Best Burger Around? Readers Say Try Iron Springs

Fairfax pub and brewery wins our "Best Burger" contest. Have you had the "Fairfax Favorite?"


When Iron Springs Proprietor Mike Altman heard official word that readers deemed the Fairfax pub and brewery as the spot for San Anselmo and Fairfax’s “Best Burger,” he didn’t hesitate to yell the news through the establishment. “We won best burger everybody,” he cheered.

was ahead in the  race all week, beating the nine other candidates that included:

A reader requested that Hilda’s Coffee Shop be added after the contest had started.

As of 11 a.m. on Friday, Iron Springs received 35 percent of the 92 votes in our nonscientific poll. The runner up was , with 28 percent of the vote.

“We couldn’t be happier,” Altman told Patch on Friday. “Our guys in the kitchen do an incredible job and they deserve all the credit.”

Altman said the two most popular burgers at Iron Springs are the bacon cheddar cheeseburger and the Fairfax Favorite, the Iron Springs house-ground chicken and bacon cheeseburger. Here’s the mouth-watering description of the Fairfax Favorite from the Iron Springs website:

"House ground, handmade chicken burger with achiote, garlic, oregano, cumin, paprika, black pepper, and roasted Hobb’s Applewood bacon ground into the burger then pan seared and served on a ciabatta roll with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, avocado and balsamic onions with fresh cut friends $14.99.”

Iron Springs has one review on its Patch . awarded it five out of five starts and wrote “Great food, great beer, really pleasant, helpful staff. Part of the community. Check this place out, you'll love it.”

Looking for a time to try out our Best Burger winner? On Wednesdays the pub offers free live music and on Tuesdays part of all proceeds go to designated local nonprofits and schools. Also, happy hour is Monday through Friday, from 4-6 p.m.

M&G Burgers in Fairfax has three reviews on its . Two are rave reviews and one’s quite the opposite.

Remember, you can always add reviews to any of these burger spots, as well as other merchants in San Anselmo and Fairfax. 

Patch's Readers Choice contest winners are determined by results of the weekly poll and reviews left on a business' Patch listing. Why do the ratings matter more when determining the winner? The poll goes away after a few days, but the positive reviews and ratings stay forever with your favorite business and really help them out.

Thanks to all who voted and added comments not only to the Readers Choice story but to the listings for each location. Watch for our next contest starting on Monday.

About this column: Readers' Choice is a weekly unscientific contest to single out the best of what San Anselmo and Fairfax has to offer.


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