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    1. re: OLDCHEF

      right, do they do it at both locations? starting at what time?

      1. re: rchudy

        just jp it is also meyer burger I think its some of best beef i have ever had

    2. Had the blackjack burger at O'Sullivan's a couple times in recent weeks. Each time, was right on medium rare - rings were great - and with the students away for the summer, it's generally quieter. Darn good burger.

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      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        never been an O'Sullivan's fan. Anyone been to Lord Hobo or Highland Kitchen?

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        Highland Kitchen
        150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

        Lord Hobo
        92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

        1. re: rchudy

          I've had the burger at Highland Kitchen. It's good, but not in the top 5 IMO. Have you tried Gargoyle's burger? I'd head there instead if you're looking for Camberville options.

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          Highland Kitchen
          150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

          1. re: yumyum

            Gargoyle's sounds like a possibility. How packed does the bar area get?

            1. re: rchudy

              It gets packed, but it's not the kind of place that you HAVE to be there at 5 p.m to get in... ahem.

              1. re: yumyum

                hmm, I wonder where you could be referring to?

          2. re: rchudy

            What haven't you liked about them? I know they have been criticized for being too big, too meaty and/or overcooked, and in large part, I have agreed. But lately, they seem to have gotten better, at least to me. If it's been a long while, might be worth a return visit.

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              it has been a long while. I didn't like it for the reasons you pointed out.

            2. re: rchudy

              I've had the burgers at both Highland and Hobo. Highland actually is a top-five for me -- as it's best it's a mid-to-large pub style with a good beef flavor and a nice char. I don't typically like grilled burgers all that much but this one is an exception, and I find the grill flavor goes really well with their good blue cheese (unusual for me, I'm usually an american cheese fan on burgers). Fries can be great when they're on, and good housemade pickles all add up to a very nice meal.

              Hobo is OK but overpriced, made with the same Meyer's Ranch Beef that a lot of mid-range places in town are using now. I find that beef juicy but a bit lacking in the flavor department, and the rest of the construction at Hobo is pretty forgettable for me. It's the best option if you find yourself hungry there. Hobo is a very good beer bar with OK, overpriced food.

              How about Green St? I've had mixed experiences with that burger, but some have been really excellent.

              1. re: celeriac

                Green St is one of those places that's been on my radar for a while too. To be honest, as much as I want burger perfection, I still want to go to all of them and someday fulfill my master burger list. Eventually I will go to every place, how and why I pick one before the other is anybody's guess.

                1. re: celeriac

                  Strong second to Green Street. Some people don't care for the double thin patty style (a la big mac) but I think it's very good and the house-made potato chips with onion dip are a guilty pleasure.

              2. re: Bob Dobalina

                Love the Black & Bleu at O'Sullivan's.

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                Bleu
                11 Market St, Mashpee, MA 02649

              3. My new favorite burger place is Bison County in Waltham.

                1. the Kingston burger at Kingston Station

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                  Kingston Station
                  25 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

                  1. Grumpy White's in Quincy. Go for the griddled burger, not the grilled. I always get mine with garlic.

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                    Grumpy White's Restaurant
                    211 Sea St, Quincy, MA 02169

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                    1. re: Gabatta

                      I'm intrigued that you can order griddled over grilled.

                    2. I just had one of the best burgers ever at The Tavern at the End of the World. Thick, juicy, "Chipotle Burger", with bacon, gorgonzola, and spicy onions. The homemade potato salad on the side topped it off.

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                      1. re: powerfulpierre

                        To add onto burgers at Tavern at the End of the World, I had the lamb burger there yesterday and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was cooked a perfect medium and was topped with a yogurt-based cucumber/dill sauce (similar to tsatziki). Not quite as juicy as a beef burger, but it was good.

                        Has anyone else had this lamb burger? And if so, did they like it?

                      2. The new Scottish place in JP, The Haven, has a mighty fine burger.

                        1. Love the burger at Radius and Houstons ... added bonus top notch fries.

                          1. Neptune...not that its all that easy to get in after 6:00.

                             
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                            1. re: phatchris

                              Trying Highland Kitchen, just because.

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                              Highland Kitchen
                              150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

                              1. re: rchudy

                                Actually loved the burger, but not much else...

                                1. re: rchudy

                                  Nice, glad that you liked the burger! I think it's highly underrated in conversations of Boston burgers. Surprised to hear that you didn't like much else, because I usually think of Highland as a "complete package" kind of place... want to offer any more detail?

                                  1. re: celeriac

                                    I mean, the atmosphere, if not a bit noisy, was great. But the fries were a fail, as were the caramelized red onions. Maybe not the hugest of deals, but I still want the complete package.
                                    http://www.bostonburgerblog.com/2010/...

                                    1. re: rchudy

                                      If you come here to do your research, the least you can do is post your comments here...

                                          1. re: rchudy

                                            surprised I liked it so much, but the simplicity of it was what appealed to me. There's just nowhere for the beef to hide, no bullshit toppings or anything, it's as straightforward a burger as you can get, and it was delicious.

                                2. re: phatchris

                                  I would swear that burger is cast in a heavenly glow, what an awesome photo.

                                  1. I love the burger at The Gallows.

                                    1. I'd give Abe and Louie's a try when you're looking for a lunch burger.