Saugus, Massachusetts: Largest Cactus in Massachusetts

A magnificent vintage sign for a no-longer-existing steak house, shaped like a 68-foot-tall cactus.
855 Broadway, Saugus, MA
Stood at what was the Hilltop Steak House, now demolished. On the west side of US Hwy 1/Broadway, midway between Main St. and Lynn Fells Pkwy.
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Largest Cactus in Massachusetts

Although you have reported it gone, the Largest Cactus at the location of the now demolished Hilltop Steakhouse is still there as of January 2018.

[Rena Webber, 01/28/2018]

The Hilltop Steakhouse closed in 2013 and its 68-foot-tall cactus sign was scheduled for demolition in 2016, but then the developer had a change of heart and decided that the giant desert landmark could stay.

Cactus sign.

Largest Cactus in Massachusetts

With the restaurant razed, most of the lot is blocked off with dividers except for a small pull-off where you can temporarily park to snap a photo

[Carlee, 09/01/2015]

Giant cactus sign.

Largest Cactus in Massachusetts

We drove past this giant cactus sign on Route 1 this week, and although the site of the restaurant was completely leveled, the sign is still standing. According to local media the new owners are keeping the sign, which is 68 feet tall.

[Kevin Conod, 08/27/2015]
Largest Cactus in Massachusetts

Sadly, the Hilltop has closed and the building and land are currently for sale. Also, they sold all the cows.

[Jesse, 05/28/2014]
Largest Cactus in Massachusetts

The restaurant closed on 10/20/13 after 42 years.

[Brian, 11/01/2013]

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Democratic Donkey, Republican Footprints, Boston, MA - 8 mi.

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