After walking 12 blocks (down Mission St.) I stumbled upon Joe’s Cable Car. As soon as I walked in, it smelled like meat and it felt like home. I was greeted by a butcher grinding chuck steak.
Joe’s grinds their burgers daily. The seating area is not very large but it’s filled with lights and pictures galore of previous customers.
I gave the menu a once over (it’s also filled with pictures) and decided to go with the Country Fresh Beef Steak (burger with a sunny side up egg and cheddar cheese) and some homestyle fries. All of the burgers are 4 ounces unless you go with the Hungry Person (6 ounces) or Paul Bunyan Special (8 ounces).
The burger had to be one of the freshest I have ever eaten. It was as if they had just ground the patty, wait a second… It was a juicy and super savory burger. The fries were pretty good too I was able to talk to Joe on the way out. I thanked him for grinding his own burger daily cause that’s as good as it gets.
Joe’s Cable Car CLOSED in 2014
4320 Mission St (between Silver Ave & Tingley St)
San Francisco, California 94112