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Jan 28, 2013 11:50 AM

Bobby's Burger Palace - Anyone been yet?

Bobby Flay's 13th BBP location just opened up on Sunday at the Burlington Mall....anyone go yet and if so, what's the consensus?

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  1. I tried to make it work yesterday, but timing was off.
    Went by around 3pm in case they decided to open early (their opening was posted as 5pm) but no luck.

    Interesting that you can't get into the place from inside the mall.

    1. I ducked into the mall at 1 today to use a Legal Seafood GC.
      Could see that there were 5-6 people lined up inside BBP waiting to order. Earlier I overheard two women discussing it in a waiting room while I was at a medical appt. The gist was that Flay himself had been there for the opening and would there today as well. Digressions about his good looks. (IMO, George Clooney need not lose sleep.) Four hours prior to the 5pm Sunday opening, a long line of people began queueing up outside in the sub-freezing cold. I didn't know lemmings had only two legs, much less that they live at these latitudes.

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      1. re: greygarious

        I was there at 2:40pm Sunday and there wasn't a line at all.

      2. Guess he was in town today:

        joanne chang-myers ‏@jbchang
        “@keithcbrooks: Hey now!! @bflay is at F2!! @jbchang” He opened a new burger palace! Welcome bobby and congrats!!

        1. Lots of replies but none from anyone who's eaten there. If you've been, please share your thoughts.

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          1. re: Velda Mae

            My family just went today. My assessment is 3.5 stars out of 5. The burgers had interesting flavor concepts, but they were a little small compared to what you get other places. My husband had a Dallas Burger that was perfectly cooked. I had a Napa Valley Chicken and I felt there was too much goat cheese in it. The fries we only OK, but there were lots of different sauces at the table to dip them in which I appreciate. I think the best were the griddles cheese sandwiches my kids had. They had 4 or 5 different cheeses and a slice of tomato, which my youngest had but my eldest did not. They were some of the best ones I had. Will I go again? Not sure. It was OK, but not spectacular...

            1. re: Velda Mae

              My husband and I went yesterday. We went in the late afternoon to avoid having to wait. We had the Dallas burger and the blue cheese burger, plus onion rings, french fries, and a dark chocolate shake. The blue cheese burger was cooked perfectly (med rare) and tasty, but very, very rich. I think there was mayo or sauce in addition to the cheese and bacon, and it's not really needed. The bun was fresh and tasty. I liked the Dallas burger, which has cole slaw and pickles. It was a bit overcooked (also ordered med rare). I though both burgers were good sized. Not enormous, but plenty of food. Our food came out right away, and all together, and hot. I liked the fries but wouldn't say they're the best I've ever had. The o-rings are thick cut, which is not my preference, and they were greasy. The shake was marvelous--rich and chocolate-y and decadent beyond belief. I would return, but I have to say I think I prefer 5 Guys over Bobby's.


              1. re: Northshoregirl

                We were there on Saturday. We compare all burgers to Five Guys and this one didn't win. My husband had the Philly Burger and I had the Blue Cheese Burger. We also got a side of sweet potato fries. We got there before noon so it only got crowded as we were leaving. The communal tables are fine but the space is not being used efficiently in my opinion. It reminded me of parking in Dorchester...if everyone just pulled up another 12 inches you'd have a whole extra parking space. It was weird too when the waitress came over and asked if she needed to explain the sauces...all the sauces are on the table in very well marked bottles. What was there to explain? We also had the issue where the waitress couldn't find our table because the numbers are very small. I don't know, maybe my experience was marred because my two-year-old had the tantrum of the century as we were leaving. FWIW, the only thing she ate on her plate was the pickle.

            2. I haven't been to the Burlington Mall location, but I have been to the one at Mohegan Sun. The burgers were o.k., the fries and onions rings were a bit greasy, and the shakes were pretty good.

              You can also get your burger "crunchified," which means adding some potato chips to the burger---like when you put potato chips on your sandwich in elementary school.

              "Spiked" milkshakes are also available with Bourbon, Rum, or Vodka.

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              1. re: SLL1065

                Spiked shakes aren't available at the Burlington location.

                I went today, and I have to say it was pretty good, especially for $7. Good seasoning on the patty, cooked just as I ordered it, and tasty sauces.

                It certainly isn't the best burger I've had in Boston, but it was probably the best burger I've had in Burlington.