Bullshead, SF

Today was an adventure to West Portal in SF in search of a tasty cheeseburger. Danimal suggested we try Bullshead, a neighborhood favorite.


It’s a small restaurant tucked into a busy street corner next to the end of a rail line. Amidst honking cars and the dinner crowd, it’s a small oasis.


The staff was friendly, and our food came out quickly. The only weird thing, though they were very discreet about it, was that it seemed that their drains had gotten clogged during the normal business day. Someone came in with a giant pump, and was mopping the ground. Someone else came with two large unopened bottles of Drano. I briefly thought about how gross this was while the food was being prepared, but I soon forgot about it when our appetizer came – we ordered buffalo wings and those wings were so good! Crispy on the outside (slightly tasted like it was fried in peanut oil), and soft and moist meat inside. Ranch and hot sauce were both served on the side, so you weren’t forced to eat spicy if you didn’t want to!


We were super excited to try the burgers after the good wings. This place is known for their buffalo burgers, so of course we had to order it. This place is also known for having lots of meat, and you can order burgers in many several types and sizes (1/3 lb or 1/2 lb, turkey, beef, 100% organic beef, and buffalo). There are also chicken and fish burgers for the non red meat eaters.


At this point anticipation was high!


My 1/3 lb buffalo meat cheeseburger was delicious – slightly pink in the middle, thick patty, thick cheddar slice melted, and fresh tomatoes and lettuce. The french fries were bland, but it was probably intentional so that you could salt them yourselves.


Kyung’s garlic burger was covered in so much garlic that you can still smell it hours later. He ordered the 1/2 lb buffalo burger with onion rings. The onion rings were so good – thick and crispy. I put one of them in my burger and it made my burger even better!


Danimal’s Hawaiian was large and super juicy; halfway through it fell apart but he was definitely enjoying the burger. He had always been meaning to order the burger his last few visits, and this time he did and it was worth the wait!

A great find in a cool neighborhood.

BullsHead Restaurant
840 Ulloa St
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 665-4350

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4 Responses


  1. m@

    How is buffalo? I hear it’s pretty lean so I’ve always wondered if it’s dry compared to beef?

    January 10, 2010 12:13 am | #1
  2. kat

    buffalo has an interesting flavor; it definitely is a bit drier, and has a certain ‘animal flavor’ that differs from beef; it’s pretty good though, if you don’t mind the change in flavor! and yes, it’s supposed to be a lot healthier (less fat/calories/cholesterol)

    January 10, 2010 12:50 am | #2
  3. m@

    Ahh, game flavor. I could live with that I think. I’ll have to give it a try.

    January 10, 2010 10:26 am | #3
  4. kyung

    yeah, I didn’t notice the gamey flavor all too much, but I love lamb so I’m probably desensitized. It supposedly has on average, less fat and 40% more protein than beef, so it seems like a win win. Didn’t taste noticeably worse or any more dry than the beef to me! It’s just more expensive. :(

    January 11, 2010 8:43 pm | #4

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