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rchudy Jul 1, 2010 07:08 AM

What do you got for me??


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    OLDCHEF Jul 1, 2010 07:24 AM

    Ten Tables jp at the bar

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      rchudy Jul 1, 2010 07:28 AM

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

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        OLDCHEF Jul 1, 2010 01:03 PM

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

    2. Bob Dobalina Jul 1, 2010 07:30 AM

      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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        rchudy Jul 1, 2010 07:38 AM

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

        Highland Kitchen
        150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

        Lord Hobo
        92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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          yumyum Jul 1, 2010 08:04 AM

          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.

          Highland Kitchen
          150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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            rchudy Jul 1, 2010 08:19 AM

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

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              yumyum Jul 1, 2010 09:07 AM

              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.

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                rchudy Jul 1, 2010 09:17 AM

                hmm, I wonder where you could be referring to?

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            Bob Dobalina Jul 1, 2010 08:05 AM

            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.

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              rchudy Jul 1, 2010 09:01 AM

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

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              celeriac Jul 1, 2010 11:09 AM

              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.

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                rchudy Jul 1, 2010 11:25 AM

                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.

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                  yumyum Jul 1, 2010 11:38 AM

                  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.

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                scratchie Jul 1, 2010 08:01 AM

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

                11 Market St, Mashpee, MA 02649

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                LStaff Jul 1, 2010 07:41 AM

                My new favorite burger place is Bison County in Waltham.

                1. barleywino Jul 1, 2010 08:19 AM

                  the Kingston burger at Kingston Station

                  Kingston Station
                  25 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

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                    Gabatta Jul 1, 2010 08:53 AM

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

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

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                      rchudy Jul 1, 2010 09:02 AM

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

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                      powerfulpierre Jul 1, 2010 08:56 AM

                      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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                        ebone Jan 24, 2011 11:20 AM

                        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?

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                        purple bot Jul 1, 2010 09:33 AM

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

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                          Wheels1 Jul 1, 2010 11:49 AM

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

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                            phatchris Jul 1, 2010 02:34 PM

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

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                              rchudy Jul 1, 2010 04:33 PM

                              Trying Highland Kitchen, just because.

                              Highland Kitchen
                              150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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                                rchudy Jul 2, 2010 05:52 AM

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

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                                  celeriac Jul 2, 2010 06:19 AM

                                  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?

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                                    rchudy Jul 2, 2010 10:01 AM

                                    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.

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                                      Gabatta Jul 2, 2010 11:43 AM

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

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                                        yumyum Jul 2, 2010 12:22 PM


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                                          rchudy Jul 2, 2010 05:48 PM

                                          I thought I did?

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                                            rchudy Jul 2, 2010 08:29 PM

                                            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.

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                                  Niblet Jul 2, 2010 07:37 AM

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

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                                    phatchris Jul 2, 2010 09:32 AM

                                    Thanks...took it with a phone.

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                                      yumyum Jul 2, 2010 09:40 AM

                                      I know right? Aaaaaaaa!

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                                    somerville01 Jan 24, 2011 11:25 AM

                                    I love the burger at The Gallows.

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                                      tamerlanenj Jan 25, 2011 07:56 AM

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

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