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boston's best burger

lori | Jul 28, 2003 04:11 PM

Ok, so I know we've beaten this topic to a pulp in the past...but just wondering what the hounds' overall consensus is on the best burger in Boston...and how you rate a burger. Flavor, size, juicyness, preparation, etc.

Last night I finally made it to RF O'Sullivan's where I have to admit I enjoyed a very good, juicy, big burger. I had it topped with sauteed onions and cheddar cheese; had a tough time getting my paws around this critter but i did it...! I thought it was very good...perfectly formed, cooked the way I had asked (though my friend ordered it MR and hers was on the medium well side of medium..)It was juicy, obviously carefully made over a grill. Service was very friendly and capable; I think the bar is the place to sit at this joint. Prices reasonable, between 7-8 bucks for a hunk o'meat. We went off the known path and ordered buffalo chicken fingers which were very good. A tasty, tangy sauce, not too spicy with good quality white meat, chicken tenders, very lightly battered. I know people go there for the burgers but these are pretty good buffalo fingers, for future reference.

So..bottom line...out of a scale of 1-10, I'm giving O'Sullivans an 8. Flavor of the burger was good, but not memorable...I really liked my burger at Audobon and for now, they rate a 9. I don't remember the burger being as big and hard to handle at Audobons - but I do remember the flavor - not that big is necessarily a bad thing...but to be honest I don't need a burger quite as big as O'Sullivans. I think I'd rather have a bit of a smaller burger with a more intense burger flavor.

I still have to make it to Tim's Tavern, Bukowski's...and when I've got a few extra bucks, the Bristol Lounge burger.

Anyone else?

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