An $11 Hamburger? Worth Every Penny!


After walking around Boston all day, we had worked up quite an appetite. Kimmer’s friend Robb suggested a new restaurant in town called “5 Napkin Burgers.” It sounded delicious, though anything would have at this point! We took the train to the stop just right outside the restaurant. It was 6 p.m. on a Saturday night, but luckily for us Bostonians don’t eat dinner until 7 p.m. so we walked right in and got a table. NIIIICCE!

Huge Tator Tots, filled with Mashed potatoes. Strange.

The 5 Napkin menu is very diverse and creative and had several types of burgers to choose from:

  • The Original 5 Napkin Burger comes with 10 oz. fresh ground chuck, gruyere cheese, caramelized onion, rosemary aioli on a soft white role
  • The Bacon Burger is a 10 oz. fresh ground chuck with sharp cheddar, bacon, raw onion, lettuce & tomato on a soft white roll
  • The Ahi Tuna Burger comes with marinated in ginger, scallions & soy with wasabi mayo tempura fried onions, on a sesame egg roll

We couldn’t decide what to get so Kimmer and I decided to get two and split them. He chose the Original 5 Napkin Burger and I chose the Cheeseburger but with the 5 Napkin sauce (think Big Mac sauce, but costing about $7 more). Both were absolutely unbelievable! The Original tasted like French onion soup on burger. I think I just had the best burger ever! That’s saying a lot since we’ve lived just down the street from Thurman Café in Columbus for the last eleven years.

More info here.