Wild Willy’s Burgers (Watertown)

The Willy Burger

 

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Spork Rating: 4

 

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Metro West (Watertown)
  • Cuisine: American
  • Price: Cheap Eats. Burgers are $6.75 (plus Extras if desired).  Everything else on the menu is $9.25 and under.
  • Hours: Open everyday from 11am to 9pm, Mon-Sat. 12pm-8pm on Sundays.
  • Reservations: No
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, and kids

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Overview:

Boston has its fair share of burger joints, from no-frills, greasy spoons to upscale, hot-spots. Want something in the middle? Looking for a high-quality burger but in a relaxed and casual atmosphere? Check out Wild Willy’s–a kid-friendly restaurant serving char-grilled, made to order burgers (with your choice of grass-fed or bison) sure to satisfy the burger connoisseur. Self-service dining in a western-style atmosphere keeps kids happy.

Red star_15x15 Kids will love sitting on a real saddle at the counter while you look over the menu and place your order.

KidTude:

Fantastic. There are plenty of high chairs and booster seats at this kid-friendly restaurant. You know it’s a family favorite when you see families with kids still in their soccer uniforms, belly –up at the counter fresh from a game.

Red star_15x15 There are children’s books at the counter as you walk in to keep your kids occupied while you wait for your food.

Main Menu:

Willy’s menu offers over a dozen different burgers with names matching the western theme. And their hand-cut fries, with the skin still on, are satisfying in a hearty-but-not-crisped-to-oblivion way. They also offer other items such as salads, chili, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and grilled cheese.

Favorites include:

  • “Willy” Burger
  • Onion Rings
  • “Gabby” Chicken Sandwich
  • Frappes!

Kid’s Menu:

You’d be hard pressed to find a kid that won’t enjoy something from Willy’s full menu. Kid favorites include: Willy burger, chicken tenders, hot dogs, and grilled cheese.

Red star_15x15 Since every burger is made to order, wait times can vary and typically take about 15 minutes before your food arrives.

Red star_15x15 The Watertown Outpost offers “mac and cheese.” I’d skip this unless your kids are into Kraft Mac & Cheese from the box.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Armenian Library Museum
  • Watertown Free Public Library
  • Charles River
  • Super Target

Amenities:

  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs
  • Booster Seats
  • Children’s Books

Getting There:

  • MBTA accessible via the 71 bus (Mt. Auburn Street @ Patten St)
  • Plenty of parking in a private lot