Burgers! I’m becoming more and more fond of them the older I get. I’m not sure why it took me so long to jump on the bandwagon, but I think it had to do with the first impressions of what I seen grown up: flat patties, cold cheese SLAPPED on top and splattered condiments. Kind of unappealing. Thankfully because of my love of food I was able to venture and try out REAL burger joints and form a new option. I now introduce to you, Wahlburgers!
Created by my Favorite men out of Dorchester, Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlburg, this upscale yet age friendly burger joint has the quality of becoming apart of your Friday night routine if you live in the town of Hingham. It would be apart of mines if I didn’t live in Dorchester (yea, I’m a “Dot Rat”). Paul has another restaurant adding to the family’s empire where he is chef/owner, Alma Nove.
Slinging burgers and hot dogs since October 2011 Walhburgers has always been consistent during each of my visits. With the option of fast food, seat yourself service or having a server customers can take their experience into their own hands. This was my third visit and I wanted something new to my taste buds. There are two categories of burgers: Beef and Specialty. All beef burgers are topped with Paul’s Signature Wahl Sauce, dill pickles, “government cheese”, lettuce, tomato and onions. I love the “government cheese”. Burgers in this section are between $6.25 and $9.00. The Specialty area is where one can find other burgers and non burger options, such as a chicken “burger”, salmon, and portabella mushroom. These options cost between $6.95 and $7.95.
Not interested in burgers? Never fear, there’s the options of hot dogs for $3.95 or $4.75, and salads priced at $7.95 and $8.95. And don’t forget the sides. I had the Sweet Potato Tots my first time here and they were tasty! Drinks vary from Arnold Palmers (lemonade and iced tea) to soft drinks, frappes to floats ranging between $1.95 to $4.50. Want something harder? There’s beer, wine, Wahlcoction’s and Adult Frappes between $3.75 and $12. Your not gonna find NOTHING like that in Boston.
I got the BBQ Bacon Burger (Donnie’s Choice) which was topped with White Cheddar, Bacon, Avocado Fresh Jalapeno (hold) and BBQ sauce as my main with some onion rings on the side. And what washed down this deliciousness? An Adult Frappe, “Smores” which consisted of Chocolate Ice Cream, Marshmallow Smirnoff, Chocolate Syrup and Graham Cracker Crumble. Are you excited? I was!
My burger was the perfect size. Not too big to scare me off, but just right for me to plot which area would get inhaled first. I liked the idea of the avocado being on the bottom of my burger. Less mess and wondering if it fell off mid bite. Nice chewable strips of bacon were a great addition. Cooked at the right temperature so that the meat didn’t dry out or get too crispy. My criss-crossed pieces were satisfying. White Cheddar was also a safe choice instead of orange. The color hue was great and I know if I had the jalapenos the look would be complete. The onion rings were thin sliced onions with a nice salty batter. I personally like them that way. Nothing again a HUGH onion ring, but these thin rings are more sharable and inviting to grab.
My booze shake was Amazzzinnnggg!!! The right about of alcohol for taste and a good use of graham crackers blended inside for that hidden surprise. This shake gets two thumbs up and a stamp of approval! My only complain: BIGGER STRAWS Please!
With green as the theme this relaxed contemporary location works great with being a quick spot to grab and go or a fun time to take the family. With great Pop 90’s music pouring in throughout the restaurant I even had a moment to reflect when MTV played music video’s on TRL (Total Request Live) and Backstreet and Nsync* were in competition and next up was “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You”. Wow, that was a long title.
Even though it’s a bit away I will continue bringing family and dear friends to this perfect getaway for good eats and delicious drinks. They have a lent option for next spring and a burger of the month! Who knows, maybe I’ll run into Ted here!
19 Shipyard Dr
Hingham, MA 02043