Superburger. I’ve driven past this place many times without giving it a second thought, but on this trip, with their bigger winner 2012 banner out, I felt compelled to stop. I forgot to look at the banner to see what it actually said, but I would imagine Superburger has won either best burger, best milkshake, or both, in Santa Rosa or Sonoma.
This is as old school as you get, with a low, U-shaped counter occupying the entirety of the restaurant, which would be a cramped NYC studio apartment—it’s that small. I doubt you could legally build this place today. Like its design, the menu harkens back to simpler times, though with some thoroughly modern touches like lamb burgers and the Montecito burger topped with guacamole, bacon and cheese.
There are fries and onion rings, and shakes that look like they’re really just blended ice cream, all properly prepared and pretty unfancy. I love the fixins tray on the counter, allowing you to lay as many pickle slices as you like on your burger, and the bun is really one of the best burger buns I’ve had in a long time. Not inexpensive, but still a relatively cheap place to stop for a burger and shake after a long day of wine tasting.