This last weekend I was at Harvard on business and went to the classic Cambridge burger joint on Mass Ave, Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage. It’s a big noisy crowded place (people jammed together on long tables) with the waiters screaming their orders. It’s total cacophony. The burgers are great – real high quality sirloin, grilled to perfection. Their French fries were a disappointment though – limp coated things that belied what they do with their superb fried onions. This is a burger worth traveling for. They are also famous for their frappes, which my colleague had and loved.
I don’t think there’s much more to add except that they have dozens of variations of named burgers (even Obama and McCain burgers) with various toppings. I took mine “straight” which is known as a simple “Bun and Burger”
Barack Obama – burger topped with pineapple and blue cheese
John McCain – burger topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese