George's Giant Hamburger~: 1491 Newell Avenue in Walnut Creek
Cost: $6.10 (bacon cheeseburger, fries extra)
~ Honorable Mention
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George's Giant Burgers in Walnut Creek is a solid and consistent burger joint in the Bay Area Burger Community, in my opinion. The open kitchen and the highly professional cook staff really know what they're doing when it comes to burgers. The place always seems teeming and overflowing with locals, families and burger enthusiasts. Needless to say, the open kitchen and cozy diner aesthetic contribute to a great smelling room with great burger aroma.
A great commodity at George's is their condiment bar. It's constantly maintained, the chilled items seem properly chilled; the stocks of fixings continuously fixed, and restocked. If you're a pickle enthusiast, you'll likely enjoy the stacked-high tray of chilled pickles at the end of the bar.
Verdict: George's offers an unpretentious, no-frills, cozy burger diner appeal that caters great for families and burger enthusiasts alike. The burgers are very professionally prepared, the patties are extremely juicy and tasty, and the condiment bar is high quality over quantity. Even the buns were toasted to my liking. As I mentioned, George's also appeals well to pickle enthusiasts. I was also very impressed with the crispiness of the bacon.