Massachusetts north of Boston is rightfully known for excellent seafood, but it also is a source of fantastic roast beef sandwiches. They are a passion in this area, served by dozens of inexpensive eateries. This tour takes you to four of the finest.
Kelly's roast beef -- soft, pink, piled high on a butter-toasted bun -- is a legend north of Boston. The Revere Beach location is a happy waterside picnic.
A well-stacked pile of soft pink roast beef inside a giant rectangular roll studded with onion has made Nick's a north-of-Boston legend.
Cutty's Roast Beef 1000 with fried shallots is the best Boston roast beef sandwich; Saturday's pork rabe has no peers.
All Star is a casual shop serving all-American sandwiches from Buffalo beef on weck to a New Orleans muffaletta. French fries are great, too.