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Nation's Giant Hamburgers

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6060 Central Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3508
+1 510-528-8888
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

No frills burger joint with awesome homemade pies. I love their banana cream pies. Their burgers are ginormous. Just wish they'd serve their burgers with shredded lettuce rather than huge leaves

Thank Janet L
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Grand slam is my favorite, don't miss the banana cream pie, the pecan pie and the cheesecake...ohh...so delicious...who cares about sugar overload :-)

Thank sebastiansX7628HP
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

These are mediocre burgers at best. There were few customers on the premises when I visited but still I had to wait an inordinate amount of time to order. The burger was cooked to order but it just wasn't worth the wait or the price. Neither were the fries. The slow moving four employees made McDonald's look like a paragon... More 

Thank Carol_R99SO
Santa Rosa, California
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This Nation's Giant Hamburger location has been renovated. So the interior is clean and pleasant. There is plenty of parking on the premises. The burgers, fries, shakes and breakfast combos are tasty, healthy portion sizes and a good value.

Thank Rob G
Sacramento, California
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This is the one spot I can always rely on if I need a great tasting burger with plenty of the fixings. The pies are super delicious. Step in to the Nation experience. Not the cheapest burgers around, but decent prices being in the bay area. Amble seating area for small groups

Thank Mike B
Pacifica, California
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Better than most fast food hamburger joints. They are known for their pies, but we did not have as burger and fries were more than enough. You do pay a bit more here, but quality over quantity is our method of judgment.

Thank wavcpa
Albany, California
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I love to go here every so often for their bacon cheese hamburger. Yummers. Get it with lettuce and tomato and a side of fries. "to die for"! If you have any room left, don't miss out on a piece of their famous pies. Strawberry cream is my favorite after the pecan pie. And... they serve a mean breakfast also.

Thank jrosano
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Nation's is, of course, a chain, and there are probably five of them along the extent of San Pablo Avenue. But this one on Central Avenue is a good solid visit, and offers breakfast, lunch, or dinner on YOUR scale, from epic to moderate. The three-egger breakfast is vast with your choice of meats and eggs as you order them;... More 

Thank Paul S
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The hamburgers are a little above average, but the pies are great; crowd gets a little sketchy late night weekends sometimes as groups of people congregate.

Thank Bruce P
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

After all these years you can still get the same food consistently good and comforting. I rate it excellent because it is dependable not trendy or trying to be ay courant.

Thank BirdloverBayArea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6060 Central Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cerrito
  • Phone Number: +1 510-528-8888

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