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Apr 15, 2009 02:30 PM

Burgers in Dot

The other burger thread has me jonesing....

Where can I go to get a really great burger? I want juicy tender cheesy goodness. Good bun is imperative.

Take away or delivery would be great, too!

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  1. Ashmont Grill, Sonny's, The Harp & Bard and The Blarney Stone are the best I know of.

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    1. re: Guinness02122

      I would agree with each of those pics and each one for different mertis of goodness.

      The sliders at Blarney Stone are great.

      When Ashmont was using that local beef from the poor dude who got killed on the farm the burger was absolutely amazing. They still do a great job.

      1. re: Wursthof

        I agree with all the joints but Sonny's.
        Sonny's is terrible, in my opinion!

        1. re: janzy

          Wow! Mark Fidrych raised cattle for beef? I remember when he was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and would talk to the ball before every pitch. I assume you're talking about the farmer in Northborough.

          I think Sonny's food has been very inconsistent over the years except the burgers.

        2. re: Wursthof

          Are you saying they are not using River Rock beef anymore? What are they using?

      2. There has been a recent huge thread on the best burgers in the boston area here:

        My vote is for the burger at Sel De La Terre in the Natick Mall location only... I'm pretty sure the other locations don't have the same burger. It is literally Top 5 Burgers I've had in my life. Carry out, delivery burgers are good at Flippin Burgers in Newton Center. They have a yummy sauce on the side. I go there often because they're only 5 minutes form BC :)

        If anyone recommends Eagle's Deli... it's not worth it. It tastes like something you grilled yourself which isn't bad, but its not worth paying them for it.

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        1. re: Snoop37

          Thanks, I saw the thread. I was looking for burgers in Dorchester, not elsewhere.

        2. CF Donovans in Savin Hill puts out a really good burger, especially the mushroom swiss burger. I Also think Sonny's burgers are good and generally go for the one with Irish bacon. While I agree with the other postings that food hasn't always been consistent at Sonny's, the old chef is back and food has greatly improved. Sorry, just can't agree with the Harp & Bard. The owner is so difficult that it's not someplace I wouldn't stop at even for a quick burger.

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          1. re: Pegmeister

            I have liked most everything I've had at C.F. Donovan's except the burgers due to dryness.

            1. re: Guinness02122

              I haven't experienced that, but maybe because I like my burgers smothered with cheese and I don't notice. While not in Dot, you may like the burgers at Darcy's or CafedeParis on the Quincy/Milton line. I've been really happy with them there. The two places are in the same building, part of the Common Market restaurant group. Atmospheres are opposite as well. Darcy's has a rustic bar atmosphere, cash only I believe, with good pizzas and pub grub. CafedeParis, at least on the bar side, attracts an older crowd 50+ with a quiet atmosphere, good burgers, steaks, and fish as well as pizza from Darcy's. Bartending is great, more than a generous pour.

              1. re: Pegmeister

                Thanks. I heard good things about Darcy's. I almost forgot that Terra Brasili has a great burger with an egg on top. Have you been to the Early American? They have huge burgers but not very tasty. Also, I remember having a nice burger at Avenue Grille about 8 years ago.

                1. re: Guinness02122

                  Is the Early American near the Fowler House? If so, I haven't been there in many years, and I have had a chance to try Terra Brasili, although I've been curious about it. Louie's Crossing down the Nec k always had a good burger as well.

          2. I'll get on board with Ashmont (good bun), and C.F.D's. Both worthy of clogging your arteries.

            1. We ended up at Ashmont Grill. Great burger! It had the appropriate amount of juice, good bun, mushrooms weren't an after thought.

              We did have to send back the artichoke dip because it was ice cold in the center. The waitress was apologetic, but didn't remove it from the bill. Beers were a little slow in arriving.

              The carrot cake was amazing! It was on the lighter side which I prefer over dense cake. The cream cheese frosting was super light and soooooooooooooo good.

              We'll go back to try other stuff.