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Fuddrucker's

Update: Fuddrucker's is closed.

In a word: Shake(s), rattl(ingly limit)e(d toppings) and (classic rock &) roll.

The specs: #0186
Dane101 reports State St. location closing; fudding annoying web site.

JM ate the 1/4 lb burger with an Oreo shake.
Nichole ate the hot dog with a chocolate shake.
The bill was $20, or $10/person, plus tip.
JM gave Fuddrucker's a B-; Nichole gave Fuddrucker's a C (see our grading rubric).

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You've heard the Burgertime story, yeah? If not, go read it now. This'll wait.

Alrighty then. The inside of Fuddrucker's is a dizzying array chain-restaurant themes. The decor tried to say "diner," or maybe "family restaurant," but the sight of pro rodeo on the several TVs and the sounds of "Cheap Sunglasses" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" were at odds.

Would it be a writerly copout to use "You Can't Always Get What You Want" as a segue? If so, too bad. The famed toppings bar was underwhelming, consisting of iceberg lettuce, tomato slices, onion, a scary extruded mountain of pickle relish, ketchup, mayo, a few kinds of mustard, and cheez sauce. Your typical home cookout has about the same variety, usually more. Where's the pineapple? Avocado? Fried onions? Hot celery relish? Jalepenos? Mushrooms? Pickle spears? Celery salt? Anything? Meh! And again, meh!

Nichole's "Chicago-style" hot dog, before:

Fuddrucker's hot dog, before

After:

Fuddrucker's hot dog, after

With this embarassment of high-fructose-corn-syrup-based riches, Nichole only ate about 1/3 of the dog. The bun was the best part - toasty and buttery.

JM's burger lacked distinction and left him feeling a little bloated. He thought the fries were overspiced and sort of sad, though the BBQ sauce helped.

Fuddrucker's shakes

The surprising thing about Fuddrucker's was how good the shakes were. Sure, who knows how they're made, but they seem like the real deal, almost - in JM's words - Chicken Unlimited quality. Nichole wouldn't go that far. For that matter, she probably wouldn't go back.

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Fuddrucker's burgers are nothing special and they don't even come with fries, but the salads are surprisingly good! It seems like they are not advertising their strong suits... it is a moot point now since the place closed down!

you retaurant is awesome rock on!!!!

you guys rock
go fuddruckers!!! :)

I just had a dry flavorless $10 burger meal at fuddruckers in terminal A boston,s logan airport.YUCK

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