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Where to get a good burger in Arlington, Lexington, or Burlington?

I've read the Best Boston Burger thread often, and am not looking for that. Basically, Boston and Cambridge are just too far to drive for this suburbanite on a weeknight. So, if you were stuck up here in the 'ton burbs, where would you go for a yummy burger? Open to all suggestions - flat, thick, slider - I have a serious cheeseburger craving.

Typically when I get this way we head to Wild Willy's in Watertown, but lately that just hasn't been all that satisfying.

Thoughts?

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Wild Willy's
46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

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  1. I've had pretty good burgers at Lexx. The service can be spotty at times but it's convenient and everything I've had there has been pretty decent. Wouldn't make a special trip from Boston but if you're in or around Lexington you could do a whole lot worse.

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    1. re: bugsmum

      Thanks, bugsmum. I've had the burgers there several times (we live down the street). I keep wanting to love them, but they've unfortunately been consistently mediocre. I agree though, around Lexington there is MUCH worse.

      1. re: bugsmum

        For a good burger, done with a good burger ambiance (a bar), I've always liked Joe Sent Me on Mass Ave in North Cambridge.

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        Joe Sent Me
        2388 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

      2. I really like the Kobe Burger at Summer - Winter restaurant in the Burlington Marriott Hotel. It's an upscale place and the burger, which is served with excellent house-made fries, goes for about $18.00 but it is an excellent burger and they will cook exactly as you ask.

        1. I had a good burger at Tryst in Arlington Center a couple of weeks ago. Fairly juicy, cooked a bit past the asked-for medium rare, with decent thin fries.

          1. The burgers at Jimmy's Steer House and Not Your Average Joe's in Arlington are usually pretty good, but not always cooked to the level of doneness ordered. I really miss the Something Savory burger now that they are gone - it was awesome.

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            Something Savory
            1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

            Jimmy's Steer House
            1111 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

            1. Krazy Karry's in Arlington Center. They have really good burgers, exceptional buns, great fries. Also, the hands down best raspberry lime rickies in the area. Alas, I'm not a huge fan of their onion rings, as they're a little too sweet for me.

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              Krazy Karry's
              319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

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              1. re: sablemerle

                Oh, definitely Krazy Karry's. I haven't tried the raspberry lime rickeys but I do like the made-to-order lemonade.

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                Krazy Karry's
                319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

                1. re: maryv

                  I've always wondered about Krazy Karry's. Never been in there, but now we'll try it.

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                  Krazy Karry's
                  319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

                2. re: sablemerle

                  We finally made it to Krazy Karry's last night. I can't believe it took us so long to get there! I got the all American cheeseburger, and it was absolutely great. Cooked medium rare without having to specify, thick but still juicy, toasted bun, fresh toppings. Husband had the chipotle burger, which he really enjoyed. The fries were crispy and not coated. Not sure if they're freshly cut or frozen, but either way they were delicious. Limited but OK selection of beer on tap (I had a UFO, there was a Sam Adams seasonal choice and Harpoon IPA), plus fresh lime rickeys and lemonade. What a great place. Thanks sablemerle and maryv!

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                  Krazy Karry's
                  319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

                  1. re: Eatin in Woostah

                    I've always liked the food eating in. I like the cheeseburger with onion rings. However, with take out, consistently, the leave out part of the order, the some chili, a burger, fries etc. So much that we stopped doing pick up from there. Just a FYI if you plan to go through route.

                    1. re: makonna

                      Thanks for the tip! There are just some places that don't do takeout well.