There's a new burger joint in Hingham. If you live in the area, you know what I'm talking about. Wahlburgers. Co-owned by the Wahlberg brothers, Donnie, Mark(aka Mahhky Mahhk), chef Paul and family friend Ed St. Croix.
Wahlburgers has been getting a lot of attention lately. They just opened this week with a star-studded event to benefit The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. Hingham turned into Hollywood for a night. Sadly, I was not invited to the event, but judging from the photos in the media, a good time was had by all.
I went for lunch today with my friend Melanie and her friend Cindy. I was excited to try one of their burgers and I was hoping to go at a time when it wouldn't be too crowded. We walked right in and got a seat in the bar area. There are a couple of long tables there and it's communal seating. Some people might be turned off by that. I actually like it. It gives you a chance to interact with people. I enjoyed chatting with the couple that was at our table. I looked at the end of our table and I saw a girl that I went to high school with (Hi CJ!). It's such a small world.
Okay, down to the nitty gritty. I had the Original Burger. It was really good. The meat was fresh as were the toppings. It was cooked to perfection. The burgers are the perfect size for me. Sometimes when I order a burger in other restaurants I get the "meat sweats" halfway through. It's just too big to finish. Some men with a big appetite might find their burgers a little small though.
I wasn't super hungry, so I didn't order any fries or tots. Melanie had the sweet potato tots and Cindy had the regular tots. I sampled both and they were yummy!
I was pleasantly surprised by the prices. I expected it to be well over $10 for a burger, however, the burger that I ordered was $6.50.
The decor of Wahlburgers is very cool, hip and contemporary. They have several large screen televisions above the bar. A couple are tuned into sports channels and one plays clips from the movies that Donnie and Mark have starred in. On the ceiling in another section of the restaurant is written all of the names of the movies that they've been in.
They also have a beautiful outdoor seating area with a fireplace. I can't wait to go back and sit outside near the fire.
Wahlburgers has a full liquor license and they have some specialty drinks that sounded yummy (Mississippi Mud Pie Frappe). I only wish that I liked alcohol.
I will definitely be going back to Wahlburgers. I can't wait to try some other burgers on their menu.
Have you been? Let me know what you thought?
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