Hamburger Haven Restaurant Review: A 1960s Diner

July 8, 2014

Hamburger Haven Restaurant Review written by Culinary Guide Leila N’Amara

Walking into the Richmond District’s long-standing greasy spoon, Hamburger Haven, is like stepping into the sixties—you’re greeted by wooden wall paneling, little green vinyl booths for two and a long row of vinyl covered stools lining the counter.

The Place: Since 1968 locals have made this their morning haunt, even SF native Robin Williams is known to frequent Hamburger Haven (you can spot photos taken with him adorning the wooden walls of the restaurant). Once you find yourself a window seat be sure to slide into the booth and flip your coffee cup cover for a steady stream of caffeine!

The Dishes: Whenever I visit a new diner there are two things I absolutely have to try: a hearty breakfast and a slice of pie. Nothing is more complimentary to eggs and bacon then biscuits and gravy—and Hamburger Haven does not disappoint! Naturally, the fluffy biscuits were hidden under a mountain of surprisingly sweet gravy filled with sausage bits. The coffee is predictable, but the servers here always make sure your cup never goes cold or empty! Lastly, their savory and tart cherry pie was a perfect way to wrap up the meal.

Slice of Pie at Hamburger Haven restaurant

Other Menu Must Haves:

Perhaps the best deal for breakfast in town is their Breakfast Special (before 11am) which gets you two eggs, two sausage links or strips of bacon with your choice of toast, pancakes or French toast for $5.50.
Unlike most greasy spoons, Hamburger Haven offers $3 mimosas—for those brunchers on a budget.

Breakfast dish at Hamburger Haven restaurant

The Details: Hamburger Haven offers Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast for $9.50, Never-Ending Coffee $1.50 and Cherry Pie with Whipped Cream $3.25

Hamburger Haven in the Inner Richmond
800 Clement St (between 9th & 10th)
Open Daily from 7am-8pm