Barney's**: 1591 Solano Avenue in Berkeley
Cost: $7.25 (bacon cheeseburger, fries extra)
** Denotes gmeow76's previous top reviewed burger
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Okay, so I've eaten at Barney's a handful of times in the past; but today's burger was pretty sensational. Perfect "medium-rare" - which is the lowest grilling preference adhered to. Quality toastiness, fresh fixings, special sauce, swiss, and loads and loads of bacon.
The 1/3 lb. fresh, ground chuck patty was definitely enough to quell my hunger. No fries today, (the small fries basket is plenty to share between two people) but the sides and the rest of their menu is prime (again, what do I know, I've only sampled their burgers). Quality design, quality ingredients, quality experience best describe Barney's. So far the best burger in the survey... with good burger juices and all; seriously.
Verdict: Don't take my word for it. Just check out their website to read what other people are saying about Barney's "award winning" burgers. It's definitely a great burger, but I'm going to act as the purveyor of burger truism and seek out a better Bay Area Burger (if one even exists).