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Tops Burger pleases palates of all types via a mouthwatering menu brimming with gourmet burgers, classic sandwiches, shakes, salads, and burritos made from original recipes and seasoned with fresh spices. Farmer John bacon and fresh avocado join forces to buttress the avocado and bacon cheeseburger with hunger-halting heartiness ($5.89), and pastrami sandwiches enliven incisors with a sense of elation not felt since they were last spared by the tooth fairy ($7.19). Part-time vegetarian mouths delight in carne asada burritos ($6.39), as medium chocolate shakes ($2.79) and orders of french fries topped with grated chesses and Tops’ famous homemade chili ($5.39) reward well-behaved tongues. Tops' convenient location on Walnut and Allen invites hungry humans to savor delicious dishes in the dining room or from the hands of benevolent servers in the drive-thru line. Patrons can also call ahead to place orders for pick-up.
Celebrating 60 years of slinging juicy burgers and wrapping up tidy burritos, Tops Burger remains committed to high-quality food on both its American and Mexican menus. Experienced staff, many of whom have been with the company for more than 20 years, pile half- and quarter-pound avocado-and-bacon burgers with housemade dressings, garnish fish tacos with an expertly measured portion of cilantro, and smother kosher-beef hot dogs with homemade chili. Tops Burger was even ranked as having the best french fries in California by Yahoo in 2015.