Burger (Kobe Beef Burger, Alice’s Restaurant, Woodside, CA)

KOBE BEEF BURGER

THE SPOT: ALICE’S RESTAURANT

We happened across Alice’s Restaurant by accident, en route to the lighthouse out at Pigeon Point. The place, made famous by the eponymous Arlo Guthrie song, is an old wooden roadhouse at a crossroads, where Highways 84 and 35 meet. On sunny California days, it’s a nice place to grab some grub on the outdoor deck, and it’s got live music Thursday nights starting at 7pm.

 

Alice's Restaurant, made famous by Woodie Guthrie
Alice

 

THE DISH: KOBE BEEF BURGER

Alice’s Restaurant has 19 burgers, typically built with a third-pound of sirloin and your typical lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo. Alice’s burger combos are named after motorcycle makers: BMW, Moto Guzzi, Harley, Indian, etc.

Coming in hungry, I opted for the Kobe Beef Burger, made with a full half-pound of Japanese Kobe Beef. While it was very good, it doesn’t warrant Alice’s Restaurant’s propitious claim that it’s “home to the best specialty burgers in the world.” A burger, after all, is not just about great meat…

Perhaps some of the other burger options would make a better grade, like the Indian (bacon, grilled onions, and Swiss cheese) or the Jalopy burger (BBQ sauce, grilled onions, and jack cheese).

Burger list: http://www.alicesrestaurant.com/index-2_Burgers.html

Detailed Menu: http://www.alicesrestaurant.com/PDF/AliceDay.pdf

THE GRADE: GREAT (3 out of 5)

THE DAMAGE: $10.95 (most of the other burgers are either $8.50 or $8.95; you can upgrade any burger to Kobe Beef for $3.50)

THE SKINNY: ALICE’S RESTAURANT

17288 Skyline Blvd
, Woodside CA 94062

Telephone:  (650) 851 0303

Website: www.alicesrestaurant.com

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