A burger and fries.
Few food pairings are more beloved or iconic.
So of course the burger gets its own national day: National Hamburger Day is celebrated on 28 May.
When it comes to finding a burger around the Taunton area, the world is your oyster. Or burger, rather. It̵[ads1]7;s really not a wrong choice!
On National Hamburger Day, we thought we’d highlight some of the more exciting choices, if you’re feeling a little adventurous or want to try some new flavor combinations.
We found burgers with both sweet and salty toppings, others made with different meats such as elk and bison, and even some burgers named after local places.
So bring your appetite and consider trying one of these 10 specialty burger joints found in and just outside Taunton:
260 W. Water St.
Hours: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, from 16:30 to 22:00; Wednesday and Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m
Try this burger: It’s time for peanut butter and jelly. No, really. The Peanut Butter Jelly Time Burger comes with peanut butter, jelly, bacon and American cheese, and is served with Riverhouse’s scoop fries.
Ugly Duckling Restaurant & Bar, Taunton
47 Weir St.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 15.00 to 1 a.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday
Try this burger: The Godchild is a fresh burger piled with golden fried calamari, cheese and thousand island dressing on a grilled bun.
Slap Shotz Gastropub, Raynham
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, from 12:00 to 1:00 a.m.; Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Closed Monday
Try this burger: The truffle parmesan burger is topped with bacon, homemade potato sticks, cheddar cheese and truffle parmesan aioli, and served with hand-cut fries.
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The Charred Oak Tavern, Middleboro
57 Center St.
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, from 16:00 to 22:00; Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Closed Monday
Try this burger: If you’re feeling adventurous, try Huntsman. It is made with elk, bison, wagyu and wild boar, and topped with cheddar cheese.
The Pearl, Taunton
76 Weir St.
Hours: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to midnight; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Closed Tuesday
Try this burger: The Portuguese burger is black angus topped with pepperjack cheese, a thin slice of linguiça patty, hot red peppers, sauteed onions and an egg.
Dave’s Diner, Middleboro
390 W. Grove St.
Hours: Open seven days a week, from 05:30 to 14:30
Try this burger: The lunch menu is served all day and stomachs know no hours, so enjoy a burger anytime at Dave’s! Try The Middleboro Burger, topped with American cheese, mustard, ketchup, baked beans and coleslaw.
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New Weir Pizza, Taunton
49 W. Water St.
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m
Try this burger: Bomber Burger is almost like two sandwiches in one. It is topped with thin slices of pastrami and melted Swiss cheese.
Home Plate Bay Street Grill, Taunton
1094 Bay St.
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight; Thursday and Friday, from 11.00 to 01.00
Try this burger: One of their signature burgers, The Fenway, is Home Plate’s take on hot dogs and peppers at Fenway Park. The patty is a mixture of minced meat, fennel and Italian sausage, topped with mozzarella cheese and topped with peppers and onions.
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Brack’s Grille & Tap, Taunton
2097 Bay St.
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to midnight; Thursday to Saturday, from 11am to 1am
Try this burger: The breakfast burger is topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, bacon jam, a fried egg and a crispy hash brown. You can also replace the bun with waffles.
Mediterranean Bar & Grill, Taunton
938 County St.
Hours: Sunday to Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 11 am to midnight
Try this burger: The Greek burger comes topped with tomatoes and onions, as well as homemade tzatziki sauce.
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