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Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

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1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 112, Berkeley, CA 94709-1647
+1 510-849-2827
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Richmond, Virginia
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315 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu reads, "Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers, Established 1978." If they've been in business for 38 years, they must be doing something right. This is one of a small California chain of 7 Barney's. Three of us went on an evening when they weren't too busy and were quickly given a seat. A bottle of cold tap water and glasses were... More 

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Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great burgers, great fries, fast service. The steak fries are perfect. Plenty of options for those not eating red meat as well.

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Thank K P
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Really amazing and wonderful choices of Burgers and fries in Berkeley. The only downside of the restaurant is that you have to go into the Plazza to go to the bathroom

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Thank Francois P
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Went for early lunch with my dauther, ordered the chili for a stsrter and was very good. The home burger was made perfect and the cheese luvers was great as well. The onion ring portion is big so take half for 2. I recommend!

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Thank Shaikidon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The entrance is like the typical American Restaurant, and the rest is simply to admire it. They recieve you with a huge smile, and they place you in the best seat the can. The food is amazingly tasty, the meat is so chewy and well done, nad its compained with typical french fries or with pepper roll fries, which are... More 

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Thank Nacho S
New York City, New York
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Barney's deserves an excellent rating for its skill at preparing fresh and delicious burgers, grilled chicken breasts and turkey burgers. The range of entrees and salads places them above the traditional gourmet burger outlets. The sweet potato fries are a true highlight. And the setting with indoor and outdoor seating makes it easy to enjoy the restaurant in any of... More 

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London
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148 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely fries but undercooked hot dog that had to be sent back THREE times. I don't believe that reheating cooked meat three times is safe either. In the end this item was on the house but, by this time, everyone else had finished their meal. The couple on the adjacent table also sent their food back. Barney's, you can do... More 

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Herriman, UT
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Who could eat under this sign and not order a burger? I did, and was served a tasty option--one of many. However, despite many "Best of Berkeley" awards on the walls (mostly from the late 1990s and early 2000s), in my perception, it didn't quite rate these accolades. It is a small place with only one restroom, and half the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Location excellent for their fare but it's more than a variety of burgers. Indoor and outdoor seating for those sunny days and some of the best Hot Dogs in town. Yummy!!

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Berkeley, California
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112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I know this is one of the favorite burgers in town, but it isn't nearly as good as Barney's in LA. The fries are as bad as frozen store fries and the bun is too big and soft.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 112, Berkeley, CA 94709-1647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-849-2827

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?