Harrison’s Roast Beef, North Andover
Standout qualities: The large “three-way” is a generous portion of tender, rare shredded roast beef with a slather of barbecue sauce, mayo, and cheese served on a toasted onion roll.
Fun fact: Harrison’s opened its Chickering Road location in 1984.
Insider tip: Patrons recommend the crinkle fries as a side. 80 Chickering Rd., North Andover, 978-687-9158, harrisonsroastbeef.com
Nick’s Famous Roast Beef, Beverly
Fun fact: Since opening in 1975, the restaurant has been owned by two guys named Nick.
139 Dodge St., Beverly, 978-922-9075, nicksfamousroastbeef.com