We’ve all been there. We’ve been with someone who was so hungry and impatient that they demanded, loudly, that food be thrown into their gob instantaneously. Whether you’re coming from the club, a gathering, getting off that late night shift or just want to get outside for a while, we’ve got you covered. While some of these late night spots might already be your go-to destinations for all things soak-up-the-booze, maybe you’re just someone who loves to patronize eateries while the rest of the world sleeps.
Sam’s Quarter Pound Burgers
18401 Hesperian Blvd
San Lorenzo, CA
There used to be nine locations throughout the SF Bay Area, but now you can only find Sam’s Burgers in San Lorenzo and San Leandro. There’s hardly any information online about these two locations. When I discovered a website for Sam’s, I reached out to the webmaster inquiring about more information. Even he didn’t know anything, “...when I did try to look them up, I never had any luck finding any contact information for them either.”
With a little bit of dig, I found a business listing stating that both locations are currently up for sale as turn-keys. “Sam's Super Burgers No. 1 has been operating in this same location since the 1960s. The present owner has been operating the business since 2001.” These locations are incredibly convenient to two types of people: those who begrudge stripping themselves of their pajamas in order to acquire late night munchies and those who would like an alternative to corporate fast food chains. The menu is extremely limited, with only 11 options plus beverages. But, I guess it makes it easier for you to focus on what you want to order. Indulge yourself in one of their cheeseburgers, cheese fries, milkshakes and a corn dog — they’re one of the few spots left making their corn dogs in house!
Tacos El Autlense
601 San Pablo Ave
Tacos El Autlense’s Facebook claims, “The best tacos this side of International Blvd” and I’m in no position to argue that. When the atheists are lining up to receive a side of “porque nada es imposible para dios” (because nothing is impossible with god) with their tacos, you know the food is otherworldly.