One of the main reasons anyone ever ventures into the Tenderloin is because of the great restaurants there. Foodies will brave the panhandlers and the mentally ill just to get a delicious hamburger. At least, I do.
Pearl’s has a great selection of burgers and they’re decently priced. I had a debate with a co-worker about whether Super Duper on Market and 3rd was better than Pearl’s. My co-worker argued that Super Duper was better because they had free pickles. I don’t eat that many pickles, so I told him that Pearl’s was better. If you judge the venue by how well they make their burgers and don’t care about the extras, Pearl’s wins.