When you snag a seat at Maverick Jack’s, brace yourself. Since its located right beside the Caltrain’s Broadway Station, trains frequently rumble past the Burlingame, California burger joint, but its the juicy burgers Maverick Jack’s cooks up that really knock your socks off.


Trains Often Rumble Past Maverick Jack’s Burger Joint in Burlingame, California


On the weekends, Maverick Jack’s throw open its doors early and serves up breakfast. You can put yourself in a food coma with its southwest breakfast burrito, a classic Benedict or even some kind of morning magic called the tostini: salt (which consists of toasted rustic bread topped with avocado, poached eggs, bacon bits and roasted cherry tomatoes drenched in olive oil).


Darth Tater – Maverick Jack’s in Burlingame


Throughout the week in the afternoon you can snag beer battered deep fried pickles, salads and lighter fare like Pacific surf salmon or the southwest veggie burger. Chances are, if you caught a glimpse of the sign before you entered the restaurant, what you really want is one of Maverick Jack’s insane all natural seasoned Niman Ranch beef burgers.


A Burger Without Gruyère Cheese is Like a Hug Without a Squeeze – Maverick Jack’s Beermeister Burger


The beermeister burger served at Maverick Jack’s is no joke.


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It’s a thing of beauty: an all beef patty topped with Gruyère cheese, sautéed cremini mushrooms (I swapped the ‘shrooms for jalapeños which gave it a delicious kick), deep fried pickles, iceberg lettuce and Sierra Nevada pale ale mustard sauce.


I Like Big Burgers and I Cannot Lie – Meet the Outlaw Burger at Maverick Jack’s in Burlingame


The beermeister isn’t the only stunner on the menu. There’s also the outlaw burger which pops pepper jack cheese, hickory smoked bacon and jalapeños between two buns. The grill masters at Maverick Jack’s let you opt for a slathering of house made barbecue sauce or chipotle mayo on top (we went for the BBQ sauce).


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Crispy onion strings and red onion are also options, but we held off on those. Extra fire is also available if you need it, but the burger is pretty hot to trot as assembled.


We Should Ketchup – Black, White and Yellow Dominate the Interior of Stylish Burger Joint Maverick Jack’s


The interior of Maverick Jack’s is sleek and stylish without feeling pretentious. Railroad memorabilia is sprinkled throughout the restaurant.


Tunnel Vision – How Does a Train Eat? It Goes Chew Chew at Maverick Jack’s in Burlingame.


You probably won’t have room for dessert, so order a shake with your meal instead. The staff at Maverick Jack’s are on top of things and attentive. It wasn’t on the menu, but our awesome waitress was able to get us a refreshing peanut butter shake that had the perfect amount of vanilla bean flavor in it. The shake is brought to your table in a glass and the leftover milkshake comes with it in a stainless steel cup (this means you almost end up getting two full shakes for the price of one).


Shake it Like a Peanut Butter Polaroid Picture at Maverick Jack’s in Burlingame


If mouthwatering burgers and wonderful shakes weren’t enough to hook you, Maverick Jack’s also has a pretty nifty loyalty program.


Taking Care of Business – Maverick Jack’s has an Easy to Use Loyalty Program


Oh, and there’s a Little Free Library outside Maverick Jack’s, so you can always tell your significant other that you’re going out for a book run with the kids.


A Color Coordinated Little Free Library Sits Outside Maverick Jack’s in Burlingame


Whether you’re in the mood mostly for burgers… or drinks… or other food… or just a nice corner where you can curl up with a good book and watch the trains go by, Maverick Jack’s in Burlingame hits the spot.


Maverick Jack’s in Burlingame, California


Maverick Jack’s
1190 California Drive
Burlingame California 94010
Hours: Monday Through Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm *Breakfast is only served on weekends from 8:00am to 11:00am.
Phone: (650) 347-3061
Email: gm@maverickjacks.com
Pricing (All in USD): Breakfast Items $10.00 to $14.00 (Kids Breakfast Items are $6.00), Appetizers $4.50, Burgers $12.00 to $15.00, Salads $11.00 to $13.50, Lighter Fare $12.00 to $14.00, Kids’ Meals $7.00, Floats $5.00, Milkshakes $6.00, Beer $4.00 to $6.50 (Pitchers are $18.00), Wine by the Glass $8.00 to $14.00, Sundaes $7.00 (Kids’ Cones are $4.00)