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Pizza AND burgers

Blumie Apr 28, 2009 12:44 PM

As we all know, any thread on this board that asks where to get the best pizza or the best burgers quickly grows in size and controversy, but if I wanted to go to a single place that serves good selections from both of these major food groups, where would I go? Mistral's late night menu clearly is one leading contender. Others?

  1. itaunas Apr 28, 2009 12:51 PM

    Celebrity in Watertown is one decent option (I go to Stella's more for Pizza), East Side Bar and Grill in Cambridge does a decent burger and offers 19" NY style pizza, but since they don't have a smaller option I haven't had it very often. Some Greek Pizza places do surprisingly decent cheeseburger subs, although for this I might go to Bob's food (charbroiled good with their hot peppers) with basic bakery pizza. Or go to Mangia Mangia and walk a couple of blocks to either Ernestos or Reginas.

    1. hiddenboston Apr 28, 2009 01:15 PM

      Great topic! Here are a few places that do a good job of both, IMO.

      - Waterfront Cafe, North End
      - Cronin's, Quincy
      - Common Ground, Allston
      - Doyle's, Jamaica Plain

      1. Bob Dobalina Apr 28, 2009 01:55 PM

        How about the Halfway Cafes?

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          hiddenboston Apr 29, 2009 07:36 AM

          How could I forget the Halfway? Definitely--the bar pizza is really good there, and the burgers are just as good if not better. And those fries.......mmmmmm.......

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          pollystyrene Apr 29, 2009 12:45 AM

          I don't know about wide selections, but you can get both at Garden at the Cellar, Upstairs on the Square, Gargoyles, Marliave, West Side Lounge and The Burren.

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            Pegmeister Apr 29, 2009 04:44 AM

            Agree with the Waterfront Cafe, but I would also add Artu.

            1. CocoDan Apr 29, 2009 06:13 AM

              Your right Peg, I never think of Atru for that combination, but it certainly works well. Now I need a shot of each.

              1. StriperGuy Apr 29, 2009 07:40 AM

                Conley's in Watertown does both rather well.

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                  hiddenboston Apr 29, 2009 08:34 AM

                  Love the pizza at Conley's; haven't had the burgers yet. I heard their steak tips are excellent as well.

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                    wellington May 18, 2009 01:20 PM

                    Can't go wrong at Conley's... Great burgers and pizza (love the Buffalo Chicken with Jalapenos).

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                    chuckschick Apr 29, 2009 06:33 PM

                    Second the Halfway for the bar pizzas. First time I ordered one the bartender was like, "They're pretty small." The thing cost about $5 and lasted me two meals.

                    Best pizza ever? No, but a nice greasy pie with plenty o' flavor. If they had a Hawaiian pizza that would be the best ever.

                    1. InNOutBurger Apr 29, 2009 07:44 PM

                      Not Your Average Joe's is actually a pretty good option. It's not fantastic, but pretty solid fare. Good pizza's, thinner crust which is nice. And pretty decent burgers. If you're lucky they sometimes have homemade fried potato chips instead of fries which are really yummy. There's quite a few of them all over the Boston area.

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