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R.F. O'Sullivan & Son

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American, Bar, Pub
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282 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3534
+1 617-492-7773
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Lexington, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Go EaRLY and enjoy one of the best burgers in Boston hands down. These are not your moms burgers. These are thick juicy patties grillled to order with a HUGE selection of toppings. Personally, I like a plain burger with mustard ketchup lettuce and onion so I can taste that great burger flavor, why cover it up at a place... More 

Thank douglasJ123
Arlington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We have finally learned going a little earlier will shorten the wait. While 6:30 may not be first choice for Saturday night, here it is! Grabbed two seats at the bar and I was in burger heaven. The service is always friendly and helpful especially when trying to decide how you want your burger cooked. We have decided medium well... More 

Thank Hilary S
Waltham, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is our favorite burger place. Always absolutely delicious with lots of characters. I thought I would give one of their bunless burger options over salad a try and it was delicious. It was perfect if you are watching your calories - great compromise.

Thank Janice B
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

O'Sullivan's is pretty well known locally for its burgers and it won't disappoint. There are so many varieties of toppings on the menu. There were 4 of us who each ordered diffferent burgers medium rare, and although they came out slightly undercooked, they were juicy and delish. They are messy however, so expect lots of napkins to be used. The... More 

Thank SavvyTravvies
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I must say this place has by far the most creative and freshest burgers you will ever sink your teeth into. Very small place but worth the drive if you are ever craving yummy ground beef. They always have specials so make sure you ask what's on the agenda for the day. Plenty of great alcoholic options to help you... More 

Thank Thomy G
Billerica, Massachusetts
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

A group of 8 of us stopped for a beer after dinner nearby. It is a tiny place, but the manager was able to put a couple tables together. There was a good beer selection, and were told there is a full bar, but we stuck with beer. The atmosphere was legit - like out of the old sitcom Cheers.... More 

Thank Mws101
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I live just down the street, so the convenience probably plays into this. Great burgers, cooked how you like it (rare is pretty bloody). OK beer selection. It's a down and dirty kind of place.

Thank AranNathanson
Easton, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

My wife and I went here with friends as Phantom Gourmet had this bar on their show a lot, saying that their burgers are the best in Boston. We shared nachos as an appetizer and I could make much better at home. The burgers were good, nothing special and Phantom needs to do some work on who they promote. We... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Absolutely the best burger and cold beers. Not fancy, not even the most comfortable chairs but the absolutely best burger and steak fries. Half pound burgers, the biggest steak fries imaginable or great onion rings. Tons of options. We've been a few times and always had delicious food with great service. When it's packed it tough to get through the... More 

Thank Janice B
Derry, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

First time visit will not be our last!! The restaurant was very clean, restroom was also very clean,the four of us had burgers ,fries,and onion rings,the staff,was very friendly,and funny ! the owner was at the door to welcome us very nice!! we all loved the food the burgers cooked just the way we ordered,and jucy!! this is a restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3534
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-7773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?