South Bay’s Best BURGER Is…

By Chris Jackson on March 21, 2019

Have you tried the best burger in the South Bay? We have a new contender: Burger IM, coming soon to the Baskin Robbins spot next to AMC Saratoga at El Paseo De Saratoga in San Jose.


Who knows, maybe Burger IM will upset the current San Jose top spot for a burger….which is….

3rd place…The Counter, Santana Row

2nd place…Kirk’s Steakburgers on Bascom Ave. (in Campbell near border with San Jose and in Palo Alto)

1st   place….Armadillo Willy’s (Camden Ave. San Jose, Blossom Hill San Jose, and others)

I took this pic of the Armadillo Willy’s guitar at their Cupertino location (near Stevens Creek Blvd.) before it closed recently:


When the San Jose Mercury News tried to determine our best burger in the South Bay, they had The Counter and Kirk’s in their top 32, but not Armadillo Willy’s! Whaaaaat?!!!!

The Merc had Brown Chicken Brown Cow and Super Duper as a tie for 1st place.



Many people like Super Duper and In-N-Out too, but none of them come close to the medium-rare-cooked-just-right at Armadillo Willy’s. I prefer their Mushroom Swiss burger – maybe I’ll see ya there!


– Chris Jackson