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RF O’Sullivan’s

by Alaina on April 9, 2012 · 5 comments

David absolutely loves this place. And I can’t complain, their burgers are tasty. So once Lent was over, it was on our schedule to head here for lunch today.

When we sat down, I ordered an ice tea and David ordered a Magners. A few minutes later, I ordered a Guinness. When in Rome a pub, right? Smile with tongue out


Their burger menu at this place is huge and very tantalizing. A couple of times that I’ve been, I’ve had the Hawaii 8-0 and the Mexican. This time around, I ordered the Italian which had onions, peppers and melted cheese, ordered medium rare.


These burgers are gargantuan. Now, while they are juicy, lean, charbroiled (which I love) and smothered in delicious cheese, it’s actually a battle against you and your napkin when you eat one of them. Don’t expect to be dainty and don’t expect your chin to stay clean. I do like the taste of these burgers, but I am not a huge fan of the size. Because of the lack of surface space on the burger, the peppers and onions just fall out of it and I’m ended up with just a cheeseburger. And the “fries” that come on the side are not really fries, more like steak-potato-wedges which have to be eaten with a fork and knife. They are a meal in and of themselves, and I ended up taking mine home to have as an afternoon snack. As a side note, the chef was nice enough to box up fresh potato wedges for me to take home.

All in all, I would say that for burgers in the Somerville area, RF O’Sullivan’s is a solid choice, but probably wouldn’t be my top choice.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michelle April 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm

What a great way to break your meatless Lent! I’ve still never been to R.F. O’Sullivans but all of your reviews make me want to go!


2 Colleen @ Culinary Colleen April 9, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I’ve also never been to R.F. O’Sullivans, but I live so close so I should really check it out! Sometimes I just love good pub grub :)


3 melissanibbles April 10, 2012 at 4:51 am

I used to go to R.F. O’Sullivans quite a bit when I lived in Somerville. I agree that their burgers are a little too juicy. Who thought that would be a complaint? Haha! I need to go back there soon.


4 Paige @ Running Around Normal April 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I’ve never had a Guinness beer!


5 Alaina April 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Gasp! 😉 I wasn’t a huge fan until recently too. I even went to the Guinness factory in Ireland when I was 19 and I hated it then! I wish I could go back and do that over.


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