Boston Burger Company opened last week in the Davis Square space formerly occupied by the now-defunct Antonia’s, and is serving up fab eight-ounce patties with some toppings that will be familiar to gourmet burger fans (blue cheese, bacon) as well as a few weirder ones (the “king” is topped with bacon, bananas, and peanut butter, while the “Bahama mama” conch burger features mango salsa and jerk mayo).

Boston_Otter went with two friends, who tried the Waikiki (bacon, ham, pineapple, and teriyaki), the Alpine (mushrooms in garlic-parmesan butter with Swiss), and the Bahama conch burger. “The Angus burgers were large, meaty, perfectly cooked, and well-seasoned, with a nice pile of toppings. My conch burger was nice and crispy with a tender conch interior, and the jerk mayo was excellent. Nicely crisp, warm, and tasty handmade potato chips were served on the side along with their own baked beans, which are worth getting a side of all by themselves,” says Boston_Otter.

That’s the good news. Now the bad: prices. It’s around $8 to $10 for a burger, and fries are an extra $4 to $7. Weirdest of all, subbing a veggie burger for meat costs an extra $1, a decision that’s come under much board mockery since the veggie burgers are frozen ones from a package. But Boston Burger is a sit-down place with some nice atmosphere, and the portions are generous: An order of fries can feed the whole table, and the burgers come with homemade baked beans or warm, freshly fried potato chips.

As Boston_Otter sums up, “The prices at the place aren’t crazy for the portions and quality you get, and the people running the shop obviously really care; they don’t cut corners. I’ll definitely go back.”

Boston Burger Company [Somerville]
37 Davis Square, Somerville

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