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You've Got No Beef With These Meaty Burgers

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For when a little more variety in between those burger buns is requested, here's a list of meaty — yet non-beef — burgers that will fill the quota. Everything from turkey and lamb to veal and pork are represented; veggie burgers need not apply. It's The Five Days of Meat, after all.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Trina's Starlite Lounge

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3 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 576-0006
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Turkey Burger: Taking on an Italian flair, this burger is topped with fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and basil pesto, and it's served with a bean salad. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

2. Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

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1246 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559
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The Economy "A Real": Thanksgiving in turkey burger form with stuffing, cranberries, and mayo. There’s also a chicken burger named after Justin Bieber that comes dressed with blue cheese and hot sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

3. Park

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59 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-9851
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Grilled Lamb Burger: It’s lamb two ways in this burger, starting off with a lamb patty. On top, there's lamb bacon, feta, and a kalamata olive spread. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Firebrand Saints

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1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 401-3399
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Veal & Pork Burger: True, there is technically beef in here, but not in the traditional sense, and the addition of pork makes this burger anything but classic. Topped with dijon coleslaw and slow-roasted tomatoes. [Photo: Foursquare]

5. The Tip Tap Room

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138 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 263-7614
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Turkey Burger and Lamb Burger: There’s a pair of alternative burgers at The Tip Tap Room - the first, a turkey burger topped with cranberry, and the second, a lamb burger topped with tzatziki. Additional toppings include mushrooms, bacon, onions, and a slew of cheeses, including a beer cheese sauce. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

6. Wheelhouse

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63 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 422-0082
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Porchetta Burger: Seasoned just like a traditional Italian porchetta, this patty is then topped with a roasted cherry pepper sauce and crispy panchetta chips. [Photo: Yelp]

7. Towne Stove and Spirits

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900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 247-0400
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Turkey Burger Bites: Available at the bar, these little guys come topped with a cabbage-and-fennel slaw and dressed with chipotle aioli. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Tres Gatos

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470 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 477-4851
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The Lamb Bocadillo: From the tapas menu, this non-beef burger starts with lamb before a cilantro salsa verde and crispy shallots are added. Aerved on a house-made potato roll.[Photo: Facebook]

1. Trina's Starlite Lounge

3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143
Turkey Burger: Taking on an Italian flair, this burger is topped with fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and basil pesto, and it's served with a bean salad. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
3 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Economy "A Real": Thanksgiving in turkey burger form with stuffing, cranberries, and mayo. There’s also a chicken burger named after Justin Bieber that comes dressed with blue cheese and hot sauce. [Photo: Facebook]
1246 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Park

59 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Grilled Lamb Burger: It’s lamb two ways in this burger, starting off with a lamb patty. On top, there's lamb bacon, feta, and a kalamata olive spread. [Photo: Facebook]
59 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Firebrand Saints

1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Veal & Pork Burger: True, there is technically beef in here, but not in the traditional sense, and the addition of pork makes this burger anything but classic. Topped with dijon coleslaw and slow-roasted tomatoes. [Photo: Foursquare]
1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

5. The Tip Tap Room

138 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
Turkey Burger and Lamb Burger: There’s a pair of alternative burgers at The Tip Tap Room - the first, a turkey burger topped with cranberry, and the second, a lamb burger topped with tzatziki. Additional toppings include mushrooms, bacon, onions, and a slew of cheeses, including a beer cheese sauce. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
138 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114

6. Wheelhouse

63 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109
Porchetta Burger: Seasoned just like a traditional Italian porchetta, this patty is then topped with a roasted cherry pepper sauce and crispy panchetta chips. [Photo: Yelp]
63 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109

7. Towne Stove and Spirits

900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Turkey Burger Bites: Available at the bar, these little guys come topped with a cabbage-and-fennel slaw and dressed with chipotle aioli. [Photo: Facebook]
900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115

8. Tres Gatos

470 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130
The Lamb Bocadillo: From the tapas menu, this non-beef burger starts with lamb before a cilantro salsa verde and crispy shallots are added. Aerved on a house-made potato roll.[Photo: Facebook]
470 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130

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