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Oakland's 4 favorite spots to score burgers, without breaking the bank

Need more burgers in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable burger sources in Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. TrueBurger

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Topping the list is TrueBurger. Located at 146 Grand Ave. (between Valdez and Harrison streets), it is the most popular budget-friendly burger spot in Oakland, boasting four stars out of 1,642 reviews on Yelp.

The eatery, which opened up shop in 2010, says it uses "all-natural, pasture-raised beef (no hormones, no antibiotics) that is ground daily and hand-formed into 5-ounce patties," per its website

On the menu, you'll find a mushroom burger, a bacon cheeseburger, fries, milkshakes and more. 

2. Ahn's Quarter Pound Burger

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Adams Point's Ahn's Quarter Pound Burger, located at 439 Grand Ave. (between Bellevue and Staten avenues), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap fast-food spot four stars out of 351 reviews. 

The burger joint serves up turkey burgers, veggie burgers, pastrami burgers and more, but there's also grilled cheese, patty melts, hot dogs and chicken wings. 

Yelper Michelle L. wrote, "The burgers here are delicious, hearty and filling. Especially for Oakland, the burgers are fairly cheap as well."

3. Big G Burger

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Check out Big G Burger, which has earned four stars out of 120 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the casual spot, which offers burgers and sandwiches, by heading over to 333 17th St. (between Webster and Harrison streets). 

The menu features all-day breakfast, as well as build-your-own burgers with choices like beef, portobello and turkey and toppings that include avocado, pineapple, Swiss cheese, bacon and more. 

"Great value and delicious burger. This place has so many varieties of toppings to put on a burger. I liked the fact the burger came with fries or onion rings at no extra cost," wrote Yelper Juan V.

4. Emil's Burger and Breakfast

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And then there's Emil's Burger and Breakfast, a Fruitvale Station favorite with four stars out of 81 reviews. Stop by 3301 E. 12th St., Suite 121 (between 33rd and 34th avenues), to hit up the breakfast and brunch spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget. 

Here, you'll find a jalapeño burger, teriyaki burger, chili burger, Hawaiian burger, Western burger and more. There are also curly fries, chicken strips, chicken sandwiches and breakfast options on the menu. 

Aubrie R. wrote about her experience on Yelp, saying, "We ordered a couple of one-third-pound burgers, fries and onion rings. The bun was soft and warm, the burger was delish, the fries crispy and hot [and] crunchy onion rings made our lunch incredible."

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.


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