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On the Side: Eight Burgers Served With Something Other Than Fries

We have nearly reached the end of Burger Week 2015. As the burger-filled minutes wane, let's look at burger sides — but not fries.

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We have nearly reached the end of Burger Week 2015. As the burger-filled minutes wane, let's look at burger sides — but not fries.

The French fry is the burger's most popular companion. It's a classic duo, like salt and pepper or peanut butter and jelly, but sometimes it's nice to change things up a bit. Here are some local spots that offer up more than just a standard fry.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Olde Magoun's Saloon

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518 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 776-2600
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There are several options available that come alongside a burger including "nacho" chips, cajun pasta salad, onion rings, cole slaw, a salad, and yes, even French fries. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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The burger, available only at the bar, comes with a side of German potato salad, which combines potatoes, mustard, and lots of bacon. There are also chips. Potato heaven. [Photo: Chris Coe]

3. Alden & Harlow

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40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2100
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You won't find French fries anywhere on the menu here. To accompany the secret burger (or the secret-secret burger), there's a big pile of house-made chips. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

4. Bukowski Tavern

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1281 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-7077
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While the popular sweet potato tots are not available for substitution for the fries, other options include mashed potatoes, potato chips, or a tangy coleslaw. Or pay a little extra for a salad or vegetable of the day. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

5. Charlie's Kitchen

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10 Eliot St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-9646
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While French fries are the norm served with the classic double burgers, diners can upgrade to waffle fries, a close cousin of the French fry. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

6. Warehouse Bar & Grill

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40 Broad St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 936-4383
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French fries are available alongside a burger — or go for the sweet potato tots, coleslaw, a salad, or asparagus. [Photo: Facebook]

7. The Lower Depths

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476 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-6662
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It's choices galore: tater tots, tortilla chips, backed beans, coleslaw, a black bean-and-corn salad, a side salad, a vegetable of the day, or a cup of soup of the day. If that's not enough options, of course there are also French fries. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Audubon Boston

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838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1910
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There are two options that come alongside a burger or veggie burger, and neither of them is French fries: roasted potatoes or coleslaw. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

1. Olde Magoun's Saloon

518 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02145

There are several options available that come alongside a burger including "nacho" chips, cajun pasta salad, onion rings, cole slaw, a salad, and yes, even French fries. [Photo: Facebook]

518 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145

2. Bronwyn

255 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143

The burger, available only at the bar, comes with a side of German potato salad, which combines potatoes, mustard, and lots of bacon. There are also chips. Potato heaven. [Photo: Chris Coe]

255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

3. Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

You won't find French fries anywhere on the menu here. To accompany the secret burger (or the secret-secret burger), there's a big pile of house-made chips. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Bukowski Tavern

1281 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

While the popular sweet potato tots are not available for substitution for the fries, other options include mashed potatoes, potato chips, or a tangy coleslaw. Or pay a little extra for a salad or vegetable of the day. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

1281 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

5. Charlie's Kitchen

10 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

While French fries are the norm served with the classic double burgers, diners can upgrade to waffle fries, a close cousin of the French fry. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

10 Eliot St
Cambridge, MA 02138

6. Warehouse Bar & Grill

40 Broad St, Boston, MA 02109

French fries are available alongside a burger — or go for the sweet potato tots, coleslaw, a salad, or asparagus. [Photo: Facebook]

40 Broad St
Boston, MA 02109

7. The Lower Depths

476 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

It's choices galore: tater tots, tortilla chips, backed beans, coleslaw, a black bean-and-corn salad, a side salad, a vegetable of the day, or a cup of soup of the day. If that's not enough options, of course there are also French fries. [Photo: Facebook]

476 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

8. Audubon Boston

838 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

There are two options that come alongside a burger or veggie burger, and neither of them is French fries: roasted potatoes or coleslaw. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215

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