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Best Burger in MetroWest

MWestgal Jul 23, 2012 02:01 PM

Sorry if this is a repeat! Looking for best burgers and fries (not frozen) in Metro West area, may include Newton/Wellesley. Can be upscale or casual, but not looking for diner-type. Doesnt have to serve all burgers, could be an all enclusive menu. Already been to Charley's and The Cottage. Enjoy those, but always looking for new places.


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    devilham RE: MWestgal Jul 23, 2012 02:07 PM

    While not a full answer, check out this CH'rs blog, it's a great resource for burger questions (I think he goes by Rchudey on this site) and I consider it the definitive lexicon of Boston area burgers


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      Gordough RE: MWestgal Jul 23, 2012 03:02 PM

      As a MetroWest resident, I am sad to report that there is a dearth of good burgers in the area. One of the better ones is the burger from Sel de la Terre in the Natick Collection. But as far as a solid go to place to grab a good draft beer and above average burger while catching the game on tv, pickings are slim. They do a decent burger at Lee's Burger Place in Newton Centre (don't miss their special sauce) but their fries are nothing special and definitely frozen. Other places to check out include The Local on Route 16 and The Biltmore on Chestnut Street. Lastly, you can do worse than the burger at Joe's in Shopper's World.

      1. trufflehound RE: MWestgal Jul 23, 2012 04:09 PM

        I'll give my vote to Stone's Public House, with huge props for their fries.

        1. hondodog RE: MWestgal Jul 23, 2012 05:22 PM

          The more often I eat it, the more I like it...the burger at 80 Thoreau is thoroughly nummy, Tasty meat, Tasty bun, Tasty fries. Tasty condiments. And, oh! A full bar...with a bartender who can make a sunny, hot, brilliant day melt away with a properly prepared Pimms Cup. Whatelsecouldyouaskfor?

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            johndory RE: MWestgal Jul 23, 2012 05:59 PM

            I'm a fan of the burger at the bar at Lincoln 51.

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              Blumie RE: MWestgal Jul 23, 2012 06:47 PM

              Someone just made mention of a new (or newish) burger place on Washington Street in or near Newton Corner. Anyone know what this might be and if it's any good?

              1. nsenada RE: MWestgal Jul 24, 2012 06:33 AM

                I like O'Hara's and Rox Diner in Newton a lot for burgers. O'Hara's is the large grilled kind, the Rox Diner one is a bit smaller but they have some interesting toppings.

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                  LStaff RE: MWestgal Jul 24, 2012 06:51 AM

                  I go to Bison county in Waltham for all my burger fixes lately. Always cooked perfectly as requested with a nice char flavor from the grill. Some may consider the beer list to be extensive, but as an IPA lover, there really isn't much that I want to drink there since they took the Widmer IPA off. So I have my burger with a soda and head up the street to the Gaff for beer.

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                    nsenada RE: LStaff Jul 24, 2012 08:12 AM

                    Love The Gaff - their burger actually isn't bad either, though small and garlicky. I always go for their grilled buffalo chicken sandwich - more like a super-rich buffalo chicken salad with gobs of blue cheese embedded in it. And the beers...

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                    Marisa23 RE: MWestgal Jul 24, 2012 01:53 PM

                    I second 80 Thoreau in Concord and Sel de la Terre at Natick Mall.

                    1. trufflehound RE: MWestgal Jul 24, 2012 04:51 PM

                      Nobody mentioned the Met Burger Bar

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                        Blumie RE: trufflehound Jul 24, 2012 05:33 PM

                        I went to the Met burger bar once, and have no desire to return.

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                          Gordough RE: Blumie Jul 24, 2012 08:10 PM

                          Agreed. I left it off my list above on purpose. Terrible. The buns are reason enough not to ever order a burger there.

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                        ATLNOBOS RE: MWestgal Jul 26, 2012 01:55 PM

                        Ted's Montana Grill in Westborough, great burgers with many different toppings available and fries freshly cut as ordered

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                          dying_for_dosa RE: MWestgal Jul 27, 2012 06:39 PM

                          If you're willing to travel up north to Chelmsford, Moonstone does a really good "Joe burger". Ask for the parmesan truffle fries instead of the regular fries. They are crispy thin, lightly coated with truffle oil and delicious!

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                            AaronInBoston RE: MWestgal Jul 30, 2012 07:51 AM

                            I strongly second Sel De La Terre's burger in Natick. It is outstanding and comes with great rosemary fries. This is my favorite burger to date, but I am far from a burger afficinado. I don't think you will be disappointed there. They also have great sit down service if you go for brunch on the weekends (burger is only at the bar for dinner). Met bar and grill is solid but doesn't compare to SDLT.

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                              cjd260 RE: MWestgal Jul 30, 2012 03:04 PM

                              It's stretching, though not breaking, both your Metro West and your not-diner requirements, but I've heard great, stupendously fabulous things about the burger at Strip T's in Watertown. If you can make it through Newton Corner traffic, the extra five minutes in the car should be worth it.

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