|

Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thurs: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am – 3am