Burger is another welcome addition to the Aptos restaurant scene. Burger has a prime location, right across the street from the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center on Soquel Drive. From the day they opened, the restaurant has been popular among Aptosians, for a number of reasons.
You might think the reason would be their burgers – but you’d be only half right. They do have a wide selection of burgers, many of which are creatively named after celebrities (“Would you like fries with your Jello Biafra?”) and a sport number of creative toppings. They also have veggie burgers, turkey burgers, and an ahi tuna burger, and offer a good selection of sliders and sandwiches, too. The restaurant says they only use grass-fed beef, and when possible, purchase other ingredients locally. But it must be said that the food receives hit-or-miss reviews; overall, it’s usually good, but not great.
Burgers aside, Burger does feature a dizzying array of beers on tap, and they also serve up a number of Belgian ales (bottled, alas). It’s the amazing selection of beer that keeps the bar packed at dinner time, with patrons casually tilting them back as they watch any of the many flat panel televisions positioned around the establishment.
Aside from the burgers and brew, Burger also presents a very pretty face. The building was completely renovated and updated, and sports a modern, chic look which is pretty eye-catching (for Aptos, anyway). They also have a large outdoor patio area, great for sunny days and the occasional warm evening.