One of the most heated topics on the North Shore is which beef reigns supreme! In part one of our series we talked about three of our favorite spots on the North Shore of Mass, but with hundreds of beef spots out there, we are on a mission to try them all and let you know which ones are worth your time.
If you like your roast beefs saucy, then Pete’s is your spot. They drench their beefs in James River BBQ sauce, which is the only acceptable BBQ sauce if you ask any beef purist. They are also very generous with the roast beef itself. The sandwich is bursting with it, and when you are done with the sandwich there is sure to still be some tasty morsels left on the parchment paper. The roll its self is crisped up from the griddle which allows it take all of the sauciness without it getting soggy.
If you are a true madman then you can try their roast beef pizza! Their normal pizzas are great, but add on mounds of roast beef, plus the rest of what you would expect on a “three-way,” and you have a creation that looks like it was created in a laboratory.
If you are looking for great roast beef, but you do not want to drive too far out of Boston, then Glen’s has you covered. Do not let the fact that they are in the parking lot of a Kappy’s fool you, these guys know how to make a killer beef. They check all the boxes that we look for in “three-ways.” The roast beef is fresh and cooked in house. You can really taste the difference in quality of meat here.
Glen’s is also crushing it when it comes to other sandwiches as well, the steak bomb is another crowd favorite.
If you are a beef purist (A.K.A. a beef snob) then you probably want to stop reading here.
Cusser’s is definitely not your traditional North Shore beef, but that’s why we love it! As much as a traditional “three-way” is the gold standard, variety is the spice of life, and Cusser’s is bringing a new perspective to the beef world. This isn’t your classic cut, they are using wagyu, which results in a different, yet still delicious flavor profile. *Trigger Warning* The BBQ sauce is not James River’s. Cusser’s BBQ sauce is homemade, and a good bit thicker than the traditional JR sauce. And finally, the roll is not just a simple onion roll. It’s essentially the toppings of an everything bagel on the roll. Cusser’s is located in the Timeout Market by Trillium Fenway, which means you can enjoy some delicious beer and a beef.