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20 Sliders to Eat This Summer

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While sliders can often be found hiding amongst fried appetizers at bars all year, it's patio season that spurs the greater visibility of the classic mini burger. Whether diners want to nibble on something small while drinking cocktails al fresco or pretend they're being bikini-conscious by not swinging for that whole burger and fries, sliders are virtually an obligatory summer food. From traditional beef to smoked salmon, eggplant parmesan, pork belly, and beyond, here are 20 of Boston's hottest summer sliders.

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1. Joe Sent Me

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2388 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 492-1116
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2. Saloon

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255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 628-4444
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This trio of grass-fed beef sliders ($15) is topped with caramelized onion aioli, tomato jam, house b&b pickles, and American cheese, accompanied by French fries.

3. Temple Bar

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1688 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-5055
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At dinner, try the Snake River Farm beef sliders ($12), served on brioche buns and topped with caramelized onions and smoked tomato aioli.

4. The Sinclair

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52 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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5. Harvest

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44 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-2255
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Maine lobster roll sliders will make an appearance on the menu this summer (one for $5 or three for $13).

6. Garden at The Cellar

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991 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 475-0045
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7. dante

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 497-4200
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Choose from the Italian sausage slider (house-made sausage patties, broccoli rabe, bel paese cheese; $7) or the meatball slider (traditional pork and beef meatball, tomato sauce, mozzarella; $7).

8. Marliave

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10 Bosworth St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 422-0004
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The simple meatball sliders ($14) are topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce, served on toasted buns.

9. Blue Inc.

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131 Broad St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 261-5353
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10. jm Curley

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21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
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11. Max & Dylan's

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15 West St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 423-3600
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There’s a whole "Sliders" menu section with seven options. Try the Buffalo chicken sliders (bleu cheese dressing, shredded lettuce; $9.50) or braised short rib sliders (flash-fried onion strings; $14).

12. Island Creek Oyster Bar

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500 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-5300
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While lobster, crab cake, and other sliders often appear on the late-night menu, the crispy IC oyster slider (brioche roll, lime chile aioli) is a fixture on the brunch, lunch, and dinner menus at all times ($4 each).

13. Top of the Hub

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800 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 536-1775
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Only available on the lunch menu, the kobe beef hot dog sliders are topped with mustard and onion piccalilli and served on griddled brioche buns, accompanied by a side of gorgeous skyline views ($13).

14. Minibar

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51 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

Yes, you can get mini burgers at Minibar. The grilled New England beef burgers ($2) are available on Mondays through Thursday, 5pm to 7pm.

15. Post 390

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406 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 399-0015
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The eggplant parmesan sliders ($3.50) consist of a griddled roll layered with tomato sauce, a slice of parmesan-crusted, fried eggplant, and melted mozzarella, topped with hot peppers and pesto sauce.

16. Lucky's Lounge

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355 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 357-5825
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Choose from "Boston’s original mini burgers" (caramelized onions, cheddar, pickles, mustard, special sauce; $10) or kobe sliders (muenster cheese, sunny-side-up quail egg, applewood smoked bacon aioli; $15).

17. Blue Dragon

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324 A St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 338-8585
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Go fairly simple with bison mini burgers topped with teriyaki caramelized onions and shiitakes ($13), or get a little adventurous with the baos stuffed with General Tso’s sweetbreads ($12).

18. Church

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69 Kilmarnock St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 236-7600
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19. Ashmont Grill

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555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 825-4300
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Relax on the patio with an order of wood-grilled lamb sliders ($13) on olive focaccia with cucumber raita, feta cheese, and crispy onion strings, available as a starter on the dinner menu.

20. Steel & Rye

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95 Eliot St.
Milton, MA 02126
(617) 690-2787
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1. Joe Sent Me

2388 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
[Photo: Jennifer K. on Yelp]
2388 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

2. Saloon

255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

This trio of grass-fed beef sliders ($15) is topped with caramelized onion aioli, tomato jam, house b&b pickles, and American cheese, accompanied by French fries.

255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

3. Temple Bar

1688 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

At dinner, try the Snake River Farm beef sliders ($12), served on brioche buns and topped with caramelized onions and smoked tomato aioli.

1688 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. The Sinclair

52 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138
[Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
52 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

5. Harvest

44 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Maine lobster roll sliders will make an appearance on the menu this summer (one for $5 or three for $13).

44 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

6. Garden at The Cellar

991 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
[Photo: Travel Wine Dine]
991 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

7. dante

40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

Choose from the Italian sausage slider (house-made sausage patties, broccoli rabe, bel paese cheese; $7) or the meatball slider (traditional pork and beef meatball, tomato sauce, mozzarella; $7).

40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142

8. Marliave

10 Bosworth St, Boston, MA 02108

The simple meatball sliders ($14) are topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce, served on toasted buns.

10 Bosworth St
Boston, MA 02108

9. Blue Inc.

131 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110
[Photo: Cal Bingham]
131 Broad St
Boston, MA 02110

10. jm Curley

21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
[Photo: Cal Bingham]
21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111

11. Max & Dylan's

15 West St, Boston, MA 02111

There’s a whole "Sliders" menu section with seven options. Try the Buffalo chicken sliders (bleu cheese dressing, shredded lettuce; $9.50) or braised short rib sliders (flash-fried onion strings; $14).

15 West St
Boston, MA 02111

12. Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

While lobster, crab cake, and other sliders often appear on the late-night menu, the crispy IC oyster slider (brioche roll, lime chile aioli) is a fixture on the brunch, lunch, and dinner menus at all times ($4 each).

500 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

13. Top of the Hub

800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

Only available on the lunch menu, the kobe beef hot dog sliders are topped with mustard and onion piccalilli and served on griddled brioche buns, accompanied by a side of gorgeous skyline views ($13).

800 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199

14. Minibar

51 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Yes, you can get mini burgers at Minibar. The grilled New England beef burgers ($2) are available on Mondays through Thursday, 5pm to 7pm.

51 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

15. Post 390

406 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116

The eggplant parmesan sliders ($3.50) consist of a griddled roll layered with tomato sauce, a slice of parmesan-crusted, fried eggplant, and melted mozzarella, topped with hot peppers and pesto sauce.

406 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116

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16. Lucky's Lounge

355 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

Choose from "Boston’s original mini burgers" (caramelized onions, cheddar, pickles, mustard, special sauce; $10) or kobe sliders (muenster cheese, sunny-side-up quail egg, applewood smoked bacon aioli; $15).

355 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

17. Blue Dragon

324 A St, Boston, MA 02210

Go fairly simple with bison mini burgers topped with teriyaki caramelized onions and shiitakes ($13), or get a little adventurous with the baos stuffed with General Tso’s sweetbreads ($12).

324 A St
Boston, MA 02210

18. Church

69 Kilmarnock St, Boston, MA 02215
[Photo: Cal Bingham]
69 Kilmarnock St
Boston, MA 02215

19. Ashmont Grill

555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

Relax on the patio with an order of wood-grilled lamb sliders ($13) on olive focaccia with cucumber raita, feta cheese, and crispy onion strings, available as a starter on the dinner menu.

555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124

20. Steel & Rye

95 Eliot St., Milton, MA 02126
[Photo: Confessions of a Chocoholic]
95 Eliot St.
Milton, MA 02126

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