Wow...you think the FRIES leave something to be desired? They are the one item at U-Burger I feel are beyond any and all reproach. Just fantastic.
To the above poster who was sad about the plain-ish burger. You have to order the U-Burger or U-Cheese Burger, and then add your bacon next time. The UBurgers come with l.t.o. and a nice in 'n out style special sauce, of which I always ask for extra.
Okay, so this is my take.
I love burgers. Really. More than most of the food that is on this board. In 'N Out is my favorite, probably followed by the Camelia Grill in New Orleans. So, I was super excited to hear about UBurger opening in Boston.
I went with my brother tonight for dinner. I gotta agree that the decor is a little cold, but I thought it was fine. The fries were great. And now the burger....
I got it with cheddar and bacon. It arrived in a foil bag and it was the most average burger I've ever seen. No lettuce, tomato, special sauce. Nothing. Now, I know I could probably ask for it next time with toppings, but the burger looked so sad. The burger tasted great. It really did.
I guess I just hoped that they would have asked if I wanted anything....L/T/mayo/mustard.... It was something that kind of set it apart from my In 'N Out experience.
Sorry for the whining. I just expected more....
I'd say there are some things about UBurger that I would change, definitely, but all in all it is nice to have a burger joint (which is near me also) where I can feed my craving without having to wait in some huge line, or drive far. The special sauce and all the toppings IMO are good. Some people dont like the shredded lettuce, I dont know why but I just have always like shredded lettuce and they hardly EVER have it on burgers. I like it. I think the fries leave something to be desired personally. A little greasy. I still have not had a frappe there, and I am very particular about them, so we will see.
As far as the burgers go though, definitely good, i always finish the entire thing despite its extreme messiness!!!
After seeing the place praised many times at this site, we finally dropped in for lunch today. The place is clean and friendly, the menu nice and simple, and the prices agreeably low. And then the burgers -- a very fine burger indeed! We got burgers of the "combination" variety ("yuppie burger" for me, which was mushrooms, bacon and swiss, and something I forget the name of for the sig other, which had fried jalapenos and your standard toppings). The burgers were well made, good ingredients, neither drippy nor showy. I would say they are definitely the best I've had in that style in a long time (for flamey and toasty, I like the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown, which also has good iced tea). I'll agree with everyone on the fries too. The happiest surprise in the place: malt vinegar for the fries, shades of my youth!
All in all, one of the best fast food places we have tried in a while. made me wish, ever so briefly, that I worked at BU.
And the actual temperature can be cold too. I've gone there probably 4 times now. Every time I've enjoyed a delicious burger and exceptional fries. Actually, 1 time I tried the chicken sandwich. It came w/cheddar cheese and bbq sauce and was good, but nothing earth shattering. Those fries may be the best in Boston. I could seriously make a meal out of them.
Anyway, they've had the front door open a few times I've been there...and a few other times the door wasn't open but when someone came in you got a blast of cold air. So....I've pretty much always eaten w/my coat on. I think they had the door open last time to give the place a bit of ventilation. Though it's not what I'd prefer, I understand as when I went back to work I smelled like a fry-o-later for a good couple of hours. Would have obviously been a lot worse without air circulating.
On the recommondation of someone who read the reviewes I went there for the first time on 12/30/06. I ordered a cheeseburger, my friend ordered a ch-burger with the add on fries and frappe. Overall the food, fries and frappre was good. The customer service was friendly, the food was ready in a reasonable time frame.
The only thing we found a bit strange were the chairs and walls. The metal chairs were cold, and the walls were made of some corrugated aluminium material. Thus *sounds tended to bounce off the walls. In other words the aluminium siding didn't make the place seem a cozy and inviting place on a damp and rainy/snowy day.
Would we go there again, YES. It is close to where I live and the prices are reasonable.
*On this particular day there were at least two families there with children under the age of 5yrs old who were were quite hyper and noisy.