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146 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 (Formerly Grand Avenue Grill)
+1 510-208-5678
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True Burger is a small burger joint on Grand that has excellent burgers & fries. They were pretty busy that day, so I ordered to go & was glad I did as they don't have a lot of seating & what they had was full. I really did enjoy my burger!

Thank PamTPasadena
Oakland, California
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190 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

OMG! Ok, try to picture my enthusiasm please - we hiked that day in Presidio for 3 hours and was walking back from Oakland 19th St BART home and we found ourselves hungry at 4 pm (we hadn't had lunch yet) so we stopped at the true burger which we had been waiting to try anyways. Between us two, we... More 

Thank Heliana M
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I've been eating my way around Oakland, and this place has the best burger I've found! Love the vibe as well.

Thank Vanetia C
Oakland, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Their burgers are really good and made with fresh ingredients. Usually easy to find parking (street). Call in and pick up with no wait.

Thank Vicki010
Oakland, California
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Close to perfection of a Shake Shack burger. That says it all. Burger cooked to perfection. Don't have to go to New York now.

Thank Kasac1943
Oakland, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Love, love, love this burger place. Fast, cheap, nice staff, great french fries and the best burgers around.

Thank terrykiskaddon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

True burger focuses on quality and flavor, where most burger spots try to overwhelm with their size. A reasonably priced delicious burger.

Thank Jesse M
Lutz, Florida
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278 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Went with our son, we each had a burger and fries. The burgers were good, not the best but good. Fries were also good. Staff very friendly, would go back if in the area. Have fun

Thank havingfuntraveling
New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Came for dinner with the kids. Service was great and the burger might just be one of the best I have ever tasted. Perfectly cooked with soft fresh bun. Seasoning on the burger is really great too. Definitely would recommend and come back again.

Thank facepush
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Wonderfully juicy, garlicky, soft bun type of burger at a reasonable price. Worthy of some $16 burgers for less. Great fries or garlic fries. Love this place!

Thank SFJess13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 (Formerly Grand Avenue Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-208-5678

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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?