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The original local burger.


burger. is a locally owned restaurant located in Santa Cruz, California. Our Santa Cruz location opened in 2010 and a second location opened in Aptos in 2012. 

At burger. we are committed to offering our customers  an exceptionally flavorful burger. made with grass-fed beef and other locally sourced and high quality ingredients.  We take pride in our menu and hand form every patty, make all our own sauces, dressings, cole slaw, chili, sides and salads.  Our milk products are hormone free and our shakes are made with real ice cream.  

Most importantly, burger. loves beer.  We are a beer-centric restaurant with a large draft beer selection and a knowledgeable bar staff.   

With a large rotation of craft beers there is always something new to try at burger.