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Burger/Pizza places near Natick

colordiva02 Mar 2, 2009 07:26 AM

Hi all,

I've been here about a year, and am still trying to find places to eat. I feel like I'm too far away from Boston to really find some favorites, but I was hoping someone could help me out.

I know about Casey's in Natick Center, but are there any great burger places near Natick? Five Guys in Dedham was farther away than I thought it would be, and I'm tired of driving 40 minutes to Red Robin in Milbury!

Also, if anyone's got recommendations for pizza, they'd be appreciated as well. North End Treats has fallen a little flat for me, and I like Nick's (the boyfriend prefers Pizza Peddler) but I just wanted to know if we'd missed a really great pizza spot. Thanks!

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    bear RE: colordiva02 Mar 2, 2009 07:30 AM

    Not super close, but the burger at The Local in West Newton is really good. The fries finished with a tiny bit of rosemary are great when they are fresh out of the fryolator, although occasionally they're a little dry.

    1. Eatin in Woostah RE: colordiva02 Mar 2, 2009 07:33 AM

      Have you tried the Met Bar burger bar in the Natick Mall? I've also heard that Sel de la Terre in the mall has a good burger, though I wouldn't call that a burger place.

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        Duster17 RE: colordiva02 Mar 2, 2009 07:36 AM

        How about JJ McKay's at the intersection of Rtes 27 and 30? A sorta townie place but decent burgers and fries and friendly bartenders.

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          ShelT54 RE: colordiva02 Mar 2, 2009 08:03 AM

          Met Bar in Natick Collection
          Chicken Bone Saloon on Rt. 135 in Framingham
          John Harvards Brewery in Framingham

          1. galleygirl RE: colordiva02 Mar 2, 2009 09:07 AM

            Andrea's Pizza on Edgell Road in Framingham....Nobscot....

            1. trufflehound RE: colordiva02 Mar 2, 2009 11:51 AM

              My favorite pizza in MW is Gianni's in Nobscot. Franco's on Speen is my 2nd favorite.

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                galleygirl RE: trufflehound Mar 2, 2009 12:15 PM

                Have you tried Andrea's? I like it way better than Gianni's....

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                  trufflehound RE: galleygirl Mar 2, 2009 02:08 PM

                  I tried it when they first opened, as I used to go by almost daily. I think they may have changed hands since then. Do they have slices?

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                    galleygirl RE: trufflehound Mar 3, 2009 06:04 AM

                    Yes, and their slices are great! In fact, when I order a pizza there, I ask them to do it extra large (not on the menu) so it's as thin as the slices....

              2. pondrat RE: colordiva02 Mar 3, 2009 06:38 AM

                After extensive research the best burgers are the SLT Burger at Sel de La Terre in Natick Collection...Don't laugh but right up there is the burger at Ken's Steak House (nothing else but the burger)...and finally the Coach Burger at the Coach Grill in Wayland, but only available at Sunday Brunch.

                For value Sky on Rt 20 in Sudbury has a cheap burger night on Mondays...Probably the best for your money without heading to Route 9. Perfect when Monday Night Football is on.

                Met Bar and John Harvards (ugh !) are not even in the same league...JJ McKay's is about the same.

                If you want something different and a bit more healthy try the Tuna Burger at Legal Seafood in Natick ...a very nice blend of spices that kick it up a notch.

                After 20 years in The Natick area I've yet to find the killer pizza joint...

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