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Best Burger in MetroWest

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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  1. 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


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

        1. 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?

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

            1. 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. 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.

                1. 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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                  1. re: LStaff

                    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...

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

                    1. Nobody mentioned the Met Burger Bar

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                      1. re: trufflehound

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

                        1. re: Blumie

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

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

                        1. 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!

                          1. 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.

                            1. 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.