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Hammer Burger was founded by Kevin Hammons with the belief that delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated. Inspired by the rise in popularity of smash burgers, Kevin began working on his own version and testing things out on his friends. Word quickly got around and he was soon feeding groups of people in his backyard each weekend. 

Over the course of a year, the demand for Hammer Burger grew rapidly, taking us from backyard popups to brewery popups, to the food truck that won the hearts of Orange County.

After partnering with Curtis Scheetz, the team grew from pop up to food truck and finally brick and mortar. Using a special blend of high-quality beef, house-made pickles and sauce, and the best buns on the market, Martin’s Potato Rolls, Hammer Burger serves a unique style of smash burger. Our fries are dusted with our own seasoning blend and paired with a selection of freshly made dipping sauces.

Stop by our restaurant in Downtown Santa Ana and see for yourself what makes our burgers so special.

Nestled in downtown Santa Ana, this hidden gem boasts flavors that will leave your taste buds singing praises. Though it might take a bit of sleuthing to discover, once found, it becomes an unforgettable culinary haven. Having visited twice, my first encounter was with the Spicy Smash--a dish that exceeded all expectations. The explosion of flavors was simply divine. Accompanying the main course, the Chili Cheese fries were an equally delightful indulgence. On my most recent visit, I ventured into the realm of the Flatty Melt, a burger that has swiftly claimed the title of my favorite. Crispy, juicy, and bursting with flavor, it's a culinary masterpiece. The attentive staff enhances the dining experience, with cashiers offering helpful suggestions and other team members ensuring your satisfaction. Despite its cozy size, the establishment features a charming ambiance with a few booths and high-top tables. An added bonus is the availability of beer to complement your meal. The assortment of condiments, including the delectable garlic, ranch, and jalapeno ranch, adds a finishing touch to the gastronomic journey. This place is a must-try, earning a solid 10/10 for its exceptional culinary offerings and welcoming atmosphere.
Briana on Yelp
Nestled in downtown Santa Ana, this hidden gem boasts flavors that will leave your taste buds singing praises. Though it might take a bit of sleuthing to discover, once found, it becomes an unforgettable culinary haven. Having visited twice, my first encounter was with the Spicy Smash--a dish that exceeded all expectations. The explosion of flavors was simply divine. Accompanying the main course, the Chili Cheese fries were an equally delightful indulgence. On my most recent visit, I ventured into the realm of the Flatty Melt, a burger that has swiftly claimed the title of my favorite. Crispy, juicy, and bursting with flavor, it's a culinary masterpiece. The attentive staff enhances the dining experience, with cashiers offering helpful suggestions and other team members ensuring your satisfaction. Despite its cozy size, the establishment features a charming ambiance with a few booths and high-top tables. An added bonus is the availability of beer to complement your meal. The assortment of condiments, including the delectable garlic, ranch, and jalapeno ranch, adds a finishing touch to the gastronomic journey. This place is a must-try, earning a solid 10/10 for its exceptional culinary offerings and welcoming atmosphere.
Briana on Yelp
Briana on Yelp
If you like smash burgers, this spot has some of the best ones! I went with their spicy smash burger with three meats and the flavor was so damn good! Really enjoyed the crispy and tender meats along with the perfectly cooked cheese in the spicy jalapeno sauce. They also have a sauce bar for all of their sauces so give that a shot. They even have a bar and TV for those who want to drink and eat while watching some sports!
Tony T, Yelp
If you like smash burgers, this spot has some of the best ones! I went with their spicy smash burger with three meats and the flavor was so damn good! Really enjoyed the crispy and tender meats along with the perfectly cooked cheese in the spicy jalapeno sauce. They also have a sauce bar for all of their sauces so give that a shot. They even have a bar and TV for those who want to drink and eat while watching some sports!
Tony T, Yelp
Tony T, Yelp
ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR I'm visiting from the sf bay area and wanted to find a good burger place in in santa ana and saw hammer burger on yelp and decided to try it out first going in we were welcomed by a woman that was actually happy to take our order (something that i don't usually see anymore) and was able to help us decide on what we wanted to get we ended up getting the classic burger, fatty melt and the hammed fries and they were AMAZING we NEED one of these locations in the bay area ASAP because this was literally the best burger i've ever had, like seriously open one of these in the bay please
Nisa D, Yelp
ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR I'm visiting from the sf bay area and wanted to find a good burger place in in santa ana and saw hammer burger on yelp and decided to try it out first going in we were welcomed by a woman that was actually happy to take our order (something that i don't usually see anymore) and was able to help us decide on what we wanted to get we ended up getting the classic burger, fatty melt and the hammed fries and they were AMAZING we NEED one of these locations in the bay area ASAP because this was literally the best burger i've ever had, like seriously open one of these in the bay please
Nisa D, Yelp
Nisa D, Yelp
I have had this place saved in my bookmarked places for awhile now. I wish I had tried it before today because we have been missing out! They serve smashed burgers, and burgers automatically come as a double, which is a must for smashed burgers. Burgers are reasonably priced. The classic is $10, which comes with Hammer sauce, cheese, pickles, and grilled onions, which we left off the burgers. The service was quick and friendly. The cashier (sorry, I didn't get his name) was very helpful as we let him know it was our first time here. Onto the food! The smashed patty was perfectly cooked, very tasty, the potato bun was soft and fresh. All in all a very good burger. We also had an order of regular shoestring French fries. They were pretty good too. There is a nice selection of free sauces available. Everything from jalapeño ranch, regular ranch, Chipotle ranch, Hammer sauce BBQ sauce and hot sauce. Parking isn't easy. There is street parking with parking meters. There is...
Tammy B, Yelp
I have had this place saved in my bookmarked places for awhile now. I wish I had tried it before today because we have been missing out! They serve smashed burgers, and burgers automatically come as a double, which is a must for smashed burgers. Burgers are reasonably priced. The classic is $10, which comes with Hammer sauce, cheese, pickles, and grilled onions, which we left off the burgers. The service was quick and friendly. The cashier (sorry, I didn't get his name) was very helpful as we let him know it was our first time here. Onto the food! The smashed patty was perfectly cooked, very tasty, the potato bun was soft and fresh. All in all a very good burger. We also had an order of regular shoestring French fries. They were pretty good too. There is a nice selection of free sauces available. Everything from jalapeño ranch, regular ranch, Chipotle ranch, Hammer sauce BBQ sauce and hot sauce. Parking isn't easy. There is street parking with parking meters. There is a nearby parking garage also.
Tammy B, Yelp
Tammy B, Yelp

From Our Menu

Flat Burgers

ALL FLAT BURGERS COME WITH DOUBLE SMASHED THIN AND CRISPY PATTIES

Triple +$2.50 | Quad +$5 | Vegetarian +$2 Vegan +$3 Lettuce Wrap +$1

Classic Hammer Burger

$10

Hammer Sauce, house made pickles, grilled onion & American cheese on a potato roll

Flatty Melt

$11

A cult-favorite! Make it spicy +$1

Spicy Smash

$11

Grilled jalapeño, grilled onion, hot sauce, chipotle mayo & pepper jack cheese on a potato roll

CaliBama

$12

Onion rings, grilled onion, white BBQ Sauce & American cheese on a potato roll

Chili Cheesburger

$12

Classic Hammer Burger topped with house made chili