On the corner of Bay St. and Mission St. Photo, summer 2010.

1520 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4741
7941 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003-3915
11 am - 10 pm, 7 days.
(831) 425-5300
Cuisine Type
MO Burger Inc.
Price range
Payment Methods
Visa, MasterCard, American Expresss, Discover and cash.

Burger. offers burgers made from California grass fed beef, whenever possible, and they purchase produce and other products locally.

In 2012 they opened a branch in Aptos.

Former businesses in this location: Kawa (Japanese restaurant.) Masako (Japanese restaurant.) Café Lola Marcello's (Italian restaurant.) Bell Savings and Loan

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2010-07-19 16:51:45   Good burgers, very busy at lunchtimes, sometimes a very long wait. They do not take American Express. How un-American is that. Parking lot is often full and hard to navigate. Seen people fight for spaces to park. Suggest parking across street at McDonalds. If McD's does not like it they can tow you & get a bad rap. —

2010-08-31 20:33:33   I was just in your establishment for a dinner with my husband. First off, picking up my bottled coke was for more difficult than it needed to be, not off to a good start. I ordered one of the "specials" which was the triple decker grilled cheese sandwhich. After about 10 minutes of waiting for the coke I could see behind the counter, I finally got my beverage and went and sat down. Right as I sat down, our oreo milkshake arrived, which I was really excited about. I have no idea how one screws up a maryanne's milk shake but, I've got to hand it to the guys, they managed to. The milkshake was the consistancy of milk and about the same temperature, with basically whole halves of oreo that made it impossible to consume. Then after waiting and waiting, finally, our meal. Like I said, I ordered the Triple Decker Grilled cheese, and I have it on good authority that they have better sandwiches on Blane St. where the women's correctional facility is. The cheese was not melted at all, not grilled, and smushed together like a New York cabby had been sitting on it through out his entire afternoon shift. I have lived in Santa Cruz my entire life and I have never been more unsatisfyed with an establishment than I was at Burger. tonight. My husband and I had joked on the way there that the location is where restaurants went to die and I had high hopes for the guys but, it looks like that location will be claiming another victim if they don't get their act together. —

2010-09-04 22:22:07   Good food, and the best Belgian beer selection I've seen outside of Belgium. A little crowded, but that's OK, I guess. —

2010-09-11 13:07:26   I had heard that this new restaurant had some problems but overall was a fairly good burger place. I talked a friend of mine into going over & trying it last night. What a mistake! My friend ordered his food before me & he was less than happy with his burger. He received his food 5-10 minutes after I received mine. I received my Syd Barrett (mushroom & swiss burger) almost immediately after sitting down. It was not cooked to my medium rare request & was over cooked (well done) & dry. It was also cold & the bun was crumbling & somewhat dry. By getting the burger this quickly, I felt like it had been prepared in advance & had been sitting under an inadequate heat lamp. This burger did not look very appealing to begin with & after I took my first bite I was shocked. Besides being dry & overcooked the meat tasted funny. Perhaps this is because it is made from grass fed beef or was it the horrible sauce that they had put on it. A traditional mushroom & swiss burger usually comes with a small amount of mayonnaise. If you want a quality mushroom & swiss burger that is cooked more to your specifications, you should definitely go to Chili's. Chili's burger is bigger, better & not dried out if you order it medium or medium rare. I hate to say it but you can get a better burger at Burger King or Carl's Jr. by ordering their Angus burgers. The cost is substantially less & they are just as good, if not better than Burger. In N Out, where are you when I need you!! I will absolutely not go back to Burger. & predict the place will ultimately fail unless they make some changes very quickly. —

2010-09-17 09:38:16   I tried this place on a to go basis. It was great, I ordered my burger protein style, meaning no bun...it was out fast and tasted great. The place looked interesting and I am going to give it a try on a "sit down" basis. Grass Fed burgers are nonexistent at other chain burger operations, and if you know the benefits of grass fed beef, then you will understand how special this place is. I am not talking organic....grass fed, if you don't care about the difference go to in and out or chili's and eat bad cow. —

2010-10-30 14:05:02   the first time i went to burger, my burger was packed with pepper and hard to eat because of it. this was a couple months ago. since then, i was talked into going back, and goodness was i ever so happy. it's like something changed. maybe a new recipe for burgers or maybe the whoever cooked my last one just plain didnt know how to. anyhow, i've been back there a good ten times in the last month and 1) they are speedy. lunchtime IS busy, but doesn't that mean that their burgers are great if so many people are going there? yeah, it does. 2) their french fries are delicious. 3) the atmosphere of the whole place is pretty chill and the people that work there are super friendly. if anything is wrong with my burger, like it has house sauce and i didn't want any, they fix it and it's no big deal. 4) i love that they support the little people. we have to remember that it DID just start up, and is a new business- (i think it opened in may or june of something?) its now november and i think all the quirks are getting straightened out. give it another try, maybe you'll like it. as for the parking, you are right, the parking lot is not very big, but there's a whole lot of street parking all around it. —

2010-12-10 21:56:00   Very very busy most of the time. The owners are making a killing. A tip, order over the phone before you come in but make certain the person on the other end of the phone is reminded to make sure they actually put the order in. I ordered via phone for to-go and twice (IN A ROW) the order never made it to the kitchen. The first time they comp'd the meal (but forgot to include the third burger that was ordered and the milkshake) and the second time the order didn't get taken to the cook they rushed it out. So, Burger Phone Girls take note, PUT THE ORDER INTO THE KITCHEN WHEN YOU HANG UP THE PHONE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS!!! —

2011-03-02 21:32:58   Hello Santa Cruz Wiki. This is the owners of burger. We wanted to thank you for trying us and putting us on the map at Santa Cruz Wiki. We corrected a few things on this page - like our open times and that we take American Express and Discover. We read through your reviews and thank you all for your comments. If you liked us - thanks! - if you didn't well we aim to please and would love to see you again. Give us another try as we have worked out many of the start up kinks. —

2011-04-09 21:47:45   I did not have a good experience eating here. —Harlan

2011-11-20 19:21:58   Best beers in the SC on tap! —