Burger Dive Opens in Assembly Row

Somerville gets a "better burger" style fast-food restaurant.

Burger Dive, a new restaurant by the same group that owns Papagayo, Sip Wine Bar and other restaurants in the Boston area, opened in Assembly Square over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the restaurant's website.

The burger joint is the first restaurant to open in the new Assembly Row development currently under construction.

Burger Dive seems designed to take part in the "better burger" trend—a reference to the slightly upscale fast-food burger chains, like Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger—that has been sweeping the country recently.

At Burger Dive the burgers come in different styles, and there are a variety of toppings to choose from.

Legal C, a Legal Seafood restaurant, and Papagayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar are also expected to open in Assembly Row in upcoming years.

AHM November 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Could be a good place but I wiil be over to Assembly Square to dine once the Olive Garden opens thank you.
Somerville Home Owner November 27, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Olive garden?!
Somerville Home Owner November 27, 2012 at 07:04 PM
what happened to "smart growth" building styles that we kept hearing about? The pictures don't seem to show that.
AHM November 27, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Yes, the ceo of Somerville does not want an Olive Garden here.
Matt C November 28, 2012 at 02:05 PM
clearly he has been to one... good call mayor! Lets hope that they can bring in some local businesses - I would love to see a Barbara Lynch or Ken Oringer place come north of the city. No one wants to see another set of "strip-mall" style restaurants. If you want to eat in a place where we are encouraged to throw your garbage on the floor go to everett. The exception I would have is Legal Seafood which is originally a local business and well known to treat their employees and customers well.
AHM November 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Legal would probably survive there due to it being popular and their high prices. They are not as crowded now as they used to be so the prices help them to keep them going. Olive Garden is much wanted by the people of Somerville, I work in the public sector and I hear all the time how people want that here. I have never been in one myself. For these places to survive they need volume business because of the high overhead, you are going to have places coming and going because they simply won't make enough to survive there. I am only talking business wise. We may go out maybe 5 to 6 times in a year. Mostly to the Mount Vernon or 99 to take my parents out as that is what they like. So to me it does not matter. We don't want a bunch of empty store fronts like the rest of the city there either. No city revenue there.
Jason November 29, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Yeah, smaht' growth went bye bye when the big box money pulled out. Now that the ville' is footing the bill, it sounds like, "we desperately want to be picky, but we will some concessions....except you Olive Garden, you stay over in Everett."
jo December 01, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Good riddance... Olive Garden is horrible.....................if you're going to put an Italian Restaurant in ... put in one with "real" Italian food


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