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Mainely Burgers Softly Opens Today in Cambridge

It started as a food truck in Maine

Mainely Burgers
Dana Hatic for Eater

A Maine food truck is opening the doors to its first brick-and-mortar restaurant. Mainely Burgers has done quick work of prepping the space at 704 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Central Square (previously the Four Burgers space), and it will softly open today with a whole bunch of burgers, with plans for a grand opening soon.

Brothers and owners Jack and Max Barber launched the concept in 2012 and gained a loyal following for their food truck in Maine. They have documented progress on the restaurant on Facebook, sharing photos as wooden fixtures were installed, along with up-close photos of a wall mural from Adam Danielson, which tells the origin story of Mainely Burgers and its journey to opening a restaurant in Cambridge.

The restaurant has seating for 40 people and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Here is a look at the soft opening menu, subject to change:

Beef, Chicken, or Veggie

  • Dole and Bailey all-natural beef
  • All-natural marinated chicken breast
  • Maine-made Blue Mango veggie burgers

Classic — Choice of cheese with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and house sauce

Shroom' & Swiss — Sautéed mushrooms, swiss, lettuce, tomato, and house sauce

The "Mainah" — Cheddar cheese, sliced apple, sautéed onions, bacon, maple mayo

The Coop — Topped with a fried egg, cheddar cheese, pickled red onions, lettuce, tomato and spicy thai mayo

The Beast — Cheddar, sautéed onions, bacon, pickles, and bbq sauce


The Gahden — Mesclun mix, cukes, tomatoes, pickled red onions, shaved carrots, feta, and house vinaigrette 
Hot Dogs

Fourth of July — Pearl, all-beef hot dog with ketchup or mustard on a toasted bun

The Chicago — With mustard, relish, sautéed onions, tomato, celery salt


  • French fries
  • Fried Brussels Sprouts
  • Fried Cauliflower
  • Truckmade Chips

Mainely Burgers Heads to Cambridge's Central Square [EBOS]