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Boston's Calorie Splurge Restaurants

You only live once; why not enjoy some of life’s guiltiest pleasures while you still can? These decadent dishes at the following Boston-centric spots may have a day’s worth of calories on one plate, but the indulgence will be worth it.

  • Bronwyn
    • European
    • Somerville
    Food
    25
    Decor
    22
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $40

    To get the most bang for your buck, sink your teeth into the Giant Wurst Platter (loaded with six different kinds of sausage) or the Haxe (a two-pound, bone-in, beer-braised pork shank).

  • Rubin's
    • Sandwich Shop
    • Brookline
    Food
    25
    Decor
    14
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $27

    If breakfast is your calling, treat yourself to a carb-filled Nova lox bagel board. Should you want an old-school sandwich, get your hands on Fresser’s Delight, which is stocked high with three deli meats, potato salad, and coleslaw.

  • jm Curley
    • American
    • Downtown
    Food
    24
    Decor
    21
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $27

    A creamy beer cheese soup (with Ellie’s Brown Ale) is the perfectly cheesy chaser to a rich Cast-Iron Mac & Cheese. This comfort classic is elevated with Cottrell Old Yankee Ale and maple-smoked cheddar, but you can make it even more indulgent with the addition of barbecued pork.

  • The Gallows
    • New American
    • South End
    Food
    22
    Decor
    21
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $37

    Eat your weight in carbs at this South End neighborhood spot with standbys like the Sunrise Poutine (topped with cheese curds and Canadian bacon), the Southern Belle French Toast (paired with a fried chicken breast, jalapeno jelly, and barbecue butter), and an artery-clogging Donut Breakfast Sandwich (where a maple-sage breakfast sausage and sunny egg is placed on top of a bacon & cheddar donut bun).

  • The Publick House
    • American
    • Brookline
    Food
    22
    Decor
    21
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $26

    Start off with a duck confit-loaded spring roll, and then build your own mac ‘n’ cheese that’s drowning in a five-cheese sauce. Upscale add-ins include roasted garlic, scallops, prosciutto, truffle cream, braised short ribs, and lobster straight from Maine.

  • Tasty Burger
    • Burger
    • Cambridge
    Food
    22
    Decor
    15
    Service
    18
    Cost
    $14

    When a butter-smothered burger isn’t the most indulgent item on the menu, you know you’re in for a truly memorable eating experience. The hard-working (on your arteries) Blue Collar burger is topped with sweet & spicy mustard after being deep-fried.

  • Trina's Starlite Lounge
    • American
    • Somerville
    Food
    18
    Decor
    16
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $26

    Known for its fried chicken, this Somerville staple is also home to other unique takes on blue plate specials. Offerings include the Cottage Pie (stuffed with duck confit and a horseradish potato cake) and the “Golden Grahams” Toast (made with Texas toast and stuffed with malted milk whipped cream).

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