Do you ever find yourself yearning for a simpler time when the burgers were fresh and fries were made to order? Us too. Thankfully there’s a burger joint turning all of our dreams into a reality -- Calibur.
Located in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood, walking into Calibur is like taking a trip back in time. The restaurant is decked out with retro-style furniture and a neon sign that’s straight out of a 1950’s diner.
Specializing in high-quality classic burgers from back in the day, the nostalgia factor at Calibur goes way beyond the decor. It all began when part-owner, Sean Patrick, couldn’t find a restaurant to take his kids to.
He told Uber Eats, “I found it difficult to find good food that I would want to eat with my kids. It was either unhealthy or really expensive, I just wanted simple food done right. That’s really how we came up with the idea for Calibur.”
Simple food done right is what Calibur does best, the small but mighty menu features burgers, fries, and milkshakes. The burgers here are made with 100% organic, grass-fed California beef, the fries are cooked in-house with rendered organic beef tallow, and the milkshakes are hand prepared with locally sourced dairy.
The name itself exemplifies this back-to-basics approach as Patrick explained, “Caliber, with an E, means the quality, measure, or standard of something. Calibur, how we spell it, means the standard of California burgers.”
Patrick, along with his business partner, Jorge Ortigas, have created a space where families can take their kids and not feel bad about what they’re feeding them. With deep roots to the San Francisco community (Ortigas actually used to hang out on the street where Calibur is now located as a teenager), their commitment to serving their customers the best ingredients is clear.
It’s no surprise to find either Patrick or Ortigas in the kitchen on any given day creating their signature burgers. From the Alameda point craft soda made with no high fructose corn syrup to the incredibly well-seasoned veggie burgers, you’ll feel great about ordering any item from this menu.
If you’re wondering how to order your burger, Patrick gave us the scoop, “Calibur style is how we recommend our burgers. We do fresh caramelized onions every morning and our ketchup is house-made.” Don’t forget to add Calibur sauce, you’ll thank us later.
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