Joe’s Cable Car Restaurant – San Francisco, California – CLOSED

Joe's Cable Car was a fabled restaurant in San Francisco, California that unfortunately closed its doors.

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 Butcher Area

Joe’s Cable Car Menu

Homestyle Fries

Country Fresh Beef Steak Burger

Joe’s Cable Car CLOSED in 2014
4320 Mission St (between Silver Ave & Tingley St)
San Francisco, California 94112

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