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mojo2483 Mar 23, 2007 02:12 PM

I am dying for a nice juicy cheeseburger right now... I was wondering if anyone could tell me some good places in the Somerville/Medford Area that you know of. Thank you!!!

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    Buddernut Mar 23, 2007 02:38 PM

    R.F. O'Sullivans in Somerville... this gets posted to the point of exhaustion ! So much So, that I have taken to find a different burger jones joint, because I am bored with it being "all about O'Sullivan;s" This is not a knock to their burgers which are probably No. 1, but I feel like I read so many posts about them, its like eating there again and again. So, that said, I actually almost prefer the burgers at Christopher's in Porter Square in Cambridge. This is actually just on cross stree away from O'Sullivans. Christophers has a nice cozy atmosphere, an impressive beer list, a little gas fireplace and is now my favorite for burgers. I like the English burger served with melted sharp cheddar and cooke in an ale and serve on an english muffin. I actually really love their fries too. They do phenom homemade veggie burgers and offer some very decent quality fish, chx and pasta entrees. I love their catfish. It has a little more atmosphere that RF's and I guess until I saturate my burger jones, it is my go to place now. They do have a website.... google it, or if I remember it, I'll post back.

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      Buddernut Mar 23, 2007 02:44 PM

      Buddernut back again... I found the www.christopherscambridge.com .
      My poor typing in prior post makes it look like I inferred Christopher's was located on cross street.... I was trying to say that it is just a cross street away, so don't let the cambridge locale throw you. Check the web... check the place ... check the burgers. I don't think you'll be disappointed. (PS: They actually make a burger they way I prefer.... meat is not press to tightly together to form the burger. They assemble a nice loose, thick burger which makes it more delicate to bite into).

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        mojo2483 Mar 23, 2007 02:51 PM

        Mmmmm... I've actually been there for some beers and got the buffalo tenders and I remember them being super delicious. I'll have to try the burger there... Probably go there tonight. Thanks for the suggestion!!!!!!

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        delirious Mar 29, 2007 09:06 AM

        PJ Ryan's in Teele Sq has good burgers. Good tap lineup also.

      3. CambridgeKathy Mar 23, 2007 03:29 PM

        In Inman Square-while not technically Somerville, it's close enough-the Druid has a good burger. I think O'Sullivan's has gone downhill IMHO.

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          BJK Mar 24, 2007 06:13 AM

          While the relative merits and demerits of O'Sullivan's have been posted about here to the point of exhaustion, allow me to add another excellent burger that I discovered in the area last night: at West Side Lounge on Mass Ave between Porter Square and Harvard Square. Perfectly seasoned and cooked patty with a sharp, salty, perfectly melted Manchego cheese, some kind of sweet, savory carmelized onion relish or marmalade, and a delicious garlic aoili (sp?) all on a firm, lovely griddled brioche bun, served wtih a mound of crisp frites and more of that aioli for dipping. Really terrific.

          BK

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            BostonCorkDork Mar 24, 2007 08:08 AM

            if you're willing to drive into cambridge on mass ave, Central Kitchen used to have a great burger on sundays and mondays.

            1. Dr.Jimbob Mar 28, 2007 10:01 AM

              A bit closer to Somerville/Medford is Gargoyle's in Davis Square, which has a lethal burger on their bar menu (I had one right before the St. Patrick's weekend, they added a slab of Irish bacon to go with the blue cheese and the perfect medium-rare goodness). Killer fries too.

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                bizzy50 Mar 29, 2007 12:47 PM

                There is no argument on this one. While others may come close, nothing, absolutely nothing in the world is as good as a burger, any burger, at O'Sullivan's.

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                  BJK Mar 29, 2007 01:00 PM

                  There have been many dissenting opinions about O'Sullivan's on this board. Clearly "There is no argument" is an overstatement.

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                    hiddenboston Mar 29, 2007 01:06 PM

                    As much as I love O'Sully's burgers, there are some others out there that are close to them in quality, in the Boston area, IMO (Mr. Bartley's, The Druid, Zon's, 75 Chestnut, among others).

                    And there are burgers outside of Boston that I think are definitely better--one that comes to mind is the absolutely incredibly mouth-wateringly juicy burger at Hodad's in Ocean Beach, CA. It has been on some top 10 lists in the country for good reason.

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