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Best Burger (and fries) not in Boston, Cambridge or Somerville

There have been a lot of best burger discussions and almost always the best are always in Boston, Cambridge or Somerville. Problem is I spend most of my time in and around Needham, Newton, West Roxbury, Dedham, Natick, etc. I have had many fine burgers and fries but nothing that I would label as sensational. I have tried Five Guys, Halfway Cafe, Center Cafe, O'Hara's, Dunn and Guerhins, The Local, Wild Willy's, and probably several others. Is there a great burger and fries outside of Boston, Cambridge or Somerville? As I know there is a ton of burger discussion, I did do a search for best burger west of Boston and burgers west of Boston but there was nothing specific on burgers outside of Boston.

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

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  1. Some of my favorites include Grumpy White's in Quincy, Cappy's Tavern in Readville (I know that's part of Boston but ...), Lewis' in Norwood, and the Dudley Chateau in Wayland.

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

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Lewis's is great, you can also get a good cheap roast beef dinner there, and it feels like 1956!

    2. While I'm not thrilled with the bread, I do like 51 Lincoln's burger (Newton).

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      51 Lincoln
      51 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 02461

      1. Back in the day, I used to hit Lewis' for a Lewis burger, do they still exist? I wasn't a bad burger, althought the place was on the rough side.

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        1. re: treb

          Lewis' is still around (I go there every now and then), and yes, there is still a "boulevard of broken dreams" feel to the place, especially on the left side of the space.

        2. I'm quite fond of Lee's Burger Place in Newton Center...

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          1. re: Kremti

            Do you know if their fries are fresh or frozen? I once had a burger at their predecessor, Flippin Burgers, and their burgers were pretty good but I hated their fries.

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            Flippin Burgers
            216 Sumner St, Newton Center, MA 02459

            1. re: bakerboyz

              Fries at Lee's are frozen for sure. I don't typically like any fries that aren't fresh and/or on the very thin side, but I like Lee's fries for some reason and they are generic looking frozen fries. Maybe it is just the fact that I like to dip them in their "special" sauce.

          2. If Hyde Park is not outta your way, give a look at The Hyde. It's premium quality beef, seasoned well and cooked in its own fat on the flattop, and plopped on a good bulkie. A very, very successful mashup of a pub-burger and diner-burger. Half-pounder. Grillman knows what bloody means. No fries, however.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJyorg...

            http://thehyderestaurant.com/

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            1. re: Nab

              oops, that is NOT the link I meant to post up there, but I shall leave it be. :)

              this is the previous mention of The Hyde burger -

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5969...

              1. re: Nab

                "What did mustard ever do for me?" -- hah love it!